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New Products

Storix Releases SBA for Linux 4.1

Storix Software recently announced the availability of Storix System Backup Administrator (SBA) for Linux Version 4.1. The software is currently available for all major distributions and supports Intel (x86) and PowerPC-based systems. SBA supports all major filesystems, Logical Volume Manger (LVM), and software RAID (meta-disk) devices.

Storix System Backup Administrator can be used to manage backups of a standalone system or all Linux systems on the network. SBA's graphical user interface includes features such as backup scheduling, tape labels, tape striping, overwrite and retention policies, performance statistics reporting, and support for sequential autoloaders. SBA's system installation process allows users to restore onto the same or a completely different hardware configuration and users can re-customize their systems by changing filesystem types, adding software RAID devices, and converting to LVM partitions.

For more information, contact: Storix,; Phone: (619)702-6500; Internet:

everStor Releases Replicator for Mac OS X

everStor Software Corporation recently announced its enterprise-class, storage management software tools for Mac OS. According to the company, everStor's Replicator for Mac OS X (10.1 or higher) centralizes data replication and archiving. EverStor's new OS X products are designed to run on the Apple OS X software platform while providing a connection to multiple OS-based network storage environments using Linux, Solaris, UNIX, and Windows.

For more information, contact: Everstor,; Phone: (714)970-7511; Internet:

IOGEAR Announces MiniView Micro

IOGEAR announced MiniView Micro, a compact switch that measures 2.5" x 2.25" x 0.875", and weighs 0.75 lbs. According to the company, the MiniView Micro allows users to control two computers from a single console, providing access to multiple computers without a network setup. The product works on most hardware platforms with the majority of operating systems. MiniView Micro (GCS62) is priced at $49.95.

For more information, contact: IOGEAR,; Phone: (949) 453-8782; Internet:

SoftIntegration Releases Ch 3.0

SoftIntegration, Inc. recently announced the release of Ch version 3.0. According to the company, Ch is an alternative to other scripting languages and mathematical software packages for automating tasks, regression test, 2D/3D graphical plotting, and scientific numerical computing. Ch can be used for embedded scripting for open architecture software development, real-time interactive computing, mechatronic system integration, and Web development.

Ch is a platform-independent embeddable C/C++ interpreter. It supports ISO C standard, C++ class, POSIX, GTK+, Windows, OpenGL, X/Motif and socket/WinSock with more than 8,000 functions. Ch 3.0 is optimized for embedded scripting and supports more C99 features than Ch 2.1. Ch 3.0 Professional Edition supports C LAPACK for solving systems of simultaneous linear equations, eigenvalue problems, and singular value problems.

Ch for Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP, Linux, Solaris, and HP-UX is available. Ch Standard Edition is free for academic and non-profit organizations. For more information, contact: SoftIntegration, Inc.,; Phone: (530) 297-7398; Internet:

DinoStor Announces DinoStor TapeServer

DinoStor released the DinoStor TapeServer, a network backup appliance that allows a single automated tape library to be shared across an existing Ethernet network. According to the company, multiple Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP)-compliant NAS servers, application servers, and mail servers can share a single library, reducing the cost and complexity, while improving performance and reliability of network backup operations.

DinoStor TapeServer is a network backup appliance that provides standards-based, vendor- and platform-independent library sharing without the management problems, performance degradation, and vendor lock-in inherent in proprietary library sharing designs.

DinoStor TapeServer allows customers to use their existing libraries and is fully compatible with all standard SCSI tape products, and it works with the leading NDMP hardware and backup software. DinoStor TapeServers allow organizations to preserve their existing IT infrastructure by enabling library sharing over Ethernet networks (including Gigabit Ethernet), producing Fibre Channel-like speed.

