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Coraid and CommVault team up, grab biz barons' backup from HP, Sepaton

At IP EXPO, Coraid and CommVault were flaunting their love after partnering up on a new venture to provide scaleable data management and protection solutions for enterprise folk. Coraid said CommVault was a great door-opener, and said that together they were capable of taking on players like Sepaton and HP for the Simpana back- …
Chris Mellor, 22 Oct 2013
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Sepaton launches super-duper big data-slurping deduper

Sepaton has updated its 16-node deduping disk-to-disk backup mill with hybrid dedupe methods and has planned a capacity jump to 16 petabytes. The S2100-ES2 generation is being followed by this new VirtuoSO product, which keeps the clustered node limit of 16 dedupe heads front-ending a disk drive array but bumps up the processing …
Chris Mellor, 16 Oct 2013
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Sepaton lures Feds with TOP SECRET backup BEAST

Sepaton has brought out a new deduping backup storage array that it claims inflicts 80TB an hour on a floating lump of backup data. It's the S2100-ES3 2925 and it has near doubled its data ingestion rate over the -ES2 model, says the firm. It has also added an encryption feature that it says makes it the "safe choice" for mega …
Chris Mellor, 13 Mar 2013
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Sepaton tarts up DeltaStor: Now hooks up with ANYONE

Sepaton has updated its software to back up and reduplicate DB2, Oracle and other databases, thus leap-frogging Data Domain, which is Oracle-bound. Version 6.1 of its DeltaStor software has a DBeXstream component that takes care of the database deduplication business and does so when a database is backed up through multiple …
Chris Mellor, 08 Jun 2012
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Sepaton replaces marketing veep

Sepaton has appointed a new marketing boss after parting company with Jay Kramer, appointed just 18 months ago. Greg Mancusi-Ungaro joins the Enterprise deduplicating data protection array vendor after stints at Novell and Ximian, which was bought by Novell. Attachmate bought Novell in November last year. In a canned statement …
Chris Mellor, 03 Feb 2011
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Sepaton: HP offers 'least capable' dedupe in the industry

HP's Store Once Catalyst and B6200 hardware offers the "least capable" deduplication in the industry. That's according to Sepaton, which should know as HP resells its deduplicating array. The Sepaton product in question is the ES2 S2100 8-node clustered globally deduplicating array – resold by HP – and we asked Sepaton for its …
Chris Mellor, 09 Jun 2012
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Sepaton recruits ex-Quantum CTO

No-tapes backup data storage company Sepaton (read it backwards) has recruited a new chief technology officer, who comes to it via Quantum and NetApp. Jeff Tofano joined Sepaton this month and runs the grandly-named Office of the CTO, in which resides Dennis Roland, who is the Director of Advanced Technology. Tofano left …
Chris Mellor, 21 Sep 2011
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EMC recruits Sepaton's chief operating officer

EMC has recruited Sepaton's highly-regarded chief operating officer Fidelma Russo. It is so recent that Russo's LinkedIn entry hasn't been updated. She has, though, been wiped off the Sepaton management team webpage. Fidelma Russo Fidelma Russo (Sepaton image) Russo joined Sepaton in September 2007, as EVP for engineering and …
Chris Mellor, 18 Feb 2011
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Deduper Sepaton edges out from data centre

High-end deduper Sepaton has refreshed its edge deduplication array, giving it more capacity and performance. The S2100-DS3 supersedes the DS2 and is a remote office/branch office system, positioned by Sepaton as a spoke to its data centre hub machines, the S2100-ES2, to which it can replicate data and so provide business …
Chris Mellor, 23 May 2011
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Sepaton plans to crush mid-range boxes

Sepaton, the large enterprise deduping storage vendor, reckons its big boxes can replace lots of those pesky, seemingly continuously accumulating Data Domain mid-range boxes with a single system that does the job properly. There are a few stand-alone survivors from the deduplicating array start boom of 10 to 15 years ago. …
Chris Mellor, 14 Feb 2012
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Sepaton changes CEO

