Storage Digest: News from FileNet, Western Digital, StorageTek and HP
FileNet on Thursday unveiled a solution in concert with Hitachi Data Systems that will result in a tool to help users protect sensitive enterprise information. At the same time, Western Digital unveiled two new hard drives, one providing a SATA interface and one aimed at small office and home users. Finally, StorageTek and HP formed a partnership that could result in new midrange backup storage products.
FileNet Corp. of Costa Mesa, Calif., has partnered with Hitachi Data Systems Corp. of Santa Clara, Calif., to offer an integrated solution to help enterprises manage, protect and store large volumes of documents.
The solution combines the FileNet P8 Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform, release 3.5, which includes FileNets Content Manager, Email Manager, Records Manager and Image Manager, with HDS Data Retention Utility software, which provides WORM functionality for disk media.
The combination of technologies will allow enterprises to manage and store e-mail and other business records on Hitachis SAN (storage area network)-based storage subsystems, according to FileNet Chief Marketing Officer Martyn Christian.
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Western Digital of Lake Forest, Calif., has introduced two new hard drivesone desktop-class hard drive for high performance systems and one for small-office and home use.
The WD Caviar SE16 hard drive provides a SATA (Serial ATA) interface with 300MB per second burst data transfer rate. They offer 16MB cache and are available with 250GB capacity. The WD Caviar SE 16 hard drive is targeted toward high-performance applications, multimedia and gaming systems.
Western Digital also introduced the NetCenter network hard drive, geared to small office and home users.
Part of the WD Essential external hard drive product line, the NetCenter network hard drive is available in capacities from 160 to 320 GB.
They also offer a 10/100Base-T Ethernet connection, DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol), CIFS (Common Internet File System), two hot-swappable USB host ports, and software for easy setup, status viewing and real-time duplication of disk data.
StorageTek of Louisville, Colo., and Hewlett-Packard Co. of Palo Alto, Calif., earlier this week announced that they have furthered their partnership in the tape technology arena.
The goal, said StorageTek President Pat Martin, is to combine HPs StorageWorks Enterprise Modular Library with StorageTeks tape storage solutions, resulting new a new set of storage products targeted at midrange.
As a first step, StorageTek already has announced that its StreamLine SL8500 modular tape library supports HPs Linear Tape-Open Ultrium (LTO-3) tape drive.
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