Weekly compilation of storage news: EMC, Data Domain and Symantec

EMC announces a partnership with Indian outsourcing giant Wipro plus more

EMC partners with Indian outsourcer, Wipro
EMC has announced a global strategic alliance with Indian outsourcing giant Wipro to expand its reach into worldwide markets. The company will train approximately 1,000 Wipro employees on EMC technologies to help in presales, delivery and product development.

CommVault offers more shares
CommVault announced it will make a secondary public offering of 7.9 million shares at $17, potentially raising over $134 million to pay of debts. The company went public a year ago and raised $161 million.

Symantec: image spam decline continues

Users eye NetBackup update
Symantec tips storage hand on CDP roadmap

Users dish on Symantec PureDisk
Symantec improves disk support in NetBackup
Data Domain prices IPO
Data deduplication supplier Data Domain hopes to raise around $78 million from an IPO later this year, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The company amended its S-1filing to say that it will offer just under 7.4 million shares, priced at between $11.50 and $13.50.

Symantec brushes up Enterprise Vault, adds new service
At the Vision conference this week, Symantec announced Information Foundation, an Information Risk Management product suite that will integrate IP acquired with IMLogic for instant-message archiving. Enterprise Vault 2007 will now also include new reports to demonstrate chain of custody of messages for e-discovery, as well as export to third-party litigation support tools. The company also announced a new service spanning all of its product groups, including storage, called Symantec Foundation IT Risk Assessment, which uses a "peer benchmarking platform" made up of 800 customer surveys on IT risk management to assess risks in users' environments.

Plasmon builds medical archive for SMBs
Plasmom launched the Archive Appliance Express developed specifically to address the needs of small and midsized medical businesses, the company claimed. Plasmon is working with value-added integrators in the medical field to bring the Archive Appliance Express to Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS) offerings to smaller companies.

Nexsan adds TByte drives
Nexsan Technologies announced that it is offering storage systems using Hitachi Global Storage Technologies' new Ultrastar A7K1000 1 terabyte (TB) enterprise-class hard drives, which will be incorporated into the company's SATABeast, SATABoy and SATABlade products. These new hard drives add 33% increased capacity over existing configurations.

Law firm uses Index Engines
Constantine & Aborn Advisory Services LLC (CAAS), a litigation consulting company, has selected Index Engines for the electronic discovery of backup tape data. Index Engines allows users to search backup tapes without first restoring the content, significantly speeding up the time to search for data.

Atempo joins archiving party
Atempo, Inc. made its entry into the archiving market with the Atempo Archive Server (AAS), a file-based archiving product with a dedicated metadata management system and open architecture

Pivot3 launches RAIGE
Pivot3 Inc. made its entry into the scalable network storage market with an IP-based storage cluster. The Pivot3 RAIGE (RAID Across Independent Gigabit Ethernet) Storage Cluster is the first system based on the Pivot3 block-level virtualization architecture.

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