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Storage Clips: MessageOne, Neverfail boost e-mail support

MessageOne is adding features to its hosted e-mail management service; Neverfail announced clustering failover for BlackBerry devices.

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MessageOne, Neverfail boost e-mail support
MessageOne, Inc announced it has added e-mail archive recovery, encryption and BlackBerry continuity to its Email Management Services (EMS) platform. The new platform brings together MessageOne's EMS Email Continuity, which is designed to maintain e-mail service companies in the event of disaster, and EMS Email Security, a hosted service that is designed to eliminate spam, viruses and unwanted content from a company's e-mail environment.

The Blackberry continuity service is designed to allow BlackBerry devices to continue to operate during an outage, and also to ensure that e-mails remain in the organization's environment and are restored and archived once the system is back online. The e-mail archive service stores e-mail offsite based on retention policies and performs deduplication. The e-mail encryption feature provides gateway-to-gateway encryption using Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocols. The platform is currently available as a full e-mail management service or as individual services for a particular need.

Meanwhile, the Neverfail Group announced a version of its Neverfail high-availability clustering product for IBM Lotus Domino, an e-mail application primarily used by BlackBerry users. Neverfail for Lotus Domino is designed to monitor the health of the Lotus Domino environment, including server hardware, network infrastructure, application and operating system; the software also replicates data from an active to a passive server. If a problem occurs, Neverfail can take a variety of corrective actions without resorting to a full system failover; in extreme cases, failover to a secondary server will occur automatically.

HP offers free data cleansing
HP announced a free data cleansing program on the hard drives of leased HP PCs. HP Financial Services will perform a one-pass disk overwrite, consistent with U.S. Department of Defense standards, at the end of lease agreements on HP desktop and notebook PCs leased between now and July 10, 2006.

Enterprise storage users are also concerned about data on failed disks out of their arrays that are sent to HP and other vendors for repair. See also, "Data on failed disks worries users," Dec. 5, 2005.

DSI launches new VTL
Dynamic Solutions International (DSI) announced the availability of its DSI 9900 Virtual Tape Appliance. The new DSI 9900 VTL system is an addition to DSI's 9000 line of virtual tape products, with added capabilities including encryption and replication.

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