Sepaton's CEO and president Mike Worhach has stepped upstairs to vice chairman of the board and the Exec VP for sales and marketing, Mike Thompson, is the new CEO and president. Thompson joined Sepaton in August last year in what then looked like a step down the career ladder, but now looks like part of a set of choreographed …
Chris Mellor, 18 Feb 2011
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HDS scores one way deal with Sepaton

Clustered deduper Sepaton is going to resell Hitachi Data Systems' AMS arrays, but HDS isn't taking Sepaton's deduplication product. Sepaton makes clustered duplication systems which deduplicate globally across the cluster. Its products are OEM'd by HP. Competitor EMC/Data Domain has just announced a 2-node high-end system with …
Chris Mellor, 22 Apr 2010
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Sepaton whups Data Domain on performance

Sepaton's sixth generation dedupe software with OST support makes its clustered system faster than Data Domain's top system, rampaging through incoming data at 43TB/hour. Sepaton produces S2100-ES2 1910 and 2910 high-end deduplicating virtual tape libraries that can have up to eight 2U head nodes clustered together, with a …
Chris Mellor, 25 Jan 2011
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Sepaton in anti-Data Domain pitch

Criticising the pain of single-silo deduplication products, Sepaton has introduced a dual-node clustered product that can be upgraded to its larger ES2 system. The MS2 is described as rack-ready and has from 36 to 192TB of raw capacity, meaning 30 to 160TB of usable capacity. Data ingest can occur at 1,200MB/sec. It comes with …
Chris Mellor, 10 Mar 2010
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Sepaton adds support for Symantec's OST

Sepaton is today adding support for Symantec's OST interface to its S2100-ES2 virtual tape library and DeltaStor deduplication software. It also has a strategy for extending its products to include CIFS and NFS support, and plans to move into the archive and potentially the search space. OST or Open Storage Technology is an API …
Chris Mellor, 13 Apr 2010
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Sepaton's virtualisation surge

With its latest software release Sepaton is providing virtual ES2 arrays to departments in private clouds and customers in public clouds. It also has a roadmap to turn its grid-architecture high-end ES2 deduplicating secondary storage array engines into virtual machine appliances. The ES2 is a secondary storage system based on a …
Chris Mellor, 28 Jun 2010
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Sepaton's tape library de-duplication guarantee

Guarantees are getting popular. De-duplicating virtual tape library supplier Sepaton is offering a simple 40:1 de-duplication efficiency guarantee with few restrictions compared to NetApp's 50 per cent savings guarantee. Here's the full guarantee description: Sepaton guarantees that the FastStart Plus De-duplication Package …
Chris Mellor, 08 Oct 2008

StoreOnce and StoreAll get ProLiant push

HP has pumped up the power of its StoreOnce deduping backup to disk array and StoreAll store-everything-as-objects array with Gen 8 ProLiant servers. The StoreOnce 6500 slots in to the StoreOnce range, above the 4500, 4700 and 4900 Series (and VSA of course). It replaces the previous top-end B6200 system. HP’s information pages …
Chris Mellor, 10 Dec 2013
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Fujitsu fattens its all-in-one data protection box by 300 per cent

Like the three musketeers and their “one for all, all for one” motto, Fujitsu has its “all for one, one for all” CS8000 data protection appliance for mainframes and servers. It's just been strengthened with a 300 per cent capacity increase to 15PB online and a 50 per cent throughput increase. The CS8000 abstracts different …
Chris Mellor, 06 Nov 2013
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HP doubles down with dedupe speed record

HP reckons it can claim the dedupe speed king crown, ingesting at 100TB/hour and spitting it our at 40TB/hour, faster by far than the dedupe dominator, Data Domain. The enhanced dedupe performance was announced at the HP Discover event in Las Vegas on Monday. HP gets to such giddy heights by combining its StoreOnce Catalyst …
Chris Mellor, 04 Jun 2012
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Is HP pulling a fast one on deduplication?

