Storage Digest: News from 3PAR, Emulex, HP, SGI, Brocade, Iolo technologies, EMC Dantz, LSI Logic

3PAR offers bare-metal provisioning for Solaris servers ... Emulex, HP work on storage networking connectivity solution ... SGI adds brocade, LSI Logic 4GB-per-second solutions ... New version of Search and Recover resurrects deleted files ... EMC Dantz r

3PAR offers bare-metal provisioning for Solaris servers, Emulex and HP combine forces for storage network connectivity, SGI adds equipment from Brocade and LSI Logic, Iolo technologies upgrades its file recovery software, and EMC Dantz Retrospect now supports Novell Netware.
  • 3PAR Offers Bare-Metal Provisioning for Solaris Servers

3PARdata Inc., a Fremont, Calif., utility storage vendor, has announced that its bare-metal provisioning is available for Solaris-based servers.

The goal, according to 3PAR president David Scott, is to allow users to manage server farms more efficiently, deploy Solaris servers faster and more easily, and simplify the process of implementing software patches and upgrades to Solaris server farms.

The first goal can be achieved using 3PAR Virtual Copy, a software utility, while the second can be achieved by using 3PAR Thin Provisioning and volume management capabilities.

Get more information here.

  • Emulex, HP Work on Storage Networking Connectivity Solution

Emulex Corp. of Costa Mesa, Calif., and Hewlett-Packard Co. of Palo Alto, Calif., have entered into an OEM agreement to develop solutions that combine the Emulex SAN (Storage Area Network) connectivity solution with HPs BladeSystem.

The first result of the collaboration will be a Fibre Channel Mezzanine card based on Emulex technology for the HP BladeSystem that will run in both Linux and Windows environments.

Following the first collaboration, Emulex and HP will continue collaborating through HPs BladeSystem Solution Builder program.

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  • SGI Adds Brocade, LSI Logic 4GB-Per-Second Solutions

In an effort to provide users with a full 4GB-per-second SAN infrastructure, Silicon Graphics Inc. of Mountain View, Calif., has added 4GB-per-second solutions from both Brocade Communications Systems Inc. of San Jose, Calif., and LSI Logic of Milpitas, Calif., to its offerings.

SGI will add LSI Logics single and dual-port 4GB-per-second Fibre Channel HBAs (Host Bus Adapters) to its SGI InfiniteStorage TP9700 4GB-per-second storage array, providing a non-disruptive 4GB-per-second storage infrastructure that performs faster, according to Lisa Kimball, product manager for Fibre Channel HBAs at LSI Logic.

SGI also has added the Brocade SilkWorm 48000 Director and SilkWorm 200E Switch to its InfiniteStorage portfolio, providing more of an end-to-end 4GB-per-second solution, according to Gabriel Broner, senior vice president for SGIs storage and software group.

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  • New Version of Search and Recover Resurrects Deleted Files

Iolo technologies LLC of Los Angeles has announced a new release of its Search and Recover file recovery software to allows users to find and recover deleted and damaged files from all optical-based storage including CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R and DVD-RW.

Search and Recover 3 uses new technology that finds and reassembles data that has been damaged through accidental reformatting, reinstallation or repartitioning, according Iolo CIO Scott Yenor.

The new version also can find files that have been lost or deleted for up to several years, Yenor said.

Get more information here.

  • EMC Dantz Retrospect Supports Novell Netware

EMC Corp of Hopkinton, Mass., has updated its EMC Dantz Retrospect to Windows to work on servers running Novell NetWare.

The goal, said Larry Zulch, an EMC Dantz vice president, is to provide small and medium-sized businesses with better protection of NetWare servers.

The Retrospect Update supports NetWare on the Multi Server, Single Server, Small Business Server and Disk-to-Disk editions, and works with servers running NetWare 5.1, 6.0 and 6.5.

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