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Paving the path to the next generation data center through people, process and technology, SANpulse Technologies, Inc. today announced the publication of a free white paper that provides best practices for successfully transitioning data to new storage platforms. While upgrading and/or expanding storage can deliver a number of benefits, it can also result in stalled applications, lost data, business disruptions, and immobilized end users. Understanding the challenges in advance can ensure a smooth migration process for better performance, utilization & cost-savings. The white paper - Moving data successfully: Take 10 for a smooth transition to new storage ( - provides 10 steps - six before, two during, and two after performing a migration - to ensure success. Following this guide can red... (more)

Hitachi Stakes Out Cloud Storage with Advanced New Products

Hitachi Data Systems has sharpened its focus on "Big Data Clouds" with today's announcement of the latest version of its Hitachi Content Platform and a new product called the Hitachi Data Ingestor.  Together, they can be used by cloud service providers and distributed IT organizations to make easier, cheaper and safer to but large amounts of data, especially unstructured content, into the cloud. The Hitachi Content Platform is one big honkin' object store that can hold as much as 40 petabytes (1024 terabytes) of both structured and unstructured data per physical cluster, presented to both users and applications with a single, unified object view.   The HCP employs what the company calls "intelligent object" that can, "manage themselves given certain conditions" and eliminate the need for a "master control program" It includes a number of features for cloud service p... (more)

Insider’s Guide to Evaluating Virtual Server Backup Software

For the first time, users have a comprehensive Buyer's Guide for Virtual Server Backup Software to assist them in the all-important buying decision while removing the mystery behind which choice is best suited for their needs. Designed to take out the heavy lifting needed to best understand what solutions exist that are ideally suited to handle key management and technology functions in virtualized server environments, this first Annual Virtual Server Backup Software Buyer's Guide is an "at-a-glance" comparison of the vendor landscape and will serve as a complement for deep evaluations and due diligence needed to determine a user's specific needs. In a collaboration between DCIG, LLC, and SMB Research, 30 different offerings and solutions were researched with 130 different criteria across seven categories were weighed, scored and ranked. Solutions were ranked "Best... (more)

GSE Power Systems Deploys RELDATA Unified Storage

RELDATA Inc. (, the innovation leader in unified block and file storage solutions over iSCSI, announced today that GSE Power Systems has deployed a RELDATA storage system for centralized storage and replication to more efficiently manage and protect its customer data to support complex integration and configuration activities. GSE Power Systems, headquartered in Sykesville, Maryland, is the world leader in real-time simulation and training solutions for the electric power, oil and gas and chemical process industries. The company has delivered more than 1,100 simulation and training applications that teach employees how to operate equipment safely to hundreds of customers in more than 50 countries around the world. "Activating our simulation and training applications at customer sites is a highly complex process where data protection plays a key role,... (more)

Gridstore to Demonstrate Next-Generation Scale-Out NAS Solution

Attention: Technology writers, editors, MSPs and SMBs What: Demonstration of Next-Generation Scale-Out NAS solution Who: Gridstore When: October 4-6, 2010 Where: Booth #758, MSPWorld, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, Calif. Gridstore, the leader in enterprise-class Network Attached Storage grid (NASg) solutions, will demonstrate its next-generation scale-out NAS solution in booth #758 at the MSPWorld conference, being held in Los Angeles Oct. 4-6.  Demonstrations will focus on the solution's innovative grid architecture and how it is changing the dynamics and economics of NAS for the MSP and SMB markets, enabling them to create storage pools that centralize sharing and management of massive amounts of NAS-stored files. By combining the simplicity, convenience and affordability of NAS with the scalability, performance and reliability of enterprise-class s... (more)

Ventana New Media Sweeps Up Three Awards at Golden Bridge Awards Ceremony

Ventana New Media has earned the prestigious Golden Bridge Awards titles for their Ventana New Media Engine. The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, products and services, executives and management teams, women in business and the professions, innovations, case studies, product management, public relations and marketing campaigns and customer satisfaction programs from every major industry in the world. Organizations from all over the world are eligible to submit nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups. Winners were honored in New York on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 during the 3rd annual awards dinner and presentations. Ventana New Media was established to give companies vastly greater control over their corporate message and audienc... (more)

