Quick Takes: QLogic supplies Fibre for HP blades

QLogic said its technology is being used in Hewlett Packard's Fibre architecture for SAN support on HP blade servers; Spinnaker NAS certified by Veritas for backup; and Princeton Softech updates archiving software.

HP blades sharpened by QLogic

QLogic Corp., Aliso Viejo, Calif., said its technology is being used in Hewlett Packard's Fibre architecture for heterogeneous storage area network (SAN) support on HP ProLiant BL p-Class blade servers. The architecture features "Fibre Down," the integration of single-chip Fibre Channel host bus adapters onto blade servers. QLogic said its technology increases storage expansion capabilities of blade servers by providing high bandwidth, long distance connectivity to Fibre Channel SANs. QLogic offers a family of single chip products that form a complete I/O infrastructure for dense blade servers.

QLogic Corp.

Spinnaker battens down Veritas qualification

Spinnaker Networks Inc., Pittsburgh, Penn., announced qualification by Veritas Software Corp. for the company's SpinServer 3300 with Veritas NetBackup DataCenter software. The NetBackup qualification lets Spinnaker SpinServers be used as part of a LAN-free backup strategy using NetBackup for NDMP. The testing done through the Veritas Enabled program confirms compatibility between NetBackup DataCenter and the SpinServer 3300 and provides users with a scalable network-attached storage (NAS) solution.

Spinnaker Networks Inc.

Veritas Software Corp.

Princeton Softech updates archiving software

Princeton Softech, Princeton, N.J., announced the availability of Archive for DB2 5.1, an upgrade to the active archiving software used in the mainframe environment. The upgrade offers enhanced processing performance and faster access to archived data, according to Softech. Archive for DB2 5.1 delivers new options to speed the removal of large volumes of rarely accessed data from overloaded databases once it has been safely archived.

Princeton Softech

nStor takes it to the Web

San Diego, Calif.-based nStor Corp., a developer of storage-network technologies announced the availability of the company's Web-based StorView Software. StorView is modular and capable of running on various operating systems. The new StorView utilizes a HTML-based graphical user interface (GUI) for set up and monitoring storage systems locally or over the network. StorView is the first software product in nStor's NSM (Network Storage Management) Architecture.

nStor Corp.

File system software meets HBA

Sanbolic Inc., Watertown, Mass., and ATTO Technology Inc., Amherst, N.Y., announced the product certification of ATTO's ExpressPCI FC 3300 host bus adapter (HBA) series and the ATTO FibreCenter 3400R/D 2-Gigabit hub with Sanbolic's Kayo volume sharing software and Melio FS file system. Kayo provides volume level data sharing capabilities for customers in Windows based workgroup environments and allows multiple workstations to simultaneously read and write to a centralized storage system. Melio FS is a scalable, shared journaling file system with heterogeneous operating system support.

ATTO Technology Inc.

Sanbolic Inc.

Backup data on the move

Just because it's not in a big iron array doesn't mean the data isn't important. Procom Technology Inc., Irvine, Calif., introduced ProMobile, a backup system for notebook and desktop computers compatible with USB 20 that can also be used for external storage. The portable, pocket-sized system is available with capacities between 20GBs and 60GBs. ProMobile is a software and hardware bundle that plugs into a computer's USB interface, automatically scans the source drive and copies files that have been changed or newly created since the last backup was performed. ProMobile enables users to access lost data files and keep working even if the computer fails. ProMobile is compatible with Windows operating systems. It measures about half an inch thick and weighs 6.25 ounces. The Procom ProMobile models start at $249.

Procom Technology Inc.

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