The release of three Riverbed Whitewater cloud storage gateway models designed to optimise data protection will allow a wider range of organisations, including small and medium businesses (SMBs), to take advantage of the benefits of cloud data protection.
SnapProtect management software is claimed to accelerate and simplify data protection for shared IT infrastructures. The software combines efficient, high-speed Snapshot copies and replication with tape.
Acronis and Kaseya have announced that the Acronis Backup & Recovery solution will be integrated into the Kaseya IT Framework as part of Kaseya Backup 4.0.
The JetFlash 200 USB flash drive that incorporates enterprise-level data security has been added to the range of Transcend Security series flash drives. The series includes the JetFlash 220 with an extra built-in fingerprint reader and the JetFlash 620 which offers the JetFlash SecureDrive password protection software for maximum protection.
The updated version of LiteSpeed for SQL Server provides multi-instance backup management so DBAs can easily apply consistent backup strategies across the entire SQL Server environment.
BitCloud has updated its range of business continuity and disaster recovery solutions that can be used to provide complete IT system redundancy and failover.
The Storage Networking Industry Association for Australia and New Zealand (SNIA ANZ) has revealed its board of directors for 2011-12. Board members are elected each year by SNIA ANZ members and are responsible for pursuing the association’s strategic objectives in the following 12 months.
Seagate has released a 3.5″ hard drive featuring 1 TB of storage capacity per disk platter. The company’s GoFlex Desk products feature the hard drive, delivering storage capacities of up to 3 TB and an areal density of 625 Gb per square inch.
Crucial m4 solid-state drives are available in capacities ranging from 64 to 512 GB and incorporate Micron’s 25 nm NAND flash technology in a 2.5″ form factor.
Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 is claimed to simplify disaster recovery and data protection needs across physical, virtual and cloud environments by combining file-based backup and system-level recovery in an integrated solution for the backup and recovery of images, files and virtual machines (VM). Support for applications such as Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft SQL Server will also become available.
Web host and streaming provider Hostworks has deployed a backup, recovery and deduplication system, affording the company 20 TB of deduplicated data capacity, which ultimately allowed it to support the 2010 FIFA World Cup websites of Australian broadcaster SBS.
The third-generation solid-state drive SSD 320 Series is based on Intel’s 25 nm NAND flash memory, and replaces and the X25-M SATA SSD.
Solid-state disk drives are fast, use little power, get cheaper almost every day and are winning friends among all the big storage vendors. But the disks may also make it harder to use the last line of defence: data recovery. Simon Sharwood reports on the (mostly) upsides and downsides of data recovery using solid-state drives.
The proliferation of email however it arrives is causing storage headaches for service providers.
The Barracuda XT 3 TB desktop drive eliminates the need to purchase extra hardware or software to overcome the 2 TB barrier. It provides highest available capacity for high-definition video editing and production systems, high-performance PC gaming systems and desktop PCs.