In brief

Short takes from last week's news

Bocada releases version 3.5 of Backupreport

Bocada is releasing a new version of its back-up and reporting software next week. The supplier said the software helps chief information officers and executives meet business goals and achieve regulatory compliance. New features of Backupreport 3.5 include automated service level agreement validation, automated compliance verification and integrated support for popular tape libraries and storage management applications.

Toshiba to replace faulty notebook memories

Toshiba is to replace faulty memory modules in certain models of its notebooks that have been shipped out across the globe, but it does not know how many machines have been affected. The fault occurs when the PC is waking up from sleep mode and can cause a blue screen, lock-up or memory data corruption. The fault affects certain Tecra, Satellite, Portege and Dynabook notebook models.

IBM autonomic tools upgraded for developers

IBM has continued towards autonomic computing with an enhanced version of a toolkit to help developers integrate self-managing functions into their existing applications and services more quickly. The new Autonomic Computing Toolkit 2.0 has embeddable components, usage scenarios and more detailed documentation. It can be used with IBM's Software Development Platform.

HP and QLogic partner on San kit for SMEs

Hewlett-Packard and QLogic have created a San-in-a-box product they say will be easy for small and medium-sized businesses to use. The HP Storageworks MSA1000 Small Business San Kit is an entry-level storage area network based on HP's Smartarray technology. It includes the HP Modular Smart Array 1000, HP's 2Gbyte Fibre Channel disc array; two QLogic Sanblade host bus adapters; an eight-port Fibre Channel QLogic Sanbox Switch; and QLogic's Sansurfer Express GUI software.

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