2002, October week 1b, Storage news
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|CHATSWORTH, Calif.- October 7, 2002 - JMR Electronics has announced StorBlade, a revolutionary approach to rackmounted storage solutions. Designed to maximize available rack space without comprising on features or storage capacities, StorBlade delivers the ultimate in affordable, scalable storage solutions in the smallest form factor ever available to IT professionals.||
|Created as a solution for existing blade and rackmount servers, StorBlade ships as a 1U high, 4-bay rackmount enclosure available in SCSI RAID, SCSI JBOD and 2Gb Fibre RAID configurations.|
StorBlade offers a 584GB maximum capacity with the ability to easily daisy chain
multiple units to rapidly increase storage capacity while using the smallest
amount of rack space.|
"From its inception, StorBlade has been designed to maximize available rack space without compromise, providing flexibility with a simple and affordable upgrade path to scale storage as requirements grow," Josef Rabinovitz, president and CEO, JMR Electronics, said. "With StorBlade SCSI RAID, you'll get the complete RAID feature set typically found in larger and more expensive storage solutions. By using StorBlade SCSI RAID and StorBlade SCSI JBOD in tandem, RAID sets can easily be scaled to meet the toughest storage requirements with an ultra-efficient footprint."
Supporting Windows NT/2000, Mac, SUN, SGI, Linux and other major operating systems, StorBlade SCSI solutions are Ultra160 compatible, scalable from 146GB to 584GB capacity and feature dual 68-pin connectors, dual SCSI channels (with two drives per channel), dual blowers and a 200 watt power supply. ...JMR Electronics profile
Se also:- rackmount SPARC servers, KVM Switches, compactPCI SPARC SBCs
SAN DIEGO - October 7, 2002 Astute Networks, still in stealth mode but rapidly moving toward product launch, has begun shipping its breakthrough Software Development Kit (SDK) to storage OEM customers. The SDK allows Astute customers to write their own application code in concert with industry standard storage protocols, providing an easy and quick method to develop differentiating features. It is the only SDK in an emerging category of storage processors enabling storage OEMs to develop their own code. The SDK enhances productivity in the software development cycle, encompassing design, development, debugging and performance analysis of the customer's system. Using Astute's C-based simulation model allows customers to efficiently and quickly simulate a significant number of test cases. The Astute simulator model can also be combined with C-based simulator models of other devices to develop a full-system simulation.
Allyn Pon, Astute's vice president of customer marketing said "The immediate demand for our SDK proves we are in sync with the SAN market's need for programmable silicon solutions that provide wire-speed performance and allow customers to tailor a model for their specific application," said Pon. "The SDK's availability marks another major milestone in our product introduction program." ...Astute Networks profile
San Ramon, CA - October 7, 2002 - Pegasus announced today that its InveStore Microsoft Windows NT®, Windows 2000 and Windows XP-based Storage Management Software is now compatible with the Plasmon D-Series DVD-RAM Libraries. Pegasus supplies major OEMs, ISV developers and integrators that incorporate the InveStore software into archive and back-up system solutions for users in the medical, financial, insurance, law enforcement, e-mail storage and web-based mass storage markets. InveStore provides both transparent drive letter access and a developer API for Plasmon's complete line of 4.7 GB and 9.4 GB-based DVD-RAM products under Windows 2000 Professional, Server, Advanced Server, and Datacenter Server. Combine with the Plasmon D-Series libraries this solution provides up to 3.66 TB of removable optical storage.
"Pegasus delivers the software controls for library management on the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating platform along with the security of write-once using DVD-RAM media. The result is unequaled ease of use, security and reliability for archival, backup, and Web-based storage applications," explained Roy Slicker, Pegasus President and CEO.
"We are very pleased to have Pegasus as a supporting partner. The added functionality of a write-once DVD-Archive solution, provided by Pegasus' InveStore, with our D-Series DVD storage technologies offers customers a complete DVD archive management solution," said Robert Clark, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Plasmon. ...Pegasus Disk Technologies profile, ...Plasmon profile
PITTSBURGH, PA, - October 7, 2002 - Spinnaker Networks, Inc. today announced general availability of the Spinnaker SpinServer 3300 product family. The SpinServer 3300 is a revolutionary NAS solution that eliminates the complexities of storage management inherent in traditional NAS architectures, while offering unprecedented capacity and performance scalability.
The truly distributed architecture of the SpinServer 3300 exceeds the requirements of rapidly changing enterprise and service provider environments. As a single NAS server, the SpinServer 3300 delivers as much as 40% more performance than competitive NAS systems. In a clustered NAS environment, simply enabled with the addition of Spinnaker SpinCluster software and a Gigabit Ethernet switch, the storage administrator can utilize the cumulative performance of up to 512 clustered servers and also have the simplicity of a single global name space across the entire cluster. From the second to the 512th server, each SpinServer delivers a near-linear performance increase as it is added to the SpinCluster. SpinFS delivers the performance required to run a broad array of enterprise-class applications without requiring users to split tasks into single server segments.
The Spinnaker SpinServer 3300 system supports single-server scaling up to 22 terabytes, file sizes up to 22 terabytes, and file system sizes up to 11,000 terabytes. A single file system can be scaled across any number of SpinServers - without requiring changes to user shares, mount points or namespaces. Non-disruptive (to both users and applications) scaling allows seamless expansion, even during times of heaviest access. The Spinnaker SpinServer storage system is available immediately, with list pricing starting at $125,000. ...Spinnaker Networks profile
Hoboken, N.J. - October 7, 2002 - NSI Software today announced its latest edition of Double-Take achieved certification on Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Advanced Server and Datacenter Server. Double-Take is the only replication product to attain certification on all three Microsoft Windows 2000 server platforms.
