RAID array incorporates 450 GB SAS drives

Dot Hill builds array using 450 GB drives; Caringo partners with Messaging Architects for end-to-end email archiving; Yosemite adds support for Vista, Windows Server 2008

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SAS RAID array incorporates 450 GB drives
Dot Hill Systems has introduced a SAS RAID array with 450 GB drives. The latest generation of 15,000-rpm, 3.5-inch form factor SAS drives will be offered on the company's Series 2000 and 5000 lines of disk arrays. In addition, 450GB Fibre Channel drives will soon be available for the company's SANnet II FC family of arrays. Dot Hill is taking orders for RAID solutions with the 450GB drives now, and will ship the arrays to its OEM and systems integrator customers in the third quarter.

CAStor and M+Guardian combine for end-to-end email archving Messaging Architects is now embedding Caringo Inc.'s CAStor technology embedded into the release of M+Guardian Enterprise Email Firewall to create an end-to-end email archiving software solution: an email plus CAS archiving solution that allows users to manage the entire email lifecycle as part of a single application. M+Guardian strips incoming email attachments and eliminates...

duplicates before storing the remaining files in a central CAStor repository.

b>Storage provisioning for dummies
A storage management interface from iStor Networks Inc. is designed to help administrators abstract logical storage from physical storage. The integraSuite/MC Management Center eliminates the requirement for managing individual RAID groups and their LUN configurations by presenting a pool of storage that is easily carved up into individual customized volumes. The interface requires no storage expertise on the part of the user and includes a Java-based GUI, a command line interface and Microsoft's Virtual Disk Services.

Yosemite's adds support for Vista, Windows Server 2008
Yosemite Technologies Inc. has added full support for Microsoft Vista and Windows Server 2008 operating systems by releasing Backup 8.7. The updated software now protects virtual environments including Microsoft Windows Hyper-V and VMware. Backup 8.7 also features updated bare-metal disaster recovery using an updated version of Windows PE (WinPE 2.1) for Vista and Windows Server 2008. The application also supports Microsoft and Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services.

Sans Digital rackmounts hold 42 hard drives
Sans Digital, a maker of storage products for RAID and bare-bone systems, is offering two rackmount systems that house up to 42 drives. The AccuRAID AR442F4 (single-controller) and AR442F4R (active-active redundant controllers) have two Fibre Channel ports, and support up to RAID 6. The F4 is designed with sliding rails and hot-swappable trays for easy drive access. The F4 system can operate as DAS but could also be set up as a SAN with the addition of a Fibre Channel network switch.

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