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Storage Clips: HP, FalconStor develop virtualization?

HP is rumored to be working with FalconStor on an in-band virtualization product; ADIC announces Pathlight VX 2.0.

HP to build virtualization product with FalconStor?
Hewlett Packard Co. is rumored to be working on an in-band virtualization product with FalconStor Software Inc. according to Byte and Switch. The new product would replace HP's OpenView Continuous Access Storage Appliance, which the company no longer has the right to sell since its patent infringement battle with EMC. HP already resells FalconStor's iSCSI software, although both companies remain tight lipped about their relationship.

ADIC announces Pathlight VX 2.0
Advanced Digital Information Corporation announced the general availability of its Pathlight VX disk backup product. The company claims that Pathlight VX 2.0 offers disk performance, enterprise scalability and full disaster recovery support -- all at half the cost of competitive products. Pathlight VX 2.0 combines the capacity and characteristics of disk and tape in a single system, using policy-based data management technology to provide total system capacities up to 3,000 terabytes. The combined system fits into existing backup environments, presenting itself to applications as a virtual tape library that transparently includes disk elements for high performance and RAID fault tolerance and tape elements for capacity, economy and disaster recovery.

Procom provides NAS for Korean ISP
NAS vendor Procom Technology Inc. announced that installation of 10 of its high-end NetForce 4000 series NAS filers has been completed at TES Corp., a Korean Internet service provider. TES is using the NF4000s as the storage component of its new Web-disk service (Hot Disk), which provides customers with a basic 100 GB of online virtual disk space, allowing users to store and access their computer files, movies and music from any Internet-connected computer.

Atto updates iSCSI-to-SCSI bridge
ATTO Technology Inc., a provider of storage connectivity and infrastructure products, announced the release of its third-generation iSCSI-to-SCSI bridge, the ATTO iPBridge 1550E/D. Supporting Microsoft's iSCSI software initiator, the IETF V1.0 iSCSI specification, and a host of third-party hardware and software products, the iPBridge 1550 offers organizations an affordable solution for networking existing SCSI storage devices into an Ethernet network, the company said.

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