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Quick Takes: CommVault gets with the Microsoft program

CommVault Systems joins backup and restore program for MSA; Spinnaker NAS system works with Oracle; and StoreAge Virtualization Manager has been certified "CA smart."

CommVault gets with the Microsoft program

CommVault Systems Inc., a data management solutions provider, announced its participation in the Microsoft System Architecture (MSA) for the Enterprise Data Center, specifically in the backup and restore program. Microsoft designed the Microsoft Systems Architecture (MSA) program to work with partners in the areas of enterprise data management, backup, restore, disaster recovery, networking, server hardware, storage and services to create complete enterprise data center architectures. The architectural blueprint includes the deployment and operation of a backup and restore configuration using CommVault Galaxy software. The MSA EDC architecture uses the CommVault Galaxy software suite as a backup and recovery solution to protect Windows 2000 servers and enterprise applications such as Exchange and SQL Server.

CommVault Systems Inc.

Oracle sets sail on NAS

From the land of steel comes Spinnaker Networks Inc., Pittsburgh, Penn., a maker of distributed storage systems and news that it has joined the Oracle PartnerNetwork to provide network-attached storage (NAS) to Oracle users. The Spinnaker SpinServer 3300 now works in Oracle software environments. The Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 12,000 companies who deliver enterprise software -based on Oracle software.

Spinnaker Networks Inc.

A virtual bright spot in storage management

SAN management software maker StoreAge Networking Technologies Inc., Irvine, Calif., announced that its Storage Virtualization Manager (SVM) has been certified "CA smart" with BrightStor Storage Resource Manager from Computer Associates International Inc. The CA, StoreAge combination facilitates automated, policy-based storage provisioning for SAN environments. The companies said leveraging the combined storage capacity monitoring and event management capabilities of BrightStor SRM along with the ability of StoreAge SVM to dynamically resize data volumes, customers can trigger storage capacity expansions to automatically occur whenever pre-defined policy thresholds are reached.

StoreAge Networking Technologies Inc.

Computer Associates International Inc.

Burn baby, burn

Plextor Corp. a developer and manufacturer of CD-related equipment and software, announced the availability of the PlexWriter 40/12/40S CD-RW drive. Available as an internal 5.25-inch half-height drive or as an external drive, the new PlexWriter connects to computers via an Ultra SCSI interface, which delivers a burst transfer rate of up to 20 MB/sec. The PlexWriter 40/12/40S features 40X CD-Write, 12X CD-Rewrite, and 40X-max CD-Read. Recording at 40X, the PlexWriter can create a 650MB disc in less than three minutes., Plextor said. The PlexWriter 40/12/40S internal drive is scheduled for shipment to distributors and resellers on January 15, 2003 for $249. The PlexWriter 40/12/40S external drive with Ultra SCSI interface will follow one month later for $319.

Plextor Corp.

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