Is HP pulling the deduplication wool over our eyes by claiming its dedupe box can run at 100TB/hour while EMC's best rate is 31TB/hour? Should a 4-pool dedupe system realistically be compared to single pool design? Yesterday at the HP Discover event in Las Vegas, the company announced its Store Once Catalyst software and B6200 …
Chris Mellor, 05 Jun 2012
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This is Frankfurt calling: Scattered outbreaks of hot crunchiness

This is the second installment of El Reg's coverage of StorageNetworkWorld Europe, aka Powering The Cloud, bringing you another smorgasbord of storage goodness from the biggest storage show in the old coutries. Some of it's hot, and some is even crunchy... so dip in. BridgeSTOR and DDFS BridgeSTOR CEO John Matze told us more …
Chris Mellor, 09 Nov 2012

Dell pries open shrunken PowerVault, crams whole lotta disk inside

In between the deluge of flash-driven, cloud-driven, and virtualisation-driven storage news, humble drive arrays get new features too. Dell has announced that it has provided low-end PowerVault enclosures with more drives than before and boosted its DR4000 disk-to-disk backup array with better replication and Symantec backup …
Chris Mellor, 20 Aug 2012

Last of the indie dedupe firms: We CAN fight off backup giants

Bill Andrews, Exagrid's CEO, is a driven man, even though he's been at Exagrid for seven years. But Andrews still has a job of work ahead of him bringing Exagrid out from under Data Domain's massive market shadow. In these days of every mainstream storage vendor having deduping backup-to-disk arrays – with the notable exception …
Chris Mellor, 28 Sep 2012
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ExaGrid stuffs dedupe boost into hot new box

ExaGrid has boosted its deduplication performance by 30 per cent with a new box. The EX13000E follows on from the 10TB capacity EX10000E and holds up to 13TB of data. In ExaGrid's 10-node, globally deduplicating grid configuration the maximum capacity is now 130TB – up from 100TB. ExaGrid says this about its single-node …
Chris Mellor, 24 May 2011

Report: EMC walks away with dedupe appliance market

When it comes to the disk-based backup appliance market, there is EMC and IBM and then there is everyone else. Market analyst IDC has just released a report, "Worldwide Purpose-Built Backup Appliance 2012–2016 Forecast and 2011 Vendor Shares", that shows EMC utterly dominating the disk-based backup appliance market with its Data …
Chris Mellor, 26 Jun 2012
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Diligent co-founder's second gig

Diligent co-founder Doron Kempel has started up a new company; SimpliVT. Kempel and Moshe Yanai started up Diligent to develop the ProtecTIER deduplication product and sold the company to IBM in 2008 for up to $200m. According to an SEC filing SimpliVT was started up in 2008, the year of the Diligent sale, and originally called …
Chris Mellor, 20 Sep 2010
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'Mr Backup' tracks race for dedupe speed trial domination

NEC's HYDRAstor crushes its competitors into the dust in the inline deduplication speed races, being more than three times faster than Symantec, which is in turn twice as fast as Data Domain. The numbers come from W Curtis Preston, aka "Mr Backup". He has used published figures from the vendors, and is careful to quote clustered …
Chris Mellor, 04 Nov 2010
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HP shows off filer and dedupe monsters in Vienna

HP used its Discover event in Vienna to both broaden and deepen its core storage portfolio, strengthening its file and deduplication offerings to compete better with EMC and NetApp. The headlines are: High-availability B6200 StoreOnce Backup System deduplicating backup to disk system for enterprises; Data Protector backup …
Chris Mellor, 30 Nov 2011
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Quantum and NEC claim dedupe speed records

