Network Storage

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.

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.