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Product News: The latest from Quest, Netgear, CommVault, Hitachi, Polycom and Aastra

Product News: The latest from Quest, Netgear, CommVault, Hitachi, Polycom and Aastra

Hear about the latest products, upgrades, routers, data management, solid state drives and mobile communication tools

Quest adds to its vRanger, SharePoint, and Toad

IT management vendor, Quest Software has been finetuning its portfolio with additions to its vRanger data protection strategies, SharePoint solution set and Toad analytics library.

Through combining VMware backup, replication, and recovery solutions, Quest’s vRanger allows businesses to combat data growth with software based deduplication and advanced data compression. This comes as a result of its full integration with NetVault SmartDisk, an enterprise level data protection solution offering enhanced recovery capabilities, including mission-critical data living with virtualised applications.

According to the company, using a ‘backup once, restore any’ approach to data protection for the vRanger gives customers the opportunity to leverage image-based backups that allow for full VM, file or application recovery. The vRanger, which has recently achieved VMware Ready status, is also integrated with Recovery Manager for SharePoint (RMSP), allowing administrators to control the chaos associated with SharePoint environments. The upgraded RMSP provides the ability to execute disaster-level restores from virtual machine backups created with vRanger, protecting SharePoint farm’s SQL and servers which operate within VMware ESX or ESXi environments. This reduces the previously two-step process down to a single step.

Alongside the RMSP, Quest has updated its Server Administrator for SharePoint to give administrators insight into SharePoint server and farm configurations. The upgrade includes customisation options to optimise efficiency, availability, and security.

The SharePoint family has also received a new product. The Mirgration Suite is a new, all-in-one solution which makes possible migrations from SharePoint on-premises, Online, BPOS, Windows File Servers, Exchange Server Public Folders, and Outlook, to either SharePoint on-premises or Online. Migrations can be bulk, granular, item-level, and content filtering, and operate on a drag-and-drop system.

A single installation and license key is all that is necessary to enhance flexibility for SharePoint administrators. For those interested in Online only, the Migrator for SharePoint Online ia an alternative solution.

In addition, Quest has partnered with in-database analytics software vendor, Fuzzy Logix, to produce its Toad for Data Analysts. The solution offers powerful desktop analytics for predictive modelling and data mining. It also adds advanced queries, data cleansing, local storage, and visualisation enhancements.

Powered by Fuzzy Logix’s core functions for pattern discovery, clustering and regression, the release aims to provide enhancements that ease difficulties associated with general data querying and reporting by automating manual, time-intensive tasks.

Toad for Oracle 11 has also becomes available, with an aim of providing more flexible and intuitive ways to perform code reviews and analyses. New features allow database administrators to automate tasks for increased efficiency by letting them decide how to apply code review rules depending on severity levels and objectives.

With Toad for Oracle, administrators have increased visibility into the status of all managed databases.

Netgear’s N600 Wireless Dual Band Router to clear up Wi-Fi channels and the UTM9S UTM solution

Networking vendor, Netgear, is clearing up clogged Wi-Fi channels with the release of its N600 Wireless Dual Band Router – Premium Edition (WNDR3800), equipped with Clear Channel Selector and ReadyShare Cloud services.

Built with a 680 MHz processor and dual-band wireless-N which allows simultaneous speeds of up to 600 megabits per second, the router utilises Clear Channel Selector to detect overcrowding in Wi-Fi channels, transferring connection to another channel.

The router contains four gigabit Ethernet ports, as well as 16GB of flash memory, and 128MB RAM.

The N600 comes with ReadyShare Cloud, which transforms a USB hard or flash drive plugged into the N600 into a private cloud-like storage system. This enables secured sharing of data across the home network or the Internet.

The Netgear N600 solution is available for $279.

Netgear has also launched their UTM9S as part of the ProSecure series. It is a UTM (unified threat management) gateway appliance with both VDSL/ADSL2+ and Wi-Fi capability.

The product offers a wireless-N access point module, and integrates with Netgear ReadyNAS network-attached storage systems. The UTM9S can also be set to automatically send log data, network traffic and user activity reports. Netgear UTM9S is available for $799 and comes with one year of web and email protection subscription services, 24/7 technical support, and lifetime warranty.

CommVault eases SharePoint data management

Data protection vendor, CommVault, has acknowledged the widespread adoption of Microsoft SharePoint, and offered its new Application Data Management (ADM) bundle as a solution for managing data while streamlining migrations to SharePoint 2010.

The bundle offers an integrated backup, recovery and archive solution in a single product to merge data and simplify management. It also utilises SharePoint reference architectures and operational guidelines through its CommVault

Simpana 9 software modules to enhance deployment and protection.

The product utilises a ‘out-of-place recovery’ system to speed up migrations to SharePoint 2010, offering users independent backup copies for migrating documents to latest versions.

The ADM bundle’s software component is available from $25,000, and is available as a software capacity licensing SKU.

Quantum expands in-line deduplication capacity

Backup and recovery vendor, Quantum, has expanded the DXi4000 family with the addition of its DXi4601.

Designed specifically for small datacenters and remote offices; the DXi4601 scales from 4TB to 12TB of usable capacity by activating a license key – removing the need for hardware changes or service visits.

According to Quantum, the product achieves twice the deduplication performance of competitors by pre-populating with disk capacity for on-demand use. It also deduplicates globally across data coming from all sources.

Built with DXi 2.0 software, the DXi4601 is capable of 1.7TB/hour in-line deduplication speed.

The DXi4601 is available from $21,500 for a 4TB system.

Hitachi introduces solid state drives for enterprise and Cloud datacenters

Global electronics company, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (GST), is catering for enterprise and Cloud datacenters as well as SMBs with the introduction of its Ultrastar SSD400S family of SSDs.

Developed with Intel, the 3.5-inch Fibre Channel Ultrastar SLC-based (single level cell) SSDs are shipping in HP 3PAR F-Class, T-Class, and P10000 V-Class storage systems.

The SSD400S range is built with enterprise-grade NAND flash, proprietary endurance firmware, and power loss management techniques. Their included advanced data integrity and power loss management technologies ensure compatibility in multi-tiered SSD/HDD system designs

Hitachi testing outlines that the products are capable of up to 516Mbps read and 458Mbps write throughput, with 6Gbps SAS, and 390Mbps read and 340Mbps write throughout with 4Gbps FC.

Polycom’s SpectraLink 8400 to improve productivity of mobile workers

Unified communications vendor, Polycom, has launched its SpectraLink 8400 range of handsets for wireless voice and data applications.

The main features of the series include: a standards-based application platform, reliable form factor for enterprise use, integrated barcode reader (8450), voice quality, and the broad interoperability with 802.11a/b/g/n wireless infrastructure and UC platforms.

According to the company, it aims reduce cost of up to 33 per cent.

Aastra brings Aastra 700 to A/NZ

Telecommunication systems supplier, Aastra, has brought its Aastra 700 UC product to A/NZ.

The product, targeted at SMBs, focuses on IP, fully integrated mobility, and UC, offering call control manager and a series of applications which are pre-installed on a single virtualised server environment.

Aastra 700 is designed for quick communications, allowing employee contact through a single number regardless of the IP-enabled device they use, as well as advanced messaging, call screening, and call management.

The UC solution supports standard communications protocols including SIP, CSTA3/XML, webservices, and SOA. It also supports Fixed Mobile Client for mobile phones, SIP multi-media softphones, SIP/IP desktop phones, IP DECT, Wi-Fi, and TDM terminals.

Aastra is offering technical and sales training on the 700 for all resellers.


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