Partner Offerings Abound at Lotusphere

Lotus partners roll out a slew of add-ons to the messaging platform and apps built on the platform.

Plenty of news came from IBM Corp.s Lotus Software division and IBM itself at the Lotusphere users conference this week in Orlando. But Lotus partners also rallied around the messaging platform with add-ons to the platform and applications built on the platform.

Hewlett Packard Co. announced HP StorageWorks Rapid Restore for Lotus Domino, which provides rapid recovery for Domino environments of up to 10,000 users with recovery time in as little as 11 seconds to 15 minutes, without using application server resources, according to HP officials in Cupertino, Calif.

PistolStar, of Amherst, N.H., announced the release of Facet for Sametime and QuickPlace, a browser-based application that uses a proprietary plug-in to extract data from the Lotus Sametime and QuickPlace applications to a relational database.

The administrator can generate reports and charts on usage for one server or combined servers, including export of data to spreadsheets. This information can be used by administrators to monitor disk resources and performance, and identify trends in usage for capacity planning. Adminstrators can view server activity levels for real-time troubleshooting from the c-Network component of Facet.

Winchester Business Systems, of Woburn, Mass., released ComPac GxP, a compliance management toolset for the Lotus Domino platform designed to help pharmaceutical and medical products companies to achieve compliance with the FDA Regulation 21 CFR Part 11, also known as "Part 11" compliance. Part 11 compliance is a regulation enacted by the FDA that applies to all computer systems that create, modify, maintain, archive and retrieve electronic records required by the FDA for inspection and submission.

Compac GxP provides audit trail tracking, authentication, user access logging, access control and digital signature capabilities. The software is designed to protect the integrity of electronic records.

Cobra Technologies Inc., of Tallahassee, Fla., announced a number of new products, including Lotus Sametime-based interactive agents (Cobra Bots for Sametime); DocSearch, a portal for conducting searches of Domino.doc libraries; and DocAdmin, a database for storing administrative information on Domino.doc libraries.

BVRP Software USA, of Westminster, Colo., released MailMeter, an investigative tool for the Domino and Microsoft Exchange environments that captures address pairs, subject, and attachments so organizations can monitor employees e-mail for inappropriate uses and enforce e-mail policies.

Presence Online Ltd, of Boston, rebranded as Aptrix to match its flagship product name and released the Aptrix Portlet Connector, a new content management tool that creates portlets with a point-and-click interface so as to simplify the aggregation of content from Notes applications, enterprise systems and other sources within WebSphere Portal Server.

DYS Analytics Inc. released Replication Control 4.1, a replication management application for Domino. New features include delivery of reports through the Wellesley, Mass.-based companys Control Portal product, automated generation and posting of reports, and integration with other Control version 4.x products for system monitoring and analysis.