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QuorumSoft adds file-level restore for XenServer: News in brief

Actifio scores funding, expands in North America; DataCore melds software with Microsoft SCOM; EMC Iomega, StorMagic certified for vSphere 5.

QuorumSoft adds file-level restore for XenServer

Users of Alike backup software from QuorumSoft in Citrix XenServer environments will have the option of file-level restore with the release of version 2.1.2. The new version allows the restore of individual files from Alike Enhanced edition backups, without requiring temporary storage; the files can be made available via the Common Internet File System protocol directly from the backup repository. 

Alike 2.1.2 also includes new diagnostic tools for troubleshooting connectivity to backup servers, as well as performance benchmarking for XenServer storage repositories and Alike data stores.

Actifio scores funding, expands in North America

Data management virtualization startup Actifio has raised $57.5 million in funding to date, thanks to a new round of funding worth $33.5 million led by Andreessen Horowitz. With the new funding, Actifio has opened a new Canadian office and signed several channel partners in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta. Actifio’s storage system manages copies of production data, acting as a kind of connection broker for back-end data associated with virtual machine (VM) images and their backups.

DataCore melds software with Microsoft SCOM

Storage virtualization software maker DataCore introduced the SANsymphony-V Monitoring Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). The new offering enables customers to monitor and manage storage assets virtualized by SANsymphony-V from System Center 2007 or 2010.

EMC Iomega, StorMagic certified for for vSphere 5

EMC subsidiary Iomega and virtual storage appliance maker StorMagic Inc. announced their products have VMware Ready status under vSphere 5, and they are now listed on the VMware Partner Product Catalog. StorMagic qualified its SvSAN software, while Iomega’s StorCenter PX networked storage products were certified.

InMage refreshes VMware backup and replication software

InMage Systems announced version 3.0 of its vContinuum backup and replication software for VMware environments. The company claims backup and replication over the WAN is now 80% faster than in previous versions with a new file system-aware feature that only targets used portions of the VM disk to create an initial copy of data. Other new features include failover orchestration for multi-tier applications and site-level disaster recovery testing.

SolarWinds releases free virtual storage monitoring tool

IT management software maker SolarWinds launched a free tool that monitors storage I/O in VMware environments. The new Storage Response Time Monitor can give a snapshot report on the top five storage response times and top five VMs in the environment in terms of storage IOPS. For iSCSI and Fibre Channel data store types, the tool breaks down the total response time into "kernel latency" (time spent in the host) and "device latency" (time spent in the storage area network).

Beth Pariseau is a senior news writer for Write to her at

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