Network Storage

Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which split from HP last year, has acquired SGI, a company that makes servers, storage, and software for data analytics and data management, for $US275 million in cash and debt.

Leading Australian managed services provider, Brennan IT, has selected Commvault Software and Huawei OceansStor to deliver a scalable and flexible Backup-as-a-Service solution.

For the first time, scientists at IBM Research have demonstrated reliably storing 3 bits of data per cell using a relatively new memory technology known as phase-change memory (PCM).

Startups are addictive. When you set a milestone and then meet it, it's like a rush of adrenaline. I'm on my third startup, a company focused on enterprise-class content indexing, and I still remember clearly the excitement I felt years ago when we first started receiving an influx of calls from law firms after announcing our ability to directly index backup tapes.

US storage software developer Infinite IO has launched a a Metadata Accelerator it claims can massively speed up access to data on network attached storage systems

Sony has unveiled the second generation of its Optical Disc Archive System, which adopts a new, high-capacity optical media developed jointly by Sony and Panasonic.  This newest media, rated with a 100-year shelf life, doubles the capacity of a single cartridge to 3.3 TB.

Share ButtonNo one wants to be in the firing line when their business makes headlines for the wrong reasons. Similarly, few employees would enjoy explaining to their boss that they accidentally handed over sensitive data to a competitor. Organisations don’t like it when these things happen any more than employees do. That’s why most have data security measures to stop information ending up in the wrong hands.

Ricoh Australia has introduced Microsoft Azure to its IT services offerings and the company recently joined the Microsoft Partner Network.

Veritas Technologies has announced support for Google Cloud Platform with its NetBackup 7.7 and Backup Exec 15 solutions. Organisations can use the Google public cloud as a backup destination, run back up and perform disaster recovery to or from the Google Cloud Platform.

Crossing the gulf from managing data to fine-grained information management is not just a challenge being faced by large organisations, the same journey is underway at many vendors of traditional backup and recovery solutions. Commvault has been undertaking the leap via its flagship Commvault Data Platform.