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.

3PAR Server Arrays Integrate Fat-to-Thin Processing

Utility storage provider 3PAR has announced the release of the 3PAR InServ T400 and T800 Storage Servers. The new hardware is built on the company's third-generation InSpire architecture, featuring the 3PAR Gen3 ASIC with integrated fat-to-thin processing.

BitLocker Password Exploit Is 'Very Unlikely,' Sisk Says

Redmond responded Tuesday to an independent security vendor's discovery of a hard-drive encryption vulnerability affecting Microsoft's BitLocker function, Intel/HP's BIOS and several other products and programs.

Let the Games Begin! Google vs. Microsoft

Pursuing a strategy as a consumer of services and choice, Drexel University has partnered with both Google and Microsoft to provide students with massive e-mail mailboxes, gigabytes of file storage with collaboration tools, Web-based calendars, personal blogs, and more.

U Illinois Implements New StorMagic SAN in 15 Minutes

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has chosen the StorMagic SM Series, an iSCSI-based storage area network (SAN) designed for small and medium organizations. The new implementation allows the 40,000-user university to manage and protect its data while preparing for future growth.

U New Hampshire Consolidates Backup and Recovery Environments

The University of New Hampshire will deploy a new backup solution integrating a Sepaton virtual tape library (VTL) and DeltaStor software for data deduplication. The migration is part of a consolidation effort combining two separate backup and recovery environments into one disk-based storage infrastructure.

U Liverpool Deploys iSCSI in Virtualized SAN

The University of Liverpool Department of Computer Science is moving away from direct-attached RAIDs to a virtualized SAN environment using StorMagic's SM Series iSCSI Storage Area Network.

Cambridge Installs Panasus Parallel Storage System for Research Support

The University of Cambridge's High Performance Computing Service (HPCS) has deployed a Panasas parallel storage system to support work being done by university researchers. Cambridge has deployed the Panasas ActiveStore AS5000 solution with the PanFS parallel file system.

Randolph College Virtualizes on SAN

Randolph College, formerly Randolph-Macon Women's College, has upgraded its storage to an IP-based storage area network (SAN) from StoneFly. The Lynchburg, VA-based school implemented the StoneFly Hybrid Storage Concentrator (HSC), an iSCSI SAN with 8 TB of capacity, after evaluating solutions from several vendors.

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