Yosemite offers unlimited server backup licensing SMB backup vendor Yosemite Technologies, Inc. is taking a different tack on pricing with the new Unlimited Server Bundles for Yosemite Backup Standard 8.5. The new licensing model allows backup of an unlimited number of servers within a backup domain for one price. The company also released Yosemite Backup 8.5 Service Pack 2, which adds support for Ubuntu Linux servers. Usability and performance updates are also included, including job management, troubleshooting capabilities and bare metal disaster recovery operation.
Fujifilm tracks tapes using GPS Fujifilm announced the Fujifilm Tape Tracker, which combines GPS tags and a Web-based application to locate and track tape cases during transport. Fujifilm worked with defense and security technology player QinetiQ to create a GPS system housed in a standard half-inch data tape cartridge. The resulting device looks like a standard data tape, and is placed in a tape case to allow tracking.
Backup vendors support Mac OS X Leopard BakBone's NetVault Backup 8.0 will now support the latest operating system (OS) offered by Apple, Mac OS X Leopard. In a separate release, Memeo Inc. said its LifeAgent content management and data backup software for Mac users is now compatible with Leopard and Apple iDisk. Finally, EMC said it will support Leopard with a dot-release of Retrospect (version 6.1.138 for Mac, for those of you keeping score at home).
German University combines VMware, DataCore DataCore Software said the data center division at Technical University Kaiserslautern has created a SAN to optimize its existing VMware environment using DataCore SANmelody virtual storage software. The university is also using DataCore's thin provisioning.
SteelEye does CDP for Linux SteelEye Technology released SteelEye Data Replication for Linux v6, the first product on Linux to combine continuous data protection (CDP) features such as "any point in time rewind" with data replication on LANs and WANs. (BakBone's NetVault 8.0 was first overall with CDP for Linux.)
Northern packs 1,000 changes into new SRM release SRM startup Northern released Northern Storage Suite V8 (NSS V8), which introduces over 1,000 changes to the company's software product. Among them is the introduction of NSS:Dashboard, a console for monitoring and managing all storage devices and activity across distributed heterogeneous enterprises from one location. Other updates include increased response times in NAS environments, new GUI options for viewing reports, Active Directory integration and quotas that can span DAS and NetApp networked storage.
Mendocino gets some Sun Kathleen Holmgren, a former storage executive at Sun Microsystems, has been named CEO of Mendocino Software. She replaces Steve Colman, who now takes over as Chairman. Holmgren was most recently senior vice president of Sun's Disk Systems business.
Moonwalk turns on FAN Australian file management startup Moonwalk Inc. announced its Universal File Area Network (FAN), with support for all major existing hardware and operating systems platforms in its unified namespace. Moonwalk's use of the "FAN" term puts it squarely into competition with Brocade, which used the term first to describe its file virtualization products.
Nexsan joins Green Grid Nexsan announced it has joined The Green Grid, a global consortium of companies dedicated to improving energy efficiency in data centers. Nexsan says it will incorporate The Green Grid's energy standards into its products in the future. Other members of the consortium include AMD, APC, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Rackable Systems, SprayCool, Sun Microsystems and VMware.