Scality has introduced its new object-based approach to storage, RING Organic Storage. RING is composed of a number of nodes that are typically off-the-shelf generic x86 servers with direct attached storage. The RING software links the nodes together.
BridgeSTOR has launched two new additions to its family of application optimized storage (AOS) products: the BridgeSTOR AOS High Density DPM Storage Appliance (for Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager) and the AOS High Density Network Storage Appliance.
Gridstore has debuted a new version of its network attached storage grid system, NASg 2.0.
UK-based Sheffield Hallam University has implemented a new storage area network (SAN) using technology from a company recently acquired by Dell.
The San Diego Supercomputer Center at the UC San Diego has installed a 10,368-core AMD-based cluster that uses flash storage in place of traditional disk drives. Named Trestles, the new system is expected to serve members of TeraGrid, a distributed "cyberinfrastructure" for open scientific research, through 2013.
One university hospital has mandated the use of removable media from IronKey for staff and consultants who carry patient data with them. Based in California, IronKey sells encrypted USB drives that can be managed remotely by IT administrators through a Web-based application. If a device goes missing, IT can remotely disable it and wipe the data.
Mobile software company Pocket Watch has released its cloud storage management application, ActiveCloud 1.0, for iOS.
Oracle released new software Monday aimed at letting organizations build private clouds by adding elasticity to their applications via a clustered file system.
NetApp has launched a parade of products and other new technologies intended to provide customers with the components they need to build the kind of shared IT infrastructure that's inherent to cloud computing operations.
Microsoft has released word that its Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 operating system was sent to equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the final step before public release of new server products.