Clustra Systems Releases Clustra DataCenter
Clustra Systems, Inc., recently released the 4.1 version of Clustra
DataCenter. According to the company, version 4.1 allows administrators
to turn a cluster of off-the-shelf Linux servers into a high-end
database with 99.999 percent uptime. Clustra provides a Linux cluster
database that provides availability, scales to hundreds of gigabytes,
and runs on any Linux hardware.
For more information, contact: Clustra Systems, 620 Third Street,
Oakland, CA 94607; Phone: (510) 267-2200; Fax: (510) 267-2220; WWW:
Seapine Adds Solaris Support
Seapine Software, Inc. announced that it has added Sun Solaris
support to its defect-tracking application, TestTrack Pro 4. According
to the company, this release provides TestTrack Pro 4's server
capabilities to developers running Solaris on either Sun Sparc or
Intel server hardware. With the Solaris version, developers working
in a Solaris server environment can access TestTrack Pro's
database from the Windows desktop or a Web browser. TestTrack Pro
4 also supports Windows, the Web, and Linux server platforms, with
client support for Windows and the Web. A Mac OS X server component
is under development.
For more information, contact: Seapine Software, Inc., 5390
Courseview Drive, Suite 115, Mason, OH 45040; Phone: (513) 754-1655;
Fax: (513) 754-1660; WWW: http://www.seapine.com.
LXI Automates Tape Consolidation and Duplication
LXI Corp. announced the availability of an automated tape consolidation
and duplication solution for the iSeries 400. According to the company,
the new features automatically consolidate all the active files
from one or more tapes and can duplicate all the tapes associated
with a specific backup job. It is available in the latest release
of LXI's Media Management System (MMS) family of products for
the iSeries. MMS can automatically eject the duplicated tapes for
rotation offsite, and the process can be further automated using
a job scheduler to provide automated tape consolidation and duplication
on a regular schedule.
For more information, contact: LXI Corp., 222 West Las Colinas
Boulevard, Suite 960, Irving, TX 75039; Phone: (972) 444-2323; Fax:
(972) 444-2350; Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org; WWW: http://www.lxicorp.com.
Appligent Announces APStripFiles
According to Appligent, Inc., APStripFiles is a command-line application
that removes attached or embedded files from PDF documents. It enables
you to protect your systems from malicious unwanted PDF file attachments
without damage to the PDF itself. APStripFiles provides an option
to remove the files from the original PDF document or make a copy
of the PDF without the attachment, leaving the original PDF untouched.
It can be used on the desktop, a Web server, or directly on an email
server to avoid the transfer of viruses that can be carried by a
PDF file attachment. APStripFiles supports the removal of attachments
from multiple PDF files using file names or wildcards.
APStripFiles is available for AIX, HP-UX, Sun Solaris, and Red
Hat Linux and can be downloaded free from:
For more information, contact: Appligent, Inc., 60 South Lansdowne
Avenue, Lansdowne, PA 19050; Phone: (610) 284-4006; Fax: (610) 284-4233;
Cremax Announces Stardom Raid Solutions
Cremax USA announced the Stardom RII-U3 and Stardom RIX-U3, multiple
platform RAID solutions. According to the company, Stardom features
Ultra3/160 SCSI to Ultra ATA IDE 66/100 host independent RAID in
a hot-drive swap design with redundant 300-watt power supplies.
The Stardom is a host independent RAID subsystem equipped with a
Power PC 603E/100 MHz high-performance processor. Features include
online auto rebuild, online expansion, and a 45-degree, easy-to-read
LCD control panel in the pedestal style of Stardom (RII-U3). It
includes Java-based local and remote RAIDGUIDE GUI software, and
upgradeable flash ROM firmware. The design of Stardom's hard
drive tray is suspended, and Stardom has an airflow design, with
hot-swappable cooling fans. Load-sharing redundant power supplies
also are hot swappable.
Stardom is available for about $3,900 for RII-U3 and $4,100 for
RIX-U3. For more information, contact: Cremax USA Corporation,
900 Via Rodeo Placentia, CA 92870; Phone: (714) 993-3735; Fax: (714)
993-3734; WWW: http://www.cremax.com.
WhamTech Releases Thunderbolt
WhamTech Inc. announced the availability of the Thunderbolt Open
Database Engine (ODE), which can be used to create very large database
(VLDB) systems that can be updated in real-time with a large volume
of data and simultaneously allow complex queries by a large number
of users. According to the company, Thunderbolt ODE increases limits
on scalability, numbers of users, complex queries, and real-time
indexing. Primary applications include active data warehousing,
data processing, business intelligence, customer relationship management,
enterprise search, and wireless embedded support. Designed on a
Windows platform, porting is also available to AIX, Linux, and Sun
For more information, contact: WhamTech, 4245 N. Central Expwy.,
Suite 500, Dallas, TX 75205; Phone: (214) 521-8596; Fax: (214) 521-8599;
AdminForce Remote Announces AdminForce Remote Monitor
According to AdminForce Remote LLC, AdminForce Remote Monitor
is a new Linux product developed to provide in-depth information
for operation of Web sites, networks, and related applications.
