Nexsan introduces disk-based archiving for SMBs

Storage
Nexsan brings CAS functionality to businesses
Nexsan Technologies announced its Assureon NX Easy Archive Appliance, a disk-based solution for the storage of business-critical information for smaller enterprises, branch offices and departmental groups.

Assureon NX relies on Content Addressable Storage (CAS) technology to protect data integrity and perform file-level de-duplication. Assureon NX’s secure storage architecture ensures the integrity of all archived content through automated integrity checks with self healing functions. It includes other features such as built-in Lifecycle Management functions, immutable file authentication and remote replication across the WAN for disaster recovery purposes. Data availability is assured with RAID 6 protection while WORM disk functionality prevents overwriting of archived files.

Assureon NX is available in standalone or replicated versions and offers a plug-and-play NAS-like interface supporting both CIFS and NFS for simple connectivity to any operating system. Assureon NX can be deployed as an alternative to tape and other offline media, or as a disk-based enhancement to offline archives. 

The Assureon NX Archive Appliance is available through Nexsan’s worldwide channel of resellers.  Pricing starts at US$53,000.

E-Business

Sisulizer localizes online help files in HTML help format

Sisulizer has released a feature in their software localization tool – Localization of Online Help files in HTML Help format.

Sisulizer imports translatable content from a compiled HTML Help file (.chm). Text is automatically segmented into sentences for translation. You translate the text either in WYSIWYG mode, or in a grid with separate columns for context, source and target language. If you update the help file, just use Sisulizer’s rescan feature.  

Sisulizer can now localize your software, online help, XML files and database content. Using Sisulizer, you can enter translations for every language.

The 30-days evaluation version is here: www.sisulizer.com/downloads.shtml For HTML Help please select Sisulizer Enterprise during installation.

Sisulizer 1.5 runs under Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista. You can download a free 30-day trial version of Sisulizer from http://www.sisulizer.com/. Until the end of March, 2007 Sisulizer Enterprise is available for EUR 999 excluding VAT, or US$1,299. The normal price is EUR 1,999 or US$2,599.
Security
MIR3 unveils global emergency notification system with incident management and topic subscription
MIR3 introduced a global emergency notification system. MIR3’s Intelligent Notification introduces technologies developed directly for the global outbound notification requirements of Global 500 petroleum, financial and consumer-product companies. MIR3’s Intelligent Notification includes preferred routing, incident management, topic subscription and multi-language support, among others.

  • The preferred routing feature works in concert with geo-dispersed MIR3 telephony and application servers.  
  • Incident management offers better visibility into events that threaten continuity of operations throughout all business units of the company.   
  • Topic enables individuals to keep abreast of job-relevant, critical events outside their local sphere of operation.   
  • Integrated multi-language features enable Global 500 companies to meet the communication challenges of international operations and government agencies to communicate with non-English speaking employees, customers, partners and citizens during emergency situations in their native language.

MIR3’s enterprise-grade technology bridges the gap between all standard forms of communication to enable high-speed two-way communications to tens thousands of users and devices across modalities, including e-mail, wireless pager, PDA, landline, mobile phone, satellite phone, TTY, fax and two-way SMS. MIR3’s notification capabilities can also be used for routine high-volume messaging and all-purpose broadcasting such as administrative notices to employees, messages for coordinating staffing and schedules, and delivering important information to customers.

Networking

FileCatalyst accelerates large file transfers

FileCatalyst offers Mac creative pros point-to-point file transfers such as feature films, 3-D animations and geo-spatial images.

FileCatalyst can be remotely installed on a Mac in less than 20 minutes for collaboration on large datasets commonly found in media, advertising agency, government, military and enterprise Wide Area Network (WAN) settings.

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