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EMC World 2010 Boston product news: EMC SourceOne adds support for SharePoint

Beth Pariseau
BOSTON — A roundup of product news from EMC and its partners this week at EMC World 2010 Boston:

EMC SourceOne adds data archiving support for SharePoint

More than a year after launching a line of data archiving products called

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SourceOne, EMC has extended its capabilities beyond email to support SharePoint, including SharePoint 2010. SourceOne, which replaced EMC's previous EmailXtender and DiskXtender products, supports a new distributed hardware architecture that spreads processing load over multiple server nodes. "Worker nodes" run behind a master server that handles scheduling.

The product line also includes software add-ons called Discovery Manager and Discovery Collector, which search and index SourceOne archives and provide some basic e-discovery features such as litigation holds and migrating relevant data to e-discovery repositories for litigation support. The add-ons will work with the SourceOne SharePoint archive, but won't search across email and SharePoint archives in one interface until later this quarter, according to Whitney Tidmarsh, chief marketing officer for the content management and archiving division at EMC.

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Along with these products, EMC is also shipping SourceOne eDiscovery and Documentum for SharePoint. SourceOne eDiscovery is based on EMC's acquisition of data classification software maker Kazeon Systems last September, while Documentum for SharePoint replaces SharePoint's back end with a Documentum repository.

SourceOne is still catching up to its competitors in data archiving. Iron Mountain/Mimosa Systems' NearPoint has included e-discovery search and case management across email, SharePoint and files (which SourceOne doesn't support yet) for years. "I don't think we can really argue that," said Tidmarsh, who instead argues that the new SourceOne architecture is advanced enough to make it worth the wait for customers.

Kroll Ontrack Inc. demonstrated its PowerControls software on the show floor, and said that when it adds support for SharePoint 2010, it will also include data migration features that allow customers to skip migrations to intermediate versions of the software, as Microsoft requires. Kroll declined to give a timeframe for support of SharePoint 2010.

EMC rolls out Ionix Storage Management 2.0

Although EMC has shifted its Ionix data center management software to VMware Inc., the storage management component was still included alongside EMC's midrange disk array updates Tuesday. Storage Configuration Advisor 2.0 provides agentless configuration management from virtual guest through virtual host, SAN fabric and storage. It also includes proactive alerts based on user-set policies or industry best practices for storage configuration management, as well as an audit trail of SAN changes and rule violations.

EMC picks Emulex for HBA encryption

Emulex Corp. launched the OneSecure adapter, a host bus adapter (HBA) with data encryption provided by EMC's PowerPath Encryption and RSA key management. The OneSecure adapter is an Emulex LightPulse 8 Gbps HBA with a Crypto Module that offloads encryption processing.

Emulex's product line manager Brandon Hoff said OneSecure offers a simpler and less-expensive way to encrypt data compared to Fibre Channel (FC) switches, but HBA encryption is designed to protect data at rest while switches encrypt data in flight. He said OneSecure will cost about two to three times as much as LightPulse HBAs.

EMC is expected to begin shipping OneSecure with its Clariion and Celerra disk arrays this summer, with beta versions due this month. Hoff said Emulex is also working with other partners for the OneSource card, including IBM Tivoli key management software and Compellent Technologies storage arrays.

EMC to resell Brocade Ethernet switches, expand networking offerings

EMC said it will begin reselling Brocade's 10 Gigabit Ethernet networking products in the third quarter of the year. The companies already have a partnership for Fibre Channel switches. Included in the new EMC Select agreement with Brocade are FCX series 10 GigE switches, TurboIron 10 GigE/GigE dual-speed switches, NetIron MLX Series routers, NetIron CES 2000 Series 10 GigE edge switches and ServerIron ADX Application Delivery Controllers.

That's good news for Brocade, which has seen declining revenues for the Ethernet products it bought with Foundry Networks two years ago, although EMC also expanded its reseller relationship with Brocade competitors Cisco for Cisco's Nexus 10 GigE switch products.

Seven10 adds public cloud support to tiered storage software

Seven10 unveiled Version 3.7 of its StorFirst EAS tiered storage software at the show, support for public cloud storage services. Supported services include EMC Atmos Online, AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service, Hosted Solutions' Stratus Trusted Cloud, Iron Mountain and Terremark vCloud. StorFirst EAS now supports VMware, Windows 2008 and NAS/DAS data storage as a target. Seven10 automates the retention of data on various tiers of storage by policy, but unlike other automated tiered storage products doesn't migrate data from tier to tier over time. Instead, it writes to multiple tiers the first time and disposes of data on higher tiers according to retention rules.

SunGard reports Secure2Disk sale

Safety National, a provider of excess workers' compensation coverage, has deployed SunGard Availability Services' Secure2Disk Powered by Data Domain for offsite data backup. SunGard initially launched Secure2Disk last year with a SunGard-managed appliance on the customer's premise to gather data locally and replicate it to the SunGard data center. Secure2Disk Powered by Data Domain is based on Data Domain data deduplication appliances. SunGard also said Secure2Disk Powered by Data Domain and SunGard's integration with EMC RecoverPoint replication are the first service provider offerings to be included in the EMC Select co-marketing program.

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