The newest version of HP StorageWorks All-in-One (AiO) Storage Systems are designed to offer simple, data protection and storage, as well as storage management for SMBs with limited or no storage expertise. Users can store, share, manage, back up and protect their rapidly growing application and file data in a flexible network storage environment.

The HP AiO Storage Systems are accessed via an easy-to-use graphical interface, so as to save administrators time and provide better control. They are specifically designed for managing storage in Microsoft environments, including point-and-click tools for working with Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server. A full version of HP StorageWorks Data Protector Express Software is integrated into HP All-in-One Storage Systems to enable data back up and recovery from tape, virtual tape, optical or external disk on the network.

Stacked higher
Networking solutions provider D-Link has begun shipping an addition to its xStack family of SMB-class centrally managed networking solutions with its DWS-3250 managed wireless stackable gigabit switch. The DWS-3250 deploys D-Link’s Distributed Network Architecture (DNA) to provide both mobility and wired infrastructure control. It is a scalable, centrally managed 48-Port Layer 2+ Stackable Gigabit switch with 10G uplinks and 10 access point licenses that integrate wired and wireless switching capabilities. Up to 16 of the new switches can be stacked, delivering up to 768 gigabit ports. Wireless security, rogue access point detection and centralized management for all compatible wireless LAN components are provided. To ensure protection against hackers and other unwanted network intrusions, the xStack DWS-3250 supports WEP, WPA and WPA2 encryption and provides secure network logins with 802.1x authentication.

A simple plan
The newest version of Palo Alto Software‘s flagship business planning software, Business Plan Pro 2007 and Business Plan Pro 2007 Premier, offer several new features based on customer feedback. These include a detailed plan review, plan setup with a more powerful Help Wizard, and new menus and improved icons for ease of use. Business Plan Pro 2007 also includes a redesigned, more straightforward home page, interactive instructions with definitions at the click of a button, more tutorials and free online training sessions to help customers take advantage of all the BBP’s features. Users will also have more control over colour palettes, headers, footers and the overall formatting and font of their business plans. Business Plan Pro 2007 is available immediately at www.paloalto.com/.

Preparing for change
BMC Software launched an agent-less, enterprise-wide scheduling solution that helps businesses predict change, and adapt and control its reactions to it on a minute-by-minute basis. The upgraded version of the BMC Control-M software solution provides enterprise CIOs and their IT management teams with an integrated, single-view management console that cuts across mainframe and distributed systems. BMC Control-M helps customers better understand the relationship between real-time and batch processing environments and then manages those environments to assure on-time delivery of the business services they support. Combining BMC Control-M’s batch scheduling solution with BMC Batch Impact Manager provides a clear picture of the status of all batch business services so customers can proactively detect potential delays as well as errors in the batch process. This way corrective actions take place before the business service is affected.

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