Digest: RDMA Group Finalizes Speedier Protocol

Memory architecture to boost Ethernet performance. NovaStor Unveils Small-Business Backup App. RaidCore Scores $5 Million.

Here are a variety of storage-related stories from around the Web. The subjects include storage hardware and software, as well as financial news and industry trends related to the storage market.


Disk Memory Architecture Takes to IP

The RDMA Consortium (Remote Direct Memory Access) recently announced completion of all planned specifications relating to the RDMA protocol suite. The RDMA protocol suite provides more efficient and scalable computing while leveraging existing, industry-standard Ethernet infrastructures. Since the RDMA protocol can place data directly into its final memory destination, system processors and memory are freed up for user applications. With the improved efficiency and performance of RDMA-enabled NICs (RNICs), applications are better able to scale by sharing tasks across the centralizing work in larger, more expensive systems.

Read the full press release at Silicon Valley Business Ink


NovaStor Unveils Small-Business Backup App

NovaStor Corp. this month will roll out backup and disaster-recovery software to enable ISPs to better protect their customers data. The company plans to ship version 5.1 of its NovaNet-WEB online backup software, aimed at protecting the data of small businesses with five to 100 users. The new version offers increased backup-and-recovery performance over earlier versions and adds virtual tape environments complete with virtual tape rotations to its disk-to-disk backup capabilities, said NovaStor CTO Chris Harvey.

Read the full story at CRN

Storage Business

RaidCore Scores $5 Million

Startup RaidCore Inc. this week announced $5 million in funding as it launches what it calls the most scaleable, highest-performance Serial ATA RAID controller available. The companys first products, due out this month, are four- and eight-channel Serial ATA RAID controllers delivered as 133MHz PCI-X cards. The 3-year-old startup received its first VC investment from Egan-Managed Capital and Longworth Venture Partners.

Read the full story at Byte and Switch