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Storage Clips: Indian bank outsources DR to IBM

An India-based financial institution has brought IBM in to manage its data center and DR site; NAS gateway vendor ONStor licenses PyX iSCSI software.

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Indian bank outsources DR to IBM
IDBI, an Indian financial institution, has selected IBM Global Services to consolidate its IT infrastructure, including building and providing service support for a 12,000 square foot datacenter and a 5,000 square foot DR site. The five-year contract is worth $12.8 million. The new IT infrastructure will consist of IBM eServer p5 Unix servers, eServer xSeries, enterprise management software, Tivoli software, storage, security and networking infrastructure.

ONStor licenses PyX software
ONStor Inc. has licensed PyX Technologies Inc., iSCSI IP storage software for use with its Bobcat series of NAS gateways, the companies announced today. A release of the bundled product is expected in the fourth quarter of 2005.

ADVA and McData interoperate
German firm ADVA Optical Networking has passed OPENready qualification testing with McData Corp. ADVA's fiber service platform is now qualified as interoperable with McData's Intrepid 10000 Backbone Director for support of 10 Gbps inter-switch links over distances of up to 190 kilometers.

Atempo to distribute Storactive CDP tool
Atempo Inc. will resell Storactive Inc.'s LiveBackup software. The software performs real-time backup, and is bundled with Atempo's Time Navigator restoration software.

Fastora launches backup and recovery appliance
Fastora announced the release of a series of portable instant backup and recovery appliances. The wallet-sized ExBoot EXB-0111 features a 1.8-inch hard drive and the EXB-0121 supports a 2.5-inch disk drive. The ExBoot devices are available immediately, starting at $175 for 20 gigabytes (GB) for the EXB-0111 and $165 for 40 GB for the EXB-0121. The new ExBoot products join the already shipping EXB-0131, which uses 3.5-inch drives.

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