IT Weekly Roundup, March 3

From the business wires this week: a file transfer client/server for heterogenous environments, SQL Server and Exchange backup solutions, and a site for SOA resources.

Interop Systems released Interop Secure Shell, a solution for running secure client and server console and file transfer sessions between Windows, Unix and Linux systems. Interop Secure Shell builds on the new Windows Subsystem for Unix-Based Applications (SUA) available with R2. Pricing starts at $59; volume and site license pricing are available.

Xiotech Corp. announced that it has certified VMware ESX Server for use with its Magnitude 3D network storage systems. The combination of Magnitude 3D tiered storage systems with VMware ESX Server enables midsized enterprises to deploy a fully virtualized storage and server environment. VMware ESX Server 2.5 currently is certified with Magnitude 3D 1000e, 1000s, 3000e and 3000s systems. VMware ESX Server 3.0 is expected to become available in the second quarter of 2006, and Xiotech plans on fully supporting VMware ESX Server 3.0 shortly after it becomes available.

Idera, a provider of management and administration solutions for Microsoft SQL Server, announced the availability of SQLsafe version 3.0, a backup and recovery solution for SQL Server databases. SQLsafe provides fast-compressed and secure-encrypted backup, automates multi-server backup, and eases management of SQL Server backup and restores across large SQL Server environments. Other features include Intel Itanium 2 and x64 support, a Web console for monitoring backup and recovery operations, and enhanced integration with .NET 2.0. Priced at $995 per SQL Server instance.

Back that server up!
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Perform enterprise-level backups of your organization's SQL Server with SQLsafe.

LSI Logic announced the availability of Replication Express (REx) for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, an automated, disk-to-disk backup solution for Exchange databases. Developed by the company’s Engenio Storage Group, REx leverages the Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service to provide near-continuous protection of Exchange Server 2003 data.

Vail Systems released its new Vail SIP Telephony Interface Manager (TIM) 1.1 for Microsoft Speech Server 2004 R2 and Windows 2003 Standard and Enterprise Editions. TIM is designed to facilitate integration and management of standards-based speech IVR solutions with VoIP networks, gateways and other devices.

Entuity Inc. recently released version 4.5 of its network management suite, Eye of the Storm. The latest version is able to discover and control firewalls, servers, hosts and VPN gateways. The solution supports Microsoft Windows 2003, Sun Solaris and Red Hat Linux environments.

The perfect storm...
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Keep tabs on network devices, VLANs, servers and apps with Eye of the Storm.

XWebServices Inc. announced the addition of message boards and job listings to its Web site, an information portal for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Users can discuss topics related to service-based IT architectures in the new SOA Forum or search for jobs in various U.S. cities.

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