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Storage Clips: FalconStor VTL certified with IBM Tivoli

FalconStor's VTL will integrate with Tivoli Storage Manager software; NetApp unveils two new caching systems.

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FalconStor VTL gets IBM Tivoli certification
FalconStor Software Inc.'s VirtualTape Library (VTL) product has been dubbed "Ready for IBM Tivoli". This validation means that FalconStor's VTL will integrate with IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager. FalconStor's VTL product also received IBM's TotalStorage Proven certification in Aug. 2004, meaning that it will work with IBM's TotalStorage DS4000 series, Enterprise 3494 tape library, Enterprise tape drive 3592 Model J1A and 2109 Model S16 SAN Fibre Channel (FC) switch.

NetApp unveils two caching systems
Network Appliance Inc. (NetApp) announced two new midrange Web page caching systems this week that it says are more secure than previous systems. The NetApp C2300 and C3300, according to NetApp, can be used for Internet access and security, business applications acceleration for remote users, and Internet streaming and video. The C2300 has 1 GB of RAM and scalability from two to six internal disk drives; the C3300 has 2 GB of RAM and scalability from two to 20 drives.

EVault targets securities industry
EVault Inc. has announced the availability of a compliance and data protection software package aimed at securities firms. The EVault Protect online backup and recovery service automatically encrypts, transmits and stores daily copies of data off site at one of EVault's data centers. The package also includes an e-mail archiving service, business continuity consulting and an online data repository. The product can be installed on existing server and network infrastructures and is priced monthly based on the amount of storage used, the company says.

Intransa lands OEM deal in India
Intransa Inc. announced that it has entered into a software license/ OEM partnership with India-based HCL Infosystems Ltd. According to the agreement, Intransa's StorControl IP SAN software will run on HCL Global Line servers. StorControl is a Java-based management GUI application that includes a volume manager for managing and configuring iSCSI targets as well as the ability to integrate third-party snapshot services, such as Microsoft's Volume Shadow Copy Service and Oracle's RMAN.

McData extension products work with IBM arrays
McData Corp. announced that its line of distance extension products, the result of its recent acquisition of CNT, have completed interoperability testing with IBM's disk arrays. McData's new extension products, the UltraNet Storage Director-eXtended (USD-X) and the UltraNet Edge Storage Router will support the IBM TotalStorage Resiliency DS6000 and DS8000 series. McDATA's USD-X and UltraNet Edge can also be used with IBM's Enterprise Storage Server systems running both Metro Mirror and Global Mirror copy services using FC or XRC services using FICON remote disk mirroring for creating tiered storage configurations.

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