Storage Digest: News from Fujitsu, Supermicro, RAID, FalconStor, NetApp, Emulex, Sepaton

Supermicro and Fujitsu join forces … RAID announces SAN/NAS RAID Level 10 solution … NetApp, Cisco forge relationship to boost interoperability … Sepaton chooses Emulex for VTL product line … FalconStor's IPStor validated as compatible

Supermicro and Fujitsu offer SAS servers, RAID Inc. introduces a SAN/NAS RAID Level 10 solution, NetApp forges an interoperability deal with Cisco, Sepaton integrates Emulex switches into its virtual tape library systems and FalconStor software validated for Oracle database environments.

Supermicro and Fujitsu Join Forces

Supermicro Computer Inc. and Fujitsu Products of America Inc., both headquartered in San Jose, Calif., have teamed to develop a line of SAS (Serial-Attached SCSI) server solutions.

The solution will combine Supermicros new line of SAS-based solutions, including the Super X6DH3-G2 server board, with Fujitsus 3.5-inch SAS drives. Other products in Supermicros SAS product line that will be combined with Fujitsus SAS drives include the Super X6DHP-3G2, the M28E1 and M28E2, and the SC816TQ, SC813TQ and SC743TQ.

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RAID Inc. Announces SAN/NAS RAID Level 10 Solution

RAID Inc., a managed storage service provider based in Lawrence, Mass., has announced the SAN/NAS RL 10 Fusion, in effect combining the features of a storage gateway like file sharing, volume copy shadow services, multipathing and clustering with a SATA-2 (Serial ATA) network RL10 SAN (storage area network).

According to RAID Vice President Mark DiZoglio, combining these technologies provides users with the ability to add storage to an existing network with an active directory of services from a single console. The combined solution also offers much faster block data-level transfers, he said.

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NetApp, Cisco Forge Relationship to Boost Interoperability

Network Appliance Inc., of Sunnyvale, Calif., has forged an agreement with Cisco Inc., of San Jose, Calif., that validates technology interoperability and cooperative support processes for Ciscos Wide Area File Services (WAFS) solution with NetApp fabric-attached storage (FAS) systems, NearStore nearline storage systems and V-Series virtualization systems.

According to Faiyaz Shahpurwala, vice president of Ciscos advanced services group, the interoperability agreement will help improve data integrity during infrastructure consolidations.

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Sepaton Chooses Emulex for VTL Product Line

Sepaton Inc., a data protection vendor based in Marlborough, Mass., has chosen to integrate the Emulex 2G-bps InSpeed models 350 and 370 embedded storage switches into its S2100 family of VTL (Virtual Tape Library) systems.

The introduction of Emulexs InSpeed embedded architecture will help improve Sepatons VTL systems through the use of SBODs (switched-bunch-of-disks), said Linda Mentzner, a Sepaton vice president.

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FalconStors IPStor Validated as Compatible with Oracle Database

IPStor Enterprise Edition, a suite of enterprise-class storage services from FalconStor Software Inc., of Melville, N.Y., has been fully tested and validated for compatibility with Oracle database environments.

The test, which was performed under the Oracle Storage Compatibility Program, tested for many features, including Oracle-specific snapshot agents, remote replication and mirroring for Oracle databases.

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