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Storage Clips: McData builds DR network for furniture retailer

Rooms to Go has implemented McData directors and SAN routers to create a DR network; StoreAge wins steel company bid; LeftHand steps up Microsoft support.

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McData builds DR for furniture retailer
McData Corp. announced Rooms to Go, a billion-dollar furniture retailer that ships more than 20,000 pieces of furniture per day and tracks in excess of 100,000 inventory transactions per day, deployed its Intrepid 6064 directors and Eclipse 1620 SAN routers for disaster recovery. In the event of a disaster, Rooms to Go said it will be up and running within a few hours versus days when compared with its legacy infrastructure. McData's Eclipse SAN routers also enable the mirroring of data over a distance of 22 miles between the production facility and disaster recovery (DR) site.

StoreAge wins steel company bid
Virtualization provider, StoreAge Networking Technologies, announced that it has finished a major installation at POSCO, one of the world's largest steel producers, with its integration partner, Infocube of Korea. The POSCO deployment of StoreAge's SVM split-path virtualization product hosts Oracle 9i ERP data for production, testing and DR. While providing protection of the database through replication and snapshot capabilities, the POSCO implementation also provides database engineers the opportunity to clone databases for the purposes of testing and development without hampering or endangering the production environment. Emergency patches, parameter changes and multiple rollbacks can be implemented on full-sized databases, offline, before committing them to the production environment.

LeftHand supports Microsoft MPIO, VSS
ISCSI SAN provider, LeftHand Networks Inc., announced support for Microsoft's Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and Multi-Path I/O (MPIO). LeftHand's device specific module for MPIO supports a clustered SAN environment enabled with LeftHand's Distributed Storage Matrix architecture.

UltraBac updates image-based DR software
UltraBac Software released an update to its Pro and Gold editions of UBDR, the company's image-based DR software. UBDR Version 2.0 now includes P2V (physical to virtual) support for VMware servers, Universal Serial Bus and FireWire storage devices, and Microsoft VSS.

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