Network Storage

It is generally acknowledged that solid state hard drives offer a performance boost to computing speed, but the additional cost and limited capacity has prevented  widespread uptake. Seagate says a new hybrid drive technology it has developed offers a solution that provides  a 3X increase in random performance over existing solutions.

DISUK has announced Paranoia3, its in-line tape encryption hardware appliance to protect data backed up to off-site locations.  The appliance comes in either SCSI or fibre channel versions.

Germany's SEH Technology has come up with a solution to providing secure network access to data on SD cards and USB portable media, the mySND-120 File Access Server.

CommVault has released an update to its data management software platform, Simpana 10, providing self-service access from mobile devices and enhanced enterprise search integration.

Tandberg Data has announced the availability of its new LTO-6 tape drives, tape automation and media products offering up to 6.25TB of compressed cartridge capacity and speeds of up to 1.4TB per hour. 

The Bring Your own Device (B.Y.O.D) trend is sweeping the market and causing many headaches for the IT Manager as well as hidden costs.

The day the  Microsoft Exchange email server failed could have been the title of a horror story for North Queensland motor dealership Mike Carney Toyota, if a backup strategy had not been in place

HELIOS UB2 server software for cross-platform network client connectivity is now fully OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion compatible, with support for critical OS X 10.8 features including Spotlight search and Time Machine backups.

Fujitsu has been appointed by Freehills to provide Hosted Services in its Australian data centres for the firm's e-discovery applications.

The job of expanding a tape library can be made as easy as adding new disk drives to a fileshare via new capabilities in QStar Technologies’ version 6.0 of its Archive Manager product (formerly QStar HSM).