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NAS
Celerra NS600
The EMC Celerra NS600 is a NAS targeted at mid-size enterprises. It uses EMC's DART (Data Access in Real Time) operating system along with the EMC CLARiion storage architecture.

Features: The NS600 is available in two configuration mode— for high availability or for maximum performance. When configured for high performance, the NS600 is claimed to more than double the I/Os per second. When operating in high availability mode, it is available at half the price. Management tools available with the NS600 are Celerra Web Manager and Celerra Native Manager.

Celerra Web Manager: This is a Web-based management tool which allows basic management functions. Some of the features available in the tool are network configuration, hardware configuration, and file system management.

Celerra Native Manager: This tool is now available as a Windows application to perform advanced

NAS functions.

Contact:
EMC Computer Systems
India Branch Office, Units 805 & 806
Prestige Meridian II, 29 MG Road
Bangalore 560 001
Tel: 80-5095822/23
Fax: 80-5095840
Website: www.emc.com


Wireless LANs
Airplus Wireless Routers
D-Link's Airplus DI-714P+ has been intended for ordinary WLAN setups. The model also provides additional management settings.

Features: The D-Link Airplus DI-714P+ is a 2.4 GHz wireless router that can provide data transfer rates of up to 22 Mbps. The router uses 802.11b chips from Texas instruments.

Up to four wired clients can be connected to the wireless router. Wireless clients can connect to the router using 64-, 128- or 256-bit WEP encryption. A bidirectional parallel printer port allows printer sharing with a print server application for Windows, Linux and Mac OS.

It has an in-built firewall which uses filters for security. Filters can be set based on MAC address, IP address and domain names. NAT protection and VPN pass features have also been incorporated in the router. The router has features to allow separate FTP and Web servers to share a common IP address for security. It also has a stateful packet inspection (SPI) firewall. Any of the built-in LAN ports can be configured to function as a DMZ port for security.

Contact:
D-Link house,
Plot No 5, Kurla-Bandra complex road,
Off CST road, Santacruz (E), Mumbai 400098.
Tel: 022-26526696/ 26902210
Fax: 022-26528914/ 8476
Website: www.dlink.co.in


Storage solution
Apple Xserve RAID
Apple's latest version of the Xserve storage solution holds up to 14 hot-swappable 1U Apple Drive Modules in a rack. The modules can go up to provide a maximum storage capacity of 2.52 TB in a single rack.

The Xserve features ATA/100 drive technology and 2 Gb Fiber Channel host connectivity. In the Xserve, each 7,200 rpm hard drive connects to a dedicated ATA/100 drive channel. Apple claims that this eliminates bottlenecks and maximizes the 400 Mbps Fiber Channel host connection.

Redundant hot swappable drives and cooling modules are standard features of the Xserve. Environment management coprocessors are used to monitor and manage the RAID set and enclosure conditions. There is also a RAID Admin utility, which uses the environment management coprocessor to build multiple RAID sets on the fly. This is claimed to help bring storage online instantly without the need for initialization. Storage can be managed over the Internet as well since the Admin utility has been written in Java.

Warning features include 48 blue LEDs down the middle. These display alerts such as activity levels for each host channel, and Fiber Channel indicators showing link status.

Contact:
Apple Computer International Ltd,
5/F Du Parc Trinity,
17 Mahatma Gandhi Road,
Bangalore - 560 001.
Tel: 91-80-5550575 Fax: 91-80-5550660
Website: www.apple.com or www.asia.apple.com/india/


Microprocessors
AMD Athlon XP 3000+
AMD has launched its latest processor in the Athlon series, the Athlon 3000+ XP. The QuantiSpeed architecture used is claimed to offer rapid execution of applications.

Features: Previously code named 'Barton', the chip features 512 KB L2 (Level 2) cache and has a 333 MHz FSB (Front Side Bus). It features a total on chip cache memory of 640 KB and runs at 2.167 GHz.

3DNow! professional technology (72 instructions, full SSE compatibility) is used in the new processor. It has support for Double Data Rate (DDR) memory. The processor also offers optimized performance with Windows XP.

Contact:
Advanced Micro Devices Far East Ltd,
Suite 205, Chintels Business Centre,
Chintels House, A-11 Kailash Colony,
New Delhi - 110 048.
Tel: 91-11-2623 8620 - 29 Fax: 91-11-2646 4595
Website: www.amd.com


Hard disk
WD Raptor
Western Digital is entering the enterprise hard drive market with an Enterprise Serial ATA (ESATA) product called WD Raptor. These drives are available with a speed of 10,000 RPM.

Features: The new hard drive offers 1.2 million hours MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure), 5.2 milliseconds (ms) average seek time and a five-year warranty.

Western Digital is making the hard drive available in a 36 GB capacity. Data throughput of the drive is 150 MB/second from the ESATA interface.

Contact:
ACI Infocom Ltd,
213, Unique House, Chakala Road,
Andheri (E), Mumbai 400099
Tel: 91-22-28266031/32 Fax: 91-22-28250674
Website: www.wdc.com


Personal Storage
Mini USB drive
Iomega Corporation has launched a personal storage product called the Iomega Mini USB Drive. This is an accessory for mobile users in business, home and educational settings. The Iomega Mini USB Drive has a stylish design and is as small as a car key. It weighs just 20 grams, and comes in two capacities: 64MB and 128MB. To use the drive, the user just uncaps it and attaches it to an available USB 1.0, 1.1 or hi-speed USB (USB 2.0) port.

Features: The salient features of this product are data security and ease-of-use. Iomega Mini Lock password protects some or all of the drive; the Mini Control Panel allows for convenient viewing and management of data.

The Iomega Mini USB Drive includes Iomega's patented Active Disk technology. Software powered by Active Disk is designed to launch automatically when the drive is connected to any supported PC, while software and data reside together on the Mini USB Drive, requiring no separate installation on the host PC, and leaving no trace after the drive is disconnected. Over 80 Active Disk applications are already available as downloads from the Iomega website.

The new Iomega Mini USB Drive is now available at the suggested retail price of Rs 3,200 for 64 MB and Rs 4,900 for 128 MB.

Contact:
Neoteric Informatique,
B-20 Shri Ram Ind Estate, 13,
G. D. Ambedkar road, Mumbai 400031.
Tel: 22-2 6590060
Website: www.iomega.com

For new products and services contact Minu Sirsalewala at minus@networkmagazineindia.com

 
     
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