Recent announcements from:

Posted on January 20, 2010


-- BakBone Software introduced version 4.0 of NetVault: FASTRecover, BakBone's disk-based, real-time data protection solution for Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server and Windows File Servers. NetVault: FASTRecover 4.0 introduces a new distributed architecture, instantaneous fast failover to physical or virtual machines across a LAN or WAN and the ability to implement distributed application availability to existing IT environments.

-- DataCore Software has announced ACW Distribution (ACW), an IT enterprise solutions provider in Asia, as a distributor in Singapore and Indonesia, will market DataCore's SANmelody and SANsymphony suites of storage virtualization and storage management software through its channel partners.

-- 3PAR has expanded its Cloud-Agile cloud storage program to accommodate new members. Joining the program at the newly created "Business Partner" level are new US and UK partners as well as the first Cloud-Agile partners in Japan and South Africa. These new partners include Data Intensity, Carrenza Hosting, Star, Ultraspeed, NS Solutions, and UCS Solutions.

-- 3PAR also launched a new program called the "Get Thin Guarantee," which guarantees capacity savings of at least 50% to customers converting from existing "fat" volumes on traditional storage to new thin volumes on any 3PAR InServ Storage Server with Thin Built In thin provisioning technology. 3PAR guarantees participating customers purchasing InServ F-Class or T-Class arrays that they will halve the amount of raw capacity required to store existing data or 3PAR will make up the shortfall with free additional disk capacity and associated software and support.

-- StorageCraft Technology announced the availability of StorageCraft ShadowProtect Granular Recovery for Exchange, the latest version in the ShadowProtect line of backup and disaster recovery software for Windows systems and data. ShadowProtect Granular Recovery for Exchange gives administrators the ability to restore individual Exchange mailboxes, e-mail messages or e-mail attachments, minimizing downtime following a major or minor crisis.

-- Akorri announced that Florida-based Mainline Information Systems, an IBM Premier Business Partner and national provider of IBM servers, storage, software and services solutions, has become an authorized reseller within Akorri's PartnerPoint program. Under the agreement, Mainline now offers Akorri's BalancePoint software to its customers to provide data center visibility, performance analysis and optimization across virtual and physical server and storage infrastructure.

-- Novell announced the release of Novell File Management Suite, an integrated file storage solution that provisions, moves, optimizes and reports on file storage based on user roles and customized business policies. The Novell File Management Suite includes three products: Novell Storage Manager, Novell Dynamic File Services and Novell File Reporter. Pricing is $37.50 per user for the entire suite. Novell Storage Manager and Novell File Reporter are also sold independently for $15 per user, each.

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