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Storage Clips: Wasabi adds iSCSI initiator to NAS

The company said it had developed its own software-based initiator that will allow SMB customers to combine NAS and IP SAN in the same box.

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Wasabi adds iSCSI initiator to NAS
Wasabi Systems Inc. announced it has added an iSCSI initiator to its Storage Builder64 for NAS product line. The new software initiator supports ERL 0, 1 and 2. Storage Builder for NAS offers snapshot capabilities based on Windows Volume Shadow Copy Services, backup tools for tape and disk, IPv6 support, e-mail event notification and Active Directory Services support. With the addition of the iSCSI initiator, the Wasabi box can now support both NAS and IP SAN storage building blocks.

Teneros announces e-mail DR
E-mail failover startup Teneros Inc. has announced a new low-end failover and high availability appliance for Exchange environments. The smaller version of its business continuity appliance will support up to 75 users for the smallest of small and midsized businesses (SMB), as opposed to the minimum of 250 users for its flagship product. It will retail for $9,995.00, as opposed to the $15,000-$20,000 for the big version.

Teneros also announced the completion of a Series C funding round of $20 million.

Teneros CEO Steve Lewis also hinted at the company's future direction in a briefing with "I think by mid-2007, you'll see us protecting e-mail, databases, SharePoint, ERP [enterprise resource planning] and CRM [customer relationship management] systems," he said, adding that the company will be expanding disk capacities in its boxes and writing to APIs in order to attach to other vendors' IP SANs.

By the end of the year, Lewis said the company's appliance would allow users to do remote failover at a geographically separated disaster recovery site.

Winchester Systems introduces RAID-6 box
Winchester Systems Inc. introduced Enterprise RAID-6, a SATA dual-parity disk array. The company claims the product measures a 1.2 million hour MTBF (mean time between failures), 100% duty-cycle SATA disks with RAID-6 dual parity. The systems are available immediately with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of around $20,000.

LSI names non-exec chairman LSI Logic Corp. announced that its board of directors has elected lead director James H. Keyes to serve as its nonexecutive chairman, succeeding former chairman and LSI Logic founder, Wilfred J. Corrigan, whose term expired this month. Keyes is the retired chairman and former CEO of Johnson Controls Inc., a maker of automotive systems, and facility management and control products. He has served as a member of the LSI Logic board of directors since 1983.

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