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.
South Carolina's Coastal Carolina University uses technology to steel its IT infrastructure against weather emergencies.
Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion has gone public with its deployment of storage equipment from Quantum to replace a system using a Dell tape library and Symantec NetBackup version 4.5. The newer setup uses a DXi7500 Express disk-based system with 9 TB of disk space, along with a Quantum Scalar i500 tape library.
Nimbus Data Systems this week unveiled a solid state flash system for enterprises that can support capacities reaching nearly 250 terabytes within a single file system.
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