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Storage Clips: IBM to resell Tandberg LTO-2

IBM and EMC announce new partnerships; StorageTek hits milestone; New VTL and Exchange-compatible products released.

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IBM to resell Tandberg LTO 2
IBM will market an LTO-2 tape drive designed by Tandberg Data under the IBM brand IBM 200/400 GB, the companies announced yesterday. Tandberg Data has had a long relationship with IBM, having supplied tape drive products, including the Tandberg SLR and MLR lines for inclusion in workstation and midrange systems to IBM since 1987.

EMC approves CaminoSoft software
CaminoSoft Corp. has announced that its Managed Server HSM software has been dubbed Centera Proven by EMC Corp. The company will now offer its software in a Centera edition, and EMC and CaminoSoft provide joint technical support for customers who have deployed both companies' products.

StorageTek announces 500th SL8500 sale
Storage Technology Corp. (StorageTek) announced that it has shipped its 500th StreamLine SL8500 tape library to Mississippi State University for use in its engineering research center. Separately, StorageTek said it has certified Cloverleaf Communications' Intelligent Storage Networking system as interoperable with its SANtricity software and FlexLine 200 and 300 Series disk storage systems. Cloverleaf's product integrates NAS services into the SAN to create a centralized system.

ADIC Pathlight compatible with LTO-3
Advanced Digital Information Corp. announced that its Pathlight VX virtual tape libraries will now support third-generation LTO Ultrium (LTO-3) tape drives and media. The support means that Pathlight VX's virtual libraries can emulate LTO-3 drives and media, and can also send backup data stored on its disk to physical tape libraries with LTO-3 drives. ADIC also announced that its Pathlight VX series will now support the IBM 3584 with LTO Ultrium drives.

TV studio switches to tapeless system
Omneon Video Networks has announced that KRWG-TV, a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) affiliate in Las Cruces, N.M., has installed an Omneon Spectrum media server system for storage and play out of the station's programming. The Omneon server marks a transition for the station to a completely tapeless environment. KRWG records PBS programs off of satellite and plays content out via play lists. The server system also features 10 terabytes (TB) of storage capacity.

Quest refreshes Exchange data recovery product
Quest Software Inc. announced the general availability yesterday of version 3.0 of Quest Recovery Manager for Exchange. The software recovers Exchange data from existing backups. The latest version adds support for additional third-party backup software, new search features and automation of cataloging and recovery tasks.

LSI Logic ships 4 Gbps FC HBAs
LSI Logic Corp. announced that it has begun shipping full production single- and dual-port 4 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) host bus adapters (HBA) supporting all major operating systems to OEM and channel customers. The HBAs are compatible with 1 and 2 Gbps legacy products and can automatically detect connection speed so that each port can independently operate at 1, 2 or 4 Gbps.

New joint offer for e-mail archiving
Permabit Inc. and NorthSeas AMT will integrate their e-mail archiving products, the companies announced yesterday. The NorthSeas Guard E/N appliance will be combined with Permabit's Permeon Compliance Store software.

Laboratory uses 100 TB Panasas cluster
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has deployed Panasas Inc.'s ActiveScale Storage Cluster, the companies announced yesterday. BNL is using the 100 TB Linux system to replace its NFS storage and NFS file system infrastructure.

Asigra ships software to Iceland
Asigra Inc. announced that it will be providing its Televaulting software to an Icelandic aluminum company, Nordural ehf, via its Icelandic channel partner SecurStore. The new backup system will reduce the company's backup window from 10 hours to two - three hours and can perform a bare-metal restore on the company's critical servers in less than two hours.

Spare Backup gets new retail deal
Newport International Group announced that its Spare Backup Inc. subsidiary has received a second purchase order from CompUSA in addition to a previously announced 3,500 unit order. The shipments will be sent to CompUSA's Manhattan locations. Spare Backup also announced last week that its automated backup software will be offered through Hewlett-Packard Co.'s Web site.

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