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Storage Clips: Sepaton adds capacity to VTL

Sepaton announced its updated product will scale up to 1 petabyte (PB); Avid offers shared storage; Kashya announced a new database backup product.

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Sepaton packs more disks into VTL
Sepaton Inc. announced that its new line of VTLs features greater density. The S2100-ES2 Series 400 is shipping today with 400 gigabyte (GB) drives; the company claims the new box will scale to more than 1 petabyte (PB) usable capacity and speeds up to 1,200 megabytes (MB) per second. It currently supports up to 5,000 cartridges, 256 drives and 64 libraries in one appliance, and the company said that future releases would allow for the addition of nodes for increased performance. An entry-level rack ready version of the product is also available which scales to 30 terabytes (TB) and is upgradeable to the larger ES2 configuration.

Avid offers shared-workflow storage
Avid Technology, Inc. unveiled the Avid Unity ISIS media network, which enables 16 individual storage blades to process media, while simultaneously sharing data and balancing the collective workflow between groups of connected storage drives. Version 1.0 scales up to 64 TB per system, with the ability to link multiple Avid ISIS Engines to one another and connectivity of up to 100 clients working in real-time over standard gigabit Ethernet.

Kashya offers database CDP
Kashya announced the availability of its KBX5000 CDP appliance for Oracle and SQL databases, including application-aware I/O bookmarks for Oracle and VSS integration for SQL environments.

New Brocade switches certified by Microsoft
Brocade announced that its 4 Gbit SilkWorm 4100 and 200E products are now approved and designated by Microsoft's Simple SAN for Windows Server requirements.

CA and Sun extend relationship
CA will send its Unicenter and BrightStor products to the Solaris 10 operating system for x64 (x86, 64-bit) platforms, and will build a management platform for Sun's UltraSPARC and AMD Opterond systems running the Solaris 10 OS, the companies announced.

CentrePath partners with IP Networks
CentrePath and Silicon Valley telecom startup IP Networks, Inc. are jumping on the communications industry's managed storage bandwagon, integrating CentrePath's Magellan management product and service into IP's managed storage service.

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