Backup appliance maker StorServer is expanding its operating system and tape library partnerships to give users a more integrated system, the company announced last week.
The companys namesake appliances bundle a server, a tape library or disk storage, and management software.
Next month, Version 5.0 will debut an embedded version of the Windows 2000 kernel. StorServer chose Windows over Linux because of its third-party compatibility, officials said.
The appliances use storage management software from IBMs Tivoli group and hold up to about 540GB of data, in starting configurations of $20,900, officials said.