Networking & Storage
Addonics Technologies Corp. has released its Pocket DigiDrive, a pocket-sized storage device that reads and writes digital audio/video files at 1 MB-per- second.
The drive plugs into any USB 1.1 or 2.0-compliant port, does not require an additional power supply, and supports Windows 98SE/Me/ 2000/XP, Mac OS 8.6+, and Linus kernal 2.4+. It reads and writes CF-I, CF-II, Smart Memory, Memory Stick, Micro Drive, Multimedia Card, and Secure Digital Card file formats.
Reader Response no. 285.
SanDisk Corp. and Sony Corp. have signed a cooperative agreement under which Sony will supply SanDisk with Memory Stick media that SanDisk will resell under its own brand. SanDisk will supply a portion of Sony's NAND flash memory requirements.
The companies also agreed to jointly develop, and separately manufacture and sell the next generation of Memory Stick, offering higher performance and storage capacities.
Reader Response no. 286.
Alchemy Lab has introduced Alchemy Eye 2.7, a network monitoring tool that checks a server's accessibility and state, and sends alerts using e-mail, cellular phone, pager, or ICQ, in case of network trouble. It monitors servers using protocols and services including ICMP (ping), TCT/IP, NT service state, NT Event Log, HTTP URL, HTTPS, free disk space, file existence, and more.
Reader Response no. 287.
Tandberg Data ASA has announced an agreement with Quantum Corp.'s DLTtape Group to manufacture and sell DLTtape and Super DLTtape drives to distributors and OEMs headquartered in Europe, APAC, and Japan. Quantum will focus efforts to market and sell DLTtape and Super DLTtape drives in North America and Latin America.
Reader Response no. 288.
NetConvergence Inc. has announced plans for a new family of iSCSI host driver products that will compliment current IP storage products by allowing enterprise host initiators, workstations or servers, to support end-to-end iSCSI systems. Initial driver products will support the AIX 4.3.3, HP_UX 11.0, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, Linux 2.4.2-2, Solaris 8.0, and FreeBSD 4.2 operating systems.
Reader Response no. 289.
MTI Technology Corp. and FalconStor Software Inc. have agreed to incorporate specialized versions of FalconStor's IPStor virtualization technology into MTI's DataServices architecture, expanding the functionality and manageability of MTI Vivant broad-based SAN and NAS storage systems.
Reader Response no. 290.
EventAdmin 6.0 and Enterprise Directory Reporter 5.0, from Aelita Software Corp., are Windows 2000-based applications that collect and consolidate enterprise network IT data for analysis and reporting. EventAdmin now supports Microsoft.NET Enterprise Servers, collection of performance data to the existing event log, data collection to Unix systems, and integration with Microsoft Operations Manager. Enterprise Directory Reporter has increased support for Active Directory, and software and hardware inventory capabilities.
Reader Response no. 291.
Trek 2000 International Ltd. has introduced its ThumbDrive, a thumb-sized, plug-and-play USB storage device. It requires no external power supply, and supports Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000 and Mac OS 8.6 or 9.X operating system environments. The units are available with 8/16/32/64/128/256/512 MB storage capacities, and the company reports plans to add a 1 GB ThumbDrive.
Reader Response no. 284.