Storage Digest: News from IBM, OnStor, 3PAR, Permabit, AOL

IBM adds Brocade solutions to TotalStorage … Permabit, NorthSeas join forces on e-mail archiving … OnStor partners with 3PAR for faster open NAS solution … AOL buys Xdrive.

IBM adds Brocades 4G products to its TotalStorage product portfolio, OnStor teams with 3PAR to improve open NAS gateway performance, Permabit partners with NorthSeas on e-mail archiving, and AOL acquires an online storage and backup services provider.

IBM Adds Brocade Solutions to TotalStorage

IBM, of Armonk, N.Y., has added several 4G-bps products from Brocade Communications Systems Inc., of San Jose, Calif., to its TotalStorage product portfolio, expanding its offering of SAN (storage area network)-based solutions.

The TotalStorage product line now will include the TotalStorage SAN256B, based on Brocades 4G-bps SilkWorm 48000 Director and the TotalStorage SAN16B-2 fabric switch, based on Brocades SilkWorm 200E switch.

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Permabit, Northseas Join Forces on E-Mail Archiving

Permabit Inc., of Cambridge, Mass., has partnered with NorthSeas AMT of Ottawa to develop a new e-mail archiving appliance that makes capturing, archiving, securing, indexing, viewing and retrieving e-mail simpler and more scalable.

The new appliance combines the NorthSeas Guard E/N with Permabits Permeon Compliance Store, providing increased security and management to a vendor-neutral and network-agnostic e-mail archive, according to NorthSeas President Stephen P. Spence.

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OnStor Partners with 3PAR for Faster Open NAS Solution

OnStor Inc., of Los Gatos, Calif., has agreed to combine its Bobcat NAS Gateway with the 3PAR InServ Storage Server from 3PARdata Inc., of Fremont, Calif., in an effort to improve open NAS gateway performance.

According to reports released by OnStor and the Standard Performance Evaluation Corp., the combination of the 3PAR InServe Storage Server, OnStor Bobcat NAS Gateway and 3PARs Thin Provisioning software provides 128,2236 operations per second from a cluster of four OnStor 2260 Bobcats.

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AOL Buys Xdrive

In an effort to provide consumers and AOL subscribers with better protection and automatic backup of digital assets, America Online Inc., of Dulles, Va., has acquired Xdrive Inc., a Santa Monica, Calif.-based provider of online storage and backup services.

Xdrive will continue to operate as a stand-alone, wholly owned subsidiary of AOL under the Digital Services business unit and will remain in Southern California.

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