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Storage Clips: Dell unveils PowerEdge NAS and DAS

New dual-core Xeon servers also marketed to storage buyers; Dell software and factory snuggle up even further to EMC.

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Dell unveils PowerEdge NAS and DAS
In conjunction with the newly announced ninth-generation PowerEdge servers, Dell Inc. also announced availability of new NAS boxes based on the same dual-core Xeon processors, the PowerEdge 2900 and 2950. Dell also announced that its DAS storage extender, the PowerVault MD1000, will now offer the option of including SATA disks (it was SAS only before). Dell also announced that its tape library, the ML6000, will be available in a 23U jumbo size (previous versions were 5U and 9U).

Dell also announced that its IT assistant management software will be integrated with Navisphere on EMC Corp. arrays, which will offer a "single pane of glass" to manage Dell and EMC systems, according to Praveen Asthana, director of Dell storage marketing. Dell will also be factory installing SAN components, such as host bus adapters and SAN management software, like PowerPath, into its hardware, Asthana said.

CA to fold in Arkivio
CA Inc. and Arkivio Inc. announced an agreement under which CA will incorporate the Arkivio Auto-Stor enterprise file management product into its BrightStor product line. Auto-Stor discovers and organizes data and storage according to its business value; CA will market the product as CA File System Manager.

TimeSpring introduces CDP for SharePoint
TimeSpring Software Corp. announced the immediate availability of TimeData for Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services. SharePoint already has a backup feature, called Per-site Backup and Restore, but TimeSpring is claiming superiority on the granularity of continuous data protection, as its software continuously captures SharePoint data as it changes.

NEC to resell Riverbed WDS
Riverbed Technology Inc. announced that NEC Corp. will license and resell its wide-area data services (WDS) solution, the Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS). NEC will combine RiOS with its server product line and sell the offering under its new WanBooster product family name. WanBooster, based on RiOS, is a network appliance that accelerates applications, allowing users to optimize WAN bandwidth.

Symantec does backup, HA for IBM Linux on Power
IBM announced that Symantec Corp. has agreed to port Veritas Cluster Server, Veritas Volume Replicator, Storage Foundation, and Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC and NetBackup to the IBM System p Linux on Power platform. Symantec offerings for Linux on Power are expected to be available starting by the end of 2006.

GlassHouse consults with UNH
GlassHouse Technologies Inc. announced it guided the University of New Hampshire (UNH) in its plan to redo a university-wide storage and backup network. GlassHouse also provided short- and long-term recommendations for enterprise tiered storage as a service. After GlassHouse reported its recommendations, UNH retained the company to prepare a strategic roadmap and an implementation program for building the new storage infrastructure.

Marathon gets HA software into casinos
Marathon Technologies Corp., a maker of high-availability (HA) software for Microsoft Windows environments, announced today that IGT is now distributing Marathon's everRun FT high-availability product in conjunction with the IGT (International Game Technology) Advantage casino management system. Under terms of the agreement, IGT will distribute Marathon's high-availability software, and the two companies will work on joint marketing, sales and lead generation.

Terrascale, Appro team on grid storage
Terrascale Technologies Inc. announced it has teamed with Appro International Inc., a provider of high-performance enterprise computing systems, to resell Terrascale's TerraGrid storage software and hardware appliances.

Front Porch Digital and Exanet partner
NAS maker Exanet Inc. and digital archiving provider Front Porch Digital announced today that they are partnering to market joint products to broadcasters. Front Porch will sell the ExaStore NAS box with its DIVArchive software deployments. Front Porch will also offer ExaStore storage software to broadcasters and media companies.

BDI-Laguna to resell Buffalo storage
Reseller BDI-Laguna Inc. announced it will offer storage products from Buffalo Technology, including network storage products, such as TeraStation and LinkStation. as well as its external hard drive, DriveStation.

Wave Systems to support Seagate encryption
Wave Systems Corp. announced the availability of the Embassy Trusted Drive Manager software supporting Seagate Technology Momentus 5400 FDE (full disk encryption) hard drives. The Trusted Drive Manager provides life cycle management for FDE drives, including drive activation or issuance, policy setup, automated key and password management, strong access control and data destruction for repurposing or drive disposal.

CommVault markets recovery management
CommVault Systems Inc. announced the availability of new recovery management features for its QiNetix 6.1 Unified Data Management product line. The new feature set, called RecoveryDirector 6.1, allows storage administrators to manage snapshot and backup data across storage tiers and on heterogeneous systems. RecoveryDirector creates online recovery images, providing a single view of the data protection environment and a set of common management policies.

Washington Fish and Wildlife chooses OnStor
OnStor Inc. announced that its Bobcat 2240 Gateway has been chosen by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to store critical mapping data. The OnStor Bobcat allowed the WDFW to migrate data from its previous NAS infrastructure to its newly installed SAN.

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