Storage Clips: Apple updates Xserve RAID

Apple boosts capacity of Xserve RAID array; PolyServe software allows quick migration between Linux servers and storage; Vormetric certified with IBM.

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Apple updates Xserve RAID
Apple Computer Inc. updated the 3U version of its Xserve RAID storage system to deliver 7 terabytes of storage capacity. Apple also upgraded its Xserve 1U rack server with up to three 500 GB drives. Prices for Xserve still start at $2,999 and prices for Xserve RAID start at $5,999.

PolyServe releases migration tool
PolyServe Inc. unveiled its Matrix Manager for Linux-based server and storage clusters. The new software, which adds servers and storage to applications and moves applications between servers, also performs quick capacity upgrades, the company said. Matrix Manager creates a visual grid by mapping applications against available server and storage resources; users can then monitor multiserver and multiapplication status and adjust capacity by dragging and dropping servers on applications.

Vormetric CoreGuard ready for IBM DB2
Vormetric Inc.'s CoreGuard software has been certified interoperable with IBM's DB2 software. CoreGuard encrypts and protects database files at the operating system level and restricts their access to authorized DB2 administrators.

Startup releases third generation product
Seven Ten Storage Software Inc. will launch version 3.0 of its StorFirst EAS product in late September. The new version improves security and migration within its data management software. The new version will also add support for disk-based write once, read many retention policies and reporting features.

Fujitsu to OEM Engenera blades
Egenera Inc. and Fujitsu Siemens Computers announced that they have entered into an OEM alliance worth $300 million over approximately three years. Under the terms of the agreement, Fujitsu will integrate Egenera's BladeFrame into its Primergy servers. The partnership is valid only in the Europe, the Middle East and Africa region.

Catholic Health System uses ADVA
ADVA Optical Networking Inc. announced that Catholic Health System in western New York has used its Fiber Service Platform 2000 to support bandwidth-intensive Ethernet and storage applications. ADVA provides transport for a private fiber-optic network interconnecting Catholic Health System's 40 geographically dispersed facilities.

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