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Storage Clips: NetApp, Alacritus team up for VTL

NetApp and Alacritus combine for virtual tape system; Intransa rolls out IP SAN; FalconStor and ICM offer storage gateway.

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Alacritus, NetApp team up for VTL
Alacritus Software today announced that it has teamed with Network Appliance to provide an advanced virtual tape library. The appliance is based on Alacritus' Securitus software and NetApp's NearStore or FAS storage systems. The companies said the combined product can be used as a high-performance and highly reliable virtual library system for backing up both NetApp storage and UNIX and Windows servers. The virtual tape system is certified with backup software from Bakbone, CA, CommVault, Dantz, EMC/Legato, HP, IBM and Veritas.

Intransa rolls out IP SAN product
Intransa, a provider of IP SAN storage, announced the launch of the Intransa IP7000 series IP storage area network (SAN) product to support large-scale enterprises. The Intransa IP7500 is the first offering in the new line of enterprise-class storage products built on Intransa's IntraStor modular storage architecture and StorControl software. The company said that by using the IP7000, enterprises can now look at a complementary product to Fibre Channel for their online and near-line storage needs. Designed from the ground up to leverage a company's existing Ethernet infrastructure, the IP7000 uses the power of TCP/IP networking and the advantages of standard ATA disk drives -- making it an alternative to proprietary Fibre Channel technology.

FalconStor and ICM offer storage gateway
FalconStor Software, a developer of network storage software, and ICM, a provider of IT services in the UK, announced a collaboration that will combine ICM's Storage GateWay Appliance for IBM iSeries, the Nexus Storage Gateway, with FalconStor's storage management software, IPStor. Using the FalconStor software, the Gateway Appliance presents storage to the iSeries by emulating IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server (ESS) disks, allowing IBM iSeries servers to connect to standard RAID systems. IT administrators can then leverage this connection to replicate data for disaster recovery.

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