New Products and services
Data Center Solution
has launched InfraStruXure, a patent-pending, integrated architecture for the
Network Critical Physical Infrastructure (NCPI). Expanding the building block
approach beyond power, InfraStruXure integrates the rack, cooling, power, management
and services that comprise NCPI into an open, adaptable and integrated solution.
InfraStruXure enables IT managers to select a variety of
standardized components to create a customized solution. According to APC, this
approach provides the reliability, affordability and predictability of standardized
solutions, yet is completely customized to solve specific problems. InfraStruXure
also allows additional capacity to be purchased and installed only when needed
thereby limiting waste.
Additional features of the InfraStruXure Architecture include:
- Optimal cooling distribution and heat exhaust for rack environments prevents
- Pay as you grow scalability optimizes capital expenditure and lowers operating
- Rack-optimized design is space efficient, and as opposed to room-based
design allows customers to target availability
- Additional enclosure depth provides better cable management and power distribution
- Web-based build-out tool reduces complex one-time engineering of the total
- Pre-engineered, integrated solution decreases human error and lowers repair
- Monitoring of power and environment at the rack level helps avoid downtime
American Power Conversion
Tel: (80) 2227 2496/2221 3798
Fax: (80) 22213816
Novell GroupWise for Linux
Novell said its collaboration platform now runs entirely
on Linux. It announced Novell GroupWise 6.5 for Linux, which will be available
from April 15.
A Novell Nterprise product, GroupWise handles e-mail, calendaring,
instant messaging, contact management, document management and workflow services
across network operating systems like Novell NetWare, Windows NT/2000 and now
Novell said Ximian Evolution, its e-mail and workgroup
client for Linux-based systems, will feature native support for GroupWise for
Linux, later this year. In addition, basic GroupWise plug-in support for the
Gaim instant messaging client will be available in the next 30 days (after March
19), distributed through the Gaim open source project.
While Ximian Evolution will connect Linux desktops with
GroupWise 6.5 for Linux, the GroupWise Windows client and the GroupWise Cross-Platform
client are also supported on GroupWise 6.5 running on a Linux server, giving
customers added choice and flexibility. The plug-in for the Gaim instant messaging
client will allow Linux desktops to connect directly to the GroupWise Messenger
server included in GroupWise 6.5 for secure instant messaging within the enterprise.
GroupWise for Linux is supported on the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Red
Hat Enterprise Linux distributions.
Onward Novell Software (I) Ltd
Tel: (22) 28342244
Fax: (22) 28342223
Data Center Library
ADIC's Scaler i2000 is a next-generation data center library.
It is built around ADIC's iPlatform architecture. According to ADIC, the Scaler
i2000 integrates advanced backup functions into the library to increase overall
data protection, simplify management, reduce the need for external servers and
softwareand save companies time and money over the life of their backup
Designed for storage network operation, the Scaler i2000
increases the performance and reliability of SAN backup. Its advanced scalability
offers capacity-on-demand growth from 100 to over 2,200 cartridges.
ADIC claims the Scaler i2000 offers advanced features for
reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS)and this makes it suitable
for the rigors of high-duty-cycle data center operation.
The key features of this data center library are:
Fundamental architecture advance - integrates external
components and reduces costs by embedding advanced functionality in the library.
High density - 720 slots per square meter.
Improved performance in SAN environments through unified
management, proactive data path readiness checks, and optimized drive performance.
Scalability - capacity on demand growth from 100 to more
than 2,200 cartridges in a single library.
Advanced RAS features for higher system reliability and
faster, more efficient service.
Policy-based alerts - proactive system monitoring, integrated
policy engine, and e-mail alerting system for early problem detection.
Real-time reporting, including data written/read, slot
utilization, and library activity status.
Native partitioning and true mixed-media operationsupports
enterprise backup consolidation without external servers and software.
Drive aggregation reduces switch ports and cabling requirements
up to 75 percent.
Tel: (22) 28521402, 9821610718
Dell PowerVault 745N
Dell announced the PowerVault 745N, a network attached
storage (NAS) server designed to help small businesses, corporate workgroups
and branch offices address increasing data storage needs.
next generation storage server provides enterprise-class capacity of up to 4
TB of external SCSI-attached storage. In addition to new levels of expandability,
the system's management features and performance capabilities deliver advanced
functionality for critical business tasks such as data consolidation and backup.
Powered by Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 and the latest Intel processors,
it can be deployed quickly and easily on to virtually any network.
The 1U rack-optimized PowerVault 745N offers customers
a choice of Intel Celeron or Pentium 4 processor with speeds up to 3.2 GHz and
storage capacity ranging from 160GB to 4TB, ensuring that storage systems can
scale to accommodate business growth.
The PowerVault 745N also comes with advanced software options
that help ease system administration and increase data protection. For example,
customers can take Snapshot Copies of their data, a critical data protection
feature that allows them to quickly revert back to previous versions of data
in the case of software issues or accidental file deletion.
Dell status reporting tools and Web-based management tools
provide real-time system utilization and performance information and enable
remote monitoring from a central console.
The PowerVault 745N also supports Dell PowerVault tape
back-up devices and data protection software from VERITAS and Yosemite Technologies
for fast, simple backup to disk and tape capabilities.
Tel: 1-600-33-8044 (Toll Free)
BizTalk Server 2004
Microsoft Corporation India launched BizTalk Server 2004,
its integration server offering for enterprises. BizTalk Server 2004, aimed
at businesses with multiple applications and extensive customer and partner
networks will enable Enterprise Application Integration and Business Process
Integration. It will provide organizations with the core engine, development
tools, adapters and vertical accelerators needed to integrate and automate their
BizTalk Server 2004 comes in four flavours: Enterprise,
Standard, Partner and Developer. In addition to the application integration
capabilities found in previous versions, BizTalk Server 2004 delivers new capabilities
to enable enterprises to more effectively manage and apply rules to business
processes, connect to trading partners, and analyze the health of their business
processes. The new functionality in BizTalk Server 2004 includes the following:
Business process management (BPM) provides a highly scalable
messaging and orchestration engine with enterprise-class BPM capabilities, including
support for Business Process Execution Language (BPEL), an emerging standard
for linking business processes between trading partners, applications and business
Integration with Visual Studio .NET 2003 enables developers
to build, orchestrate and manage business processes using a highly productive
integrated development environment.
Health Activity Tracking (HAT) allows administrators to
monitor and manage the health of their business processes within their BizTalk
Enterprise single sign-on streamlines the sign-on verification
process for Windows and non-Windows users accessing line-of-business applications.
Highly scalable business rule engine enables business analysts
to create flexible and more-responsive rules and policies around business processes.
Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) provides information
workers with real-time monitoring of business processes in familiar tools, such
as Microsoft Office Excel or Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003.
Microsoft Corporation India
Tel: (11) 6294600
Fax: (11) 6292650
OneTouch, a sleek new external drive for personal storage, has just been launched
The drive comes with Dantz Retrospect Express software
and has a sleek new industrial design. And Maxtor claims this is the first push-button
backup & restore hard drive in the market today.
According to Maxtor, OneTouch drives simplify storage and
the process of making backup copies for personal, business and family files;
pictures, music, and digital video clips. Capacities range from 120GB to 300GB.
The OneTouch button can also be customized to auto-launch
applications. In essence, you can easily transform your Maxtor OneTouch drive
into a digital photo album, music jukebox or digital video player.
The Maxtor OneTouch products are compatible with both Macs
and PCs and come integrated with Dantz Retrospect Express software to easily
customize data backup and restore options.
Tel: (11) 30943377
Fax: (11) 51811691