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Diligent Brings Virtual Tape Technology to Open Systems ... Sun Solaris Upgrade Supports Beefier Storage ... Watchmaker Puts Flash Memory Close at Hand ... Velio Preps Storage Fabric?
Enterprise StorageDiligent Brings Virtual Tape Technology to Open Systems Diligent Technologies last week brought its mainframe-class tape virtualization technology into open systems. The company will offer VTF Open, which brings the technology to the open systems space, said Noemi Greyzdorf, product manager. The software resides on an off-the-shelf Linux server running Red Hat 7.2 and connects to up to four front-end hosts and up to four back-end Fibre Channel RAID or non-RAID arrays per server, she said. The companys tape virtualization technology, called Virtual Tape Facility, allows data to be stored on a hard disk instead of tape in such a way that backup and restore applications from several leading vendors think it is being stored to tape. "The backup application doesnt know it is talking to disk drives," she said. "It thinks and acts as if it is working with tape libraries."
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Personal StorageWatchmaker Puts Flash Memory Close at Hand Cartagena Handels Gmbh, a Vienna-based company that sells watches under the Laks brand name, offers three versions of the Laks Memory watch, each with a different flash memory capacity. The watch is available with 32MB, 64MB or 128MB of memory. The memory works with computers running Windows 98, ME, 2000 or XP; Mac OS 8.6 or higher; and Linux 2.4, according to the company. A short USB cable is also built into the watch and can be tucked away in a groove and clip in the wristband when not in use. Read the full story on:IDG
Storage BusinessVelio Preps Storage Fabric? Chip maker Velio Communications Inc. reportedly will offer a switch fabric for the storage market later this year, according to Light Reading reports. Last fall, Velio released serializer-deserializer (SerDes) chips targeting Fibre Channel. And officials sais their Gigacore2 technology, capable of running 6.25-Gbit-per-second signals is attracting interest for some 4-Gbit/second Fibre Channel applications. In addition, a switch fabric is a natural extension, considering the company already makes Sonet fabrics. Read the full story on:Light Reading