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ProStor creates removable disk archive system ProStor, makers of the RDX removable disk cartridges rebranded by Imation, Dell and others, announced its first storage subsystem, dubbed InfiniVault. The product comes in form factors ranging from a commodity server tower to a 39 terabyte (TB) 2U rack mount. Each version has a cache of RAID storage for nearline archival, and its software automatically migrates data based on date of creation down to an array of removable RDX cartridges. The product also provides file-level deduplication, 2x data compression and hardware-based AES 256-bit encryption. Prices range from just over $10,000 for the entry-level system to $75,000 and up for the largest model.
Bycast ventures past healthcare Grid archiving vendor Bycast, which until recently has been making hay as a medical archiving player through its partnership with IBM, recently announced a new statement of direction. According to Moe Kermani, Bycast will be taking the most recent version of its software, StorageGrid 7, into verticals other than medical images and records archiving.
… And more In separate announcements also made this week, Clearwell Systems and Quest Software announced that they will jointly market the Clearwell Intelligence Platform and Quest Archive Manager, hailing the combination as a way to address the full e-discovery process. Google Inc. beefed up its search for enterprise archives, and Copan added an archive "personality" to its MAID array.