Storage Digest: News from Broadcom, NetApp, Arkivio, String Bean Software, SafeData

By Karen Schwartz  |  Posted 2005-07-19

Broadcom and Network Appliance forge alliances to further storage technology, while String Bean Software introduces an improved iSCSI SAN solution, Lasso unveils a CDP solution, and a new company is formed to help SMBs protect data.

String Bean Software Furthers iSCSI SAN Solution

The newest version of WinTarget, a software-based iSCSI SAN (Storage Area Network) solution from String Bean Software of Montgomery Village, Md., offers a host of new services.

WinTarget 2.0 offers centralized management and the Microsoft VDS (Virtual Disk Services) architecture to help reduce complexity and operating costs, something Microsoft has indicated will help small and medium-sized businesses adopt SANs.

The newest version of WinTarget also uses the Windows Server 2003 X64 operating system and Microsoft iSCSI Iniator Version 2.0 and uses an iSCSI SAN Book to deploy disaster recovery solutions that allow organizations to perform bare-metal recovery of critical applications from iSCSI storage.

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New Data Protection Company for SMBs Formed

SafeData LLC, a new company that will be based in Warwick, R.I., will focus on allowing SMBs (small and medium-sized businesses) to protect, recover and restore data more quickly and at lower cost.

The company will address what CEO Peter Briggs said are two failings with existing high availability and disaster recovery solutions for SMBs: high expense and slow recovery times.

SafeData will offer real-time backup services, with the goal being 24x7 access to mission-critical systems. The companys main product suite will include SafeData/HA, an outsourced high availability solution that guarantees recovery in two hours or less; SafeData/DR, a middleware solution providing point-in-time capture of changed data through the Internet; and SafeData/HS, a hot site guaranteeing recovery in 48 hours or less.

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Arkivio, NetApp Combine Capabilities to Improve ILM offering

The Arkivio Auto-Stor ILM (Information Lifecycle Management) software is now integrated with Network Appliances Data ONTAP software via NetApps open APIs (Application Programming Interfaces).

By combining Arkivio Auto-Stor ILM, a classification system that helps users create processes and policies around different data types, user groups and storage types, with NetApp open APIs, Data ONTAP users can transparently access archived data, while the data can be automatically returned to a primary NetApp storage solution.

The combination of technologies can manage up to about one billion files from a single Web-based console, according to company executives.

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Broadcom Acquires Siliquent Technologies

Broadcom Corp., a broadband communications semiconductor company based in Irvine, Calif., has agreed to acquire Siliquent Technologies Inc. of Mountain View, Calif., a fabless semiconductor company and developer of 10 Gigabit Ethernet NICs that aim to improve server performance.

By acquiring Siliquent, Broadcom expects to be able to more quickly deliver 10GbE converged-NICs (C-NICs) for server LAN-on-motherboard applications. And because blade servers are expected to be one of the early adopters of 10GbE C-NIC technology, Broadcom expects to be well-positioned to deliver TCP/IP offload, iSCSI and RDMA capabilities on a single-chip, 10GbE controller, according to Greg Yount, vice president of Broadcoms high-speed controller line of business.

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