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Storage Clips: Xiotech ships Windows-based NAS

Xiotech offers "pay as you grow" Windows-based NAS; Rainfinity integrates with NetApp NearStore; Sanrad offers iSCSI-based replication

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Xiotech ships Windows-based NAS
Xiotech Corp. has announced a NAS gateway based on Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 for under $30,000. The 8-port gateway provides a "pay-as-you-grow" approach to scale, enabling increases in capacity and performance with no processing disruption, the company claims. It also offer embedded multipathing and is integrated with Xiotech's SAN products.

Rainfinity integrates with NetApp NearStore
Rainfinity Inc. today announced that it has ported its file virtualization software to Network Appliance Inc.'s NearStore system. The software integrates into the NetApp device to provide capacity, performance and tiered-storage management capabilities. Rainfinity's tiered-storage application module allows administrators to pool online and nearline storage. The modules transparently offload infrequently accessed data within an online storage tier to nearline storage systems -- in this case to the NearStore product line. NearStore is a disk-based storage system that combines the Data ONTAP operating system with ATA disk drives for lower cost archival, backup/recovery, disaster recovery and compliance.

Sanrad offers iSCSI-based DR and replication
Sanrad Inc. has announced multi-site data replication and disaster recovery features for its iSCSI V-Switch product. Dubbed LDR, the feature enables continuous, real-time data mirroring for user-defined fast-access volumes, as well as automatic failover in the event of site or system outage. A V-Switch with LDR continually mirrors critical data onto two to four separate storage systems physically located in separate buildings within a business complex or storage systems located in different sections in a large building. A secondary active access point to the data can be provided by a V-Switch at the alternate site by attaching the V-Switch to the storage system and server network.

Arsenal partners with KVH Telecom
Arsenal Digital Solutions (Arsenal), has partnered with KVH Telecom (KVH), an integrated communications and IT management service provider in Japan. KVH will offer Arsenal's storage management services over its facilities-based, broadband network to provide data protection and business continuity services.

AMCC boosts power for DR
AMCC has launched StorSave, which combines firmware and a battery backup unit (BBU) to supply power to the cache memory module in the event of a system power loss. It includes proprietary features that utilize a write journaling technique. AMCC offer this for its SATA RAID, allowing the controller to use controller and drive's write caching for performance while preventing data loss in the event of a system power failure. When fully charged, the battery preserves the contents of the controller cache memory for up to 72 hours. When power is restored, cached data is then written to the disk array providing uninterrupted data storage.

Imation and StorageTek team up for seminars
Removable data storage company Imation Corp. today announced it will co-host Archival Storage Management Seminars with StorageTek Corp. The seminars, taking place on Tuesday, Oct. 19, in Washington, D.C., and Wednesday, Oct. 20, in Elkridge, Md., will offer insights from industry experts on storage industry challenges, trends, disaster recovery, archival management, data protection, long-term data retention and future tape technologies.

C2C announces Archive One reseller program
C2C Systems, a provider of e-mail lifecycle management software for Microsoft Exchange, has launched a reseller program for its Archive One products. Archive One -- C2C's e-mail archiving for Microsoft Exchange helps users reduce mailbox size, meet internal e-policy requirements for e-mail retention and deletion, and meet e-mail compliance regulations such as SEC Rule 17a-4.

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