Brocade also announced a FICON SAN director customer, the IT service provider responsible for municipal services in Vienna, Austria, called Wien IT EDV Dienstleistungsgesellschaft mbH. The organization migrated existing ESCON channels to FICON connections.
Iron Mountain introduces e-mail service Iron Mountain Inc. announced the availability of a new e-mail continuity service, delivered via a partnership with MessageOne. The standby e-mail system synchronizes e-mail immediately with the hosted data center. When a customer's primary e-mail system becomes incapacitated, the e-mail continuity service is activated via phone or Web console. The service sends notification of activation to company employees by pager or secondary e-mail address, and employees will be able to access their e-mail from any Web-based browser. Once the company's primary mail system has been restored, all e-mails that were sent or received during the emergency are automatically merged into the company's primary mail system. The service is compatible with
Exabyte group promotes VXA packet format Exabyte Corp. announced that it has teamed up with Imation Corp, Matsushita Electric Industrial Ltd. (Panasonic), Sony Electronics and TDK Electronics Corp. to form The VXA Alliance, a tape storage industry group focused on promoting the VXA Packet Tape format. Each of the five charter member companies in the new group has committed personnel and financial support to the new organization.
DataCore updates SANmelody DataCore Software Corp. announced an update release to SANmelody 2.0, which includes new Volume Shadow Copy Services support for SQL Server, Exchange 2003 and Windows 2003 file systems for iSCSI IP SANs. Other new features include compatibility with NAS platforms, performance acceleration for disks served to NAS engines, emergency recovery and diskless boot support, support for Microsoft Clusters, VMware and Blade Servers.
U.K.'s Bunker launches service U.K. managed services provider The Bunker Secure Hosting Ltd. announced the launch of a new online backup service. The service, a "pay as you go" program, will store data at a Tier-4 data center in the greater London area.
Broadcom demonstrates SAS/SATA RAID Broadcom Corp. will be demonstrating a serial-attached SCSI (SAS)/SATA RAID controller with a PCI Express bus running on a Linux server at the U.K. Storage Expo. The product offers RAID-5 support 3 Gbps SAS and SATA II drive interfaces.
Onaro appoints CEO Change management software startup Onaro Inc. announced the appointment of Doug McNary as president and CEO, and member of the company's board of directors.