Storage Clips: HP, IBM offer CDP

HP has jumped into the CDP fray with a new agreement to rebrand the startup's product; Meanwhile, IBM has integrated CDP from LiveVault.

Daily compilation of storage news:

HP to resell Mendocino
Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) has entered into an agreement with Mendocino Software in which HP will resell the Mendocino Recovery One continuous data protection (CDP) product. The product will be marketed under the HP brand -- HP did not disclose the name. HP also said that further integration will occur with other HP products such as Data Protector, File Migration Agent, File System Extender and Reference Information Storage System. Initially, HP will target the application (database) level of data protection with CDP. Future plans include extending support into the user and file server levels.

IBM integrates LiveVault
IBM's Express Online Backup for Distributed Servers product will be based on LiveVault Corp.'s CDP software, the companies announced.

EMC certifies Emulex
Component maker Emulex Corp. announced that its 4 Gbps PCI Express and PCI-X 2.0 Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) are qualified for use with EMC Corp.'s Symmetrix and Clariion products and will be resold through the EMC Select Program.

The 4 Gbps HBAs were also selected by French IT integrator Bull for use as part of Bull's cluster of NovaScale SMP servers to power "Tera10," the heart of the new French Atomic Energy Authority supercomputing cluster.

Quantum launches new tape drive
Quantum Corp. announced the availability of the DLT-V4 drive, the latest offering in its line of tape drives aimed at small and midsized business (SMB) customers. Features include DLTSage diagnostic software and DLTIce for write once, read many capability for under $1,000.

AXS-One releases PC version
E-mail archiver AXS-One Inc. announced the launch of AXS-Link for Desktop, a smaller version of the company's flagship offering, AXS-One Compliance Platform 3.5. The new release makes it possible for PC users to manage documents according to defined corporate records policies.

Iomega introduces new drive
Iomega Corp. announced the new StorCenter network hard drive with a built-in network media server and embedded FolderShare software. The product begins shipping later this month in capacities of up to 250 GB, with a one terabyte (TB) model expected early next year.

Brocade launches Tapestry program
Brocade Communications Systems Inc. unveiled the new Brocade Tapestry Fabric Partner Program -- providing training, certification, marketing, sales and technical support for resellers and integrators selling the Brocade Tapestry line of products. Initial members of this program include Apptis, Bell Microproducts, FlexITy Solutions, Insight Investments, MTI Technology, Nth Generation Computing , Stack Computing, Strategic Concepts Group and TotalTec.

Arkeia launches backup program
Arkeia Corp. announced a new pay-as-you-go pricing model for its Smart Backup software licensing. The new volume-based pricing begins at 100GB for $99 and is free up to 50 GB. Each additional 100 GB (up to 1 TB) is priced at $99. Above 1TB, an additional 500 GB costs $499 (including $99 yearly support renewal).

SiliconStor sampling multiplexer
SiliconStor is now sampling its third-generation active-active multiplexer SATA/serial-attached SCSI device, the SS1300, which was announced this past spring.

Overland expands share program
Overland Storage Inc. announced that its board of directors has expanded the company's share repurchase program. Previously, the board had authorized the repurchase of up to $10 million of the company's outstanding common stock. As a result of the expansion, the company is now authorized to repurchase up to 2.5 million shares of its common stock without a maximum dollar limit. To date, the company has repurchased a total of 92,000 shares of its common stock under the program and has approximately 14.3 million shares of its common stock outstanding. Overland also announced it has shipped its 2000th REO backup appliance.

Promise expands SATA product line
Promise Technology Inc. announced three new 3 Gbps SATA RAID storage systems for SMBs. Available immediately are the Promise VTrak M200p, M300p, M500p and U320 SCSI host systems.

TimeSpring ships Exchange product
TimeSpring Software Corp. announced the immediate availability of its TimeData CDP product for Microsoft Exchange Server.

Coraid unveils Linux NAS server
Coraid, Inc. today launched a Linux-based NAS appliance. The company claims a single instance of the new CLN/20 Linux NAS server can have thousands of disks connected via Ethernet, and exported with NFS.

Bridgehead expands in U.S.
BridgeHead Software announced the U.S. launch of its HT FileStore, a policy-based storage management software system for multi-platform environments. The product was first announced in Europe in April 2005

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