Storage Web Digest: Data Domain Preps Recovery Appliance

Solution from startup uses fewer disks for backup than conventional RAID systems. EZQuest Ships Its First FireWire 800/USB 2.0 Drive Adaptec Acquires ICP Vortex from Intel Snap Appliances Goes Formal in Cha

Enterprise Storage

Master of its Own Domain

Data Domain, a backup and recovery startup staffed by former Network Appliance executives, is prepping its first product launch. The Data Domain DD200 Recovery Appliance and the Data Domain Restore Protection Manager software were designed to support existing backup software and require fewer disks for backup data than conventional ATA RAID backup solutions, according to the company. One DD200 appliance with just 16 disks can hold up to 23TB of recovery data. Brian Biles, Data Domains vice president of marketing, said the company is working with all of the major third-party backup vendors to ensure that popular backup and restore software products, such as Veritas NetBackup and Legato NetWorker, will work with the DD200.

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Personal Storage

EZQuest Ships Its First FireWire 800/USB 2.0 Drive

EZQuests first FireWire 800 product—the Cobra FireWire 800/USB 2.0 external hard drive—is available now. The drive is housed in a light-gray, streamlined case that is fully shielded with 0.6mm metal. MSRPs are $299 for 120GB; $459 for 200GB and $589 for 250GB.

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Storage Business

Adaptec Acquires ICP Vortex from Intel

Adaptec this week acquired ICP vortex Computersysteme for an undisclosed sum. ICP Vortex, a Neckarsulm, Germany-based developer of RAID protection for SCSI, SATA, and Fibre Channel arrays, was a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Intel, which acquired it in March of 2001. Adaptec acquired ICP Vortex for its technology as well as its European distribution and sales, according to an Adaptec spokesperson. ICP Vortexs lines will be continued for the foreseeable future.

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Snap Appliances Goes Formal in Channel

Snap Appliance rolled out its first official channel program since its split from Quantum last November. The Snap Connection program now offers the companys solution providers a closed-loop sales lead-generation program under which sales leads are qualified and then passed to solution providers for follow-up, said Jillian Mansolf, vice president of worldwide sales at the vendor. The partner will be asked to rate the lead and follow up within 72 hours, and an additional 48-hour grace period will be granted. If the lead is not acted upon, it will be passed to another solution provider, she said.

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