Quick Takes: Storage systems get certified

A number of storage hardware and software vendors have completed interoperability testing in recent weeks for everything from Linux databases to AIT 3 tape.

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Legato backs-up all Linux databases for Big Blue

Legato Systems Inc., Mountain View, Calif., announced the release of Legato NetWorker Modules for IBM Corp.'s database software running on the Linux operating system. Legato NetWorker now supports all of IBM's business-critical database applications for Linux. The NetWorker Modules are available for IBM DB2 and Informix database products and integrate with each database, enabling online backup and restore of IBM databases. Should data be lost, databases, tablespaces, objects or transaction log files can be recovered individually. IBM said these combined features reduce overhead and total cost of ownership by simplifying, centralizing and automating the management of IBM DB2 and Informix backup and recovery operations.

Legato Systems Inc.

IBM Corp.

AIT tape gets EMC approval

Tape library manufacturer Spectra Logic Corp., headquartered in Boulder, Colo., announced its Spectra 64000 and 12000 tape libraries have been tested and qualified by EMC Corp. as E-Lab Tested. EMC's E-Lab Tested qualification process is assures customers that Spectra Logic libraries are fully interoperable with EMC information storage systems, Spectra Logic said. Spectra Logic's tape libraries incorporate storage networking connectivity and partitioned library services that will connect to EMC SAN environments and legacy or emerging technologies all in the same library. The Spectra 64000 library is designed to store more than 166T Bytes of data in 40U of rack space, the Spectra 64000 library with AIT-3 tape technology has the highest storage density in the industry, the company said. The Spectra 12000 library, with AIT-3, offers 31.2T Bytes of compressed storage in a standard 19-inch rack mount enclosure. Spectra Logic Corp.

EMC Corp.

Are you Fabric Aware?

Anaheim, Calif.-based MTI Technology Corp. is the latest storage system maker to have its products verified as interoperable by Brocade Communications Systems Inc., as part of the Brocade Fabric Aware Program. The Vivant S200, Vivant V30, and Vivant V-Cache from its Vivant series products have been verified by Brocade as interoperable with Brocade-based storage area networking (SAN) infrastructure. The Fabric Aware Program is a testing and configuration initiative designed to foster end-to-end SAN interoperability in multi-vendor Brocade-based SAN environments. Verified MTI products include the Vivant S200 Fibre Channel SAN storage appliance and new V-Cache application accelerator.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc.

MTI Technology Corp.

Digging in the archives

Princeton Softech, a Princeton, N.J. subsidiary of Computer Horizons Corp., announced that the latest release of its product, Archive for Servers 4.2, provides automatic file compression and ODBC access to data. Archive for Servers 4.2 enables users to browse data in selected Archive Files, which are compressed during the archive process and decompressed dynamically when the data is accessed. It also allows users to query Archive Files using industry-standard, SQL-like criteria.

Princeton Softech

Computer Horizons Corp.

ADIC leases some new digs

Redmond, Wash.,-based Advanced Digital Information Corp., leased a new 148,000 square-foot building that nearly doubles the size of its Denver, Colo., facilities. The new building will be has been slated for added manufacturing space, research and development, test and systems engineering labs, technical support and training activities. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Peter van Oppen said ADIC has seen growth in product demand despite the economic downturn.

Advanced Digital Information Corp.

A celestial NAS deal

Tricord Systems Inc., Minneapolis, Minn., developer of the Illumina clustering software and Lunar Flare network-attached storage (NAS) appliances, announced a reseller agreement with Aurora Technology Inc., a provider of radiology image-viewing technology. Aurora has certified Lunar Flare NAS as a tethered storage solution and will bundle the product with their PACS Pack offering for the medical imaging industry. Aurora's new PACS Pack offerings are starter packages geared toward medical centers, community hospitals and specialty clinics. Diagnostic and clinical viewing, image distribution, archiving, and remote viewing are included in Aurora's PACS Packs. Tricord Systems Inc.

Aurora Technology Inc.

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