At Solid State Drive summit (SNW), vendors made the following news:
The Storage Performance Council rolled out a new benchmark – the SPC Benchmark 1/Energy – which tests larger, more complex configurations. The new benchmark measures and reports on energy use in addition to storage performance.
LSI announced 6Gbps Serial Attached SCSI host bus adapters that provide performance enhancements for direct-attached Serial ATA and SAS drives. The LSI SAS 9200 series adapters connect to both 3G and 6Gbps SATA and SAS or solid-state drives and are targeted at e-mail, OLTP and streaming video workloads.
NEC introduced an iSCSI storage array – the NEC D-Series, which also includes thin provisioning capability. The D-Series SAN Storage system also supports Fibre Channel and scales from 219GB to over 144TB in capacity.
Metalogix repriced its e-mail archiving software to $15 per mailbox. MetaLogic Professional Archive Manager for Exchange also includes new features such as federated search, searches within a search and automated export of .PST files.