Recent announcements from:

Posted on August 19, 2009


-- EMC and Xsigo Systems have announced a reseller agreement under which Xsigo will offer EMC Data Protection Advisor analysis and reporting software to enterprise customers. The use of Xsigo's virtual I/O products with EMC Data Protection Advisor allow users to monitor data backup processes and identify issues before they escalate, according to the companies.

-- Quantum is now offering a configuration of the DXi7500 disk backup system optimized for NAS and Symantec OpenStorage API architectures, as well as a new software feature release. The hardware configuration provides improved Ethernet connectivity, while the updated DXi software supports disk-tape integration in five additional backup applications. The DXi7500-N, which includes the new software features, is available now through Quantum's channel partners. The company will also continue to offer the original DXi7500 hardware configuration, which provides Fibre Channel connectivity for VTL as standard and NAS as optional, now shipping with the updated software. MSRP for both configurations is $140,000.

-- CommVault has received Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 certification for its Cryptographic Library from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). CommVault's Cryptography Library is used within its Simpana software and when operated in FIPS mode ensures encryption, including cryptographic services for key generation, symmetric and asymmetric encryption, hash functionality and HMAC (Hash Message Authentication Code) security, as well as signature generation and verification.

-- Web application delivery specialist Crescendo Networks has received an additional $5 million investment to fuel sales expansion. In addition, co-founder and CEO Adoram Ga'ash has relocated to Menlo Park, Calif., where the corporate headquarters has been established. Engineering and corporate operations will remain in Tel Aviv, Israel. Crescendo Networks has raised more than $45 million in investment over the previous 7 years.

-- SANDirect this week received GSA 70 Certification, which makes them an approved government supplier. Although SANDirect has been selling data storage products to the U.S. Navy, FBI, and other government agencies for years, the new certification allows SANDirect to bring these government relationships to "a new level," according to the company.

-- Cobalt Computers has teamed up with Sonasoft for an Exchange archiving appliance. Sonasoft will be now providing its SonaSafe Integrated Archiving, Replication, and Backup software to approximately 20,000 Cobalt customers as the C3 (Complete Communication Compliance) series of appliances.

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