Network Storage

IBM has opened its second SoftLayer cloud centre in Australia, adding Sydney in addition to Melbourne in meet market demand. The new Sydney facility broadens data redundancy options within Australia and APAC while providing infrastructure solutions for both enterprise and Web businesses.

ZL Technologies has announced the availability of version 8.0.1 of its ZL Unified Archive, a  single-platform approach to archiving, eDiscovery, compliance and supervision, records management, and storage requirements designed to add leverage in analytics. ZL says UA's approach to consolidating data resources into an aggregated pool of single data copies provides a revolutionary foundation for application of unstructured analytics within the living business environment. It says while competing solutions create or attempt to integrate disparate "silos" of data, ZL UA takes a unified approach by eliminating siloed architecture and ensuring that only one data copy is stored, retention policies are coordinated, and one consistent search is performed.

EMC Corporation has announced the Australian findings of a new global data protection study that reveals, data loss and downtime cost Australian enterprises US$55 billion in the last twelve months, compared to the average of US$34 billion across the Asia-Pacific and Japan region. Global data loss is up by 400% since 2012 while, surprisingly, 78% of Australian organisations are still not fully confident in their ability to recover after a disruption.  

EdgeRunner has released SpaceMonger 3.0, bringing the power of Treemap analysis to the challenge of managing local, shared network and cloud storage. SpaceMonger creates a visual Treemap graphic, simplifying the task of freeing up space and avoiding increased storage costs with its user-friendly toolset for finding the files and folders hogging your storage space.

IBM researchers have demonstrated a new record of 85.9 billion bits of data per square inch in areal data density on low-cost linear magnetic particulate tape — a significant update to one of the computer industry's most resilient, reliable and affordable data storage technologies for Big Data.

Metalogix has acquired Idera’s SharePoint business, including the backup and monitoring products  SharePoint Backup and SharePoint Diagnostic Manager. 

Kroll Ontrack has updated its Ontrack EasyRecovery data recovery software adding the ability to permanently delete data at the file/folder level, and support for data recovery and permanent data destruction in virtual environments. 

Tandberg Data has added WORM (Write Once Read Many) functionality to its RDX media as a new technology designed to replace magneto-optical drives, CDs and DVDs. 


Metalogix has  announced the release of StoragePoint 4.2, its integrated SharePoint storage, backup and recovery solution offering automated backup, either on-premises or in the cloud, and the ability to granularly restore lost content all the way down to the document level.


Thinking beyond your corporate network, how much online online storage is required to hold all of the data associated with your digital life?
According to US academic Professor Vladimir Shalaev of Purdue University, that figure has grown astronomically in recent decades.