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ADIC bolsters management offering

Advanced Digital Information Corporation (ADIC) last week announced the next version of its data lifecycle management software.

The StorNext Management Suite (SNMS) manages the migration and archiving of data throughout its life, shifting data automatically from expensive primary disc to less expensive Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA) drives or to tape.

The software is based on rules governing the migration of data. For instance, a network administrator could determine that business-critical data that has not been accessed in a year would be archived to tape.

This version of SNMS has been enhanced to work with IBM AIX, Windows XP, Windows 2003 server and SuSE Linux operating systems, as well as support for StorageTek 9940B drives, AIT write once, read-many technology and ADIC’s Scalar i2000 automated tape library.

StorNext consists of a combination of the StorNext File System and StorNext Storage Manager. The StorNext File System virtualises storage devices into a common pool of data that can be migrated to appropriate media using the StorNext Storage Manager.

StorNext Management Suite starts at $75,000 and is available now.

Deni Connor writes for InfoWorld


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