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StorMagic is bringing to the VMware community the StorMagic SvSAN, a storage virtual appliance that helps small to mid-size organizations build a cost-effective virtual SAN in just a few minutes. The StorMagic SvSAN is designed to enable the deployment of a high-availability shared storage solution for VMware ESX environments for less than US$2,000, allowing users to take advantage of enhanced server virtualization functions without the need to purchase expensive shared storage. For a limited time, by contacting StorMagic or one of its resellers, end-users can obtain a promo key for a free copy of SvSAN, with no expiration date. StorMagic SvSAN includes features users would expect from an enterprise-class SAN and provides optional licenses for high availability and capacity management. By turning unused storage capacity into a virtual SAN, the solution is designed ... (more)

VMworld 2010 News: Zetta Announces On-Demand Data Protection Solution that Obsoletes Traditional Backup

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Enterprise storage service provider Zetta is announcing Zetta Data Protect, an immediate offsite data protection service that obsoletes traditional backups and improves enterprise data integrity at a fraction of the cost of comparable offsite data storage alternatives. Zetta Data Protect includes the ZettaMirror agent, which instantly protects data by securely replicating disparate enterprise data sources to the Zetta Storage Service, creating an always-online, available, and verified copy of the customers’ ... (more)

What to Look for When Selecting a Cloud Storage On-Ramp or Gateway Device

In a recent blog post, Joel Christner, chief scientist at StorSimple, is looking at various factors that customers should be considering in their search for a cloud gateway. When researching their cloud gateway options, Christner advises organizations to consider: Performance - when using cloud storage, you are effectively injecting Internet latency, bandwidth, and packet loss in between your server and its storage.  Gateway devices mitigate this, and an understanding of the architecture - and quantification of the system's performance - will help you understand whether or not ... (more)

AOL, Photobox, Box.net, and iOffer Find Way to Scale Their Databases

AOL, Photobox, Box.net, and iOffer have deployed MySQL-compatible, shared-nothing distributed database appliances to solve database scalability issues and they are all using the same vendor: Clustrix. Here's what they are saying about their experiences with Clustered Database Systems for web-scale applications. AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. "Initially, AOL purchased the Clustrix solution in March of 2010, because of its unique combination of scalability, fault-tolerance and ... (more)

Four Popular Offsite Data Backup Approaches

No matter what size an organization is, its data is vital for the business and its customers. A recent blog post by Gary Sevounts, Zetta VP of marketing, looked at various ways of backing up data offsite. 1. Tape Tape backups have been around for decades. Many companies already have the equipment, software and procedures in place for tape archiving. In those organizations where tape is working well, it is probably best to continue its usage. But for many, tape has drawbacks such as: High cost of hardware, backup software and tape cartridges The need to physically transport tapes ... (more)