For sheer high-end deduplication grunt, no one comes close to NEC and its HYDRAstore, but Quantum is claiming the entry-level and mid-range dedupe speed laurels with its revamped DXi software. Version two of this software, with a revamped inline data flow, is available for the DXi 4500 entry-level and 6500 mid-range systems. …
Chris Mellor, 28 Jan 2011
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Data slicer cuts itself off from hardware

Cleversafe has untied the knot between its data protection hardware and software with a set of software-only licenses for customers wanting to use third-party hardware. The company's products cut data into slices, using an Accessor server, and distributes them across many dsNet servers or Slicestors in a scheme which can have up …
Chris Mellor, 29 Jun 2010
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HP erects common storage platform

HP has announced Store360, common storage services software that uses underlying ProLiant and BladeSystem hardware, with storage personalities layered on top. At the company announced at its HP Discover event in Las Vegas, HP is layering Store360 across its industry-standard ProLiant and BladeSystem server hardware platforms. …
Chris Mellor, 06 Jun 2011
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Tape vendors thrust LTFS tool at punters: Go on, you know you want our tape

Two years after its inception, the Linear Tape File System (LTFS) is the tape hardware industry's best hope to claim a piece of the tape software interface and repair the damage done by decades of proprietary and hard-to-use backup software. We've all heard that "tape is dying" from the various disk array vendors, while others …
Chris Mellor, 19 Oct 2012
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EMC trundles out deduping mainframe VTL

EMC is bringing out a mainframe virtual tape library to cover both primary and backup data needs. It is an update of the Bus-Tech MDL-100v, an intermediate box sitting between a mainframe and open systems virtual tape libraries (VTL) such as EMC's Disk Library, a FalconStore software VTL, a Quantum DXi array or a Sepaton array. …
Chris Mellor, 08 Aug 2011
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Tucci to hang around another year as EMC earnings soar

EMC recorded record revenues and profits for the full year and final quarter of 2011, although Information Intelligence results didn't look so clever. The company sold a massive $20bn worth of products and services last year, an 18 per cent jump on 2010. It earned $2.5bn profit which, to put it in context, is a good deal more …
Chris Mellor, 25 Jan 2012
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Storage vendors unroll better VTL options

It's been a good day for mainframe tape users. They can store data on cheaper open systems virtual tape libraries (VTLs) thanks to Bus-Tech's MDL-100V product, and Sun has simultaneously enhanced its mainframe VTL and tape products. Bus-Tech's Mainframe Data Library-100V connects by FICON or ESCON links to mainframe hosts and by …
Chris Mellor, 21 May 2009
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HP storage hobbled by board's indecision

The future of HP's vibrant storage business has been made uncertain by HP CEO and board shenanigans, culminating with the latest uncertainty over CEO Leo Apotheker. Before his dismissal, former CEO Mark Hurd relaid the foundations of the storage business by hiring David Donatelli away from EMC, buying iSCSI SAN supplier LeftHand …
Chris Mellor, 22 Sep 2011
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Falconstor/Sun wins speediest dedupe race

The fastest deduplication on the planet is performed by an 8-node Sun cluster using Falconstor deduplication software, according to a vendor-neutral comparison. Backup expert W Curtis Preston has compared the deduplication performance of different vendors' products. He uses suppliers' own performance numbers and disregards multi …
Chris Mellor, 09 Mar 2009
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HP challenges Data Domain in deduplication

HP is expanding is aiming to take on Data Domain in the deduplication market, and developing SQL and Exchange appliances in the Exadata mould. Garry Veale, HP's StorageWorks VP for EMEA, talking at HP's Technology@Work event in Frankfurt, said the company will complement its VLS Sepaton-sourced enterprise deduplicating disk …
Chris Mellor, 27 Apr 2010
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Data Domain doubles up on top dedupe

Data Domain has doubled the capacity of its top dedupe box and clustered two of them together with a global deduplication ability, offering up to 14.2PB of logical backup capacity. It's not global deduplication as competitors like Sepaton with its multi-node global deduplication would have it, but it's a step towards it, and …
Chris Mellor, 12 Apr 2010
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Where are the next storage startup stars?