Actifio Names Industry Veteran Jit Saxena to Board of Directors

Actifio, the emerging leader in Data Management Virtualization (DMV), today announced that Jit Saxena, co-founder and former CEO of Netezza Corp., has joined the Actifio Board of Directors. In his role, Saxena brings a wealth of proven leadership and guidance to Actifio as it addresses the industry demand for dynamic DMV solutions. Jit Saxena brings with him a long and successful career of entrepreneurship and business leadership in growing successful new global industries. Saxena is an internationally-recognized and much sought-after business expert in the IT industry. In 2000, he co-founded Netezza, a data warehouse server manufacturer that is globally recognized as inventing the data warehouse appliance product category. Upon co-founding the company, Saxena served as its CEO until January 31, 2009, and retains his position as Netezza Chairman of the Board. "Act... (more)

Pareto Networks Sets New Standard for Cloud-based Enterprise Networking

Pareto Networks on Tuesday unveiled a cloud-based distributed networking solution, transforming the way businesses will deploy and operate distributed networks. Cloud-based networking delivers enterprise-class network capabilities around the globe, via a highly resilient, multi-tenant application that requires no capital investment in networking equipment. Pareto accelerates and simplifies network deployment and operations, delivers 100% centralized visibility and control, and offers the network application as an innovative, pay-as-you-grow subscription. With Pareto, enterprises can now securely roll out distributed locations, such as teleworkers, small branch offices, or mobile workgroups in minutes, with no capital investment and the flexibility to quickly scale the network up or down as business needs change. "The parallels are striking between networking today a... (more)

Queplix Appoints Michael Zuckerman As Chief Marketing Officer

SUNNYVALE, Calif.,– Queplix™ Corp., the leader in enterprise data virtualization, today announced that it has appointed Michael Zuckerman to the post of chief marketing officer (CMO). Zuckerman brings more than 20 years of senior level marketing, sales and operations management experience in enterprise software, information security, integrated enterprise search, and data storage technologies. Reporting to Queplix CEO Mark Cashman, Zuckerman will drive the company's strategic marketing efforts to support its rapidly increasing customer, partner and sales momentum as it transitions to the next level of growth. Enterprise data virtualization enables companies to automatically and securely integrate cloud and SaaS-based applications with the rest of the enterprise, with speed and simplicity. This benefits application areas such as customer relationship management (CR... (more)

SANpulse Named Finalist for Business IT Innovation of the Year

Paving the path to the next generation data center through people, process and technology, SANpulse Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has been named as a finalist for Business IT Innovation of the Year in the BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards for 2010. This is the latest honor in an award-filled year and was based on the company's groundbreaking SANlogicsTM technology platform which transforms storage migration and data center consolidation. SANpulse changes the landscape for large scale consolidations and migrations by providing infrastructure information insight and empowering proactive decisions. This is accomplished by embedding processes into SANlogics, facilitating a repetitive, modular and scalable process transforming some of the largest enterprise infrastructures. SANlogics automates and accelerates these processes with a dynamic solution that... (more)

Object Storage , Not a One Size Fit for All

The single most factor contributed to the success of Google, facebook and other early successful ecommerce companies like Amazon, eBay, etc, is their core infrastructure, especially innovative storage infrastructure. Many companies including AWS S3 commercialized this storage infrastructure in the form of object storage. It is no doubt that object storage brought huge benefits for the unstructured data like documents, archival, backup, images, etc.  In fact, it changed the way organizations doing business, new applications emerging everyday leveraging the benefits of the object storage. However, the real problem comes when we try to replicate this model for all the workloads of enterprise storage. There are 2 ways this happens, object storage vendors trying to provide block interface or enterprise storage vendors attempt to provide object interface. Object storage ... (more)