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Tacit adds e-mail consolidation Tacit Networks Inc. announced significant additions to its branch office wide-area file services product, including native support for Microsoft Exchange e-mail acceleration and consolidation. This feature eliminates duplication attachments and gets rid of e-mail servers at the branch office. The company also introduced wide-dictionary compression that allows data redundancies across files to be recognized and redundant transfers eliminated; domain controller, domain name server and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol functionality without the need for per office dedicated network servers; HTTP acceleration; and a software-only version of its product for customers that want to use existing server hardware to deploy Tacit's services.
Kashya qualifies with IBM SVC Kashya Inc. announced that its KBX5000 data replication appliance has been qualified to provide remote replication functionality to the IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) on the Cisco Systems Inc. Storage Services Module. It uses Cisco's SANTap protocol and SVC, users get bi-directional data replication between SANs across any distance without any impact to host and array performance, and with no host footprint, Kashya said.
Archivas boosts performance Archivas Inc., a provider of long-term fixed-content archiving software, announced three advances in its Archivas Cluster software, including integrated search and indexing capability, an increase in availability and performance enhancements.
Mount Sinai school deploys solid-state disk Bitmicro Networks, a solid-state storage provider, announced that the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MSSM), located in Manhattan, New York City, has deployed its E-Disk SAN technology to speed up its Oracle application. MSSM's IT administrators reduced I/O wait time by transferring the database's most frequently accessed files (also known as "hot files") to an solid-state disk cache, an E-Disk SAN JBOD featuring two 2 GB E-Disk 3F2 drives. Each 3F2 drive is capable of handling more than 9,000 I/Os per second.
Maxtor launches Windows backup drive Maxtor Corp. announced OneTouch II Small Business Edition drive -- a small-business Windows server backup drive to be sold through the channel. It comes in 200GB (300 GB compressed) capacity and is priced at $599.95.