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EMC Corp. and Network Appliance Inc. separately announced partnerships with SAP to tie the software company's electronic resource planning products into their storage systems. An example of the integration going on might be archiving for SAP integrated with EMC's Centera disk-based archiving system. Also, expect to see a Database Xtender tie-in to SAP. EMC said it is building an ecosystem of partners, and that well over half its business today is touched by a partner one way or another. Five years ago the company was predominantly a direct-sales organization. Sun, BakBone partner for compliance
Sun Microsystems Inc. and BakBone Software Inc. announced a joint solution comprised of BakBone's NetVault data protection software and Sun's StorEdge NAS 5310 Compliance Archiving System. BakBone has added write-once, read-many protected tape backup support to Sun's compliance NAS platform. Users willing to test drive the product will receive a complementary initial compliance assessment valued at $2,500 conducted by a participating Sun Storage Elite iForce Partner.
Data Domain broadens D2D backup line
Data Domain Inc. announced its first series of products, dubbed the DD400, that bring its capacity optimization technology to market across a family of systems. Previously, Data Domain had just one box, the DD200. The DD400 includes three models and a gateway, the DD400g, that can support up to 500 terabytes (TB) of storage. The DD410 provides 15 TB of usable backup capacity, the DD430, 40 TB and the DD460, 85 TB. The DD410, DD430 and DD460 are available immediately starting at a list price of $19,000. The gateway will be available in the third quarter, bringing capacity optimization to a range of external storage arrays.
Genome Sequencing Center picks BlueArc
The Genome Sequencing Center at Washington University in St. Louis has purchased a BlueArc Inc. multi-tiered Titan NAS system with more than 60 terabytes of capacity to store and retain genetic research data, doubling its storage requirements.
Engenio, QLogic demo Microsoft VDS support
Engenio Information Technologies Inc. demonstrated its Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Virtual Disk Service (VDS) provider, including QLogic Corp.'s SANsurfer Express, at the QLogic Worldwide Partner Conference. QLogic's SANsurfer Express enables Engenio 2882 and 6998 controller-based arrays to be managed within applications that support VDS. SANsurfer Express provides a graphical user interface for point-and-click volume management and manages all devices in the SAN.
Exabyte ships D2D2T
Exabyte Corp. announced the availability of E-Z D2D2T, a disk-to-disk-to-tape backup and storage product. It bundles products, including Adaptec's Snap Server NAS with BakBone Software Inc.'s NetVault data protection software with its own tape automation products. Pricing starts at $6,500.
Scali integrates clustering and storage management
In response to the adoption of clustered file systems in the data center, Scali Inc. has introduced an enhanced version of its Scali Manage and Scali MPI Connect suites with added storage management functionality. The new version will allow enterprise and research environments, that utilize clustered file systems for data storage, to integrate storage management with their overall cluster management, the company said.
Cancer center implements 20 TB of Isilon
Isilon Systems Inc. announced Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has selected Isilon IQ to store all the research data for its Cedars-Sinai Prostate Cancer Center. Cedars-Sinai is implementing over 20 terabytes of Isilon IQ clustered storage to support its research in the fight against cancer. Cedars-Sinai is using Isilon to create a centralized architecture for its research data that is infinitely expandable to incorporate its rapid data growth requirements.