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Storage Clips: NEC, iQstor jump on 4 Gbps array bandwagon

NEC announced two new 4 Gbps FC-SATA arrays; iQstor will demonstrate its 4 Gbps array at an upcoming government industry show.

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NEC, iQstor jump on 4 Gbps array bandwagon
NEC Solutions Inc. introduced two new storage disk arrays -- the S2500 midrange array and the S1500 entry-level array, both including 4 Gbs Fibre Channel (FC) host/server interface and compatible with both FC and SATA disks. NEC joins Engenio, Hewlett-Packard Co. and EMC Corp., which will debut 4 Gbps arrays this spring.

The new systems will be available in March and are being sold through NEC's Express Partners -- Team 1 Systems and Avnet Partner Solutions, Americas. The manufacturer's suggested starting price for the NEC S1500 and S2500 storage array will be $16,610 and $36,000, respectively.

Meanwhile, iQstor Networks Inc. announced it will demonstrate its new iQ2280 4 Gbit FC to SATA II storage platform at FOSE 2006, a government industry show, with its government sector channel partner, San Clemente, Calif.,-based Ajava Systems.

Ski resort picks Idealstor
Idealstor announced that Powdr Corp. of Park City, Utah, has selected its FrankeNAS appliance and Ibac data protection software to back up data for its vacation resorts, including Park City Mountain Resort in Utah, Boreal Ridge and Alpine Meadows in California and Mt. Bachelor in Oregon.

Macy's Northwest picks BakBone
BakBone Software announced that Macy's Northwest, one of five regional Macy's divisions nationwide, has deployed BakBone NetVault Backup software for Mac OS X to protect more than 10 terabytes of data. .

AdventNet enhances storage analysis
AdventNet Inc. announced the immediate availability of NetFlow Analyzer 5.0. The bandwidth monitoring tool now comes with enhanced data storage capabilities, threshold-based alerting and improved IP grouping features. Along with the aggregated data, which is stored forever, NetFlow Analyzer can now store up to two weeks of raw data for troubleshooting purposes.

Revivio announces CDP channel partners
Revivio announced new additions to its channel partner program to resell its continuous data protection (CDP) software. New channel partners include Data Protection Associates, Nsight Technologies and Networks Plus Technology Group.

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