Veritas Consolidates Backup and Recovery Software
Veritas Software this week offered a new, more tightly integrated version of its backup and recovery software. Veritas Global Data Manager, which previously managed NetBackup but not Backup Exec, now lets administrators view several data protection processes in Backup Exec and NetBackup domains at once through a single access point. It also features more reporting capabilities to allow users to observe processes practically in real-time. Robert Maness, senior director of product marketing at Veritas, said organizations are asking for such solutions because they are under increasing pressure to protect the data that lies near the edge of the corporate network, such as servers in remote and branch offices.
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American Megatrends Rolls Out New NAS System for SMBs
American Megatrends, a manufacturer of motherboard and storage solutions, released a new Linux- and ATA-based NAS storage system designed for small and mid-size businesses and featuring remote management capabilities. The StorTrends 2104 NAS hardware/software package can be configured to offer up to 1 terabyte of capacity, up to 3GB of DDR memory and up to four ATA-100/133 drives. The NAS Software 2.0 bundle includes support for RAID, active directory services, access control lists, network information systems and hardware health reports. The package costs about $2,299. The platform increases performance 30 percent to 40 percent and lowers the total cost of ownership, said Michael Patellis, national sales manager at American Megatrends.
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Volume Shipments of DVD-RW/+RW Drives May Be Delayed
According to Taiwans optical storage drive makers, a shortage of pick-up heads (PUH) and other key components may delay volume shipments of DVD±RW (drives supporting both DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW formats) drives by one to two quarters. These Taiwan-based optical storage drive makers originally planned to start volume shipments of DVD±RW drives in the second quarter. Taiwan optical drive manufacturers include AOpen, Asustek, BenQ, Lite-On IT and Ultima Electronics (Artec).
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Funding Still Flows for Storage Vendors
Money continued to flow toward the storage companies this week. EqualLogic, developer of storage arrays featuring iSCSI connectivity and Serial ATA drive technology, closed its Series B round of funding with an extra $15 million in the bank, said Peter Hayden, CEO and co-founder. Arsenal Digital Solutions, a storage management services provider that manages client storage needs in remote data centers, also closed a round, its fourth, for a total of $10 million, company executives said Monday. Meanwhile, executives of Silicon Image, developer of high-bandwidth semiconductor and system solutions, said the company plans to acquire TransWarp Networks, a developer of switching components.
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