New SAN rising
MTI Technology Corp., based in Anaheim, Calif., unveiled its latest and most powerful storage system this week. The Vivant V80 is the first Vivant product that incorporates MTI's new I/O architecture, which features a point-to-point back plane capable of bus speeds of 800MBs/sec. According to the company, the Vivant V80 features more than 14T Bytes of useable capacity, a 100G Byte file cache, DataShield virtualization software, and the Data Sentry 2.0 replication engine. Additionally, the V80's Connection Services support simultaneous Gigabit Ethernet and switched fabric-Fibre Channel connections. MTI has enhanced the existing File Services option with higher performing NFS and CIFS. The Replication Services received a boost from Data Sentry 2.0 by providing SAN, LAN and WAN connections for local and remote hardware based replication. The new MTI Vivant architecture has been designed for large heterogeneous clusters of application servers typically running in production environments, supporting widely used databases such as Oracle, Sybase and Informix.
Legato Systems Inc., Mountain View, Calif., announced Legato AlphaStor, an enterprise-class media management product designed for the open systems data center. Legato said that AlphaStor simplifies administration and reduces the cost of storage management by automating the entire media lifecycle and providing a single point of control for removable media, device, and library activity. AlphaStor also enables storage resource sharing and media handling. AlphaStor delivers media management, including consolidated reporting and management, across the enterprise, regardless of location.Legato Systems Inc.
Start your Storage Engine
Storage Engine Inc., Tinton Falls, N.J., announced that its Synchronix 3000 fault tolerant RAID subsystem has completed the Fibre Channel Industry Association's (FCIA) SANmark Qualification Program. The program, developed by the FCIA, requires a product to pass a series of tests designed to ensure multi-vendor compatibility in common network operations. The Storage Engine (SEI) Synchronix 3000 Storage Array is a fault tolerant, modular storage system that features full-Fibre connectivity and Seagate disc technology. Storage Engine said the Synchronix 3000 is a RAID subsystem for SAN environments.Storage Engine Inc.
HP adds Benchmark tape to lineup
According to Boulder, Colo.-based Benchmark Storage Innovations Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co.'s storage product line will now feature Benchmark's ValuSmart Tape 80 half-height DLT tape drive in the form of the HP Surestore DLT VS80 tape drive. The ValuSmart Tape 80 features DLT technology's first half-high, 5.25-inch form factor and offers 80G Bytes of compressed capacity and a 6 MB/sec compressed transfer rate. The drive is read-compatible with the DLT1, DLT4000, and utilizes DLTtapeTM IV media. It is available now through HP's distribution channels.Benchmark Storage Innovations Inc.
We've got a pulse
Sanrise Inc., Dublin, Calif., has picked the Emulex LightPulse LP8000 Fibre Channel HBAs as the primary connectivity product for its Storagecel storage system. The Storagecel is Sanrise?s turnkey SAN product that incorporates support for both primary storage and backup/restore capabilities in a heterogeneous environment. This, coupled with the Sanrise Storagetone Data Management Software Suite (DMSS) and Storagetone Global Managed Services (GMS), provides a comprehensive managed storage environment, according to Sanrise. Sanrise Inc. Emulex Corp. Got news? E-mail Kevin Komiega, assistant news editor