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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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FalconStor wins HDS as VTL reseller

Hitachi Data Systems is going to resell FalconStor Virtual Tape Library (VTL) software, with deduplication, integrated with its AMS 2000 mid-range storage arrays. HDS will also resell FalconStor's File-interface Deduplication System (FDS), integrated with the AMS boxes. FalconStor claims its VTL technology achieves single-node …
Chris Mellor, 17 Jun 2010
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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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Oracle adds tiered storage to mainframe VTL

Oracle has boosted its mainframe virtual tape library capacity by adding in a second tier of disk storage. Sun, as it then was, announced its Virtual Storage Manager (VSM) version 5 in May last year. This is a virtual tape library (VTL) sitting between a mainframe, or open system servers, and a tape library and storing up to …
Chris Mellor, 28 Oct 2010
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EMC doubles up mainframe VTL capacity, throughput

EMC has doubled the capacity and throughput of its mainframe virtual tape library (VTL) but it still lags behind IBM. It does exceed Sun's VTL capacity, though. The EMC DLm (Disk Library for mainframes) now supports up to 1.2PB of raw and usable capacity. EMC says that's almost 3PB compressed capacity, and 1.2GB/sec throughput, …
Chris Mellor, 25 Aug 2009
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Bus-Tech downsizes VTL for small mainframes

Bus-Tech says small and medium businesses with mainframes, who can't afford IBM or Sun StorageTek prices, can buy its down-sized virtual tape library (VTL). Apparently there are lots of mainframes operated by SMBs, typically hospitals, universities and local government organisations. They often have less than 10TB of data, and, …
Chris Mellor, 17 Jul 2009
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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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NetApp's de-duping VTL arrives

NetApp has added block-level de-duplication to its Virtual Tape Library (VTL) product line and claims an up to 20:1 de-duplication ratio. At last, the company has an answer to Data Domain, Quantum, and EMC. Until now, NetApp VTLs used hardware compression only and achieved a 50 to 60 per cent reduction in data volume. With VTL …
Chris Mellor, 29 Oct 2008

FalconStor preens its feathers as turnaround gathers speed

Virtualisation outfit FalconStor is starting to move on the product front again, and is combining its VTL (Virtual tape library) and FDS dedupe product into a single offering, claiming 50 per cent cost-savings. The FDS (File-interface Deduplication System) offers post-processing and/or concurrent block-level deduplication with a …
Chris Mellor, 19 Feb 2014
FalconStor CEO Gary Quinn

'Member when we were running out of cash? Whew... thank goodness that's over – FalconStor

FalconStor is moving on from its near-death experience last year, when, according to CEO Gary Quinn, it had just six months of cash left. The new chief now plans to build on its recovery by returning the firm to its roots with a unified software product. He also spoke of the firm taking on EMC's VPlex and IBM's SVC with its …
Chris Mellor, 04 Jun 2014

Security stock slinger Symantec speeds up with latest Backup Exec

Symantec has announced the latest version of its Backup Exec software, with a newer product that's apparently "up to 100 per cent" quicker than its "challenging" older brother. The last major release was Backup Exec 2012 back in ... 2012. It was a controversial release, with many new and changed features and it has taken over 18 …
Chris Mellor, 02 Jun 2014

In the cloud storage gateway game? Prepare to be AMAZONED

Jeff Bezos’s big biffing business is building its own cloud storage gateway hardware to get data into Amazon's S3, striking fear and loathing into the hearts of existing storage gateway suppliers. Amazon’s existing Storage Gateway is software-only, and runs in a VM in a customer’s own data centre server and moves data back and …
Chris Mellor, 05 Dec 2013
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Sun primes de-dupe for VTL lineup

Sun Microsystems is today offering its first de-duplicating virtual tape library (VTL), and giving its existing VTL boxes a round of upgrades for good measure. The open source gospel barker now has three pillars to its StorageTek VTL lineup: the VTL Value, VTL Plus, and the new data de-duplicating VTL Prime. Sun's Value boxes …
Austin Modine, 07 Apr 2008

IBM rejects deduplication for new VTL

IBM has revealed a new TS7530 virtual tape system with no deduplication capabilities at all, just hardware compression. The Virtualization Engine TS7530 is presented by IBM as an intervening system between open systems servers and tape with tape being the final resting place for data. It is designed to augment the tape backup …
Chris Mellor, 14 May 2008
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EMC, FalconStor extend VTL contract

EMC has extended its relationship with its virtual tape library (VTL) software partner FalconStor until 2013. The storage monster's manoeuvrings last year, however, may reveal how EMC put the squeeze on during negotiations. The news is given the standard release treatment by FalconStor, trotting out business development VP …

Hitachi shrinks VTL bundles for mid-size folk

Hitachi Data Systems is introducing three pre-configured midrange Virtual Tape Library (VTL) packages to help coax the mainstream towards its de-duplication wares. Like HDS's enterprise-sized VTL offerings, the new bundles consist of a server, an array, some HBAs, and software (and in the two larger flavors, a switch). The mid- …
Austin Modine, 12 Feb 2008
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Shoden takes lego approach to de-duped mainframe VTL

