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Gadzoox aims Slingshot at Windows; FalconStor deals with Promark; Tricord, Iomega backup desktops and laptops.

There's a new Sheriff in town

Jungsoft USA Inc., San Francisco, Calif., has released a new PC protection and restoration system that can restore data, files, operating systems and configurations with a re-boot. The HDD Sheriff 5.0 is a hardware and software combination that operates invisibly to the user and works to prevent permanent changes to a system or hard drive. Should the computer become corrupted because of viruses, unwanted cookies, altered system settings or even a formatted hard drive, the HDD Sheriff will automatically return the system to it's previous state. HDD Sheriff uses less then 5% of the available hard drive space and no information is written to the hard drive unless the system administrator approves it. HDD Sheriff provides protection for PCs running WIN9X, 2000, ME, NT & XP, and can be purchased with an ISA or PCI card or a parallel port.

Jungsoft USA Inc.

Slingshot aimed at Windows

Gadzoox Networks Inc., San Jose, Calif., announced the newest member of the Slingshot 2Gb Open Fabric switch family ? the Slingshot 4210. The 4210 packs 10 ports in a half rack wide, 1U high form factor and is targeted at the Windows server cluster market. The Slingshot 4210 can scale up to 8 servers, which is two more than current cluster switches, and has the capability to auto-negotiate between 1Gb and 2Gb speeds on every port. Pricing starts at less than $1000 per port.

Gadzoox Networks Inc.

FalconStor taps Fed market

FalconStor Inc., Melville, NY, and Promark Technology Inc., Annapolis Junction, MD, announced a distribution agreement where Promark will distribute FalconStor's IPStor software to its channel of storage resellers and system integrators. According to FalconStor, government agencies can now aggregate and virtualize diverse storage resources through IPStor, via industry standard interfaces including Fibre Channel, SCSI, and iSCSI, as well as provision storage in the form of SAN or NAS over Fibre Channel and/or iSCSI/IP. FalconStor's IPStor is available to the Federal market through Promark Technology's resellers and system integrators including Government Micro Resources Inc. (GMR), FedTek Inc., and Storage Solutions Inc.

FalconStor Inc.

Promark Technology Inc.

Storing the moon

Tricord Systems Inc., Minneapolis, Minn., announced an agreement with Iomega Corp. to offer a NAS solution for backing up and restoring user data on desktops and laptops. To help automate the process of backing up desktop data, Tricord Systems and Iomega have paired Tricord's Lunar Flare NAS product with Iomega's client back-up application, QuikSync 3. Effective immediately, each Lunar Flare NAS appliance will be shipped with a 30-day trial license of Iomega's QuikSync 3 software, which is used on client laptops or desktops running on Microsoft Windows Operating Systems such as Microsoft Windows 95, 98 Second Edition, Millennium Edition, Windows NT 4.0, and Windows 2000 Professional.

Iomega Corp.

Tricord Systems Inc.

Don't cry for storage, Argentina

Ottawa-based KOM Networks Inc., announced a partnership with Disk Drive Market Inc. (DDM), an Argentina-based supplier of mass storage devices and technology. The partnership includes both technical development and marketing initiatives aimed at implementing KOM Networks? suite of products in DDM?s mass storage solutions. The companies will work together on the integration of KOM?s products with the hardware and software vendors utilized by DDM. DDM plans to market KOM?s file level storage virtualization software, Stealthworx, to its customer base.

KOM Networks Inc.

Disk Drive Market Inc.

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