Storage Web Digest: IBM Juices Up On-Demand Tools

EMC, Tumbleweed Tackle E-Mail Storage ... IBM Juices Up On-Demand Tools ... Verbatim Extends Retro CD-R Media Line ... NetApp Opens Facility in India

Enterprise Storage

EMC, Tumbleweed Tackle E-Mail Storage

Tumbleweed Communications this week announced the integration of its Message Monitor software with EMCs Centera data storage systems. Tumbleweeds e-mail filtering application flags suspected violations of securities industry regulations using word analysis and policy engines. It can process hundreds of thousands of messages per day and is folded into the EMC Centera API. The combined offering is aimed at financial service and health care companies, which under new federal laws, must store e-mails from three to 10 years.

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IBM Juices Up On-Demand Tools

As part of its on-demand computing initiative, IBM this week introduced a slew of new products designed to manage and utilize application and storage resources more efficiently. The tools respond to changing enterprise-computing needs by streamlining IT infrastructures and dynamically linking business processes with the allocation of IT resources, IBM said. IBM also previewed its TotalStorage Virtualization family of products, designed to help customers reduce the complexity and management of data using storage area networks (SANs).

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Personal Storage

Verbatim Extends Retro CD-R Media Line

Verbatim recently extended its Digital Vinyl series—CD-Rs overprinted with a grooved vinyl record texture—by boosting the capacity to 80 minutes (700MB), shipping them in a 50-disc spindle pack and offering a label area that can be directly printed on using an inkjet CD printer, such as Epsons Stylus Photo 950 or the Seiko CDP-2500. The discs will be available later this month for $49.99.

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Storage Business

NetApp Opens Facility in India

The continuing trend toward outsourcing into India claimed another large corporation this week. Network Appliance joined ranks with the likes of Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Cisco, IBM and Microsoft when it announced plans to open a facility in Bangalore, India. The new facility will support engineering and customer service for Network Appliance and will be helmed by Manish Goel, a former member of the companys U.S.-based corporate development team. Bangalore and Hyderabad are considered to be Indias top choice technology development cities.

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