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Storage Clips: SMB storage gets a boost

StoneFly, Buffalo and ThinkCP all launch new SMB storage tools this week; Surgient powers XOSoft DR testing.

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StoneFly intros "IP SAN-in-a-Box"
StoneFly, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dynamic Network Factory, Inc. (DNF), introduced the iSC-1620 and iSC-2420, two new product lines targeted at SMBs, workgroups and departments. Both the iSC-1620 and iSC-2420 include the StoneFusion Operating System, an IP-based block-level provisioning appliance; StoneFly Reflection for local and campus mirroring; and StoneFly Snapshot. StoneFly also offers software and hardware options for the systems, such as CDP and disk-to-disk backup and recovery. The iSC-1620 has a capacity of 2 to 8 terabytes (TB) per node, and the iSC-2420 has 3 to 12 TB per node. The systems are available now; pricing for StoneFly iSC-1620 starts at $13,500 for a 2 TB configuration, and pricing for iSC-2420 starts at $39,000 for a 12 TB configuration.

Buffalo announces home/SMB NAS
Buffalo has given the heads up that it plans to announce 2 TB versions of its home and SMB NAS devices -- the consumer-targeted TeraStation Home Server and its business-class NAS, the TeraStation Pro. The Pro now features Active Directory member support and an LCD monitor. Both products are Windows and Mac compatible; offer RAID; and feature Gigabit Ethernet and Memeo AutoBackup backup software. They are priced under $2,000 US.

ThinkCP launches SAN Starter Kit
ThinkCP Technologies announced the release of its SAN Starter Kit for small to medium sized businesses. The SAN Starter, priced at about $8,500, includes the QLogic 2 GB SAN Express Starter Kit 1000 and ThinkCP's ViPoR SS-SANBX, featuring a custom configured StorCase Infostation 4U, 2 TB, Fibre to SATA II RAID storage system. ThinkCP Representatives will also provide further customization depending on the customer's applications and preferences.

Surgient powers XOSoft DR testing
Surgient, which makes software for demo, test and training labs, announced that its Virtual Demo Lab Management System (VDMS) application is being used by XOsoft to provide software testing and evaluation environments to prospective customers of the company's WANSyncHA for Exchange and SQL. XOsoft prospects can now evaluate the software in a lab environment including installation, failover, failback and rewind/continuous data protection via Web browser in a virtual test lab hosted and delivered by Surgient, instead of setting up their own testing environment.

German insurance group chooses DataCore
DataCore Software today announced that DBV-Winterthur, one of the largest insurance groups in Germany, has implemented DataCore's SANsymphony and SANmaestro software. DBV-Winterthur implemented the SAN management software on two remotely SANs, and used them to implement a campus wide virtual SAN .

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