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EMC Introduces Rainfinity File Management Appliance for Transparent File Movement and Archiving

Entry-level File Virtualization Solution Provides Active Archiving and Automated File Management Policies Across Heterogeneous Tiered Storage HOPKINTON, Mass., July 16 – EMC Corporation , the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today introduced the EMC Rainfinity(R) File Management Appliance(TM) (FMA) designed to help organizations lower storage management costs and implement automated file archiving policies across […]

The Facts on FANs, file virtualization and Nas

There has been some confusion — FAN has added yet another acronym for storage professionals to contend with, along with backup area networks and other marketing-driven initiatives. FAN means “file area network.” It’s a marketing term being driven by Brocade. Fortunately, FAN is an umbrella term, and anyone that thinks from a network-centric viewpoint will probably […]

EMC Starting to Realize Fruits of Its Acquisitions

Storage giant EMC announced that the latest version of EMC Avamar would support VMWare virtual machines, extending deduplication to a major virtual storage line and making good on two of its most significant acquisitions of the last three years. EMC Avamar v3.7 will support VCB (VMWare’s Consolidated Backup) as well as EMC Celerra NAS (network-attached […]

Reldata challenges NetApp on virtualisation

Storage vendor Reldata has launched version 2.0 of its virtualisation platform, Relvos, which provides a way to link NAS and CIFS file systems and iSCSI block systems in one unified storage environment. Relvos provides concurrent IP SAN and NAS storage services packaged with WAN data replication. The company has completely revised the system. When the […]

Growing NAS popularity linked with virtualization

Network attached storage is showing up in small and medium sized organizations in parallel with virtualization, reports a consulting firm that specializes in storage and storage management. “Virtualization has simplified the implementation of NAS. In 2005 we started to see a big increase in virtualization and what we are seeing now is a lot of […]

HP buys PolyServe – Slides in to NAS virtualization

Hewlett-Packard broadened its plans in the NAS market this week when the company announced it has inked a deal to acquire OEM partner and clustered file system vendor PolyServe. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. HP entered into an OEM partnership with PolyServe in 2005 and has been selling PolyServe’s technology with the […]

Is On-Demand Data Centre a Possibility?

Now Citrix have brought Ardence and consolidation in the platform delivery market with Symantec buying altiris, Microsoft buying Softricity is there going to be change to the way we view data centre infrastructure. Is an On-Demand Data centre infrastructure an option. Data centre sprawl? Servers just waiting for a Disaster? Systems only running at 20% […]

Virtualization and Common Storage Services

IDC is projecting a 60% compounded growth rate for storage capacity through this decade. This growth is complicated by the increasing diversity in the types of storage that is being offered to store different types of data and data uses. Different storage products have been developed to address, block, file, content, archive, and virtual tape libraries making it difficult […]

NAS Virtualization White Paper — Selecting the Product That Fits Your Needs

NAS virtualization is a software-based solution that, in its broadest definition, lets you manage a heterogeneous environment including stand alone and clustered servers, workstations and PCs as one storage pool that can be managed, monitored and administered from any console. Click to download the NAS virtualization white paper, NAS Virtualization – Selecting The Product That […]

VMware Revamp Broadens Appeal

VMware unifies its virtualization products into a single suite called Virtual Infrastructure (VI) 3 Server virtualization specialist VMware has announced a major upgrade to its ESX Server and VirtualCenter product suites, plus a major cut in prices that will make the tools easier to justify for branch office and small business deployments. At a company event in […]

WANTED – Senior Network Analyst

Company Profile: Since its founding in 1919, The Methodist Hospital, The Methodist Hospital System’s anchor facility, has earned worldwide recognition. The Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation’s leading centers for medical education and research. Methodist is also affiliated with The Menninger […]

Virtual Machine Backups Made Easy

EsxRanger Pro can back up virtual machines on the fly!  Vizioncore EsxRanger Pro is a Windows application for making backups of virtual machines (VMs) hosted on VMware’s high-end ESX Server and managed using VMware’s VirtualCenter.   EsxRanger makes hot-backups, so it can back up a running VM. The main limitation is that it puts those […]

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