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Storage Clips: EVault supports Microsoft clustering

EVault online backup supports Microsoft clustering services; FCIA elects new board.

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EVault announces Microsoft support
EVault Inc. announced support for Microsoft Windows Clustering Services in Version 5.3 of both its EVault InfoStage online backup and recovery software and the EVault Protect managed service offering. Support for Exchange has also been enhanced -- EVault agents can now backup and restore multiple Exchange Groups at the same time, and backups of Exchange 2000 servers can be restored to Exchange 2003 servers.

EVault also announced a new version of its ProMail managed e-mail archiving service. ProMail 2.1 offers Securities and Exchange Commission compliant DVD archiving capabilities with flexible long-term retention policies. A new hosted option also supports e-mail archiving for companies that rely on Internet service providers to host their e-mail and includes options for antivirus protection and spam filtering.

FCIA elects new board
The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA), a nonprofit international organization of manufacturers, systems integrators and vendors, announced its newly elected board of directors for 2005/2006. The group is the marketing arm of the ANSI T11 standards organization. Its current projects include the definition of new standards for natively attaching SATA hard drives to Fibre Channel (FC) infrastructures and the use of low-cost cabling in the FC infrastructure.

Members of the 2005/2006 FCIA board of directors are: Tom Hammond-Doel of Emulex; FCIA chairman of the board Bob Williamsen of McData; FCIA secretary Rich Ramos of Xyratex' FCIA treasurer Harry Mason of LSI Logic; Skip Jones of QLogic, chairman, Roadmap Committee; Wen Li of Agilent; and Yuichi Arai, FCIA-Japan representative.

Bell Micro, FalconStor build backup appliance
Bell Microproducts Inc. and FalconStor Software Inc. announced that they are partnering on a backup and recovery appliances for the small and midsized business market. The appliances, built by Bell Microproducts with FalconStor Software Inc., will be available in two flavors: one based on FalconStor's Virtual tape librarys oftware and the other based on FalconStor's iSCSI Storage Server software.

Fujifilm announces GA of SDLT
Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. Inc. announced the broad commercial availability of Fujifilm-branded SDLT tape II cartridges, designed for use with the Quantum SDLT 600 tape drive. The cartridges offer native capacity of 300 GB and support drive transfer speeds of up to 36 MB a second, and claim an archival life of 30 years.

Startups offer online backup
Network platform provider iPremise Inc. is using NovaStor Corp.'s NovaNet-Web software to provide remote online backup services for customer, the companies announced. iPremise, which provides a subscription-based network platform -- hardware, software, support, security and now backup -- for a monthly fee, will include NovaNet-Web with every server shipped. Customers' data will be stored at iPremise facilities.

Zantaz, MDY to integrate
Zantaz Inc. announced that its Zantaz EAS e-mail archiving software will be integrated with MDY FileSurf records management software. The two also aim to obtain United States Department of Defense 5015.2 certification for the combined product.

LinuxIT selects Arkeia
European Linux integrator LinuxIT announced that it will resell Arkeia Corp.'s backup and data recovery software for the Linux platform.

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