Recovery Solutions

By Mark Hachman  |  Posted 2004-04-07 Print this article Print

At least three vendors announced recovery solutions at the show, among them AT&T, which partnered with EMC Corp. and the Enterprise Vault technology designed by KVS Inc. to archive e-mail. Instead of hosting e-mail at a client site, AT&T indexes and hosts the e-mail at its data centers, making the data available to the end user. KVS will also make available its legal compliance module and discovery accelerator for deployment in June, speeding the legal "discovery" process of filtering documents for certain keywords, according to Bob Fidler, vice president of business development for KVS. Carolyn Hennessey Rose, hosting offer director for AT&Ts managed hosting services in Bridgewater, N.J., said the service will be rolled out on a per-user-per-month basis and will cover data being hosted at two data centers. She declined to disclose more detailed pricing metrics. Also at the show:
  • SyncSort Inc. introduced Version 2.2 of its Backup Express software for Unix, Windows, Linux and NetWare environments. The software includes a new Internet Explorer-only GUI and an advanced protection manager that can restore at the file level, using only the allocated blocks at disk speeds, the company said. A minimum installation consisting of five to six clients will cost about $7,500, according to Victor Werner, director of marketing.
  • Solid Data Systems announced the second version of its R2 Revolutionary Recovery software, which can restore an Exchange database from a solid-state disk, a storage device that uses continually powered RAM for the fastest data rates possible. The new software interfaces to either Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition or Microsoft Server 2003 Enterprise Edition. New features include the use of the Microsoft Management Console and a virtualized e-mail store that can be transparently displayed in a merged Outlook inbox. A 4GB, 500-user implementation will cost about $49,000, said Michael Harding, Solid Datas director of marketing. A 24GB device will cost more than $100,000.
  • Overland Storage demonstrated the R2000, a version of its disk-to-disk-to-tape appliance designed for speedy backup and recovery. The R2000 contains a Fibre Channel interface and is priced at about $13,500, a substantial discount from the iSCSI version, priced at about $24,995.
  • Ciena Corp. announced the general availability of CN 2000, the companys storage extension platform. CN 2000 physically isolates different applications, allowing them to share the same WAN. The platform uses the Asynchronous GFP-T standard for data adaptation, part of the ITU-T G.704/Y.1303 standard. The release allows up to 16 Fibre Channel, Gigabit Ethernet, ESCON or FICON services to share a single channel. Check out eWEEK.coms Storage Center at for the latest news, views and analysis on enterprise and business storage hardware and software.
    Be sure to add our storage news feed to your RSS newsreader or My Yahoo page:   Editors note: This story has been corrected with the to include the price of the Overland Storage R2000, a product which was demonstrated but not introduced at the show.


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