Business Briefs

Posted on March 01, 1999

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Business Briefs

ATL Products? P3000 Series Automated DLTtape Library has been qualified to operate with Legato Systems NetWorker 5.5 software in Windows NT and Sun Solaris environments. ATL?s PowerStor L200, PowerStor L500, P1000 Series, 520, 7100, and 2640 series have already been qualified. Separately, ATL also announced that Globelle Corp.?s Xalyx division will join SKYDATA as Canadian distributors of PowerStor tape libraries. Also, Legato Systems announced a technology development partnership with Computer Assoc-iates (CA) and the first product resulting from the agreement. Legato?s NetWorker for Frameworks Module integrates the management capabilities of NetWorker software with UnicenterTNG, enabling central monitoring and control of distributed data storage and backup management.

Overland Data has extended the terms of its XchangeNOW warranty program to include its DLTtape family of automated tape devices (DLT LoaderXpress, DLT LXS Mini-Library, and the MinilibraryXpress). Also, the new program provides replacements units within two business days at no charge.

Looking to boost its RAID customer base, Sun Microsystems in January acquired MaxStrat Corp. for an undisclosed sum.

Tandberg Data last month announced that its SLR5, SLR24, SLR32, and SLR50 tape drives now support Hewlett-Packard?s Tape-Alert?a software package designed to simplify network-backup management and ensure data integrity.

Kenwood Technologies signed a distribution pact with D&H Distributing for its recently introduced TrueX

CD-ROM drives. D&H Distributing will distribute the drives through various reseller channels, including VARs, system integrators, and retail outlets.

nStor last month announced it had raised $4.8 million in capital through long-term debt financing and by exercising previously-issued warrants and options by shareholders in exchange for more than 2.28 million new shares of nStor common stock. nStor officials say the company has sufficient working capital to offset lower sales until its Adaptive RAID technology is incorporated into its product line. Initial products incorporating Adaptive RAID technology were due to ship late last month.

Programmed Logic?s Embedded HTFS (High Throughput File System) software now supports Integrated Systems, Inc.?s (ISI) pSOSystem real-time operating system. ISI?s customers can now use Programmed Logic?s high-availability, high-reliability file system for system designs that rely on mission-critical data. Programmed Logic later announced it has changed its corporate name to CrosStor Software, effective immediately. Officials believe the new name better reflects the company evolution into providing software for network-attached storage, storage-area networks, and traditional storage to OEMs in open-systems and embedded markets.

IBM selected Emulex Corp.?s LightPulse PCI-Fibre Channel host adapters for use in its RS/6000 S70 and S70Advanced enterprise servers. IBM will ship servers with the Emulex cards beginning later this month.

Hitachi Data Systems and Accessible Software announced that Accessible?s Access1 software now supports Hitachi Freedom storage subsystems, which should simplify the system-management process.

Evaluator Group Inc. recently introduced its Smart Storage Buyer Package. The package provides access to variety of services, including on-line databases, comparative matrices on products from leading storage vendors, free seminar admission, and unlimited phone consultation.


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