Stories by Lucas Mearian

Symantec mixes backup with open-source virtualisation

Symantec's storage arm, Veritas, announced Tuesday that it has combined its online storage management software with Citrix Systems Xen Hypervisor to develop an x86 server virtualisation platform. The product is expected to be available this fall, according to Aaron Aubrecht, senior director of product management and engineering for Veritas' Storage Foundation group.

EMC unveils two disk libraries, deduplication capabilities

<a href="">EMC</a> Monday announced two new disk arrays for the SMB space as well as upgrades to its existing enterprise-class virtual tape library (VTL) that includes policy-based data deduplication and disk power-down capability.

Flash drive's quickness matches marketing hype

Corsair claims its new 16GB high-performance "GT" Flash Voyager is the fastest USB flash drive made. Although this is a bold claim, my tests showed it's not marketing hype. But there are caveats, so read on.

8Gbit/sec Fibre Channel hardware announced

QLogic announced the availability of its 8Gbit/sec Fibre Channel switch and its companion 8Gbit/sec host bus adapter (HBA). QLogic's announcement followed one by Emulex last week, which released its LightPulse LPe12000 family of 8Gbit/sec HBAs.

Michael Dell talks up Equallogic

Days after closing its acquisition of iSCSI storage vendor Equallogic, Dell has announced a new series of iSCSI-based storage-area network (SAN) arrays. The Dell EqualLogic PS5000 Series offers both virtualisation and thin-provisioning capabilities, allowing storage administrators to grow capacity on the fly.

Seagate debuts secure laptop drive

Seagate Technologies has released the first laptop hard drive with native encryption capabilities, which is aimed at protecting data if a machine is lost or stolen.

Symantec launches Storage Foundation 5.0 for Windows

Symantec Tuesday announced Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 High Availability for Windows, which adds dynamic multipathing, fail-over and disaster recovery capabilities for Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server and SharePoint Portal Server.

Holographic 300GB DVD debuts

Hitachi Maxell has demonstrated a 300GB version of a holographic optical disc that will be available to select customers in the entertainment industry next month.

Symantec snapshot of virtual tape libraries

On Tuesday Symantec released a native application programming interface (API) for the next version of NetBackup -- its enterprise-class back-up software -- that will allow it to manage leading virtual tape libraries (VTL) and other secondary storage devices, giving users a single view of their tiered back-up environment.

EMC's Tucci promises better security, more automation

EMC Corp. CEO Joe Tucci Monday told about 4,000 attendees at the company's annual user conference that EMC is focused on added security throughout its product stack, better overall datacenter systems management and automated migration of data for better information lifecycle management (ILM).