NetApp ships new StoreVault iSCSI SAN

The S550 iS CSI SAN goes for just over $5,000 for 12 TB capacity; storage vendors rally around Windows Server 2008.

Weekly compilation of storage news: NetApp ships new Store Vault iS CSI SAN Network Appliance unveiled the Store vault S550, a larger capacity update to its original Store vault system, the S500, with 12 TB of storage capacity, thanks to support for 750 GB and 1 TB SATA drives. NetApp also added Microsoft application integration for the Store vault S550 and the Store vault S500 with the introduction of Snap Manager for SQL Server Store vault Edition software. Store vault S550 pricing starts at $5,535. Snap Manager for SQL Server Store vault edition pricing starts at $1,999. The products are available immediately. Storage vendors rally around Windows Server 2008 Microsoft officially launched Windows Server 2008 Thursday, and storage vendors responded with a parade of press releases for the new software. Most were basic statements of interoperability, like declarations from QLogic and Emulex that their cards will work with the new server, and FalconStor's suggestion that users turn to its IPS tor storage vitalization software for data migration to the new server. NetApp, EMC and CA reported new certifications for existing storage products with Windows Server 2008. Anabolic said its Eliot 2008 virtual file system and Asocial 2008 volume management software will form the storage underpinnings for Microsoft's new virtual server, Hyper-V, which will be included in Windows Server 2008. Emulex manages HB As on VM ware ESX 3iEmulex unveiled the integration of its host bus adapter management architecture with VM ware's ESX Server 3i embedded hyper visor. The software offers centralized management of vitalized servers connecting to SANs. @48376 A tempo releases Time Navigator 4.2 A tempo has added an installation wizard, a storage device auto-discovery tool, a configuration assistant and an enhanced logs and alarms interface with Time Navigator 4.2. The new version of the data backup software also improves performance over previous versions and adds support for Share point 2007 and Novella i Folder 3. Wassail launches iS CSI SAN appliances Wassail Systems rolled out a new line of storage products called VMX iS CSI SAN appliances, which support multiple Gi gE interfaces and SATA or SAS drives. Models include the VMX 2000e, an entry-level system that scales to 12 TB raw and the VMX 2000sx, which has a capacity limit of 60 TB raw and 400 MB ps performance. Both models use a 2U/12 drive rack-mounted chassis and are available starting at $5,999 for a 2 TB system. Brocade launches new router, signs new deal with NetApp Brocade released the 7500E SAN router this week, an FCIP extender for entry-level remote data replication. Brocade 7500E customers can also upgrade to full Brocade 7500 capability via a software license upgrade. In a separate release, NetApp said it would OEM the Brocade DCX Backbone as part of its data center portfolio. Panamas reports sales rose in 2007 Panamas said it had a record breaking year in 2007, recording its highest annual billings ever and increasing its customer base by 35%. International business now represents close to 40% of sales, and sales from channel partners increased to a record one-third of overall sales, due to new partnerships with Dell, SGI and international re sellers. Panamas was also awarded two new technology patents on the year. Power File simplifies data archives Power file introduced the Archive Facilitator, an appliance that simplifies archive by automatically discovering, classifying and moving fixed content to the Active Archive Appliance. Other features include unlimited filer scanning, licensed only on archiving capacity; contextual classification based on Amerada; and tag and link migration policies. The product is available immediately; pricing was not disclosed. C2C supports federated search, tagging Version 5.4 of C2C's e-mail archive will integrate into federated search on Microsoft Search Server, Share point MOSS 2007 and Internet Explorer "custom search providers," and now supports the Open Search V1.1 standard offering. The new version of the software will also support collaborative tagging for e-discovery and will be available in March with pricing starting at $20 per mailbox. Moonwalk integrates with S3 Moonwalk said the latest version of its software provides "last mile" connectivity with Amazon's S3 online backup service for Windows, Net ware, OES2, SUSE and Red Hat system users. CA gets DoD certification CA Records Manager has been certified by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) against version 3 of the DoD 5015.2 standard. CA was among the first to be invited to certify against the new, more stringent standard. Co pan, Alumina partner for mainframe VTL Co pan and Alumina said Alumina's Channel Gateway mainframe VTL will run on Co pan's MAID arrays. Caring o launches developer program Caring o opened up an API for IS Vs wanting to port applications to its CAStor archive product with the Crinoline Developer Program. The program, a dedicated web portal for integration and validation with CAStor, will be aimed at software developers in the ISV, academic, systems integrator and Web 2.0 sectors. Mandate for My SQL runs on Solar is Mandate upgraded Mandate Recovery Manager for My SQL on the Solar is 10 operating system. ZRM 2.1 also includes plug-ins for snapshots and centralized management. Organizations deploy new Exited disk array Bound to Stay Books, DCM Services, Marco and Encountered have deployed Exited's latest disk array, the Magnitude 3D 4000, according to a Exited press release. Encountered also deployed Exited's Time Scale 200 CDP and asynchronous replication system. German municipal government goes for FalconS tor virtual CDP Laundries Sol tau-Falling, the municipal authority responsible for the administration of the Sol tau-Falling district of Lower Saxony, Germany, has deployed FalconS tor's CDP virtual appliance. The appliance was deployed as part of a new disaster recovery plan and was chosen because of the ability to recover data with a "point and click" procedure. Medical center archives with IBM and By Cast Richardson Regional Medical Center has standardized on By cast Storage GRID storage management software as part of IBM's Grid Medical Archive Solution (GMAS) to archive PACS images. IBM's Storage business delivers the By cast software to market as part of its GMAS. The storage system distributes data across two campuses, replacing mirroring over a high-bandwidth connection.

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