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Storage Clips: AppIQ steps up NetApp, Veritas support

AppIQ manages NetApp filers and adds backup reporting for Veritas NetBackup; Diligent adds data de-duplication; Bank deploys 3Par; Asigra offers agentless backup for Mac OS X.

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AppIQ improves support for NetApp, Veritas
AppIQ announced StorageAuthority Suite R4.0, which unifies SAN and NAS management with a new offering for centralized management of distributed Network Appliance Inc. (NetApp) filers. This release also adds integrated backup reporting and fault analysis for Veritas NetBackup with the first in a series of new data protection modules, and extends the family's range of management capabilities to IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server disk systems.

Diligent adds de-duplication
Virtual tape library software startup, Diligent Technologies Corp., has added a data de-duplication capability called ProtecTIER powered by HyperFactor, which reduces redundant data and can decrease the amount of storage required by a factor of 25 times or more, the company claims. It finds similar data and only stores what already doesn't exist.

Bank deploys 3Par
3Par Data Inc. announced that Thomas Weisel Partners (TWP), a merchant bank, has deployed the company's InServ Storage Server to consolidate and protect mission critical Oracle, messaging and file-based data. The San Francisco, New York, Boston and Palo Alto, Calif.-based firm selected 3Par over other vendors for simplicity, cost effectiveness and robust disaster recovery capabilities, 3Par said. It's worth noting that TWP is also an investor in 3Par.

Asigra offers agentless backup for Mac OS X
Asigra Inc. announced the release of its Televaulting for Mac OS X product, bringing agentless backup and recovery to multisite businesses that rely on Apple Macintosh servers. This allows users to protect every system on the network without the hassle of agent-based license fees, agent installation, agent-induced performance loss and annual agent upgrades.

HDS upgrades SRM software
Hitachi Data Systems Inc. (HDS) introduced new capabilities and upgrades to the Storage Services Manager component of its HiCommand software, including QoS for SQL Server, an upgraded release of HiCommand QoS for Exchange, and base product support for Windows Dynamic Disk for Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003. HDS also announced QoS for NetApp, which discovers NetApp storage resources, while collecting NetApp capacity, performance and configuration details and graphically mapping the integrated SAN and NAS topology in a single, unified view. HiCommand Storage Services Manager and other heterogeneous management components of HiCommand are based on the AppIQ StorageAuthority Suite.

Princeton Softech supports JD Edwards
Database archiving company, Princeton Softech, announced the general availability of Archive for Servers JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Edition Release 1.5. This newest release provides JD Edwards' sites with predefined archive templates for JD Edwards' modules, including accounts payable.

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