CAS community, an educational online community based on content-addressable storage (CAS), has been founded by EMC, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), Hewlett-Packard, Permabit, and Sun Microsystems to foster dialogue, broaden market awareness, and educate customers on the issues and importance of long-term storage of unchanging digital assets. An online forum of technologists, practitioners, users, and developers, the community is intended to foster discussion through peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, customer-vendor interaction, and the exchange of best practices for records retention and compliance through data storage technologies. The site features a variety of educational resources, including research reports, resource centers, and networking forums to serve its members. CAS community is a “virtual town hall” in which members can network and share information with their peers and others on CAS-related business challenges and solutions. For more information, visit www.cascommunity.org.
Kashya’s KBX5000 Data Replication Appliance platform has been qualified to provide remote replication functionality to the IBM TotalStorage SAN Volume Controller (SVC) on the Cisco Storage Services Module. The KBX5000 supports heterogeneous storage and server environments, with no host footprint.