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Quick takes: Backup/restore and more

Kevin Komiega

Quadratec and NetApp certify backup solution

Quadratec, Santa Clara, Calif., a backup and restore software developer and Network Appliance Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif., announced that Quadratec supports the Network Appliance FC Fabric Tape SAN Backup solution and that Time Navigator, Quadratec's backup and restore software, is tested and certified on Network Appliance's Data Ontap 6.1 operating system. Time Navigator's added certification and support for the Network Appliance FC Fabric Tape SAN Backup solution is made possible by ongoing work between Quadratec and Network Appliance. The companies said the combination of Time Navigator and NetApp filers delivers a scalable data storage and backup management solution that is easy to deploy and manage, while less expensive to operate. Time Navigator includes a full-featured solution for NetApp filers including dynamic library and drive sharing, real-time backup monitoring, and is available on Linux, UNIX, and Windows NT/2000.

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Quadratec Corp.

Network Appliance Inc.

Dantz upgrades Retrospect Backup for Windows

Dantz Development Corp., Orinda, Calif., announced an upgrade to the entire Retrospect Backup software product line for Microsoft Windows. Retrospect Express, Desktop, Workgroup, and Server Backup have been upgraded to version 5.5. Dantz said the upgrade increases performance and adds features like an automated Disaster Recovery wizard. According to Dantz all Retrospect Backup editions are now able to boot and completely restore a computer running Microsoft Windows 95/98/Me, Windows NT 4.0, or Windows 2000 after complete hard drive failure. Retrospect Workgroup and Server Backup can also completely restore a Windows NT or 2000 Server. Retrospect's Disaster Recovery feature is included free with all products. Retrospect creates a bootable CD image that is saved to the hard disk. The user can either burn a disc immediately or store the image file on another computer for later use.

Dantz Development Corp.

Extremely iSCSI

3ware Inc., Mountain View, Calif., has partnered with Extreme Networks Inc., a Santa Clara, Calif.-headquartered provider of broadband Ethernet networks, to promote 3ware's Network Storage Unit (NSU), an iSCSI-ready Gigabit Ethernet storage solution through 3ware's inclusion in Extreme Networks' "Go Purple" Extreme solution partners program. According to the companies, the partnership will enable customers to build highly scalable and manageable Ethernet-based storage area networks (SANs) for their enterprises. Extreme Networks' family of modular and stackable Ethernet network solutions combine high speed switching with multi-layer traffic management capabilities for large enterprises, e-businesses and service provider networks.

Extreme Networks Inc.

3Ware Inc.

Swapping for web-based storage

SwapDrive, a provider of online storage and file management software and services headquartered in Washington, D.C., has signed a one-year contract with DocumentPlanet Inc., (DPI), a Virginia - based print marketing and management company. DocumentPlanet will offer SwapDrive's Web-based file storage, viewing, sharing and editing capabilities to its customers and partners within the commercial printing community. DocumentPlanet operates as a marketing and project management company serving high-volume buyers in the $300 billion worldwide commercial printing industry.

DocumentPlanet Inc.

SwapDrive Inc.

Overland ships Neo series

Tape backup developer Overland Data Inc., San Diego, Calif., announced its first customer shipment of the fault-tolerant library, the LibraryXpress Neo Series. The LibraryXpress Neo Series incorporates the third generation of Overland's modular robotics and features redundant hot swappable drives, power supplies, robotics and displays. Less than 10 inches high, the compact form factor Neo Series LXN 2000 module is available with mixed media format, including DLT 8000, SuperDLT and/or LTO (Linear Tape Open) Ultrium drives. When configured with 16 drives, the Neo Series system is scalable from 1T Byte to 24T Bytes native capacity and 21.6 GB/hour to 460.8 GB/hour native performance.

Overland Data Inc.

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