Networking & Storage
Ateonix Networks Inc., of Fremont, Calif., introduces the NASAS-2040 network attached storage appliance, supporting any combination of up to four ATA/100/133 disk drives from any manufacturer.
The storage capacity of each disk can be up to 128 petabytes (up to 512 petabytes total), and each disk can vary in capacity from the others. Hard disks can be added or replaced via front-panel access without special tools.
All software, including the network operating system, drivers and user configuration data, can be updated via Web interface; and for added reliability, all software resides in flash memory, not on disk.
Reader Response no. 200.
Verbatim Corp., of Charlotte, N.C., announces its DataLifePlus CD-R discs providing full-speed 32x recording. The 80-minute media offer audio, video and data recording at speeds of up to 4.8 MB-per-second with 32x drives, and 3.5 MBps with 24x drives.
Verbatim also introduces its DataLifePlus 4.7GB DVD+R media, certified for 2.4x recording speed (equivalent to 3.32 MB-per-second, or 22x CD-R performance). The new media round Verbatim's line of DataLifePlus write-once and rewritable DVD media to include DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW and DVD+RW discs, in capacities ranging from 3.95GB to 9.4GB.
Each variety offers an archival life of more than 100 years and is available in single and multiple disc packages with ultra-slim cases, jewel cases, and spindles.
Reader Response no. 203.
Nexsan Technologies, of Woodland Hills, Calif., reports that it has signed several vendors to carry its InfiniSAN storage products. They include: Automated Network Backup, of Camas, Wash.; Rave Computer Association Inc., of Sterling Heights, Mich.; Stonebridge Networks, of Ashburn, Va., and Los Angeles' Tape Laboratories Inc.
The product line features fault tolerance, redundancy, storage virtualization, data replication, and support for RAID levels 0, 1, 0/1, 3, 4, 5, 10 and 50, says the company.
The scalable systems provide advanced primary storage, policy-based storage management, disk-to-disk backup and disaster recovery vehicles.
They support TCP/IP, Ethernet, Data and iSCSI, and Serial, LAN, WAN, or Web connections.
Reader Response no. 205.
G-Lock Software Inc., of Mensk, Belarus, has introduced Advanced Administrative Tools 5.0 for Windows, a testing utility comprised of 11 tools for assessing, optimizing, managing, and safeguarding a network and its computers.
The new software inspects open ports, proxies, e-mail lists, Internet applications and general system information, to ensure network security.
AATools Network Monitor displays all the activities that are active on all ports, and maps the ports in use to their respective applications (for users of Windows NT/2000/XP only). The mapping function is useful for monitoring unwanted connections, investigating suspected trojans, viruses, and other possible backdoor intrusions.
Reader Response no. 204.
Grau Data Storage Inc., of Louisville, Colo., unveils its Infinistore Tape Library/64, incorporating Sony Corp.'s advanced intelligent tape technology.
Offering two to four drives and up to 64 cartridges, the rack-mountable ITL-064 provides transfer rates in excess of 450 GB-per-hour compressed (170 native). Its library capacity is 6.4 TB uncompressed and up to 16.6 TB compressed.
The device cuts mechanical time with its dual gripper mechanism that loads two cartridges at once for faster mounts. The ITL-64 also delivers up to 2 million tape swaps without error, the company reports.
Reader Response no. 201.
Flex a Hexa
LaCie Ltd., of Hillsboro, Ore., introduces its USB Hexa Media Drive, a portable drive for Mac and Windows users that allows them to read from and write to CompactFlash, SmartMedia, MemoryStick, SD card, MultiMedia card and Microdrive (340 MB, 1 GB) memory cards.
A single Hexa drive can be used to transfer data from digital cameras, digital audio players, and audio /visual recorders as well as handheld computers and mobile communications devices.
Reader Response no. 202.
TurboSoft Inc., of Monterey Park, Calif., has released TurboFTP 2.98, an FTP client for transferring files over the Internet. It features resumable downloads and uploads, a transfer queue, and local/remote directory comparisons. For users who upload or download a specific group of files regularly, it can create a session file to automate the process. It also includes bookmarks, auto rename, filtering, remote editing, and an FTP Site Address Book to organize sites and import site information.
Reader Response no. 204.
Gavel & Gown Software Inc. and GhostFill Technologies Inc., both of Toronto, have partnered to develop Amicus Assembly, and add-on product for Amicus Attorney practice management software.
The GhostFill booth at the ABA Techshow
The two companies launched the new product at ABA Techshow in Chicago last month.
The new product helps users generate documents, and is based on the GhostFill document assemby engine, says Gavel & Gown president Ron Collins. Users never have to type the same information twice, he explains.
Reader Response no. 217.