Document management vendor FileNet Corp. announced that it will acquire compliance software maker Yaletown Technology Group Inc. As a result of the acquisition, FileNet will integrate its Records Management product with Yaletown's Records Crawler product, which will scan Microsoft file servers and show only those documents that meet preset business rules.
FileNet also announced general availability of version 3.5 of its FileNet Records Manager software, featuring optional retention periods for files and integration with FileNet's Content Federation Services, which allows the pooling of data from different storage sources.
Finally, FileNet announced partnerships with records and information management services firms, including Access Sciences, Imerge Consulting Inc., Millican & Associates and Robbins-Gioia.
Oracle demos NetEx, validates OuterBay
NetEx announced its HyperIP WAN accelerator is being used by Oracle Corp. at its demonstration data centers in Atlanta, Ga. and Reston, Va. NetEx is planning to demonstrate WAN encryption interoperability and optimization with storage encryption solution products over an IP connection for prospective customers.
Oracle also validated OuterBay Technologies Inc.'s application data management software for integration with the Oracle E-Business product line. OuterBay was previously validated with Oracle's PeopleSoft product.
TelCove announces managed business continuity services
TelCove became the latest telecom company to offer managed storage services for its customers with the introduction of three new business continuity storage services: an e-vaulting service, a remote shared storage service and an IP storage transport service. MCI announced a similar program last week.
Bakbone ships NetVault for Mac
BakBone Software Inc. announced NetVault 7.3.1 for Mac OS X Server version 10.4 "Tiger" with a native Mac user interface. This version is the first enterprise-class backup and recovery product modeled after Apple's Server Manager user interface and is available in three versions: entry, midsized and departmental. Prices start from $3,399 for an entry level configuration that includes 10 clients, 1.2 terabyte VDL, eight VDL devices and 21 media slots. To purchase, customers are able to source each of the three NetVault for Mac OS X with native Mac interface bundles exclusively from the Apple store and Apple's value-added reseller network.
NeoScale launches partner program
Storage security startup NeoScale Systems Inc announced the launch of the NeoScale Alliance Partner Program. Beginning October 2005, the program will have two categories, one for technology partners and one for channel partners.
Aerospace manufacturer chooses NeoPath
NeoPath Networks Inc. announced that Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has selected its File Director NAS appliance for file migration as part of a move to tiered storage.
DLT to resell LeftHand to government
DLT Solutions Inc. announced that it will resell LeftHand Networks Inc.'s IP SAN products to U.S. federal, state and local government agencies through the U.S General Services Administration schedule contract held by DLT.
McDATA does FICON migration
McData Corp. announced the general availability of its Intrepid FICON Converter (IFC), which attaches ESCON peripherals directly to FICON channels. The IFC uses Optica Technologies Inc.'s Prizm module to perform native protocol conversion from FICON to ESCON.
Tandberg, Chi agree to include tape
Tandberg Data Corp. and reseller Chi Corp. expanded their business agreement to include Tandberg's LTO tape drives and tape automation product lines
US Modular releases low-power NAS
US Modular announced the availability of its low-cost NAS system. The TeraNAS 1U consumes less than 100W of power when using four disks. The product offers up to 2 terabytes of storage with options for RAID levels 0, 1 and 5 with four hot pluggable SATA disks.
Teneros Inc. launched a backup box for Microsoft Exchange, called the Application Continuity Appliance. The box is installed using a Web-based interface, uses no software agents on the Exchange server and requires no Exchange configuration changes.
Kom, Hummingbird team up
Compliance and archiving startup Kom Networks announced a partnership with content management maker Hummingbird Ltd. Kom's KOMworx compliance and archiving software will be combined with Hummingbird Enterprise software for a data authentication and security product.