Better mousetraps selling for less money seem a good idea in straightened times. That's what a South African system integrator has built and is using to expand into the UK. The product is QuickRecover, a de-duplicating mainframe virtual tape library (VTL). Shoden Data Systems partners with Hitachi Data Systems, Luminex, Data …
Chris Mellor, 14 Nov 2008

Luminex rips virtual tape from data centres, shoves it in the cloud

While EMC thinks the next move in storage is to rip the tape out of the mainframe and replace it with the virtual stuff, Luminex seems to be going one step further: by grabbing its virtual tape from the data centre and floating it up to the cloud. Mainframe virtual tape library (VTL) vendor Luminex has buddied up with cloud …
Chris Mellor, 09 Aug 2012
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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

EMC does VTL on mainframe, bumps RecoverPoint to 3.0

EMC will spin into IBM's turf next month by punting a virtual tape library (VTL) system for mainframe backup. The storage firm is also releasing Recoverpoint 3.0 with improved continuous data replication, more Clariion compatibility, and shinier graphics. Mainframe excursion The EMC Disk Library for Mainframe (DLm) is a …
Austin Modine, 25 Feb 2008
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What to do with 110,000 Magstar tapes and 11PB of data

What do you do with 110,000 IBM 3590 cartridges? That’s the problem an Indian resources company faced last year. The cartridges, which IBM introduced way back in 1995 under the Magstar name offered a 60 gigabyte capacity that then seemed capacious, and collectively contained around 11 petabytes of geospatial data. But with 3590 …
Simon Sharwood, 17 Aug 2012
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OK, we're flogging a disk array, but cut us open and we bleed TAPE – SpectraLogic

Tape library supplier SpectraLogic has quietly added a spinning rust product to its archive portfolio: the nTier Verde array. Hmm. Tape-based data protection vendors like Overland Storage and Quantum have gone into the disk array business to offset declining tape revenues. And results have varied: financial impact has been …
Chris Mellor, 19 Sep 2013

It's that time again: Sources whisper about NetApp Quantum slurp

A number of sources whisper to The Register that tape-maker and dedupe specialist Quantum is in negotiations over a sale – and they also say a well-known Sunnyvale storage supplier is fingering its wallet. Three Reg sources have said they've heard Quantum has a "for sale" sign around its neck. So, just as a thought experiment, …
Chris Mellor, 09 Oct 2013

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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Intel waves LONG TENT POLE, pokes Data Domain boxes with it

EMC has boosted the backup performance of its mid-range Data Domain boxes yet again by upgrading to Intel Sandy Bridge processors. Avamar, Mozy and NetWorker have all been revved up too. The news came at a hyped-up Backup and Recovery Systems launch in New York at which EMC claimed it had the longest pole in the tent for …
Chris Mellor, 12 Jul 2013
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MDNX swallows Griffin: I ain't afraid of no channel conflict

Network integrator MDNX has devoured pure channel connectivity provider Griffin for an undisclosed sum. MDNX was formed in 2003 through the acquisition of Solution 1, CIG (which traded as CI-Net) and VTL - all which focused on the provision of data networking and data centre services. The buyer is split into three units: a …
Paul Kunert, 06 Aug 2012
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FalconStor accelerates dedupe, drives finances over a cliff

FalconStor is cranking out $19m to $20m revenues per quarter, punctuated by regular Q4 spikes, but continually makes losses. Why isn't it a healthy business making steady profits and growing? It is a storage software supplier selling a virtual tape library (VTL), continuous data protection and other products. Its co-founder …
Chris Mellor, 09 May 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

IBM unchains new storage monsters to spook upstart hybrids

IBM has boosted its top-end storage array performance with a new processor - and is upgrading its XIV and Storwize v7000 systems - in its fourth major enterprise systems announcement this year. El Reg's Timothy Prickett Morgan covered the POWER7+ developments yesterday. Here Vulture Central's storage desk looks at Big Blue's …
Chris Mellor, 04 Oct 2012

FalconStor on 13th quarterly loss: 'Unpredictable' OEM dragged us down

FalconStor has blamed "unpredictable performance" from one of its biggest Chinese OEM partners for the dent in its first quarter revenues. It has now totted up 13 loss-making quarters - although last quarter saw a boost in revenues - and the storage virtualisation supplier's lot is not a happy one. The company is trudging uphill …
Chris Mellor, 01 May 2013
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FalconStor honcho rejigs storage biz: OEMs - who needs them?

