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Chaparral Network Storage and FalconStor Software integrate IPStor software with the Chaparral RIO RFF288 and RFF244 RIO DISK storage subsystem.

Legato centralizes NetWorker management

Legato Systems Inc., Mountain View, Calif., is offering up a new NetWorker Management Console. The browser-based console manages Legato NetWorker through centralized monitoring and enterprise-level reporting in small or large heterogeneous enterprise environments. The reporting feature provides more than 40 reports that contain backup statistics, monitor and measure success levels, and track events that require administrator attention. Legato said the NetWorker Administration management tool with a SQL database, the report offerings of NetWorker Administration are expanded to also allow the administrator to export report information to third-party formats.

Legato Systems Inc.

KOM Networks debuts data management software

KOM Networks Inc., Ottawa, Ontario, a maker of data management software released the KOMWORX Data Manager, a software product that combines the aspects of storage virtualization, resource management, policy-driven data storage and migration with data protection. KOMWORX consolidates storage resources from multiple vendors, on multiple topologies over multiple interconnects to create a single virtual volume. The product features a virtual file system that supports host-attached, LAN-attached and SAN-attached storage along with SCSI, Fibre Channel, Gigabit Ethernet, storage over IP, iSCSI and InfiniBand. The Data Manager can set storage repositories in archival mode, read-only mode and freeze mode to provide data protection. KOMWORX Data Manager is available for Windows NT and Windows2000 servers, and pricing starts at $5,000.

KOM Networks Inc.

FalconStor makes Chaparral appliances fly

Boulder, Colo.-based Chaparral Network Storage Inc., a developer of storage appliances and FalconStor Software Inc., Melville, N.Y., announced the integration of FalconStor's IPStor software with certain models of the Chaparral RIO RFF288 and RFF244 RIO DISK Storage Subsystem, to be marketed and sold as Chaparral RAIDar Provisioning Services (RAIDar PS). RAIDar PS connects the recently announced RIO Disk storage system to both storage area network (SAN) fabrics and Ethernet Networks for storage over IP. Both FC-SAN and IP-SAN attached hosts are able to access and share the RIO storage appliance over local SANs and over long distance IP networks. Chaparral will offer pre-configured, plug-and-play RAIDar PS storage solution suites. FalconStor provides centralized storage management for RIO RAID and adds all IPStor features to the existing RIO features like active-active failover, 750M Bytes/sec, 8 host ports, plug-and-play compatibility with 1 G-Bit/sec and 2 G-Bit/sec SANs and capacity expansion up to 36 T Bytes.

Chaparral Network Storage Inc.

FalconStor Software Inc.

Gadzoox licenses FC technology to SAN developer

Gadzoox Networks Inc., San Jose, Calif., announced a licensing agreement with Trebia Networks Inc., a leader in system-on-silicon solutions for storage networking applications, for Gadzoox Networks' FabriCore Engines Open SAN OS. Gadzoox said it using this opportunity to license its Fibre Channel technology by partnering with companies, such as Trebia Networks, that can use the expertise and technology to innovate new products for the growing SAN market.

Trebia Networks Inc.

Gadzoox Networks Inc.

Dot Hill selling new RAID and JBOD systems

Dot Hill Systems Inc. said its new SANnet II family of compact RAID and JBOD storage systems brings enterprise class features into the workgroup and virtually eliminates downtime with no single points of failure. SANnet II features a modular architecture and includes hot-swappable, field replaceable components including drives, controllers, power supplies, fans and event monitoring units. SANnet II is based on open standards and compatible with Windows, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX and AIX operating systems. SANnet II starts at less than $10,000. SANnet II SCSI will be generally available during the fourth quarter of 2002. The SANnet II FC and the SANnet II Blade are expected to be generally available in the first quarter of 2003.

Dot Hill Systems Inc.

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