Quick Takes: The G-men of storage

Spectra Logic announces partnership with government reseller; FalconStor announces OEM agreement with Inline; Princeton Softech announces support for rich media and large data objects (LOBS).

The G-men have it on tape

Spectra Logic Corp., Boulder, Colo., a manufacturer of high density tape libraries has announced a partnership with government reseller Government Micro Resources Inc., (GMR). Spectra Logic's high density tape libraries can handle multiple 8mm tape technologies like AIT and Mammoth-2 and can scale to a capacity of up to 166T Bytes in a rack mountable form factor. GMR offers a portfolio of large-scale open systems and enterprise storage solutions for large or small organizations.

Government Micro Resources Inc.

Spectra Logic Corp.

FalconStor teams on virtualization

FalconStor Software Inc., Melville, NY, and Inline Corp., Dulles, VA, announced an OEM agreement under which Inline will offer a custom version of FalconStor?s IPStor storage networking infrastructure software with its MorStor TruFibre and FileStorm family of SAN and NAS storage systems. The new integrated solution, VirtualStor, combines IPStor with Inline's Fibre Channel RAID storage line, allowing the virtualization of SAN and NAS resources. The companies said VirtualStor allows organizations to manage disparate, heterogeneous storage devices including disk arrays, tape libraries and optical storage across a network as if they were one device. The solution includes a virtualization server, disk storage up to 96 disks and the VirtualStor management software.

FalconStor Software Inc.

Inline Corp.

Hitting a LOB

Princeton Softech, a Princeton, N.J., subsidiary of Computer Horizons Corp., announced that its Archive for Servers product now provides support for rich media and large data objects (LOBS). Using the software, companies can now archive group images, video clips, audio files and large documents, storing rich media in its business context. Princeton Softech said archiving rich media delivers benefits to industries that must store LOBs to comply with corporate policy or government regulations. Active archiving optimizes disk utilization, improves database performance and increases availability uptime by removing infrequently used data from production databases and storing it on a more cost-effective medium, the company said.

Computer Horizons Corp.

Princeton Softech

Adaptec RAIDs Japanese servers

Japanese server makers Northern Lights Computer and System Works Corp., said they are using credit card-sized zero channel RAID controllers from Milpitas, Calif.-based Adaptec Inc., for design into their recently introduced rackmount servers. The Adaptec SCSI RAID 2005S controller card will be offered as an option with Northern Lights' 64-bit/66MHz NL Server 1500. System Works selected the small form factor controller card to support a hardware-based RAID 5 system for its 1U Power Master Server Q6600. Adaptec's family of zero channel RAID controllers provide full RAID 0, 0+1, 1, 5, 0+5 and JBOD-level configuration capabilities and are compatible with major operating systems including Windows, Unix, Linux and Free BSD.

Adaptec Inc.

System Works Corp.

Dot Hill goes Dutch

Dot Hill Systems Corp., Carlsbad, Calif., has partnered with Dutch storage reseller SNE Enterprise Solutions. SNE will offer Dot Hill?s SANnet storage systems as part of its SAN/NAS storage management solutions. SNE said it will position SANnet as an alternative in the high-end mission-critical computing environment in the EMEA marketplace.

Dot Hill Systems Corp.

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