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Storage Clips: HP and Veritas blend software

HP to OEM Veritas software; MCI unveils new managed data protection service; IBM to sell PolyServ clustering software.

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HP and Veritas blend software
Hewlett-Packard (HP) Co. and Veritas Software Corp. announced plans to integrate software products. Under a multi-year agreement, HP plans to OEM select Veritas Storage Foundation products to extend the virtualization and high availability of HP-UX 11i and HP Serviceguard software, simplifying the use of HP Integrity and HP 9000 servers. The companies plan to integrate key products, including Veritas Storage Foundation Cluster File System and Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC, with HP Serviceguard. HP Serviceguard protects applications from a variety of hardware and software failures and Veritas Storage Foundation software provides simultaneous access to storage from multiple servers.

MCI unveils new managed data protection service
MCI, Inc. introduced a new fully managed data protection service called Enhanced Smart Backup. The company said the service will allow companies hosting with MCI to more easily restore critical company information in the event of data loss or a major disaster. MCI also stated that Enhanced Smart Backup represents an alternative to traditional tape-based backup by utilizing disk-to-disk technology to back up and restore data faster, reduce capital costs and increase scalability. MCI users can also retrieve file or system restores on demand because the data is securely stored online, the company said.

IBM to sell PolyServ clustering software
PolyServe Inc. announced an agreement with IBM to help customers manage applications in clustering environments more efficiently. IBM will now sell PolyServe products, including PolyServe Matrix Server shared data clustering software for Linux and Microsoft Windows through IBM's direct channel to IBM eServer BladeCenter and xSeries customers in the U.S. The agreement is designed to help meet growing user demand for clustering products for scalable network-attached storage, Unix migration and server and storage consolidation projects.

BiTMICRO debuts SCSI wide solid state flash disk
BiTMICRO Networks, a provider of solid state storage products, announced a new line of E-Disk VME SCSI wide flash solid state drive plug-in modules featuring the E-Disk 3S320 -- the world's first Ultra320 SCSI-based flash solid state disk. The disk drives are now available in both conduction- and convection-cooled versions. Designed as a 6U double slot plug-in module, the convection-cooled E-Disk VME module can hold storage capacities ranging from 1024 MB to 53.2 GB. The conduction-cooled version comes in a single disk configuration that can occupy up to three slots for a maximum capacity of 155.36 GB.

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