The following is a compilation of the latest SMB data storage technology news.
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Unitrends debuts Recovery-730, a new SMB data protection appliance
Unitrends announced the Recovery-730, a rackmount 3U form factor data protection appliance. The Recovery-730 has a quad processor, 8 GB of memory, and a split RAID 1/RAID 6 architecture. It consists of two internal 1 TB drives for the OS and system software, and 12 user-accessible 1.5 TB disk drives. It also offers optional eSATA-based archiving.
The Recovery-730 features inline compression; VMware vSphere and Hyper-V support; hot swap external drives, cold swap internal drives, power supplies, and fans; and enhanced NAS protection via CIFS and NFS protocols.
The Recovery-730 is available now with 15 TB of raw system capacity at an MSRP of $29,995.
BakBone to introduce new disk-based capabilities
BakBone Software announced it will launch its innovative Open Data Protection platform this fall. With the roll out of its new disk-based platform, BakBone's customers can centralize their data protection operations under one pane of glass, even with third-party applications, while offering the ability to deduplicate their data using BakBone`s technology or using third-party data deduplication technology.
Dot Hill introduces virtual RAID adapter technology
Dot Hill Systems Corp. introduced its newest member of the RAIDCore software family of Windows and Linux server-based data protection products, targeted at OEMs and ODMs. This RAIDCore product is in a new category of RAID for storage inside of servers known as virtual RAID adapter (VRA) technology. VRAs allow volume server OEMs or ODMs to offer built-in, high-end RAID functionality without a dedicated RAID-on-chip acceleration device. The VRA version of RAIDCore can support Intel-compatible servers' SATA I/O ports, as well as I/O ports on SAS/SATA add-on controllers.
Synology expands enterprise data storage portfolio
Synology America Corp. announced it has expanded its portfolio of data storage offerings through its distribution and reseller network to include preconfigured Synology storage products. Synology Disk Stations were previously only available as buy-your-own-disk devices, but now customers can purchase a system with hard drives preinstalled or customize their Synology system by picking out their own drives.
Tandberg Data introduces DAT tape drives and media
Tandberg Data announced it has started to sell DAT tape drives and media products through its global distribution channel. Tandberg Data is working closely with Hewlett-Packard on the release of DAT320 later this year. Now in its sixth generation, DAT offers an eight-generation roadmap.
Tandberg DAT tape technology is designed to protect SMB data, offering storage capacities up to 160 GB on a single cartridge. Tandberg DAT tape drives are available in 72 GB or 160 GB capacities, with different configurations (internal, external or rackmount) and interfaces (SCSI or USB). Tandberg DAT data and cleaning cartridges offer a limited lifetime warranty.
The DAT72 and DAT160 drives are now available through Tandberg Data's established channel of distributor and reseller partners. The DAT72 drive starts at approximately $499, and the DAT160 starts at $749.
3PAR and Exanet join forces for block and file storage
3PAR said it will support Exanet Inc. ExaStore Clustered NAS Servers to add file services on its SAN InServ Storage systems. The vendors said customers AudienceScience and Interactive One are deploying dedicated Exanet NAS file systems with 3PAR block storage.
Organizations using 3PAR and Exanet storage together can add NFS and CIFS NAS protocols to 3PAR's Fast RAID 5 and high-availability features. The vendors said they have qualified their systems to work together and have established a joint support agreement.
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