Certification affirms Double-Take's ability to provide the highest level of availability, reliability and supportability to Fortune 1000 companies looking to protect business-critical data and applications in Microsoft environments. To achieve certification, Double-Take met the rigorous requirements of Microsoft's "Certified for Windows" program, which tested the reliability, high availability, and fault tolerance capabilities of Double-Take on servers with up to 32 processors. In addition to these intensive technical requirements, NSI Software also successfully passed an audit of its around-the-clock, live technical support. NSI Software is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner, one of the highest partner certifications, which assures customers its products are easily deployed in enterprise computing environments.
"This unique technology achievement validates NSI Software's ability to deliver highly reliable solutions to our customers and furthers Double-Take's growing reputation as the de facto standard in data replication," said Bob Guilbert, vice president of marketing and business development for NSI Software. "We are committed to developing products that can be easily integrated into and provide the utmost protection for Microsoft environments. Microsoft's certification program emphasizes this guarantee to our customers."
NSI Software's Double-Take software combines continuous real-time data replication and automatic failover capabilities to provide high availability, enhanced back-up and rapid disaster recovery. ...NSI Software profile
Calif. - October 7, 2002 - Arkeia Corporation reaffirmed its strong position in open source environment backup with the recent release of its MySQL plug-in for hot backup. This plug-in allows Arkeia 5 users to define flexible backup options of online data. Utilising Arkeia's GUI navigator, administrators can develop a backup strategy that protects information without interruption. The Arkeia plug-in performs either incremental, differential or full MySQL backup while data is online and accessible. The MySQL plug-in is easy to install and configure: databases and table backup/restore are selected via the convenient Arkeia GUI navigator. Backup can be defined up to the table level and the plug-in is compatible with all the table formats handled by MySQL.
Reaffirming the company's commitment to keeping pace with technological advances, CTO Arnaud Spicht said, "As a leader in backup/recovery solutions on Linux, Arkeia Corp. realizes the importance of compatibility with a widely used solution like MySQL. If you have mission-critical high-volume systems, the Arkeia 5 MySQL plug-in will do the job securely and reliably."
An estimated four million installations worldwide rely on MySQL. The Arkeia MySQL plug-in is compatible with versions of MySQL starting from 3.21 and including versions 4.0.x. ...Arkeia profile, ...MySQL
Hopkinton, Mass. - October 7, 2002 - EMC Corporation today introduced the CLARiiON CX400 mid range networked storage system with a capacity upto 4.3TB and 4 hosts per array. With 680M bytes per second of cached bandwidth and upto 60,000 IOPs performance, EMC claims the CX400 offers a price/bandwidth ratio that is 20% better than its closest competitor. ...EMC profile
October 7, 2002 - a new article published today by Peripheral Concepts, Inc. on STORAGEsearch provides a management summary of trends in the SAN and NAS market. Taken from their recently published market report called "2002 SAN and NAS Report - Infrastructure, Products and Market Opportunity" which costs $2,895, the article is a must read document for vendors and users who want simple clear insights into what's happening in the network storage market. ...Peripheral Concepts profile
October 7, 2002 - a new white paper is published today by Datalink Corp on STORAGEsearch "Storage Consolidation: Simplifying Storage Infrastructures" details various storage consolidation architectures as well as different methods of implementation. The white paper also examines some of the emerging technologies that surround storage consolidation. Storage Consolidation...
Editor's comment:- Along the way this white paper looks at the drawbacks with iSCSI technology, SAN/NAS Convergence and a host of other interesting issues in a clear and easy to understand style.
Milpitas, Calif. - October 7, 2002 - LSI Logic Storage Systems, Inc today announced that their TotalNET Advanced Server (TAS) 7.0 has been certified by Rational Software Corporation as a supported interoperability solution for Rational ClearCase. TAS 7.0, the only SMB solution to provide Kerberos-enabled Active Directory support, contains enhancements that better support the ClearCase development community. TAS 7.0 includes a new framework interface to simplify and expedite the configuration of a ClearCase service. This interface automatically configures necessary ClearCase service attributes and eliminates command line configuration of the service.
Managing the complexities involved in software development can be an enterprise's greatest challenge. These complexities are compounded when engineers need to work collaboratively on the same code, often across Windows NT and Unix operating systems and from different geographical locations. Typically, code changes are not made instantaneously, causing a chain reaction for those involved in a project. When changes cannot be communicated immediately and engineers cannot share code across NT and Unix platforms, projects run past schedule and quality is sacrificed.
A Unix server running both TAS and ClearCase enables programmers to share code seamlessly across NT and Unix platforms, with changes merging automatically. Each time a view of a source file is accessed and modified, all changes are automatically reconciled and a new version is created. Together, TAS and ClearCase allow software engineers to work in parallel and develop multiple product versions concurrently. ...LSI Logic Storage Systems profile, ...Rational Software profile
Editor:- October 7, 2002 - UK readers will have a chance to catch up with the latest storage offerings from VERITAS, StorageTek and others next week at the NEC, October 16 - 17, at Storage Expo 2002 which is being sponsored by STORAGEsearch.com Described as the "Largest gathering of storage buyers in the UK" this is a great opportunity to see and ask about the latest products announced in these news pages from leading suppliers in one convenient location. In addition to the exhibition, there are also workshops on strategy and technology which will give in depth coverage of current storage themes. ...list of exhibitors, ...Storage Expo 2002, ...StorageTek profile, ...VERITAS Software profile
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