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#18536 14-Jan-2008 09:09
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Hi All,

Have already posted a few messages after watching the forum for a while, and though i had better introduce my self.

I love gadgets and toys so should be right at home here :)

Im currently living/working in Palmerston North. My job basically involves Corporate/Server sales. I also get very cool/interesting toys to play with at work - an EMC SAN, a full VMware Infrastructure setup, a fluke network analyser and more. Recently I have done training courses in both EMC (Networker, diskxender, Clariion) and VMware.

When Im not at work I spend my time watching the discovery channel, photography, and my latest hobby - chasing a mischief kitten around the house.

Simon


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  #104680 14-Jan-2008 09:15
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Welcome to Geekzone (4 more post to go Laughing)!

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  #104689 14-Jan-2008 09:25
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An EMC SAN...

I've heard last weekend EMC is coming out with some consumer grade stuff. I will try to find out more about it.

Oh, and welcome.




 
 
 
 




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  #104694 14-Jan-2008 09:39
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/01/08/emc_lifeline_oem/


EMC is hoping to woo OEMs with a new piece of centralized file management software aimed at small and medium sized businesses and even home users itching to craft a NAS (network attached storage) setup.

Their new LifeLine OEM software sits on a storage appliance, serving up backup and recovery functions along with data protection, management and media sharing.

EMC has already shaken hands with Intel, which will introduce its Entry Storage System SS4200-E with the software. Intel will then OEM the system. Storage firm Iomega also plans to buy into LifeLine for its multi-dirve network storage gear, according to EMC.

LifeLine is managed through a browser-based interface. EMC says it can be fiddled with via most browsers (Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Konqueror, etc) and even game consoles like the Wii, Playstation 3, Nokia N800 and PSP.

Customers will be able to retrieve any file from any networked device. For the home, it also does media streaming for appliances such as iTunes and has game console features. For businesses, the software is comfortable with network services such as CIFS, FTP and SNMP and includes support for Microsoft Active Directory.

LifeLine includes unlimited licenses for EMC Retrospect to back up network-connected computers to the appliance. That's integrated into the manager, so an admin can initiate a backup of a system from any computer on the network.

It also packs some NAS features EMC usually gives to the larger system suites, like content indexing for file searches using keywords rather than just file names.

So far EMC is just naming Intel and Iomega as takers for the software. Intel is showing their LifeLine-enabled system at CES, and Iomega says it expects to launch products with the software during the first half of this year.

EMC's details on the software can be found at their site over yonder. ®


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#104695 14-Jan-2008 09:40
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Oh, that? I got that press release. I was thinking something for consumer use - small business, SOHO, family...

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  #104703 14-Jan-2008 10:11
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It looks like EMC are OEMing the software out. The software has the feature sets to compete with the likes of MS home server, so it all depends if someone is willing to make a hardware box for the home market.

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  #104706 14-Jan-2008 10:32
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Yes, probably, because soon after this press release I got one from Dell claiming they were using parts of this new EMC offering.




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