Quick Takes: It's in the software

Veritas enhances software for better backup; IBM unveils videotape production storage products; and Quantum|ATL debuts StorageCare Services program.

New software pair

Veritas Software Corp., Mountain View, Calif., has added two new capabilities to its software product line, which the company said will help companies better manage backup, reporting and disaster recovery functions within enterprise environments. The new Veritas FlashSnap and Veritas Volume Replicator products support mixed storage array and operating system environments, according to Veritas. FlashSnap provides up to 32 point-in-time "snapshot" copies of enterprise information for applications such as data backup or analysis. Also introduced, Version 3.2 of Veritas Volume Replicator lets companies move data between multiple locations and environments for disaster recovery and other large data migration applications.

Veritas Software Corp.

Legato debuts disaster recovery for NT

Legato Systems Inc., Mountain View, Calif., announced the availability of Legato NetWorker Recovery Manager 1.0. An application that, in the event of hardware disaster and the need for bare metal recovery, works in conjunction with Legato NetWorker to recover the Windows NT operating system, applications, and data without having to first rebuild the operating system, according to Legato. Legato NetWorker Recovery Manager collects, catalogs, and stores on a CD-ROM all of the operating system information, drivers and NetWorker files needed to recover a failed computer in the event of a disaster.

Legato Systems Inc.

OTG debuts DiskXtender Database Edition

OTG Software Inc., Rockville, MD, a provider of online data storage, data access and email management products, announced its new storage management and access software for databases - DiskXtender Database Edition (DXDB). OTG said its product virtualizes database storage, reduces total cost of ownership and provides transparent access to both frequently and infrequently accessed data. DXDB leverages OTG's storage virtualization technology for UNIX to provide a logical, segment-level view of stored data, enabling seamless end-user access without changes to queries or applications, OTG said.

OTG Software Inc.

Microsoft does a Double-Take

NSI Software Inc., Hoboken, N.J., a developer of data replication technologies and services, announced it achieved Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Certification for its Double-Take product. NSI Software's Double-Take combines continual real-time data replication and automatic failover capabilities to provide backup and disaster recovery, said NSI. The company said Double-Take can cost-effectively move applications and data to an off-site location anywhere in the world without impacting network or system performance so businesses can continue uninterrupted.

NSI Software Inc.

ATL offers new services

Quantum|ATL, a subsidiary of Quantum Corp., Irvine, Calif., debuted its StorageCare Services program in the U.S. last week. The StorageCare Services program is a service and support offering for the storage industry designed to assist value added resellers (VARs), integrators and end-user customers to assess, design, implement, maintain and optimize their data protection solution, Quantum said. Quantum|ATL said the program is comprised of two segments: Foundation and Implementation Services, and Professional Services - with multiple products within each segment. Foundation and Implementation Services form the base of StorageCare Services and includes site surveys prior to installation to review all necessary criteria for installation and operation, as well as library installation, warranty and extended or upgraded warranty services, global telephone support, eSupport, a Web-based customer service self-service application, and worldwide distributed parts management through more than 80 depots. Professional Services offers a range of custom assistance programs including: Consulting Services; System Integration Services; Discovery Services; First Call Services; Training Services; SiteCare. StorageCare Services is available in the U.S. now, starting at $2934 per day. Other components of the professional services program are customized and priced according to the customer's needs.

Quantum|ATL

IBM goes digital

IBM Corp., Somers, N.Y., unveiled integrated storage hardware and software products for broadcasters that let customers move from videotape production environments to digital computing operations. IBM said it has assembled a integrated suite of application-specific storage networking solutions for the media and broadcast industries, including: High Performance Video: combines advanced disk technology with supercomputing ; software to deliver high bandwidth and virtually unlimited scalability to large broadcasters converting videotape systems to next-generation digital storage data centers. Entry Level Video: designed to satisfy the entry-level video storage, management and distribution requirements of small to mid-level broadcasters, as well as video security firms and others.

IBM Corp.

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