According to the company, AdminForce Remote Monitor is an automatic
alert mechanism to warn of potential problems with server operations.
Information is delivered to a client IT department via email and
via a password-protected Web site.
For more information, contact: AdminForce Remote LLC, 100 Glendale
Road, Upper Darby, PA 19082-3108; Phone: (303) 544-0300; Fax: (610)
352-3141; Internet: operations@AdminForce.net; WWW: http://www.AdminForce.net.
Ponte Announces Network Security Control Software Platform
Ponte announced the release of nsControl, a software solution
that enables enterprises and managed service providers to centrally
control security policy across all network devices, regardless of
vendor or device type. According to the company, the Ponte nsControl
platform helps organizations systematically control policy for any
type of network security service (e.g., packet filtering, VPN, intrusion
detection) and to automate the deployment of that policy to any
type of network device (e.g., firewall, router, VPN appliance, broadband
The platform can control an organization's existing network
without requiring changes to the network's architecture or
to the current inventory of network devices. The platform's
scriptable interface enables integration with an organization's
existing business and operations support systems. Ponte's nsControl
platform control server manages all of the information about the
security policy and network devices controlled by the platform.
The control server schedules, coordinates, tracks and logs the progress
of all change requests. The control server allows operators to change
device behavior by changing the device attributes stored in the
vendor-independent device profile.
The Ponte nsControl platform is available immediately for Sun
Solaris servers, with pricing based on the number of network devices
and security services under management. For more information, contact:
Ponte, 1921 Plymouth Street, Mountain View, CA 94043; Phone:
(650) 230-0110; Fax: (650) 230-0106; WWW: http://www.ponte.com.
Crossroads Releases Crossroads 8000 Storage Router and
Crossroads Systems, a provider of storage networking solutions,
announced the Crossroads 8000 storage router and management software,
which integrates SCSI storage devices into Fibre Channel SANs. The
8000 is designed to connect storage devices into Fibre Channel and
SCSI storage networks, and InfiniBand fabrics.
According to the company, storage router configuration and management
can be simplified by the Crossroads 8000's embedded Web server
and Crossroads Visual Manager (CVM) software. Through the CVM's
graphical user interface, network administrators can view and alter
the configuration and status the storage router and the attached
SCSI and Fibre Channel devices. Management tasks can be handled
remotely and securely through a standard Web browser.
The Crossroads 8000 uses a common hardware architecture and common
software, the Crossroads Router OS, a modular, scaleable code base.
The Crossroads 8000 is capable of virtually no unscheduled down
time. Dual power supplies and power cords, dual fans and dual Fibre
Channel ports enable the 8000 to continue operating despite a major
component failure, a power grid failure or power cord pull, or a
Fibre Channel network failure or cable pull. The 8000 features eight
SCSI ports in a space-efficient, 1U form factor. The Crossroads
8000 has an internal bus architecture capable of more than 500 Mbytes
per second. For more information, contact: Crossroads Systems,
8300 N. MoPac Expressway, Austin, TX 78759; Phone: (512) 349-0300
or (800) 643-7148; Fax: (512) 349-0304; WWW: http://www.crossroads.com.
Nexsan Introduces InfiniSAN D2D
Nexsan Technologies introduced InfiniSAN D2D disk-to-disk backup
storage solutions. According to the company, InfiniSAN D2D provides
a lower cost-per-megabyte alternative to tape for data backup. Nexsan
provides the D2D solution through the combination of correct-cost
hard disk-based, high-availability RAID implemented hardware and
a full-feature backup application. InfiniSAN D2D backup systems
scale from 160 GB to multi-petabytes for environments ranging from
entry-level to mid-range and enterprise-class applications.
The Nexsan-designed GUI interface provides Web-based, centralized
management and monitoring features. The D2D backup system provides
reliability and data availability for as low as 1.7 cents per megabyte.
Nexsan's D2D backup solutions protect data through event-based,
24x7, incremental real-time backup to either a local on-site, on-line
primary and/or off-site secondary online disaster recovery system.
Nexsan's D2D provides immediate on-line file access and/or
allows data retrieval via a LAN, WAN, Fibre, copper, or Internet
connection. The solutions are low profile, and available in rackmount,
desktop or Infini-Stack stackable systems. Nexsan's InfiniSAN
products are system-independent, supporting SAN, DAS, or NAS configurations,
and Full Fabric, Fibre, SCSI, or ATA. They provide support for TCP/IP,
Ethernet, data and SCSI or IP, and for serial, LAN, WAN, or Web
connections. The systems are also designed to be completely host-
and operating system-independent, providing that the host can support
external SCSI or Fibre Channel disk drives. Nexsan products are
available for Windows NT/95/98/2000, Novell NetWare, SCO, Linux,
MacOS, Solaris, AIX, and UNIX.
For more information, contact: Nexsan, 21700 Oxnard Street,
Suite 1850, Woodland Hills, CA 91367; Phone: (818) 715-9111; Fax:
(818) 715-9175; Internet: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.nexsan.com.