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Storage Clips: EMC unveils Documentum 5.3

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EMC enhances content management software
EMC/Documentum announced it has upgraded its enterprise content management (ECM) platform -- called Documentum 5.3 – for the management of documents, XML files, rich media and Web content. EMC said the key features that differentiate ECM from previous versions and competitors are:

  • Unified architecture: All different content types are managed by one system -- in contrast to an integrated architecture that has a console, repository, database, security model, etc. for each content type. EMC said the unified approach makes management easier and lowers the cost of administration and training required.
  • Security: New enhancements include mandatory access controls and digital shredding as well as security testing by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Security Agency.
  • Native collaboration: Management feature that allows teams of users to share discussions, notes and folders at a single interface. All notes are stored and indexed.
  • Some other new features of the Documentum 5.3 include: automatic retention management, a Documentum client for Outlook and federated search across the whole network.

    Veritas certifies Isilon IQ
    Isilon Systems Inc. announced that it has completed interoperability testing of the Isilon IQ clustered storage systems for use with Veritas NetBackup

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      software using the network data management protocol. Under the Veritas Enabled Technology Partner Program, products are jointly tested and validated to help users manage heterogeneous storage environments. Support for Veritas NetBackup software with Isilon IQ clustered storage systems is available now at no charge to Isilon customers with current support plans.

      McData to expand Asian distribution
      McData Corp. announced a distribution agreement where technology sales, marketing and logistics company Ingram Micro Asia will distribute McData's hardware, software and services in Singapore. Through the agreement, McData intends to provide product support to resellers through training, marketing and technical programs in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. Ingram Micro currently serves 100 countries worldwide, McData said.

      HP names VP of marketing
      Hewlett-Packard Co, (HP) announced that Duncan Campbell has been named vice president of StorageWorks marketing. Campbell has 20 years of experience in marketing, covering software, networking, services, PCs and systems. According to HP, Campbell will be responsible for advancing the market position of the company's SAN, NAS, ILM, nearline and storage management software products. Before joining HP, Campbell was vice president of marketing and business development for First Virtual Communications. Campbell was formerly with HP from 1986-2001 in various marketing director roles.

      China taps Nortel for DWDM
      The Customs General Administration of the People's Republic of China has selected an optical transport technology from Nortel to upgrade its storage network infrastructure. China Customs will be using Nortel's Optical Metro dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) technology to extend its networked storage capabilities from its main data center in Beijing to multiple sites across major metropolitan areas. China's use of the DWDM technology will be based on Nortel Optical Metro 5200, which delivers up to 32 protected or 64 unprotected DWDM wavelengths and offers up to 10 Gbps per wavelength through a network modeling tool.

      CA certifies EqualLogic arrays
      EqualLogic Inc. announced that Computer Associates International Inc. has certified the PS Series storage arrays as interoperable with the BrightStor ARCserve Backup Enterprise Option for Volume Shadow Copy Service Hardware Snap-Shot. According to both companies, the integration will help users manage and protect data in iSCSI SANs.

      EVault to backup credit unions
      EVault Inc. announced a partnership with CUSA Technologies that will provide CUSA with EVault's online backup and recovery services to CUSA Technologies' base of 850 credit union clients. CUSA is a developer of credit union management software and will now provide their clients with EVault's managed services that encrypt files and folders and then back them up to a remote data center.

      Crosswalk adds Visio plug-in
      Storage management software provider, Crosswalk Inc, has integrated a Visio plug-in to its product called Storage Planner 1.0. This free plug-in loads all the discovery information about a customer's SAN infrastructure into a document to more easily visualize the environment. Visio is a Microsoft tool familiar to most SAN administrators, according to Crosswalk spokespeople.


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