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SpectraLogic extends tape health checks

SpectraLogic's new reader lets customers see health statistics on tape cartridges from outside the library; MicroNet launches SMB system; AppAssure upgrades Windows data protection.

Spectra Logic Corp. launched MLM (Media Lifecycle Management) Reader, a portable device that lets customers check the health of tape cartridges without loading them into a library. MLM Reader plugs into any computer through a USB connection, and can read recorded tape health statistics.

MLM Reader is an extension of Spectra Logic's MLM technology, which is part of its BlueScale management interface. MLM tracks more than 30 non-volatile statistics about data tapes, such as remaining capacity, encryption information, number of reads and writes, date of last access, born-on date and cleaning log. Pricing for MLM Reader starts at $2,500.

MicroNet launches SMB SAS/SATA system

MicroNet Technology introduced its Genesis V RAID rackmount storage line for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The flagship of the platform is a 3U 16 TB SAS and SATA RAID system.

AppAssure releases Replay AppImage 3.0

AppAssure Software Inc.'s Replay AppImage 3.0 offers continuous application imaging for Microsoft Exchange, SQL, SharePoint and other Windows applications. Version 3.0 supports Windows 2008, and offers application-consistent snapshots, data deduplication and compression, and bare-metal restore to dissimilar hardware.

Nexsan offers free SAS drives

Nexsan Technologies Inc. has initiated The Value Advantage, a year-long channel sales campaign that includes a series of quarterly promotions and special product bundles. The first will be a "Buy Two SAS Drives, Get the Next One Free" offer.

Attenda deploys 3PAR to deliver cloud computing services

Europe-based SaaS hosting provider Attenda Limited has chosen 3PAR's storage for its cloud and utility computing-based managed services. Attenda has deployed seven 3PAR InServ Storage Servers and nearly 300 TB of capacity across three locations in London and one in Frankfurt, Germany.

PricewaterhouseCoopers and Iron Mountain partner on consulting

Iron Mountain Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) LLP have partnered to provide clients with information management consulting services from both organizations. Iron Mountain's Consulting Services group will advise clients on meeting legal, regulatory and operational requirements by helping them to develop records management policies and procedures like retention schedules. PwC's consultants will help clients make important information lifecycle decisions on how to retain, identify, preserve, protect, produce, archive and dispose of information.

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