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Data Domain launches dedupe array

Data Domain takes the wraps off data center deduplication storage array, partners with ETI-NET; U.K. mapping agency picks Plasmon and BridgeHead for digital archive.

Data Domain unveils data center dedupe array
Deduplication upstart, Data Domain, announced the availability of its DDX series "data center scale deduplicating protection storage array." The array contains a new controller, the DD560, which fully configured offers up to 6.4 terabytes (TB) per hour of sustained throughput and up to 15 petabytes (PB) of capacity for long-term online retention of backup data. Using the company's Global Compression technology, DDX array configurations are available for less than 35 cent per GB, the company claims.

Separately, Data Domain announced it has partnered with ETI-NET, a specialized developer of storage interfaces for multivendor data centers, to offer data protection capabilities for Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) NonStop servers. A joint engineering effort between the companies has resulted in the adaptation and qualification of Data Domain's disk-based compression technologies with ETI-NET EZX/BackBox virtual tape controllers to enable high-performance storage of large amounts of

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mission critical NonStop backup data. The combined offering brings operational flexibility to NonStop system users, who can now maintain access to massive amounts of historic data, as well as implementing advanced cross-data center business continuity architectures, the companies said.

U.K. mapping agency picks BridgeHead, Plasmon for archive
Ordnance Survey, Great Britain's national mapping agency has chosen a combination of technology from BridgeHead Software and Plasmon PLC to provide a storage management system to safeguard its digital geographic assets. For more than 200 years, Ordnance Survey has built an international reputation for providing geographic information and historical reference. Faced with the need to retain its growing volume of digital information in a secure and cost-effective format, Ordnance Survey selected OptoMedia as its integration partner to implement Plasmon Ultra Density Optical (UDO) libraries and BridgeHead's HT FileStore software to store and manage its massive lifelong digital archives.

Cable & Wireless extends use of EMC Smarts
EMC Corp. announced that Cable & Wireless PLC -- after having used the EMC Smarts family of software to manage parts of the core network effectively for more than four years -- is now deploying the software across multiple countries and managing key new domains, such as multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) for its customers. EMC Smarts is analyzing the relationships between each network device and building a complete picture of the effect of any fault on business operations, anywhere on the network.

McData upgrades management of Riverbed appliances
McData Corp. announced a new version of its Network Management Service (NMS 2.2) that can remotely monitor and manage the Remote Office Consolidation (ROC) WAN Data Services (WDS) Accelerator products, which it licenses from Riverbed Technology Inc. This release of NMS is designed to improve the effectiveness of the WDS product through continuous proactive monitoring of the appliances, including hardware and application services, alerts and notifications, escalation of critical fault conditions and overall event management.

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