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New Products & Services

Management Tool

Caritor Certido

Caritor, launched its new products initiative branded as CertidoTM'. As part of the launch, Caritor also announced the general availability of Certido Service XcellenceTM, its first product suite under the brand CertidoTM. It is a suite of outsourced service delivery management solutions.

Certido Service XcellenceTM provides customer service at lower cost and facilitates the governance of outsourced service delivery operations. It provides a multi-channel service framework and allows IT organizations to track, measure, and ensure adherence to pre-determined service level agreements.

Caritor (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Tel: (080) 26678355
Fax: (080) 26670008

SAN Solution

HP StorageWorks

HP recently introduced a simple, high capacity IP-based storage solution. Specially targeted at the Asia Pacific market. The new solution will deliver the benefits of SAN storage to the mass market.

The two entry-level HP StorageWorks IP Storage 500 and 1500 solutions provide businesses with a low cost, quick to install and easy to use network storage solution leveraging on the inexpensive Ethernet infrastructure.

HP offers standards-based, open Internet Protocol (IP) Storage to customers. Based on industry standard hardware and software components, HP StorageWorks IP Storage 500 and 1500 solutions help drive HP's Adaptive Enterprise strategy to synchronize business and IT to capitalize on change.

The solution integrates the low cost Serial ATA disks with industry standard iSCSI technology. The HP StorageWorks IP Storage 500 and 1500 provide the entry-level storage reliability. Both HP StorageWorks IP Storage 500 and1500 are also certified by Microsoft to host Microsoft Exchange and SQL.

Based on latest serial ATA hard disk drives and industry-proven RAID technology for optimal protection, the HP StorageWorks IP Storage 500 and 1500 are available in three capacity points of 320GB, 640GB, and 1TB respectively. Both HP StorageWorks solutions come with dual operating system partitioning and a quick restore DVD to allow recovery in minutes.

Hewlett-Packard India Pvt. Ltd.
Tel: (080) 25633555
Fax: (080) 25633222

NAS Solutions

EMC Celerra

The new EMC Celerra NS500 system, available in an integrated or gateway configuration, is a cost-effective entry point into the Celerra NAS family. The Celerra NS704G NAS gateway now delivers availability and performance for mid-tier NAS requirements. These gateway models let customers leverage investments in existing Storage Area Networks (SANs) and are the most cost-effective way for customers to deploy NAS.

Its features include a graphically displayed 'at-a-glance' status-monitoring capability that improves ease of use by helping administrators quickly identify potential system or performance issues. The 'at-a-glance' screen displays memory and CPU usage, performance and throughput information, the number of active network connections, information about open files, storage utilization, and more.

Additionally, through integration with Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS), users can now perform file-level restores using MS Explorer's 'previous versions' property tab. This capability can lower customers' support costs by enabling users to recover their own files.

EMC Data Storage systems India Pvt Ltd
Tel: (080) 26899020
Fax: (080) 26716742

Content Filter

SonicWall Content Security Manager

The Content Security Manager 2100 CF, a full-featured content filtering solution in an easily managed appliance by SonicWall, is competitively priced and suitable for organizations of all sizes. The Content Security Manager 2100 CF enhances network security and employee productivity, optimizes network utilization and manages access to over 55 unique categories of Internet content as well as the use of instant messaging, peer-to-peer and multimedia applications.

Features of the Content Security Manager 2100 CF include:

  • On-board dynamic rating architecture for real time rating of unrated websites and domains.
  • Policy control, such as time of day policy setting.
  • Comprehensive ratings database of millions of Web sites and domains.
  • IM, P2P and multimedia application controls for bandwidth management.
  • Smart URL parsing for filtering cached content provided by various search engines.
  • Complete Active Directory Integration for single sign-on and transparent user authentication.
  • Intelligent transparent bridging for integration into virtually any types of network.
  • Comprehensive usage and cost analysis and reporting.

SonicWall Inc
Tel: (080) 51240450

Business Intelligence

SAS Forecasting tool

SAS High-Performance Fore-casting, is built on the SAS9 Intelligence Platform. SAS High-Performance Forecasting provides large-scale automated forecasting that allows companies to reduce forecasting error, increase operational efficiency, and improve the bottom line.

The analytic sophistication and scalability of SAS High-Performance Forecasting generates large volumes of reliable forecasts to support the planning needs of all levels of business.

This SAS tool can help with business critical decisions across several functions:

  • Retail: To ensure that retailers can take into account seasonal variations and promotions so they don't run out of products during high demand, which can result in customer loss, or overstock, resulting in cut prices and lost revenue.
  • Manufacturing: To help consumer product goods and other types of manufacturers forecast product demand far in advance so they can plan more effectively—knowing what to produce when and avoiding the costly scenario of warehouses full of excess goods that must eventually be discarded.
  • Banking: To help banks accurately plan for daily demands of multiple ATM's located throughout a specific location.

SAS India Pvt. Ltd.
Tel: (022)56349400
Fax: (022) 56349418

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