Symantec announces the release of Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 and Veritas Cluster Server 5.0
Symantec Corp. announced the availability of Storage Foundation 5.0 providing visibility and control over complex data centre storage environments. Also being released is Veritas Cluster Server 5.0, a solution for reducing planned and unplanned application and database downtime.
Users of Symantec Data Center Foundation can realize operational benefits such as the ability to train their staff on one set of tools instead of dozens of disparate vendor-specific tools and improved utilization of server and storage hardware assets. By standardizing on solutions like Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 and Veritas Cluster Server 5.0, enterprises can avoid purchasing duplicative server and storage software from multiple vendors, and realize significant storage hardware savings, according to Symantec.
Storage Foundation 5.0 provides data centre-wide visibility into the entire storage environment across all major application, server, operating system and storage platforms. The product also provides centralized control over storage administration, enabling hundreds of systems to be managed from a single console and automating routine tasks and manual processes. In addition, with this release, Symantec provides users with the first synchronous release across all major Unix and Linux platforms.
A server management offering, Veritas Cluster Server 5.0 includes features designed to reduce both planned and unplanned downtime, whether due to hardware failures, data centre wide disasters, or server maintenance, by automating local and wide area application failover. Cluster Server 5.0 enables customers to monitor, manage and report on multiple local and remote clusters from a single Web-based console.
Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 and Veritas Cluster Server 5.0 are available now through Symantec’s direct sales force, enterprise VAR channel, system integrators and select OEM partners. Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 and Veritas Cluster Server 5.0 are licensed per server tier or per processor. Veritas Storage Foundation Basic is available free. The optional annual support subscription for Veritas Storage Foundation Basic starts at US$98 per processor.
Apricorn launches Aegis portable hard drive line
Apricorn’s Aegis Mini, a 1.8-inch external storage solution for Mac and PC users, is the first product of the Aegis suite of products. The drive offers both USB 2.0 and FireWire connections.
The drive is available in 30GB and 60GB, is bus-powered and features an integrated cable, which wraps around the Mini when not in use. The product is bundled with Apricorn’s Data Protection Suite, which provides backup, synchronization and encryption. The enclosure itself has a rugged shock mounted enclosure with padded carry pouch.
Apricorn’s Aegis Mini utilizes Hitachi’s 1.8-inch hard drive, the Travelstar C4K60 Slim and also offers a 16-point omni-directional shock-mounting system. The drive weighs 3.5 ounces and is smaller than a deck of cards. System requirements include a Pentium CPU, Apple G3 or later, 32MBs RAM, USB, FireWire, CD ROM and the software runs on Windows 2000/XP, Mac OS 9.2 or later and Mac OS X 10.x. MSRP starts at US$159 for the 30GB USB drive and US$239 for the 60GB for the USB drive.
Eurocom releases upgradeable notebook VGA modules with 512 MB Video
Eurocom Corp. announced the release of upgradeable notebook VGA modules with 512 MB of DDR video memory for its mobile workstation class of Eurocom notebooks. The 512 MB video modules offer professional users improved performance in video, graphics, gaming and any 3D or simulation applications.
The upgradeable 512 MB VGA modules are available from nVIDIA GeForce Go 7900GTX and nVIDIA Quadro FX2500M (supporting OpenGL) graphics processing units and are supported by the Eurocom mobile workstation class of notebooks such as the M590K Emperor, D900K F-Bomb, D900T Phantom and M570U Divine models.
Users will be able to experience Extreme High Definition (XHD) on a Eurocom notebook with the nVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GPUs when playing graphic-intensive games with advanced 3D graphic engines at extreme HD resolution. In addition to gaming, users will be able to watch HD videos on a notebook featuring the nVIDIA PureVideo technology.