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Storage Clips: 3Par, FalconStor team up on VTL

3Par announced it has selected FalconStor's VTL software for its new Utility Virtual Tape Library product.

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3Par, FalconStor team up on VTL
3Par and FalconStor Software Inc. announced Utility Virtual Tape Library (VTL). The product allows customers to consolidate online, nearline and VTL application data onto a single platform. The companies also announced a technical alliance to conduct interoperability and availability tests between the 3Par InServ storage server and FalconStor VTL. The joint offering will be available in the first quarter of 2006.

Philly stock exchange reports big savings with Brocade
The Philadelphia Stock Exchange said it cut its data storage expenses by 75% over previous DAS systems when it deployed a SAN from Brocade. The Brocade SAN enables the 400-employee Exchange to more effectively archive records of trades and issues that must be stored for seven years by Securities and Exchange Commission rules.

Apptix launches e-mail compliance service
Apptix launched a new archiving and monitoring service to provide small and midsized businesses with compliance management for e-mail. The service will be offered through a partnership with Global Relay Communications, a message archiving, management and compliance services outsourcing firm.

Oil and gas survey firm chooses Ibrix
Ibrix Inc. announced that Electromagnetic Geoservices AS has implemented the Ibrix Fusion parallel file system for generating oil and gas analyses and surveys. The Ibrix product is integrated with 500 Dell PowerEdge 1855 blade servers and 12 terabytes of EMC CX700 storage.

LeftHand certified by Microsoft
LeftHand Networks announced it has completed the tests required to participate in Microsoft's Exchange Solution Reviewed Program (ESRP) for storage. Hewlett-Packard Co. ProLiant DL380s servers running LeftHand's SAN/iQ software were used in the ESRP testing. LeftHand was the first iSCSI vendor to complete the tests required for program participation.

DataCore does DR
DataCore Software announced a new line of remote site disaster recovery (DR) and storage pool mirroring products. The products include software to manage two separately located SANmelody disk servers, each capable of supporting terabyte storage pools, plus a choice of DR software -- either asynchronous LAN/WAN based replication software, or synchronous LAN or SAN failover mirroring software.

Seagate expands nearline SATA drives
Seagate Technology announced the availability of its latest NL35 Series SATA disk drives, with 500 GB capacity. According to Seagate, the NL35 Series SATA drives are optimized for tasks, such as data management, backup/recovery and fixed content storage.

ADIC announces customer
Advanced Digital Information Corp. (ADIC) announced that the University of York has deployed its Scalar i2000 libraries.

Seismic data firm deploys Panasas cluster
Panasas Inc. announced that Geophysical Development Corporation (GDC), a seismic data processing and exploration firm, has deployed the Panasas ActiveScale storage cluster. The Panasas Linux cluster product boosted performance by 10x, GDC said.

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