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RELDATA, a provider of unified block and file storage solutions over iSCSI, highlighted today the challenge faced by mid-sized organizations in upgrading legacy iSCSI storage systems and the difficulties associated with migrating data to newer iSCSI storage systems. A recently published report by analyst firm DCIG details the issues resulting from rapid adoption of networked iSCSI storage systems deployed between 2006-2008, which were very popular among mid-sized organizations. The DGIG report points out that first-generation iSCSI storage systems are now starting to show their age, and as a result, manufacturer warranties are expiring, resulting in expensive support and maintenance contracts. “This is prompting more mid-sized organizations to start product refresh cycles for their existing iSCSI storage systems to get newer systems,” said Jerome Wendt, president of... (more)

Queplix Data Virtualization Platform Integrates with Social Media

Queplix Corp., a provider of data virtualization, has introduced three new Application Software Blades (http://bit.ly/e4wpQf) integrating social media sites and their content. Companies can now securely and automatically capture information from FaceBook, LinkedIn and Google Contacts and harmonize it with their own corporate data. Queplix is the first data virtualization solutions provider to bring packaged social media data integration capability into a standard product family for use in corporate data integration projects. Amidst the exploding popularity of social media sites, c... (more)

CDW Moves to the Cloud

Asigra announced that CDW has selected Asigra Televaulting as its online backup platform. Chosen for its unmatched service-oriented architecture, powerful data de-duplication and broad interoperability, Asigra Televaulting will be the technology platform behind CDW’s Remote Backup Service. “Online backup is emerging as one of the top growth opportunities in the IT industry,” said Clint Harder, Sales and Product Development Manager of Hosting and Managed Services for CDW. “As a provider of enterprise-ready products and services, we are pleased to build our backup service offering o... (more)

StrataScale Channel Program Enables Rapid Deployment

StrataScale, Inc., a leading provider of fully automated managed server hosting solutions, today announced its StrataScale Channel Partner Program for resellers of its IronScaleSM on-demand managed hosting solution. Developed to enable resellers to address the growing demand for cost-effective next-generation managed services, the StrataScale Partner Program supports partners throughout the entire sales and support cycles. Through the program, value-added resellers (VARs), consulting services partners, and systems integrators can reduce costs, more quickly realize recurring rev... (more)

Asigra Launches Hybrid Cloud Backup

Asigra Inc., the leading cloud backup and recovery software provider, today announced the Asigra Hybrid Cloud BackupTM and Recovery platform. The ninth generation Asigra platform brings transformational backup architecture, allowing users to outsource backup to a public cloud, build a private cloud or select a hybrid of the two models. The latest generation offering brings industry firsts in automation, security and efficiency to reduce IT resources spent on mundane backup jobs, allowing redirection of those resources toward more strategic initiatives. Traditional approaches to ... (more)