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Storage Clips: Cancer Center uses IBM automated storage

IBM builds automated storage system for Cancer Center; Riverbed nabs 30 customers right out of the gate.

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Cancer Center picks IBM for automated storage
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, which enables on-demand sharing of millions of cancer research files among scientists worldwide, has implemented an automated storage management system from IBM to help simplify a storage environment growing by 30% per year. The Center faces the complex task of backing up millions of cancer research files and a database with more than 21 million objects, according to IBM.

Riverbed gets down to business
Riverbed Technology Inc., a company that aims to improve the performance of applications over wide area networks (WANs), has finished its first full quarter in the marketplace with over 30 paying users who have chosen Riverbed's Steelhead appliances to accelerate applications running across WANs. Some of Riverbed's new users include: Barghausen Consulting Engineers, Chapman Technical Group and Pierce County Library System.

SANZ breaks own revenue record
Storage consulting firm SANZ Inc. announced today that it received $25 million of new orders for its products and services in the quarter ending Sept. 30, 2004. This performance exceeds the company's prior new order bookings total of $19 million in its December 2003 quarter. On a preliminary basis, the company estimates that revenue for its third quarter will be in the range of $17.5 million to $18 million. The balance of the new orders will generate revenue to be recognized over subsequent quarters.

Asigra signs European disaster recovery provider
Asigra Inc., a Toronto-based backup and recovery software provider, announced an agreement this week to provide its Televaulting solution to the European disaster recovery services provider Synstar. By adding Asigra Televaulting, Synstar will offer its customers backup and recovery capabilities. Asigra Televaulting incorporates agentless multi-site backup/recovery software that combines utility service provisioning with a disk-based, WAN-optimized architecture to eliminate the limitations of traditional backup software.

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