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Storage Clips: Sanrad adds remote replication

Sanrad offers hardware-software package for DR; Data Domain does disk backup for mortgage lender; Tandberg offers half-height LTO-2 drive.

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Sanrad adds remote replication
ISCSI SAN vendor Sanrad Inc. announced a new Global Disaster Recovery (GDR) product built around the company's iSCSI V-Switch, enabling remote replication for data protection against site failures. The Sanrad GDR provides multi-site synchronous and asynchronous replication and the ability to automate failover and failback between sites, according to Sanrad. The product is a hardware/software package combining the iSCSI V-Switch and the company's embedded StoragePro software. Data is replicated between any primary site to one or more secondary sites over standard copper or optical IP networks, the company said.

Data Domain supplies disk-backup for mortgage lender
Data Domain announced that Quicken Loans Inc., an online mortgage lender, has deployed the Data Domain DD200 Restorer to manage disk-based backup and recovery of its Microsoft Exchange e-mail servers. The DD200 recovery appliance is being used to store the company's e-mail data. Quicken Loans tested the DD200 for five weeks; system administrators were able to restore files quickly, without relying on third-party tape storage vendors, according to Data Domain.

Tandberg offers half-height LTO-2 drive
InoStor Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tandberg Data ASA, announced what it claims to be the industry's most compact half-height LTO Ultrium 2 tape drive. The Tandberg 420LTO backs up 200 GB (native capacity) at 24 Mbps (native) inside a 5 1/4-inch half-height design. The Tandberg 420LTO is the first generation of Tandberg's planned five-generation road map of low-cost half-height LTO technology. The 420LTO will be available on April 1, through InoStor distributors and resellers.

Intransa, Swan Labs to speed up WANs
Intransa Inc. has joined forces with Swan Labs Corp., a provider of WAN application acceleration technology, to improve performance of applications and recovery across the WAN. The collaboration will build on Swan Labs' joint testing and integration of its technology with Intransa's storage grid architecture. The partnership also includes sales efforts between the companies.

Acopia switches chosen by consulting firm
Acopia Networks Inc. announced that Ibis Consulting Inc. is now using Acopia's ARX switches and experiencing improvements in the throughput, utilization and scale of its digital factory. Ibis analyzes and transforms electronic data for its customers for use in legal proceedings. Acopia's switches have allowed better scalability of Ibis' BlueArc file servers by providing real-time balancing of the data load, thereby making better use of available file storage capacity.

IBrix file system chosen by NCSA
IBrix Inc. announced that the National Center for Supercomputing Applications has implemented IBrix Fusion, a parallel file system, on its 256-node Radium mini-cluster. Previously, the Radium cluster had no local storage, with the exception of internal drives for temporary space. With the deployment of IBRIX Fusion, applications are able to share a large data store across the entire cluster.

Zetta offers instant recovery software
Zetta Systems Inc. announced the release of ZettaServer IR for real-time data protection and instant recovery. The ZettaServer IR software supports both Fibre Channel and iSCSI storage, and offers snapshots as well as the ability to scale storage nondisruptively. Zetta claims that the product is the first to offer connection-independent recovery for Fibre Channel, iSCSI and IP-based storage, allowing companies with blended environments to protect data, regardless of storage platform.

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