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Storage Clips: Cisco, Onaro get integrated

Onaro's SANscreen to support Cisco switches; Atempo and BakBone support Mac OS X; Avamar granted third data protection patent.

Onaro's SANscreen to support Cisco switches
Onaro Inc., a provider of change management software for storage networks, announced its SANscreen product supports the Cisco MDS 9000 directors and fabric switches. The integration of Onaro's SANscreen Predictive Change Management software with the Cisco MDS 9000 offers users the opportunity to manage, scale, migrate and consolidate SANs. Onaro said that this cooperation helps SANscreen take advantage of advanced Cisco technology, including Virtual SANs, to help storage administrators build more efficient SANs.

Atempo, BakBone support Mac OS X
Backup software providers Atempo Inc. and BakBone Software have announced support for Mac OS X. These products provide data protection for Mac OS X servers and clients -- Mac OS X server, Xserve G5 and Xserve RAID, enabling companies to integrate Mac OS X into heterogeneous network storage environments.

Avamar granted third patent for disk-based data protection
Disk-based backup vendor, Avamar Technologies Inc. announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted it a patent titled, "System and Method for Data Protection with Multidimensional Parity," for its flexible and coordinated data protection technology. This is the third patent granted to Avamar within the last 12 months. The new patent provides coverage for Avamar's redundant array of independent nodes technology, which protects data stored in the Avamar Axion backup product.

Netezza secures $15M in fourth round
Netezza Corp. announced it has secured $15 million in a fourth round of equity financing with the opportunity to obtain an additional $5 million as needed. Led by late-stage venture capital firm Meritech Capital Partners, the injection of capital also reflected strong support from Netezza's previous investors. Since its founding in 2000, Netezza has raised more than $68 million in venture capital. The Netezza Performance Server (NPS) system is a data warehouse appliance built specifically to analyze terabytes of detailed data. The NPS system stores, filters and processes terabytes of records within a single unit, analyzing only the relevant information for each query.

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