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Storage Clips: Vicom introduces data migration service

The new service offers cross-platform migration of up to 12 terabytes of data in fixed-price service offerings, backed by a money-back performance guarantee.

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Vicom introduces data migration service
Vicom Systems, provider of data services for systems and storage, announced its Data Mobility Service, a data migration service for resellers of EMC, HP, IBM, HDS, Network Appliance, Apple Computer, and Sun Microsystems storage. Fibre Channel migration services are packaged in three pre-defined, fixed-price options. Under these options, Vicom data migration specialists use the company's Piper data migration appliance to move 6 terabytes (TB) and 6 host systems in one weekend or 12 TB and either 6 or 12 hosts over two weekends. Each migration also comes with an SLA and a money-back guarantee if the SLA is not met.

New Orleans school system does backup with Dell
Jefferson Parish Public School System announced it has chosen Dell to create a three-pronged data backup and recovery infrastructure outside New Orleans.

It is hoped that new data centers, along with a new disaster recovery plan, will help safeguard the Katrina-ravaged district against future losses of student and administrative records. By the time the district's 40,457 students and 3,054 teachers return to the classroom this fall, all data used to make the school day run smoothly -- including student transcripts, transportation routes, library records, food inventory and payroll -- will now have a central home at the district's school board office in Marerro, La., rather than being backed up at individual campuses.

Information from all office and school servers citywide will be sent to a Dell/EMC CX 500 array and Dell PowerVault tape library for backup at the school board office. A second, identical backup center 10 miles away in Metairie La., will then automatically mirror all data. In case of damage to these sites, Dell is helping JPPSS build a third site farther inland, 140 miles away in Lafayette, La. This site will funnel the other centers' data to a Dell PowerVault tape library for backup at pre-scheduled intervals.

BinckBank Picks Atempo
Atempo, Inc. announced that BinckBank, the Netherlands' largest online brokerage company, selected Atempo Time Navigator to protect its data. BinckBank chose Atempo to protect over 200 Windows and Linux servers as part of an internal data protection campaign to consolidate its enterprise data. A major factor in BinckBank's selection of Time Navigator is Atempo's volume-based approach to licensing, which allows BinckBank to pay by the volume of data protected while still providing full access to Time Navigator's full feature set.

"This…approach to software licensing…made our choice for this product a no-brainer." said Joost Geurts, IT director at BinckBank, in a press release. "We can install any number of backup servers, clients and database modules on any platform and we only pay for the relevant volume of data protected."

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