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NEC, NetApp Unveil New Data Storage Wares
 

NEC, NetApp Unveil New Data Storage Wares

Friday Sep 18th 2009 by Paul Shread

NetApp and NEC were just two of the storage vendors trotting out new product offerings this week.

NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) and NEC showed off new data storage systems in a week that was full of news from storage vendors.

NetApp announced the new FAS2040 storage system and price reductions for its FAS2020 systems and software, which now come with high-capacity drives and multi-protocol support.

The FAS2040 offers twice the performance and 30 percent more capacity than other FAS2000 storage systems, with pricing starting at $7,920.

NEC, meanwhile, updated its HYDRAstor grid storage platform for backup and archiving with a big performance boost, WORM capability, data resiliency features, in-flight encryption, quota management, capacity on demand and additional deduplication features.

Dot Hill Systems (NASDAQ: HILL) unveiled unified virtual RAID adapter (VRA) technology that promises to bring high-end RAID features to low-end servers.

Avere Systems, a startup founded by veterans from the NetApp-acquired Spinnaker Networks, announced $15 million in Series A funding from Menlo Ventures and Norwest Venture Partners.

About its technology, Avere said simply that it is "pioneering the use of multiple storage media in a new scalable architecture that provides enterprise storage customers with breakthrough reductions in cost, space and power."

The startup is expected to reveal more details soon.

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