Network Storage

Quantum has announced plans to make LTO Ultrium format generation 7 technology available in its Scalar and StorNext AEL tape libraries. The latest generation of LTO tape offers a low-cost, highly energy-efficient, long-term storage solution for companies struggling to manage the massive growth of unstructured data and maximize the value of their digital content.

Catalogic Software has announced CX 2.2, which delivers major enhancements to the workflow automation and orchestration for copy data creation and use. Additionally, ECX 2.2 will deliver “in-place” copy data management support for major IBM storage platforms, including Storwize, SVC, v9000 and IBM Flash Copy Manager.  

Spectra Logic has unveiled a new NAS disk platform designed to provide high-density bulk storage for reliable, high-capacity digital preservation, at costs as low as AU15 cents per gigabyte raw.

Quantum has announced new enhancements to the Scalar i6000 tape library, doubling drive density to provide what is claimed to be the most compact LTO storage footprint in the enterprise market, adding unique RESTful web services management capabilities and offering 80 PLUS certified power supplies for efficient power usage.

Storage solutions provider Barracuda has introduce CudaDrive, a new secure cloud file service for businesses, delivered on desktops via local virtual drive, as well as mobile and web applications.

The Veritas Information  Map, a new tool to enable businesses to delve deep into their data stores to recognise and prioritise information across their organisations, is one of a number of releases being delivered over coming months as Veritas completes full operational separation from Symantec, due by October 2015.

IBM has announced the acquisition of Compose, Inc., a privately held US company that provides MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, and other database as a service (DBaaS) offerings targeted at web and mobile app developers. Financial terms were not disclosed.

HP has announced the availability of two software solutions that help businesses leverage advanced analytics and policy management technology to address the rising information management, governance, and data storage challenges resulting from the growth of big data.HP ControlPoint and HP Storage Optimizer aim to help organisations lower data storage costs, drive stronger compliance and information governance initiatives, and accelerate their path to hybrid cloud environments.

Index Engines has announced streamlined access to and management of CommVault backup catalogues and tapes with its latest version of its Catalyst software.

IBM and Fujifilm have demonstrated a next generation tape storage system that can fit 220TB of data on a palm-sized tape, showing its viability as a long-term storage medium.