Pillar Data blends SAN, NAS into a single platform
Pillar Data Systems, a new company formed by several storage industry veterans, on Monday announced its initial offering into the enterprise network storage market with the introduction of Pillar Axiom, an enterprise storage system with SAN and NAS capabilities in a single platform. Pillar Axiom enables customers to deploy a NAS-only system, a SAN-only system, or a mixed system built to scale depending on business needs. Pillar uses data placement on disk, spindle striping levels, mirroring, priority queues, network bandwidth, and caching algorithms to increase storage speed and improve storage management. The Pillar Axiom system is available now, with prices starting at $70,000.
Axiom, Pillar Data
AppRiver floats secure e-mail service
AppRiver earlier this month introduced SecureTide, a managed service for e-mail content control and spam and virus protection. The upgraded service combines a spam detection system with more than 60 types of filtering techniques, anti-virus engines, perimeter security, and e-mail content management features. SecureTide's Web-based content tools allow words and phrases to be tracked in all e-mail addresses, headers, subject lines, and message bodies. The LDAP Mirroring feature updates e-mail server address changes.
T-Mobile continues to expand Wi-Fi
Wireless phone carrier T-Mobile will announce this week an upgrade to its service and more than 9,000 new international hotspots. The service upgrade includes bilateral roaming capability that allows U.S. users staying abroad or travelers in the United States to use their regular Wi-Fi service without having to re-input connection data. Through agreements with iBahn, formerly STSN, and the Wireless Broadband Alliance, T-Mobile also will add 39 international airports and 500 hotels to its HotSpot service.
T-Mobile HotSpot, T-Mobile
Eclipse brings reporting to open source toolbox
The Eclipse Foundation last week made its BIRT 1.0 reporting tool generally available, and Actuate backed the BI software with a commercial version that includes support services. BIRT 1.0 consists of the Eclipse Report Designer and Eclipse Report Engine. The design tool enables developers to author reports, while the engine generates those reports within Java applications. Actuate also began offering indemnification, support, and maintenance of BIRT 1.0 beginning at $3,495 per year.
BIRT 1.0, Eclipse
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