Services Briefs: Quantum and PowerQuest, Swish, Red Hat

Services Briefs: Quantum and PowerQuest, Swish, Red Hat

Quantum, PowerQuest offer DR

Quantum and PowerQuest have announced an alliance to provide disaster-recovery services to customers of Quantum's network-attached storage (NAS) products. The companies plan to store static image files of PCs or servers onto a Quantum Snap Server or Guardian NAS server through PowerQuest Deploy Center, allowing quick and simple recovery of complete partitions or individual files. At the same time, PowerQuest Data Keeper continuously monitors desktop file activity while running in the background, automatically creating and saving a backup to the Quantum NAS server every time a file is modified.

RACV gets Swish

Managed services company Swish has signed a 12-month contract to host and manage the Royal Automotive Club of Victoria's Web site. Under the terms of the agreement, Swish will provide RACV with day-to-day operational management of the road-side assistance organisation's Internet infrastructure and ensure that its servers are online with scalable bandwidth and up to date with the latest security patches and software updates. Swish CEO Chris Stecki said the contract will provide RACV with greater efficiencies in its core business, while realising significant cost benefits and risk mitigation through outsourcing to Swish, based on fixed-price contracts with service-level agreements. Swish provides similar managed services for clients Laminex, TEAC, Ford and the Australian Food and Grocery Council.

Red Hat hammers out support

Red Hat will offer global support for AMD's new Opteron and AMD Athlon processors based on AMD's Hammer technology in its Linux Advanced Server and future enterprise systems. Red Hat will provide native 64-bit support for processors as well as supporting existing 32-bit Linux-based applications. The companies hope to lure enterprise customers away from RISC/Unix systems.

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