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Storage Clips: NetApp reports Q3 profits up

NetApp Q3 profits rise 50%; GlassHouse acquires project management firm; HDS resells CNT.

NetApp Q3 profits rise 50%
Network Appliance reported a profit of $60.1 million, or 16 cents a share, for the period ending in January, up from $40.2 million, or 11 cents, a year earlier. The third-quarter profit report saw earnings rise 50% from a year earlier amid higher sales of the company's storage equipment. Revenue surged 39% to $412.7 million from $297.3 million, topping the average analyst estimate of $406 million.

GlassHouse acquires project management firm
Storage consulting and services company GlassHouse Technologies Inc., announced the acquisition of New York-based PowerPM, a boutique project management consulting company serving the financial industry. GlassHouse said that its average project size has grown by 30% in each of the past two quarters, making project management services a necessity. The acquisition will give clients project management on top of data protection and storage services, said GlassHouse.

HDS resells CNT Director
Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) will resell CNT's UltraNet Multi-service Director. HDS is already a worldwide reseller of CNT's extension products, the UltraNet Storage Director -- eXtended and UltraNet Edge Storage Router. HDS said it now supplies CNT's full portfolio of business continuity, disaster recovery and SAN switching, and SAN consolidation products.

CommVault extends backup to Novell
CommVault announced extended backup and recovery support for Novell enterprise server operating systems, including Novell NetWare, Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 and Novell Open Enterprise Server. With CommVault's Novell support, users running NetWare, Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 and Novell Open Enterprise Server can protect and recover their data, leveraging the cost across all Novell servers in their environment.

LSI Logic gets Windows stamp
LSI Logic announced that it is the first company to qualify a serial-attached SCSI (SAS) component, a PCI-X to 4-port SAS host bus adapter, for Microsoft's "Designed for Windows Server 2003" logo. LSI Logic SAS components were tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Lab to prove compliance with Microsoft standards for Windows compatibility. Receiving the designation qualifies the product as compatible with Microsoft Windows operating systems and is required before the server OEMs can begin system level certifications.

Storactive offers continuous backup
Storactive Inc., a provider of continuous data protection (CDP) technology, announced the LiveServ for Exchange -- CDP Essentials Pack. The CDP pack provides around-the-clock protection for data stored on Exchange servers. Additional LiveServ servers, agents and mailboxes can be added to grow with a company's changing business needs. The company said it is suitable for small businesses as well as workgroups within larger organizations. It is immediately available for $1,995. The package includes one LiveServ Exchange server, one LiveServ Exchange agent and 25 mailbox licenses.

NetApp announces Sun's support of NFS
Network Appliance (NetApp) announced that Sun Java System Messaging Server now supports the NetApp implementation of the Network File System (NFS) protocol to provide data management and compliance capabilities in the Sun Java System Messaging Server and NFS server environments. Through NetApp unified storage, powered by Data ONTAP 7G enterprise storage software, users of the Sun Java System Messaging Server can now reduce the complexity of message storage, execute rapid backup and recovery, and lower the total cost of ownership of archiving and storing messages, said NetApp.

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