Storage Digest: News from Apple, NetApp, EqualLogic, ADIC, Evertrust, Emulex, Quest Software

Apple upgrades XServe RAID storage system and server … NetApp introduces SnapManager for Oracle … Evertrust and Pegasus partner to address compliance requirements … HP StorageWorks EVS will use Emulex InSpeed embedded storage switch …

Apple upgrades its Xserve RAID storage system, NetApps SnapManager works with Oracle, Evertrust and Pegasus partner to address compliance regulations, EqualLogic partners with Western Scientific, Emulex supplies the embedded storage switch for HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array family, ADIC upgrades its archiving software and Quest announces a storage suite for Exchange.

Apple Upgrades Xserve RAID Storage System, Server

Apple Computer Inc. of Cupertino, Calif., has upgraded its XServe RAID storage system to provide up to 7TB of storage capacity and sustained throughput of more than 385M bps.

XServe RAID has two independent RAID controllers with 512MB cache per controller and dual 3GB Fibre Channel ports with 200M bps throughput per channel.

It is certified to run in Mac OS X, Windows, NetWare, SuSE and Red Hat Linux environments.

Apple also upgraded its XServe 1UI rack-optimized server with up to three 500GB drives, resulting in 1.5ATB of hot-plug storage. The server has dual 64-bit 2.3 GHz PowerPC G5 processors.

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NetApp Introduces SnapManager for Oracle

Network Appliance Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif., has added Oracle to the list of applications that work with the companys SnapManager data management solution. SnapManager for Oracle joins SnapManager for Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SQL Server

SnapManager, which provides near real-time hot backups and rapid restores, automatically discovers all files underlying an Oracle database and will also automate backup, restoration, recovery and cloning of Oracle databases. Cloning allows cloned environments to be created within minutes.

SnapManager for Oracle is available on a controlled basis immediately, with a full rollout scheduled for January.

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Evertrust, Pegasus Partner to Address Compliance Requirements

Montreal-based Evertrust has partnered with Pegasus Disk Technologies Inc. of San Ramon, Calif., to create a storage solution that helps organizations address compliance issues. The resulting product, called InveStoreACE, aims to help organizations with long-term retention, management, protection and disposition of fixed content and reference information.

InveStoreACE combines Pegasus InveStore storage management software with capabilities from Evertrusts Assureon ILM (information lifecycle management) archive solution. The combined solution will be an appliance with internal disk for caching, with retention policies set up by an administrator and files written to both internal disk and optical media. Files will be eliminated from the cache based on policies set, but remain on optical storage until the end of the retention period, according to Evertrust CEO Thomas Gosnell.

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HP StorageWorks EVS to Use Emulex InSpeed Embedded Storage Switch

Hewlett-Packard Co. of Palo Alto, Calif., will incorporate a version of Emulex Corp.s InSpeed Model 350 Embedded Storage Switch customized by Emulex in the next generation of the HP StorageWorks EVA (Enterprise Virtual Array) family, including the EVA8000, EVA6000 and EVA4000.

Incorporating the INSpeed Model 350 Embedded Storage Switch provides switching at the disk drive enclosure level and allows for dynamic addition or removal of disk drive enclosures while the EVA is active, according to Mike Smith, Emulexs executive vice president of worldwide marketing.

The switches, which already are integrated into the current StorageWorks EVA5000, will come standard on the EVA8000 and EVA6000 and will be optional on the EVA4000.

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ADIC Upgrades Archiving Software

Advanced Digital Information Corp. of Redmond, Wash., has upgraded its AMASS archiving software to include mixed media support, an extension of ADICs Infinite File Life technology to include all generations of LTO tape media, and an expansion of the range of storage devices and operating systems AMASS supports.

The new mixed media support in AMASS 5.5 allows users to manage data across multiple optical media types in a single library and migrate data between them. The new version supports StorageTek 8500 tape libraries, ADIC Scalar 10K libraries with IBM 3592 tape drives, Plasmon GX series libraries, and G-series libraries with mixed MO and UDO drives, as well as IBM LTO-3 tape drives. AMASS 5.5 now supports IBM Aix 5.3, IRIX through version 6.5.26, and Solaris sgen device drivers.

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EqualLogic, Western Scientific Partner for New Storage Platform

EqualLogic Inc. of Nashua, N.H., has joined forces with San Diego-based Western Scientific Inc. to create a new data storage environment that both companies hope will be easy to manage and deliver superior performance.

Under the terms of the agreement, Western Scientific will integrate EqualLogics PS Series platform into many of its storage solutions. No further details are currently available.

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Quest Releases Storage Suite for Exchange

Quest Software Inc. of Irvine, Calif., has introduced the Quest Storage Suite for Exchange. The storage suite, which uses Quests new Management Console for Exchange to manage both Quest and Microsoft native tools from a single console, includes Quest MessageStats, a traffic analysis and reporting tool; Quest Archive Manager for Exchange, which manages mailbox growth and archives data; and Quest Recovery Manager for Exchange, which discovers and recovers message-level items.

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