FalconStor CEO Jim McNiel is not quite a happy man, but he hopes to be one in a year or so. He is the president and CEO of a once phenomenally successful storage software start-up, and it's his task to restore the company's fortunes. McNiel, formerly Falconstor's strategy chief, came into his position when he replaced the …
Chris Mellor, 19 Oct 2012
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Storage company bribed bankers to win fat contracts - Feds

FalconStor bribed banking executives with gambling, golf, stock and gifts to get $12.2m of business. That's what led to the founder's ousting, fines and a deferred prosecution agreement. The US Department of Justice says: One JPMorgan Chase executive received 25,000 FalconStor stock options and 40,000 restricted FalconStor …
Chris Mellor, 05 Jul 2012
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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: 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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Quizzed Quantum veep quashes hardware quit rumours

Is big data and big storage biz Quantum finally moving away from its hardware business to the cloud? This question was raised by a statement from Henrik Rosendahl, Quantum's Cloud Solutions SVP: Quantum is transitioning its business from being a predominantly hardware-based, on-premise data protection provider to turning into a …
Chris Mellor, 01 Aug 2013
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Quantum soups up midrange DXi

Quantum has added Fibre Channel access to its DXi6500 mid-range to make the DXi6700 with a 3.5TB/hour data rate. The DXi6700, which Quantum says uses the latest processor cores, has 24-56TB of usable capacity, in 8TB increments, and comes with four 8Gbit/s Fibre Channel ports - two for the hosts and two for the direct path to …
Chris Mellor, 31 Aug 2010

Bleeding storage firm Overland: OK, we're losers, but so are our rivals

Is Overland toast? Its latest results are dreadful - again - with revenues down and losses up, yet management talks about operating profitability being gained by July 2013. Is it nuts? CEO and president Eric Kelly said: "Our lower than expected total revenue is largely due to the difficult macroeconomic environment in Europe and …
Chris Mellor, 18 Nov 2012

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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NetApp and Fujitsu set up one-stop-shop after dedupe deal

Fujitsu and NetApp have extended a reseller partnership, marking the effective end of the Japanese firm's EMC storage hardware relationship. NetApp will now resell Fujitsu's CS800 S2 Data Protection Appliance, but only in 22 EMEA countries, while Fujitsu will spread its NetApp resales to more countries around the globe. Fujitsu …
Chris Mellor, 26 Oct 2010
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Data Domain gets new boss array

Data Domain has a new high-end array, the DD 890, which is paired up to give a speed boost to Data Domain's Global Deduplication Array. It has also introduced a DD 860 system, IBM i server support and an archive version of its technology. Data Domain is EMC's business unit providing deduplicating storage arrays for backup data, …
Chris Mellor, 18 Jan 2011
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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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FalconStor's flying backup accelerator

IP storage software, deduplication and virtual tape library supplier FalconStor is introducing a backup accelerator for its VTL at SNW on 6 April. A VTL accelerates backup, because data streams from the host server's storage to the VTL at disk ingestion speed, instead of the slower tape ingestion speed. This reduces the backup …
Chris Mellor, 27 Mar 2009
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Quantum mid-range DXi crushes Data Domain

Quantum has a new mid-range DXi deduplicating disk backup box that crushes speed king Data Domain. Quantum has four product groups in its DXi range: the 4500 entry-level for small and medium business and remote office/branch office (ROBO) needs; the 6500 mid-range; the 7500 enterprise; and the high-end 8500. The mid-range also …
Chris Mellor, 27 Jul 2011

Tape eats dust of spinning rust, says object data biz

Object storage suppliers tend to look at tape storage like a real ale fan looks at cheap fizzy lager: "I'm not going to touch that!" Object storage suppliers such as Caringo, Cleversafe, HDS, ByCast (NetApp), Scality and others boast that their technology is self-healing and more scalable than file-system-based approaches. Many …
Chris Mellor, 20 Mar 2012
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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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NetApp, Fujitsu and Quantum in product-swapping orgy

The aftershocks of EMC's earth-shaking Data Domain acquisition are causing the storage industry suppliers' tectonic plates to grind and shift into new positions. The snatching of Data Domain from NetApp's grasp left the Sunnyvale company with a deep hole in its strategy. It was willing to pay a substantial amount for a deduping …
Chris Mellor, 27 Oct 2010
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Quantum's DXi big box boost

Quantum's latest deduplication product, the DXi8500, is twice as fast as the previous DXi7500 big box, but holds slightly less data. The DXi8500 offers from 20 to 200TB of usable capacity, which it can fill up at a rate of 6.4TB/hr. The effectively-replaced DXi7500 offered up to 220TB of usable capacity and a maximum ingest rate …
Chris Mellor, 11 Oct 2010
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What's Oracle got up its sleeve?

A disk drive array can't cut it: Oracle says its 31 January game-changing announcement will provide a "dramatic leap in storage technology" for enterprise data centres. A disk drive array alone can't provide that. What can the technology be? Whatever it is, it will offer, Oracle says:- Much lower costs—per terabyte of capacity …
Chris Mellor, 24 Jan 2011
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NetApp becomes Quantum reseller

NetApp has signed up to resell Quantum's StorNext software, opening the way for it to sell hybrid disk and tape systems. StorNext is a virtualised file system manager that provides both SAN and LAN access to a shared set of files with automated data tiering across fast disk, capacity disk and tape libraries, plus deduplication …
Chris Mellor, 14 Apr 2011
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NetApp chucks staff at OS merger

Frustrated by drawn-out development schedules, NetApp has put all its US-based engineers to work on merging 7G and GX, its two ONTAP operating systems. The company will also release its first block-level, de-duplicating virtual tape library (VTL) well before the end of the year. NetApp storage arrays, with the exception of its …
Chris Mellor, 27 Oct 2008