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Oracle certifies Dell storage; Dot Hill adds software support; and NAS Double-Take.

Oracle certifies Dell storage

Oracle Corp., Redwood Shores, Calif., and Dell Computer Corp., Round Rock, Texas, announced the availability of Oracle Certified Configurations for Dell servers and storage. Available on Microsoft Windows and Linux, Oracle Certified Configurations for Dell are designed to help customers speed deployment of the Oracle9i database in a single node system or clustered environment, Dell said. The two configurations, the Oracle9i Database Certified Configuration for Dell and the Oracle9i Real Application Clusters Certified Configuration for Dell, will be available to customers tested, integrated and installed on Dell PowerEdge servers. The Oracle9i Database Certified Configuration for Dell, available for either Windows 2000 or Linux, is factory pre-installed and includes support for the PowerEdge 6400 server. Both the Oracle9i Database Certified Configuration and Oracle9i Real Application Clusters Certified Configuration will be available from Dell in the U.S. beginning in January, with a worldwide offering to follow.

Dell Computer Corp.

Oracle Corp.

Dot Hill adds software support

Dot Hill Systems Corp., Carlsbad, Calif., has debuted a set of enhancements to its SANpath storage networking software and SANscape storage management software for SANnet storage systems and appliances. Both products now support IP interfaces, iSCSI and the AIX operating system. Additionally, the company said, SANpath 3.2 and SANscape 2.4 now provide improved support for the SANnet RAID Blade, Dot Hill's 1U rack-mountable storage system, and support the new SANnet Axis storage appliances. SANpath and are designed for heterogeneous computing environments with support for Windows NT, Windows 2000, Linux, Solaris, NetWare (SANscape only) and HP-UX.

Dot Hill Systems Corp.

Web storage at your service

Scale Eight Inc., San Francisco, Calif., announced that SwapDrive Inc., Washington, D.C., a provider of Web-based storage, has chosen Scale Eight's Global Storage Service for its primary file storage and global mirroring requirements. SwapDrive expects to use Scale Eight's unique 8RL technology, which allows customers to back up and access their files over the Web via an authenticated URL, which is particularly useful for recovering files from damaged, lost or stolen laptop computers in the field. SwapDrive provides and develops software products and services for backup, access, collaboration and delivery of information distributed via the Internet. The company's flagship service, SwapDrive Backup, is a web-based offering that facilitates automated backup of data to a secure offsite location.

SwapDrive Inc.

Scale Eight Inc.

NAS Double-Take

NSI Software Inc., Hoboken, N.J., announced that its Double-Take replication product now supports IBM's TotalStorage NAS products. Double-Take is now certified for use with IBM's NAS 200, NAS 300 and NAS 300G products. According to NSI, Double-Take is the only replication product to achieve Windows 2000 Server, Advanced Server and Datacenter Certifications, protects everything from servers to NAS environments. Capturing and replicating only byte-level changes as they occur, Double-Take asynchronously replicates selected files or entire storage devices from one or more source servers to one or more target servers over standard network connections. Double-Take's failover capabilities allow network operations to resume rapidly after a disaster, without user intervention or the complexities of restoring from tape, the company said

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IBM Corp.

Nexsan scales its storage system

Los Angeles, Calif.-based Nexsan Technologies Inc., unveiled an enhanced version of its InfiniSAN ATAboy storage solution that delivers upgrades in capacity and performance. The new InfiniSAN ATAboy 2 features a 14-bay enclosure, providing 75% more capacity over the previous eight-bay model. The ATAboy architecture provides a comparable performance boost with the increase in drive density, leveraging Nexsan?s proprietary ATA silicon on its own RAID controller to scale up data throughput. The Nexsan design allocates a private channel for each of the 14 ATA drives, generating improved data throughput, improved reliability and the ability to hot-plug each individual drive, the company said. Nexsan will also be offering the ATAboy 2 in high-availability model with support for dual RAID controllers in an active/active configuration with automatic failover support. This configuration using Ultra160 SCSI host data paths pushes throughput to 225 MB/s for sequential reads. Nexsan will offer active-active versions of the ATAboy with Ultra320 SCSI and Fibre Channel host connections in 2002.

Nexsan Technologies Inc.

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