Storage Digest: News from Promise Technology, Coraid, Arkeia, Accusys, iStor, Quantum, Iomega, Maxto

Promise Technology introduces three new SATA RAID storage systems aimed at SMBs; Coraid introduces a Linux-based NAS appliance; Arkeia introduces Smart Backup; iStor and Accusys announce a partnership; Quantum announces a new tape drive for SMBs; Iomega i

Promise Technology introduces three new SATA RAID storage systems aimed at SMBs; Coraid introduces a Linux-based NAS appliance; Arkeia introduces Smart Backup; iStor and Accusys announce a partnership; Quantum announces a new tape drive for SMBs; Iomega introduces a network hard drive with a built-in media server; Maxtor introduces the OneTouch III; SiliconStor announces an active-active multiplexer device for OEMs; and Kaseya introduces a backup and disaster recovery module for its IT Framework.

Promise Introduces Three SATA RAID Systems for SMBs

Promise Technology Inc. of Milpitas, Calif., has introduced three 3GB/sec SATA (Serial ATA) RAID storage systems designed for SMBs (small and midsize businesses).

The Promise Vtrak M200p, M300p and M500p systems provide dual-channel 320MB/sec SCSI host interfaces for server clusters and direct attached storage solutions. They are certified for the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition for up to 8-node clusters. All three systems support 8, 12 or 15 hot-swappable drive bays in a rack-mount chassis, supporting up to 7.5TB with 15 drives.

The systems offer several data protection features, including Predictive Data Migration (PDM), PerfectRAID and support for RAID levels 0, 1, 1E, 10 and 50, as well as many SATA features including NCQ (Native Command Queuing), staggered spin-up and drive hot swap support.

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Coraid Introduces Linux NAS Server With Unlimited Capacity

Coraid Inc., of San Clemente, Calif., has introduced a Linux-based NAS (network attached storage) server that can be configured to create a low-cost network attached file server with unlimited storage capacity.

To create the end product, users combine Coraids new CLN/20 NAS server appliance, which can be expanded one disk at a time until it reaches thousands of disks, with a Linux NAS distribution and Coraids EtherDrive Storage via a simple Ethernet accessed storage pool.

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Arkeia Introduces Smart Backup

Arkeia Corp., of Carlsbad, Calif., has introduced a network backup solution aimed at helping small and mid-sized businesses control their storage budget by allowing them to pay only for what they use.

Arkeia Smart Backup, a software-based product, supports disk-to-disk backup environments and disk-to-tape environments. The product offers network backup capability with client support for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, netWare and xBSD. It has a Java-based graphical user interface, includes a virtual tape library feature for backup to disk, offers simultaneous backup of several machines, provides automatic bare metal disaster recovery, and supports hot database and application backup plug-ins.

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iStor and Accusys to Partner on iSCSI to SATA RAID Array

Storage networking developer iStor Networks Inc., of Irvine, Calif., and RAID controller manufacturer Accusys Inc., of Fremont, Calif., have announced a partnership to create an iSCSI to SATA (Serial ATA) RAID array.

Under the terms of the agreement, the companies plan to build a product portfolio that will support iSCSI subsystem solutions. Development will include the GigaStorATX storage controller solution from Accusys, which integrates iStors iSNP8008 iSCSI-TCP/IP offload SOC (system-on-chip). The resulting iSCSI to SATA RAID array will be available by the end of 2005.

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Quantum Introduces Tape Drive for SMBs

Quantum Corp., of San Jose, Calif., has introduced a new tape drive priced at less than $1,000. The DLT-V4 drive offers 320GB of compressed capacity and a 72 GB/hour compressed transfer rate. The drive, which ships with a SATA (Serial ATA) interface, offers DLTSage for predictive and preventive diagnostic manageability and DLTIce for meeting regulatory compliance requirements through standard media and WORM (Write Once Read Many) capability.

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Iomega Unveils Network Hard Drive for Multimedia

Iomega Corp., of San Diego, has introduced a network hard drive optimized for sharing digital content on small networks. The Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drive, which currently comes in a 250GB version, has a built-in UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) A/V network media server for streaming movies, music and slide shows without a PC via any Ethernet-based network. It also includes embedded software that provides automated backup and enables secure Internet transfers. Iomega plans to introduce a 1 terabyte model early next year.

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Maxtor Introduces OneTouch III, Turbo Edition

Maxtor Corp., of Milpitas, Calif., has introduced a new external storage solution that allows users to configure it for either RAID 0 or RAID 1.

The OneTouch III, Turbo Edition, available in capacities up to 2TB, is a dual-drive product with a new user interface, a self-adjusting cooling system, improved acoustics, an inner disk drive casing and shock mounts, and a security feature that provides several password protection options. New software tools, also included with the product, allow users to synchronize data between two or more computers and help fix PCs after spyware or virus attacks.

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Kaseya Introduces Backup and Disaster Recovery Module for IT Framework

IT managed services software vendor Kaseya Corp., of San Francisco, has announced a new release of its IT Framework, as well as a new module for backup and disaster recovery.

Version 4.5 of the Kaseya IT Framework includes enhancements in patch management, scheduling, reports, help desk and ticketing, client management, system management, security, performance and customization.

The new version also includes an integrated add-on module for backup and disaster recovery that allows managed service providers and corporate IT departments to automatically deploy the backup module to remote servers and workstations. They can also schedule unattended backups and automatic replication of backup data to offsite locations.

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