Sun Unveils Family of Open Storage Appliances

Sun Microsystems has recently announced the availability of its new Unified Storage Systems, the Sun Storage 7000 family. Also know as Amber Road, the initial release includes three products: the Sun Storage 7110, 7210, and 7410.

Washington U Healthcare Researchers Turn to Virtual Storage

The Center for Clinical Imaging Research (CCIR) within Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University's School of Medicine in St. Louis is using BlueArc's Titan to provide back-end storage for a VMware virtual server environment serving the Center's bioimaging research. CCIR is using Titan as the backend for 60-plus VMware ESX virtual machines.

U Louisville Goes with GuardianEdge To Protect Sensitive Data

The University of Louisville has selected technology from GuardianEdge for hard disk encryption, smartphone protection and device control to safeguard data for the campus community. A motive for the deployment is the concern about potential data breaches.

Cisco Addresses Data Replication over IP with New WAAS Module

Cisco has recently announced a new version of the company's Wide-Area Application Services (WAAS) software, designed to enhance the performance of storage applications.

iStor Software Update Brings High Availability to iSCSI Storage

iStor Networks has recently released an update to its iSCSI software. The new 2.5 release adds high availability capabilities for iStor's iS512 family of iSCSI storage systems and is available as a free upgrade.

LaCie To Ship 6 TB Desktop RAID

LaCie has introduced a new four-bay RAID that supports capacities up to 6 TB. Designed for desktop storage, the new 4big Quadra array will be available in 2 TB, 4 TB, and 6 TB configurations with support for RAID 0 and RAID 5 configurations.

SGI Powers Bioinformatics Research at U South Carolina

The University of South Carolina has upgraded its server and storage technologies to support research in bioinformatics and processing of medical images. The university adopted server and storage solutions for SGI, including the company's SGI Altix 4700 system and InfiniteStorage 4000.

Feeling Data Squeeze, Liberty U Installs New NetApp SANs

Liberty University has installed a storage area network (SAN) from Network Appliance (NetApp) to accommodate an increase in enrollment and a greater reliance on digital information. The school has 11,300 resident students and 39,000 distance learners.

Red Hat Makes Strategic Virtualization Buy

Open source server distributor Red Hat Inc., which is carving out a virtualization path unique in the industry, added another arrow to its quiver Thursday with the acquisition of Qumranet Inc.

Pac-10 Teams Score Competitive Insight with BlueArc Storage

The Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10), a group of sports teams from 10 colleges and universities, has expanded the use of its BlueArc Titan storage solution housed at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to store dozens of terabytes of game footage. In the 2008-2009 season, all of the Pac-10 football, women's volleyball, and men's and women's basketball teams will access opponents' video for competitive analysis from Titan storage.

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