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Storage Clips: Europe approves data retention law

A newly legislated requirement that data be retained between six and 24 months is likely to take effect by next year in many countries.

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European Parliament approves data retention law
The European Parliament voted 378-197 today to approve legislation requiring telecommunications companies to retain phone data and Internet logs for a minimum of six months. The legislation allows governments to require data be retained between six and 24 months, and is likely to take effect next year in many countries.

NetApp storage helps animate King Kong
Network Appliance Inc. (NetApp) announced it worked with Weta Digital Ltd. to store visual effects data for Universal Pictures' film King Kong. Weta Digital produced thousands of visual effects shots in recreating the classic, and used a combination of NetApp fabric-attached storage systems, NetApp NearStore systems for data archival and a NetApp IP SAN.

XOsoft claims revenue spurt
XOsoft announced it more than doubled revenues from 2004. In addition to surpassing revenue targets, XOsoft has seen 12 consecutive quarters of growth, released three new products, added customers, and made new hires in its sales, support and research and development organizations.

Asigra reports more data under management
Asigra announced that backup service providers have reported increases in data under management by Asigra's Televaulting product in the period from Jan. 1, 2005, through Oct. 31, 2005. Backup service providers are showing increases of 140% in the first 10 months of 2005, as compared with figures for the entire 12 months of 2004.

MIT chooses Archivas
Archivas Inc. announced the Whitehead Institute-MIT BioImaging Center and the Computational and Systems Biology Initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will deploy additional Archivas clusters. Earlier this year, the BioImaging Center tested the ArC's ability to store, manage and retrieve over 50 terabytes of research documents and images. Based upon the project's initial success, the BioImaging Center decided to implement additional Archivas products to support future endeavors.

Finsar uses OpenPages for compliance
OpenPages announced that Finisar Corp. has its Sarbanes-Oxley Express (SOX Express) for its Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance. Finisar will deploy SOX Express to automate the company's ongoing test and review of its internal controls documentation in order to reduce the time and resource costs associated with SOX Sections 404 and 302.

IStor ships GigaStorATX
IStor Networks Inc. announced that Variel Technology, based in Irvine, Calif., received the first shipment of its flagship product GigaStorATX, a multiport GigE iSCSI-SATA storage controller.

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