Storage Digest: News from HP, Computer Associates, Asigra, NorthSeas and McDATA

HP introduces new data protection and archiving products and services ... Computer Associates introduces a new version of BrightStor ... Asigra's new version of Televaulting supports VMware ... NorthSeas introduces an email archiving appliance ... McDATA

HP introduces new data protection and archiving products and services; Computer Associates introduces a new version of BrightStor; Asigras new version of Televaulting supports VMware; NorthSeas introduces an email archiving appliance; and McDATA announces availability of Sphereon 4400 and 4700 switches.

  • HP Announces New Products and Services for Data Protection and Archiving

Hewlett-Packard Co. of Palo Alto, Calif., has announced the introduction of new data protection and archiving products and services. New data protection solutions are based on the new NAS (network attached storage) based HP ProLiant DL 100 G2 and ProLiant DL 380 G4 Data Protection Storage Servers, which allow IT administrators to back up data at fixed intervals.

The storage appliances, which use Microsoft Data Protection Manager and Windows Storage Server 2003, provide near continuous data protection for Windows file servers and end-user file recovery.

A second data protection solution is powered by the new HP StorageWorks 6840 Virtual Library System (VLS), which speeds up backup and recovery in SAN environments by emulating tape drives and libraries. Yet another new data protection server, the HP Electronic Vaulting Service, offers automated remote backup.

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New archiving solutions include the HP StorageWorks File Migration Agent (FMA), which allows users to create policies for maintaining active files on high-performance storage while moving less active files to other types of storage. The HP StorageWorks Reference Information Manager (RIM) for Database Archiving is a second solution that automates data retention policies and prevents data from being altered.

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  • NorthSeas Introduces New Email Archiving Appliance

NorthSeas AMT of Kanata, Ontario, has introduced a new email archiving appliance that archives up to five times faster than its other archiving solutions.

The Gal E/N, which is being launched in the U.K. and Holland first, comes standard with 1GB of system memory and dual 800 MHz processors with separate network connections. The Gal E/N can index more than 500 million messages.

The Gal E/N will be available in October.

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  • New Version of BrightStor Focuses on Aligning Storage Spending with Business Value

The newest version of BrightStor, a storage management solution from Computer Associates International Inc. of Islandia, N.Y., is better at allowing organizations to proactively manage their storage environments through more intelligence and automation, according to the company.

BrightStor r11.5 offers a host of new features. New caching technology in BrightStor Storage Resource Manager includes an agent for Sybase, while BrightStor ARCserve Backup r11.5 offers simpler setup and management of disk-to-disk and disk-to-disk-to-tape backup processes. The new version also adds support for 64-bit platforms and mid-range disk arrays from Sun, EMC and HP, as well as offering enhanced protection of Lotus Notes and SAP on Linux.

BrightStor Command Center, a new component of BrightStor set to be delivered later this fall, provides a dashboard-type look into the storage environment that will facilitate faster performance assessment and help IT managers better understand how storage assets support key business processes, according to company sources.

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  • Asigra Televaulting for Enterprises Now Supports VMware

Asigra Televaulting for Enterprises software from Asigra Inc. of Toronto, now supports remote backup for VMware environments, allowing organizations with VMware environments to perform data backup and restore functions on servers from different vendors.

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Asigra Televaulting also allows organizations using VMware to back up live virtual machines, making dynamic load balancing, zero-downtime maintenance and the consolidation of multiple hardware servers onto a single server with multiple VMware virtual machines simpler to accomplish.

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  • McDATA Sphereon Fabric Switches Now Available

The Sphereon 4400 and 4700 4GB/s Fibre Channel fabric switches from McDATA Corp. of Broomfield, Colo., are now generally available through McDATA, OEM partners EMC and IBM, and McDATA resellers and distributors.

The switches also will be available through Hitachi Data Systems Corp. in Q3.

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