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Storage Clips: NetApp unveils rebranded Kazeon

NetApp will sell and support Kazeon's Information Server classification software with its snapshot products, and Kazeon says deeper integration between the products is planned.

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NetApp to OEM Kazeon
Network Appliance Inc. (NetApp) and Kazeon Systems Inc. announced they will be collaborating on SnapSearch and Recovery software, an OEM of Kazeon's Information Server data classification software that will allow NetApp Snapshot, SnapVault and SnapMirror users to index and search for snapshot data in their NetApp systems.

According to Mike Marchi, vice president of solution marketing for Kazeon, the only added feature to Kazeon's software in its SnapSearch form is that it will indicate and group together multiple versions of the same snapshot file if it detects no changes from one to the other.

In the future, Marchi said, the Kazeon product will be updated to be more efficient at detecting block-level changes to snapshot files. "Right now we have to read through the whole file byte by byte to detect changes," he said. "Eventually, we would like to be able to know immediately if the file is a duplicate or not."

For now, however, besides the grouping of duplicate files, there is little difference between purchasing the products separately and purchasing them through NetApp, aside from the "one throat to choke" appeal of the fact that NetApp will provide technical support for the Kazeon product. The product will officially ship on March 15. For customers already using NetApp's snapshot products, adding the Kazeon software will cost $10,000. The whole system altogether will be priced at around $60,000.

EMC aims for 20% market share
EMC Corp. CEO Joseph Tucci said his company will continue to grow at double the rate of the market and will garner 20% market share this year, in a presentation at the Goldman Sachs Technology Investment Symposium Monday, which was broadcast over the Internet. Tucci also said the company won't make any big acquisitions this year.

City to offer incentives for HP data center
The city of Austin, Texas, is preparing to offer $3.2 million in tax incentives to Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP), which is building a $300 million data center there and is slated to create around 140 jobs. HP had been considering Austin and four other cities for two centers. The company is considering a second center in Wells Branch, north of Austin.

EVault announces archiving
Storage and disaster recovery outsourcer EVault Inc. announced a new archiving software for its InfoStage storage devices. Customers can purchase software and whitebox hardware from EVault and keep the box on site or at EVault's data centers. The new software, ArcWare, will do policy-based file migration for older, less frequently accessed files.

EVault also announced new features for its ProMail e-mail backup software, including logging, archiving and discovery for instant messages. Finally, EVault said its InfoStage software would support NAS devices.

Nexsan adds RAID-6
Nexsan Technologies announced that its full line of SATA-based storage arrays, including the SATABeast, SATABoy and SATABlade -- now come standard with RAID-6 support.

AmeriVault adds Clariion-based data center
AmeriVault Corp. announced it has activated a new data vault in the Chicago suburb of Wood Dale for backup and archiving services. AmeriVault's storage deployment consists of over 140 terabytes of EMC Clariion Fibre Channel (FC) and ATA arrays. The company is also using FalconStor IPStor software.

Iron Mountain to service Adobe users
Iron Mountain Inc. announced a new partnership with Adobe Systems Inc. to help Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition, Photoshop Elements and Adobe Bridge users protect their digital images. Adobe Photoshop Services will now include Iron Mountain's Connected DataProtector/PC online backup service.

Hospital goes for Compellent SAN
Compellent Technologies announced MIT Medical has selected its Storage CenterT SAN for its electronic medical records. MIT chose the Compellent SAN when the IT staff upgraded its EMR system, TouchWorksR from Allscripts.

Securities trader picks MiraLink for DR
MiraLink Corp. announced that securities trading firm Mondiale Asset Management Ltd. based in Vancouver, Canada, has selected its Data Mirroring appliance for DR.

U.K. law firm chooses DataCore
DataCore Software today announced that U.K. law firm Mendelsons Solicitors has selected DataCore's FC-SATA arrays and its SANmelody software for storage resource management. The DataCore products support Mendelsons' thin-client system with a remote server in a hosting center.

HD channel broadcaster chooses DIVArchive
Front Porch Digital the broadcast and media division of Incentra Solutions Inc., announced that it has completed a new DIVArchive installation for the archiving of high-definition (HD) content belonging to Voom HD Networks, a subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC. The transaction was completed as part of the five year exclusive contract signed in 2003 between Front Porch and Rainbow Media, a subsidiary of Cablevision. The company's HD channels include movies, sports, music, travel, fashion, the arts, cartoons and news.

Cloudmark does mail clean up
Cloudmark Inc. introduced its new StorageScan service for service provider networks. The service scans e-mail message stores for spam e-mail and deletes it from storage.

Anthology introduces disk scrubbing
Anthology Solutions Inc., maker of the Yellow Machine storage appliance, today announced that it has revamped the appliance's system software to include what it calls Masterpiece RAID Disk Scrubbing Technology, a feature that monitors and corrects data loss errors. Version 3.0 of the FailSafe software now includes secure remote access with a VPN router, firewall and eight-port LAN switch. Version 3.0 ships in March to new customers and is available as a free upgrade for standard edition customers.

HP integrates QLogic iSCSI router
QLogic Corp. announced that its SANbox 6000 Series router, rebranded as the HP mpx100, is now available as the HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array iSCSI Connectivity Option.

LSI does Exchange recovery
LSI Logic Corp. announced that its Engenio storage group has developed a disk-to-disk backup product that performs near-continuous protection and recovery for Microsoft Exchange 2003 databases. Replication Express for Exchange will also be offered by IBM.

CreekPath appoints VP of marketing
CreekPath announced the appointment of Ed Chopskie as vice president of marketing. Chopskie joins CreekPath Systems from discovery and analytics startup BDNA, where he served as vice president of marketing. Prior to this, Chopskie was with San Diego-based Peregrine Systems for nine years.

OnStor appoints European sales VP
OnStor Inc. announced the expansion of its international operations with the appointment of Roland Voelskow as vice president of sales for continental Europe. Prior to this position Voelskow held a number of senior roles at organizations, including NetApp, Sun and HP.

Reldata signs Euro distribution deal
Reldata announced it has closed a distribution agreement with European value-added reseller (VAR) Source. Source will distribute Reldata IP Storage Gateway appliances to Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg) storage resellers and solution providers.

Kashya unveils channel program
Kashya announced the Kashya Synergy Partner Program, which will include deal registration, promotions and initiatives for VARs. The channel partners will have access to a Kashya support team, including corporate marketing, sales and account executives as well as sales training .

EqualLogic launches in Europe
EqualLogic announced expansion of its international operations with the opening of European sales offices in London and Munich, Germany. EqualLogic now offers its PS Series iSCSI SAN to enterprises in the U.K., Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia.

Softek expands participation in IBM PartnerWorld
Softek Storage Solutions announced that the company has expanded its participation in IBM's PartnerWorld business partner program to the advanced level. The company also announced that it is celebrating its 10th anniversary of supplying IBM Global Services with the Softek TDMF data migration software.

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