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Storage Clips: 3Par offers new copy utility

3Par announces snapshots to ease burden on storage admins; ADIC breaks even in Q1; IBM simplifies console with TSM.

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3Par offers new copy utility
3Par announced mySnapshot, a copy utility designed for nonstorage professionals such as DBAs, software developers, and test engineers to copy and provision their own test data. With mySnapshot, developers have instant access to test data, eliminating the days or weeks typically required to request and receive these copies from the storage administrator. MySnapshot is built upon 3Par Virtual Copy, a copy-on-write snapshot technology that 3Par said reduces capacity consumption to minimum levels.

ADIC breaks even in Q1
Advanced Digital Information Corporation announced a net loss of $270,000, or 0 cents per share, on sales of $110.8 million for the first quarter ending Jan. 31, 2005. The company earned $4.8 million, or 7 cents per share, on sales of $118.3 million during the same period a year ago and $5.7 million, or 9 cents per share, on sales of $115.4 million in the immediately preceding fourth quarter.

IBM simplifies console with TSM
IBM announced that it has deployed Tivoli Storage Manager on its Integrated Solutions Console platform, which is an autonomic computing technology that helps IT administrators gather various user interfaces into a single console. With the Integrated Solutions Console, administrators can manage IBM and nonIBM software products via a single browser-based console. IBM customers, ISVs and systems integrators can build their own portals and deploy them in the Integrated Solutions Console by creating plug-ins.

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