Have we witnessed the end of an era? Has the great storage company growth boom ended with a series of big bang acquisitions: 3PAR, Archivas, Compellent, Data Domain, Diligent, EqualLogic, Isilon, LeftHand Networks, Ocarina, Storwize and more? Over the last five years a whole swathe of up-and-coming storage companies has been …
Chris Mellor, 23 Feb 2011
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EMC buys into mainframe VTL market

EMC is the Dyson of storage companies, hoovering up other storage companies with no loss of appetite however many it buys. It has just sucked up mainframe virtual tape library (VTL) supplier Bus-Tech. Mainframes can use tape for backup data and also during normal operations with a tape library connected by FICON or ESCON channel …
Chris Mellor, 11 Nov 2010
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Caringo: Keep taking the CAStor oil

Caringo's CAStor object storage software product has had a major upgrade to make it more energy-efficient, easier to integrate with applications, better at preserving data immutably for the lawyers and cheaper to manage. CAStor comes from the content-addressable storage area but is called object-storage, and is competing with …
Chris Mellor, 11 May 2010
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Data Domain gives itself DD Boost

EMC's Data Domain has got itself DD Boost software which pre-processes backup data on a media server to increase deduplication speed by up to 50 per cent. The software is installed on a media server and is integrated with either Symantec NetBackup or Backup Exec. It is a library and is used to identify segments in incoming data …
Chris Mellor, 11 May 2010
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HP converges on itself with bulked up storage offering

HP has upgraded its storage offerings as part of a Converged Infrastructure (CI) announcement, making EVAs clusterable, enhancing mid-range dedupe and introducing a new LeftHand iSCSI box. It's announced a raft of new servers as well as storage. CI is HP's integrated IT stack, its response to Cisco entering the server market …
Chris Mellor, 22 Jun 2010
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IBM diligently adds mainframe dedupe

IBM mainframes can now send backed-up data to a deduping virtual tape library instead of physical tape. Big Blue has combining its Diligent deduplication and virtual tape library functionality in the TS7680 ProtecTIER deduplication gateway. No changes are needed to backup processes on on the Z/OS mainframe but some modification …
Chris Mellor, 24 Feb 2010
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Fusion-io gets funding infusion

PCIe-connect SSD start-up Fusion-io brought forward its B-round funding and new CEO announcements to SNW as it revealed it was nearly $50m better off. LightSpeed Venture Partners led the B-round which netted Fusion-io $47.5m. Fusion-io also confirmed that David Bradford is its new CEO, replacing the ousted Don Basile, who is …
Chris Mellor, 08 Apr 2009
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Permabit's killer dedupe technology

Fast primary data deduplication, a Holy Grail of storage vendors, is set to be a practical reality with Permabit's Albireo product, a software library that can be integrated as a component by storage and application OEMs. Primary data deduplication has been seen as a CPU-cycle sucking monster that slows down application …
Chris Mellor, 07 Jun 2010
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Ocarina making dedupe music with BlueArc

Hardware-accelerated file storage supplier BlueArc is to sell Ocarina deduplication hardware integrated with its Titan 3000 product. BlueArc's Titan 3000 is a network-attached storage (NAS) product offering very fast access, up to 4PB of capacity, and tiered storage embracing fast Fibre Channel drives, bulk storage SATA drives, …
Chris Mellor, 22 Apr 2009
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Dell swallows deduping and compressing Ocarina

Dell is buying Ocarina, the deduplication startup which compresses a multitude of supposedly incompressible image files and which has just announced a second and software-only deduplication product other suppliers can include in their storage product stacks. Dell's deduplication strategy has resembled a roller coaster with …
Chris Mellor, 20 Jul 2010