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Quick Takes: Managing storage

Storage management is all the rage. A slew of storage vendors are forming partnerships to get a handle on managed storage.

Quick Takes: Managing storage Kevin Komiega, Assistant News Editor

The Mozart of management

A new deal between Fujitsu Ltd., Tokyo, and DataCore Software Corp., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., will have Fujitsu selling DataCore's SANsymphony product on an OEM basis as part of the Fujitsu SystemWalker integrated systems management solution by the end of this year. According to DataCore, SANsymphony provides an overall storage management system that operates independently of the hardware in storage area network (SAN) environments. SANsymphony can manage storage resources on a SAN, including Fujitsu's GR700 series RAID system. Fujitsu's U.S.-based data storage management subsidiary, Fujitsu Software Technology Corp., is currently marketing the DataCore solution in its Softek Virtualization product in North America and Europe. The new agreement extends the DataCore and Fujitsu relationship worldwide.

Fujitsu Ltd.

DataCore Software Corp.

Partners in management

KOM Networks Inc., Ottawa, a storage networking and virtualization software developer, and Hudson James Inc., a document management systems provider, are working together on storage management. The partnership includes both product development and co-marketing initiatives aimed at integrating KOM Networks' storage management software product line into the IT environments of Hudson James' customers. This extends Hudson James' involvement with KOM to include the promotion and use of KOM software on all data storage management strategies. Hudson James Incorporated has previously utilized KOM's Optistorm optical storage software in a number of its customer installations. Hudson James plans to implement all of KOM's product suite including the flagship storage virtualization product, Stealthworx.

KOM Networks Inc.

An even Exchange

Search engine specialist AltaVista, Palo Alto, Calif., teamed with Ontario-based Educom TS Inc., to integrate AltaVista's search software into Educom's Exchange Archive Solution (EAS), a storage, access, and restore management software for MS Exchange. According to Educom, AltaVista's search technology will let Educom's customers easily search through millions of documents in EAS' storage repositories to identify and retrieve business information contained in e-mail messages and their attachments. EAS-Search is an add-on feature to Educom's base EAS product.

Educom TS Inc.


What's in a name?

American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), Atlanta, Ga., has renamed its sled chassis product to join its new ServTrends product line. The ServTrends 1100, previously named StorTrends 1100, is a custom-built sled chassis with a membrane keypad, LCD display and LEDs enclosed around AMI's small form factor Indium NAS controller. The ServTrends 1100 features LAN, dual USB, dual SCSI and dual 10/100 Ethernet, as well as hardware health monitoring for local reporting. The 1100's front panel LCD display allows users to configure network parameters using a DHCP or Static IP address, monitor CPU and memory usage and disk and volume status and perform system shutdown and restart. ServTrends 1100 versions 1100-N and 1100-P (with StorTrends NAS Software version 1.0) ranges from $849 to $1,269 depending upon the configuration.

American Megatrends Inc.

HP chooses Emulex for Linux storage

Host bus adapter (HBA) maker Emulex Corp., Costa Mesa, Calif., announced that its LightPulse LP8000, LP9000 and 2Gb/s LP9002L HBAs have been selected by Hewlett-Packard Co., to provide Fibre Channel connectivity to HP?s network storage appliance solutions running in Linux environments. As a result of the HP SAN-itized certification program, Emulex?s LP8000, LP9000 and LP9002L can provide SAN connectivity for HP?s Surestore disk arrays XP512, XP48 and VA7100 in Linux SAN operating environments. Emulex HBAs and drivers are tested and approved for HP SAN environments using RedHat?s Linux operating system. In addition, the company?s Linux drivers are available across the entire line of Emulex LightPulse HBAs and are fully backward compatible with its installed base, so customers in legacy environments can upgrade to Linux.

Emulex Corp.

Hewlett-Packard Co.

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