Dispatches-2009 Summary

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Here are summaries of some 2009 storage announcements from major vendors and other data storage information provided by SCI as Storage Intelligence (StorIntTM) Dispatches.

Brocade 2009 January 27 Announcement on new DCX-4S switch (227.3 KB, pdf)
Brocade announces new mid-range DCX with only 4 slots, virtual fabric features in their fabric operating system, new key manager support for thier fabric encryption, and new QOS support for their HBAs.
Data Domain 2009 July20 Announces DD880 appliance (235.6 KB, pdf)
Data Domain announces their latest top-end deduplication appliance, the DD880. Also announced were enhancements to replication fan-in and their management GUI.
Data Domain 2009 March 23 Announcement of new DD660 appliance and new performance (236.5 KB, pdf)
Data Domain announced a new mid-range deduplicatin appliance the DD660 as well as an update to the current product line software which increases deduplication performance.
EMC 2009 April 14 Announcement of new V-Max storage subsystem (335.9 KB, pdf)
EMC announces a brand new enterprise class storage subsystem for the new virtual server environment the V-Max.
EMC 2009 August 25 Announces new CLARiiON and RecoverPoint functionality (249.5 KB, pdf)
EMC announced Virtualization aware Navisphere and RecoverPoint, CLARiiON support for 10Gbe, enhanced iSCSI and disk spin down. Also RecoverPoint can now toggle from Synch to Asynch replication for intermittant networking.
EMC 2009 February 23 Announcement of new Celerra deduplication (234.2 KB, pdf)
EMC announces a new file level deduplication for the Celerra line of products.
EMC 2009 May 19 Announcement on enhancements to BURA product (239.1 KB, pdf)
EMC announces enhancements to Networker, DiskLibrary, and Avamar as well as introducing new service offerings.
FalconStor 2009 September 01 Announces new VMware enhancements and integration (254.1 KB, pdf)
FalconStor announces new enhancements and integration with VMware vSphere, vCenter, SRM, and now also supports FalconStor NSS and other solutions running as virtual appliances.
HP 2009 March 10 Announcement of refreshed EVA 8400 and 6400 (238.4 KB, pdf)
HP announced new versions of their top and mid-tier EVA line. Also announced were updates to their storage virtualization appliance and Data Protector backup software.
HP 2009 May 28 Announces new SMB storage (251.9 KB, pdf)
HP refreshes their MSA product line and provides new server virtualization bundles.
IBM 2009 Oct 20 Announcements of new DS8700, enhancements to mid-range disk systems and new Tape systems (613.5 KB, pdf)
IBM respun their high end and midrange disk lines with new hardware and new badges. The new highend disk subsystem incorporate the latest PowerPC processing chips, faster internal busses, and faster device adaptors which increase both sequential and random performance considerably. The midrange system (DS5100 & DS5300) now support SSDs, iSCSI, and a new high-density disk enclosure. On the tape side a new TS7700 Virtualization engine was announced for the mainframe environment and a new T3500 high density tape frame was made available.
IBM 2009 Oct 20 New SVC hardware and SSD support (267.7 KB, pdf)
IIBM announced new versions of the San Volume Controller (SVC) 2145-CF8 server engine. The new engine sports the latest quad-core Xeon(r) 2.4Ghz processors, 24GB of cache and 4-8GFC ports. This doubles SVC performance and throughput. The new hardware also supports up to 4-146GB SSDs per storage storage engine used as internal storage. SSDs are mirrored across I/O groups (pairs of storage engines) for redundancy.
SCI 2009 April 29 Update to ESRP performance results (701.0 KB, pdf)
SCI's completely revised and most current analysis of Microsoft Exchange Solution Review Program (ESRP) performance results for storage supporting between 1K to 5K Exchange mailboxes.
SCI 2009 August 27 Update to SPC performance results (673.6 KB, pdf)
SCI's latest analysis of Storage Performance Council (SPC) performance results now adds SPC-1C/E component level energy results to the ongoing SPC-1 and SPC-2 analysis.
SCI 2009 December 31 Update to SPECsfs® 2008 performance results (592.4 KB, pdf)
We discuss the latest Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation System File Server (SPECsfs® 2008) performance results for both NFS and CIFS benchmarks. The top 10 results in each category are discussed for both throughput and ORT results.
SCI 2009 February 24 Update to SPC performance results (842.8 KB, pdf)
SCI's analysis of Storage Performance Council (SPC) performance results now adds SPC-1C and SPC-2C component level results to the ongoing SPC-1 and SPC-2 result analysis.

SCI 2009 January 27 Update to ESRP/Jetstress benchmark performance results (1.4 MB, pdf)
SCI's completely revised and most current analysis of Microsoft Exchange Solution Review Program (ESRP) performance results for storage supporting over 5K Exchange mailboxes.
SCI 2009 July 28 Update to ESRP performance results (582.9 KB, pdf)
SCI's latest review of Microsoft's Exchange Solution Review Program (ESRP) performance results.
SCI 2009 June25 Update to SPECsfs® 2008 performance results (691.6 KB, pdf)
SCI's latest analysis of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation's System File Server (SPECsfs® 2008) benchmark results.
SCI 2009 March 30 Update to the SPECsfs® 2008 performance results (464.6 KB, pdf)
SCI's latest analysis of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation's System File Server (SPECsfs® 2008) benchmark results.
SCI 2009 May 27 Update to SPC benchmark results (630.9 KB, pdf)
SCI's analysis of Storage Performance Council (SPC) performance results now adds SPC-1C and SPC-2C component level results to the ongoing SPC-1 and SPC-2 result analysis
SCI 2009 Nov 19 Update to SPC benchmark results (961.1 KB, pdf)
SCI’s analysis of Storage Performance Council (SPC) performance results now adds SPC-1E and SPC-2E component level energy consumption results to the ongoing SPC-1 and SPC-2 performance result analysis
SCI 2009 October 30 Latest ESRP results (697.3 KB, pdf)
SCI's latest review of Microsoft's Exchange Solution Review Program (ESRP) performance results.
SCI 2009 September 25 Update to SPECsfs® 2008 performance results analysis (444.1 KB, pdf)
SCI's latest analysis of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation's System File Server (SPECsfs® 2008) benchmark results including the NetApp PAM II results

Spectra Logic 2009 November 11 Announces new T-Finity tape library (679.3 KB, pdf)
Spectra Logic now has the largest tape library complex available within a single pass-thru regime. As such the initial library is expandable up to 30K LTO tape cartridge slots and up to 4 T-Finity library systems can be attached together to support over 122K tape cartridge slots.