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Storage Clips: CommVault improves on DPM

As predicted by industry analysts, other companies are moving quickly to fill in the "holes" around Microsoft's new product.

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CommVault improves on DPM
CommVault Systems Inc. announced that it will offer support for Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2006 within the CommVault QiNetix data management software. The product will add application support for Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint and Active Directory data, protect the Microsoft DPM server itself and enable the recovery of Microsoft DPM collected files to any PC in the network, without the need to restore via the Microsoft DPM server.

According to comments at the recent Storage Decisions conference in New York by Steve Duplessie of the Enterprise Strategy Group, users should look for plenty of other companies to fill in gaps in DPM's capabilities as the product gains wider usage.

Iron Mountain adds capacity
Iron Mountain Inc. announced increased capacity of its Data Restoration and Electronic Discovery Support service. The increase was 500% year to date, according to Iron Mountain's press release. The company did not specify an exact amount of heightened capacity.

ILumin expands archiving product
ILumin Software Services Inc. announced an addition to its Assentor ILM product line -- Assentor File System Manager (AFSM), which expands Assentor's e-mail archiving capabilities to file systems, including Windows, Linux, Solaris, AIX and NetWare. AFSM offers file classification, storage resource management and data migration tools that classify files based on frequency of access, file types and location. Also included are comprehensive reporting tools that analyze and report on storage utilization.

Adaptec changes IBM RAID agreement
Adaptec Inc. announced it has renegotiated its relationship with IBM on the development and delivery of RAID controllers and connectivity products for IBM's eServer iSeries and pSeries systems. Under the terms of the new agreement, IBM will pay Adaptec to acquire a nonexclusive license to certain intellectual property and Adaptec will receive more royalties on the sale of its products.

Isilon customer win in aerospace
Isilon Systems Inc. announced that Pratt & Whitney, a manufacturer of aircraft engines, gas turbines and space propulsion systems, has selected its IQ clustered storage as the primary storage system for its gas turbine engine test facilities. The company's engine tests generate many terabytes of data each year and require high bandwidth for recording more than 100,000 samples per second.

Overland adds expansion array
Overland Storage Inc. announced the Overland REO 9000 expansion array, which adds RAID-5 capacity to the REO 9000 disk-based backup and recovery appliance in increments of 4 terabytes (TB) or 8 TB.

Zantaz upgrades EAS
ZANTAZ Inc. announced version 4.2 of its Enterprise Archive Solution (EAS) product. The product adds a new feature called EAS Discovery that allows a user to preprocess data into .PST packets before archiving. These .PST packets can then be extracted into a wide range of electronic discovery products, including Zantaz Introspect.

Fiber Tech distributes PacketLight
Fibre Technologies has signed an agreement with Israel-based PacketLight Networks to become one of the first U.K. distributors of its products for SAN connectivity. PacketLight's products, Wavelength Division Multiplexer, Synchronous Digital Hierarchy and Internet Protocol, offer different levels of data transfer rates depending on storage and recovery requirements.

Unitrends to offer off-site vaulting
Unitrends announced that its reseller partners will offer Data Protection Unit network storage appliances now to small and midsized businesses looking for a more secure alternative to physically moving tapes off site.

Sun channel partner announces new program
Arrow Electronics Inc. announced the MOCA Accelerated Storage Solutions program, a collaborative service offering technical support and marketing expertise to other Sun Microsystems Inc. partners.

ECC selects OpenPages SOX Express
OpenPages Inc. announced that ECC Capital Corp. has selected OpenPages Sarbanes-Oxley Express (SOX Express) to automate the company's ongoing test and review of its internal controls documentation. ECC, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., is a mortgage finance real estate investment trust.

GlassHouse announces compliance readiness product
Storage consulting firm GlassHouse Technologies Inc. announced its new Compliance Readiness Solution, a package of evaluation services for identifying potential gaps in companies' compliance programs.

Storactive upgrades LiveBackup
Storactive Inc. announced the release of LiveBackup 2.9., with upgrades aimed at improving the product's transparency; the continuous data protection product is meant to run automatically, continuously and transparently -- requiring no interaction from the end user.

Emulex ships 4 Gbps HBAs
Emulex Corp. announced the shipment of 4 Gbps Fibre Channel host bus adapters to its channel partners.

3Par announces 100-plus customers
3Par Data Inc. announced it has passed the 100th customer mark with an engagement last quarter with Other customers that pushed it beyond the century mark include Merrill Lynch, Thomas Weisel Partners and Brevan Howard Asset Management

SNIA Europe names new board
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Europe today officially announced a new 13-member board of directors.

Diligent presents case study
Data protection startup Diligent Technologies Corp. announced today that European biotechnology firm Serono International S.A. chose its VTF Open virtual tape product along with SATA disk-based storage. Roberto Tolini, systems and storage architect for Serono will present the case study at the Business Continuity Conference taking place Oct. 3-4 in Paris.

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