Data Domain launches dedupe array

Data Domain takes the wraps off datacentre deduplication storage array; Ordnance Survey picks Plasmon and BridgeHead for digital archive.

Data Domain unveils datacentre deduplication array
Deduplication company Data Domain has announced the availability of its DDX series datacentre scale deduplicating protection storage array. The array contains a new controller, the DD560, which fully configured offers up to 6.4Tbytes per hour of sustained throughput and up to 15 petabytes of capacity for long-term online retention of backup data. Using the company's Global Compression technology, DDX array configurations are available for less than 35 cents per Gbyte, the company claims.

Data Domain also announced it has partnered with ETI-NET, a specialised developer of storage interfaces for multi-supplier datacentres, to offer data protection capabilities for HP NonStop servers. A joint engineering effort between the companies has resulted in the adaptation and qualification of Data Domain's disc-based compression technologies with ETI-NET EZX/BackBox virtual tape controllers to enable high-performance storage of large amounts of

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mission critical NonStop backup data. The combined offering brings operational flexibility to NonStop system users, who can now maintain access to massive amounts of historic data, as well as implementing advanced cross-datacentre business continuity architectures, the companies said.

Ordnance Survey picks BridgeHead, Plasmon for archive
Mapping specialist Ordnance Survey has chosen a combination of technology from BridgeHead Software and Plasmon to provide a storage management system to safeguard its digital geographic assets. For more than 200 years, Ordnance Survey has built an international reputation for providing geographic information and historical reference. Faced with the need to retain its growing volume of digital information in a secure and cost-effective format, Ordnance Survey selected OptoMedia as its integration partner to implement Plasmon Ultra Density Optical (UDO) libraries and BridgeHead's HT FileStore software to store and manage its massive lifelong digital archives.

Cable & Wireless extends use of EMC Smarts 
EMC has announced that Cable & Wireless - after having used the EMC Smarts family of software to manage parts of the core network effectively for more than four years - is now deploying the software across multiple countries and managing key new domains, such as multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) for its customers. EMC Smarts is analysing the relationships between each network device and building a complete picture of the effect of any fault on business operations, anywhere on the network.

McData upgrades management of Riverbed appliances 
McData has announced a new version of its Network Management Service (NMS 2.2) that can remotely monitor and manage the Remote Office Consolidation (ROC) Wan Data Services (WDS) Accelerator products, which it licenses from Riverbed Technology. This release of NMS is designed to improve the effectiveness of the WDS product through continuous proactive monitoring of the appliances, including hardware and application services, alerts and notifications, escalation of critical fault conditions and overall event management.

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