The DinoStor TapeServer is priced at $9995. For more information, contact: Dinostor,; Phone: (650) 316-5930; Internet:

Aptitune Releases SarCheck 5.0 for AIX

Aptitune Corporation has announced the release of SarCheck Version 5.0 for AIX. According to the company, SarCheck is a performance management tool that assists systems administrators in the analysis of system performance by translating the output of several monitoring utilities into a plain English or HTML-formatted report. SarCheck identifies performance bottlenecks, finds runaway processes and memory leaks, recommends changes to various tunable parameters and hardware configurations, and quantifies remaining system capacity.

One new feature in SarCheck Version 5.0 is its graphing capabilities -- it uses gnuplot to create graphs on the fly and inserts them into its HTML output. Both PNG and JPEG graphs are supported, and the graphs highlight information specific to the operating system and the values of various kernel parameters.

SarCheck runs on many UNIX platforms, and support for other platforms is planned. For more information, contact: Aptitune Corporation,; Phone: (603) 382-4200; Internet:

Singlestep Technologies Releases Device Management Applications

Singlestep Technologies announced the release of the first in a series of Device Management Applications developed to give network managers more efficient management of their network devices. According to the company, these applications improve the manageability of select Cisco routers, switches, and security devices. The feature set includes the ability to:

  • Set the status, speed, and duplex of one or more Ethernet interfaces
  • Change settings on all interfaces with a single command
  • Monitor traffic across one or more interfaces

Because the applications are built with VNOS technology, each is a visual representation of the device it manages, and also includes the ability to set policies and automate actions by simply drawing a line between icons on your computer screen. For more information on the Cisco Device Management Applications, contact: Singlestep Technologies,; Phone: (206) 448-9700; Internet:

Vyant Announces RealTime 2.0

Vyant Technologies announced the release of its RealTime 2.0 high-speed data recovery tool. According to the company, RealTime offers administrators the means to recover from system crashes, data corruption, and any type of data failure in minutes. RealTime's architecture maintains a process of continuous backup, establishing the means for rapid, precise point-in-time recovery. RealTime allows administrators to perform full, verifiable restorations, apply information analysis and data mining on snapshots with no impact to the production server, and rehearse and verify enterprise-wide backup procedures.

The recommended RealTime configuration consists of a production and backup server, and supports both Solaris and AIX operating systems. RealTime is application neutral and can operate with any version of any application. RealTime works with existing storage and backup systems, combining local or remote application replications and real-time data backup.

For more information, contact: Vyant Technologies,; Phone: (703) 278-4000; Internet:

Raidtec Launches NAS-in-a-Flash

Raidtec Corporation announced the launch of NAS-in-a-Flash, an implementation of its NAS Operating System, FlashLinux. According to the company, NAS-in-a-Flash is the entire FlashLinux combination of NAS OS and storage applications suite embedded in a Flash plug-in module for Intel CPU-based motherboards. NAS-in-a-Flash comes with a server license with unlimited client access.

NAS-in-a-Flash is now shipping and has a list price of $995. For more information, contact: Raidtec Corporation,; Phone: (770) 664-6066; Internet:

VMware Launches GSX Server 2.0

VMware, Inc., announced VMware GSX Server 2.0, the latest version of its virtual machine software for software lifecycle management and server consolidation in a wide range of hardware environments. According to the company, GSX Server 2.0 simplifies the server infrastructure by partitioning and isolating server resources in secure and transportable virtual machines. GSX Server 2.0 allows these resources to be provisioned, remotely managed, and standardized on a secure, uniform platform.

New and enhanced features in GSX Server 2.0, built on a hosted architecture, increase the controllability, compatibility, and capacity of the server. For more information on the GSX Server 2.0, contact: VMware,; Phone: (650) 475-5000; Internet:

Tandberg Data Releases SDLT320

Tandberg Data ASA announced the availability of the SDLT320 tape drive, which offers a compressed capacity of 320 GB and a transfer rate of 32 MB/s. According to the company, the Tandberg SDLT320 offers full backward read compatibility to all DLTtape IV media, and full read and write compatibility to the SDLT220. The SDLT320 is also fully compatible with leading server brands, operating systems, and backup application software. The SDLT 320 drives are offered in internal and external configurations.

For more information, contact: Tandberg Data ASA,