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HP expands virtual SAN appliance to Hyper-V

The announcement was made as part of HP’s ‘Just Right IT’ marketing strategy for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which has also included a low-cost server for small businesses. "It can take a server and run a full blown SAN as a virtual machine on top of it; I’m talking about the features you would […]

StorMagic SvSAN HA Kit Enables Business Continuity in VMware Environments without the Cost of Shared Storage

StorMagic®, a fast-growing developer of iSCSI SAN management software for virtualized server environments, announced today a high-availability (HA) kit of its SvSAN™ solution that allows organizations to benefit from advanced VMware virtualization features, which enable Business Continuity (BC) without having to incur the costs traditionally associated with shared storage. On November 19, StorMagic will be […]

Addressing Concerns about the “Newness” of Cisco UCS

Despite Cisco’s recent entry into the “compute” data center sector, John Chambers said during the 10/24/2009 quarter earnings call that the UCS is experiencing, “…solid market reception with a very good initial ramp and order pipeline.” As the first optimized hosting platform for a virtualized data center, Cisco Unified Computing System has generated tremendous industry […]

DataCore Virtual SAN Appliance Software Lets Customers Experience New Migration and Clustering Features in Microsoft Hyper-V without Buying a New SAN

Downloadable software emulates an external SAN with shared storage using the physical servers’ existing disks and LAN – no new hardware needed. DataCore Software today announced that customers who don’t have a SAN can now experience new features in Microsoft Hyper-V including live migration, dynamic load balancing and high-availability, simply by downloading DataCore’s pre-configured Virtual […]

StorMagic Announces Support for VMware VSphere 4

Company to Demonstrate Storage Virtual Appliance at VMworld 2009 Eden Prairie, Minn. – August 26, 2009 –StorMagic®, a fast-growing developer of iSCSI SAN management software for virtualized server environments, today announced that the StorMagic SvSAN™ storage virtual appliance is supporting VMware vSphere™ 4, which includes VMware ESX and VMware ESXi. Qualified users can get a […]

Will UCS Unify IT Staffs?

Traditional data centers tend to be segregated into functional silos – a model that has endured in the physical world largely because of the crisp lines of demarcation. Virtualization is shaking up the status quo and increasing demand for more efficient IT processes. Cisco’s UCS helps automate and streamline the stovepipe model by unifying network, […]

PHD Virtual Releases New Free VMware ESX Patch Management Software

Patch Downloader v6.0 Eases the Pain of Downloading Patches for Various VMware ESX Versions – For Free PHD Virtual Technologies, provider of the pioneering esXpress data protection and recovery solution for virtual machines, today announced availability of Patch Downloader version 6.0, a new freeware solution to simplify patch downloading for various VMware ESX versions. Patch […]

StorMagic Announces Channel Program For Stormagic and VMware Partners – FREE iSCSI for up to 2TB

Storage Virtual Appliance for VMware Environments Available from StorMagic Partners; Partner-Specific Promo Key Gives Customers Access to Free Shared Storage StorMagic, a fast-growing developer of iSCSI SAN management software for virtualized server environments, today announced details of its enhanced channel partner program, which targets resellers and system integrators in the VMware community.  Through this program, […]

StorMagic SvSAN Storage Virtual Appliance Surpasses 1,000th Download

Customers Benefit From High-Availability Shared Storage Solution for VMware ESX Environments StorMagic®, a fast-growing developer of iSCSI SAN management software for virtualized server environments, today unveiled the results of its promotion following the launch of the SvSAN™ storage virtual appliance. Over the past six weeks, the website has been inundated with requests for the software, […]

Cisco Makes SAN Switches More Aware of VMware

The upgrade to the MDS switch ties virtual SANs to virtual machines Working with VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW), Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) has upgraded its Fibre Channel SAN switches so they can provide a range of storage services to virtual computers as they are moved around data centers. The upgrade to the MDS 9000 […]

Storage Virtualization Vender: LeftHand VSA Appliance – Part 1

I’ve been running the LeftHand Networks Virtual SAN Appliance for a while now. As I previously mentioned, I can see virtual storage appliances as a great new category, worthy of investigation for the flexibility of being able to provide functionality (replication, snapshots etc) without having to deploy appliance hardware. This post is one of a […]

Get Smart About Virtual SANs

Virtualization used to be all about servers. These days, however, its power is being extended right into the Storage Area Network (SAN).   The Technical University (TU) of Kaiserslautern in Germany, for example, expanded and virtualized its SAN based on elements from VMware of Palo Alto, Calif. (an EMC company) and SANmelody thin provisioning technology […]

DataCore SAN Storage Virtualization Solutions Are “Citrix Ready” for Citrix XenServer

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DataCore SANmelody and SANsymphony Auto-Failover/Failback High Availability virtual SAN software verified in Citrix Ready™ Program   Fast, Affordable and Flexible Solutions Simplify IT and Maximize Business Agility for Joint Customers   Fort Lauderdale, Florida January 22, 2008 –DataCore Software Corporation today announced that DataCore SANmelody™ and SANsymphony™ virtual storage SAN solutions are among the first […]

LeftHand Helps Spin Straw Into Gold

Alright, no actual transmutation occurs, but LeftHand Networks can help customers repurpose existing x86 storage into iSCSI SANs with their Virtual SAN Appliance (VSA) for ESX.   The concept is simple, the execution novel. LeftHand Networks leverages their SAN/iQ software platform to convert unused internal storage on existing VMware Infrastructure 3 servers into a clustered […]

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