May 16, 2013
Atlantis Computing last week announced that they have received $20 million in Series D funding from Adams Street Partners, Cisco Systems, El Dorado Ventures and Partech International. This round brings the company’s total funding to $35 million; it will be used to expand the company’s ILIO desktop virtualization platform.
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1. JNI Networks (Fibre Channel switches), JustOn Networks (early file sharing company, acquired by Novell) Jeda Networks, Juniper Networks
2. Kaminario, Kalok (disk drives)
3. LaCie, Linksys, LSI, LiveVault, Lexar, Legato, LenovoEMC, Lucent Technologies
4. Meridian Data, Maldivica, Maxtor, Micropolis, Memorex, MiniScribe, Memoright
Storage Strategies Now presents Enterprise Caching 2.0, which examines the I/O performance gap, the limitations of today’s enterprise application Caching 1.0 approaches and how Enterprise Caching 2.0 addresses current limitations. QLogic will also provide an overview of their FabricCache 10000 Series Adapters, the first caching SAN adapters ready for Enterprise Caching 2.0.
May 16, 2013
PernixData, a startup that is virtualizing server-side flash, last week announced that it is has received Series B financing in the amount of $20 million. The round which was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers ad subscribed to by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mark Leslie, John Thompson and Lane Bess, will be used to accelerate sales and marketing, continue R&D and built a channel eco-system.
May 20, 2013
Veeam on Monday enhanced its Veeam Backup & Replication v7 software to provide SAN snapshots for HP StoreVirtual Storage and HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage. The technology allows backup jobs to proceed with minimal impact on virtual machines by enabling the backup job to keep a snapshot of the VM for the briefest of moments, long enough to receive an instant VM snapshot commit. Veeam Backup & Replication v7 is expected for release in the 3rd quarter of this year.
May 20, 2013
Continuity Software on Monday announced the Availability Guard Product Suite, which includes an integrated Service Availability Management solution, point product disaster recovery solutions, high availability clusters and private cloud availability.
The AvailabilityGuard software detects downtime and data loss risks across a distributed infrastructure and alerts personnel and suggests remedies. The suite includes: AvailabilityGuard/Enterprise, AvailabilityGuard/DR, AvailabilityGuard/Cluster and AvailabilityGuard/Cloud.
AvailabilityGuard/DR allows IT to detect DR vulnerabilities proactively. AvailabilityGuard/Cluster monitors high-availability clusters to predict and identify downtime risks. AvailabilityGuard/Cloud allows the automated detection and analysis of risk in private cloud environments.
May 21, 2013
Quantum on Tuesday introduced enhancements to its vmPRO data protection and archive software. The new version of vmPRO 3.1 incorporates Scalar LTFS technology to provide searchable capabilities for users of VMware data. Quantum also announced that vmPRO has performance and workload management enhancements, including the ability to backup up virtual machines in their native state, an automatic configuration option and VMware HotAdd support, which allows IT to add memory resources to a VM while it is powered on. Enhancements also include the ability to perform multiple backup jobs concurrently.
The company also announced a new software-only DXi V4000 deduplication appliance that provides 24TB of usable capacity and operates as a virtual machine.