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1.  EMC Forms a New Company to Offer ANZ Consumers and SMBs Online Backup Solution; Signs New Customer in Australia; Extends Partnership with Dell to Sell Unified Storage System; Launches a New Engineering Center
EMC has formed a new company chiefly targeting the consumer and SMB space in the ANZ market. Proclaimed as a more “focused organization”, the newly formed Decho Corporation, is a combination of two ... (Read more)

2.  McAfee Outlines Strategy for 2009; Forms a Global Partnership with Wipro
Outlining its go-to-market for 2009, McAfee has proclaimed an exclusive focus on its channel ecosystem. The company is also going to work towards ensuring a “smooth transition” of its latest acquisiti ... (Read more)

3.  Assorted Stories: CA Appoints New Head for ANZ; Mailguard Aiming to Augment New Zealand Presence; Check Point Upgrades Appliances
CA
In a bid to cover up the resignation of its ANZ head in October 2008, CA has announced a fresh appointment for the region and named Brenton Smith as the new chief. Smith, an existing CA employee, ... (Read more)

4.  Sun Microsystems Australia Revenue Drops by USD100M; Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) ANZ Enrolls Sun as a Member
In a declaration of its Australia balance sheets, Sun Microsystems has stated that the revenues it accrued from products in FY08 have fallen by USD100M, indicating a drop of almost 30% in the financia ... (Read more)

 
Top Stories

1.  EMC Forms a New Company to Offer ANZ Consumers and SMBs Online Backup Solution; Signs New Customer in Australia; Extends Partnership with Dell to Sell Unified Storage System; Launches a New Engineering Center
EMC has formed a new company chiefly targeting the consumer and SMB space in the ANZ market. Proclaimed as a more “focused organization”, the newly formed Decho Corporation, is a combination of two separate EMC businesses, Mozy, Inc. and Pi Corp, and aims to help people ‘protect and manage’ their ‘digital echo. Currently offering the Mozy-branded online backup service, EMC plans to eventually offer cloud-based services through the new company. The new backup service, being touted as ‘simple, automatic and secure’, provides support for both Mac OS X and Windows running on laptops, desktops or servers.

Springboard Research believes this is a good strategic decision which will enable EMC to do away with the overlaps it housed post the acquisition of both the entities in 2008. This move will guarantee EMC a more targeted approach and will help the company categorize its offerings precisely. However, as a word of caution, Springboard would like to throw light on EMC’s pricing strategy – the company has traditionally tended to keep its prices towards the higher end of the spectrum. Clearly, a similar approach will not fare well for offerings targeted at the consumer space and the company will need to be aggressive in its pricing to ensure its quickly captures both mind space and market share in ANZ.

In an Australia-exclusive news, VMware, EMC’s Virtualization division declared a new customer win, Chandler Macleod, a Human resources consulting firm. Reportedly, the company is “revitalizing its IT operations” by consolidating its server infrastructure and building a virtual disaster recovery. Defining key benefits, IT programme manager John Walker stated that the technology has helped them have (and maintain) one single site rather than two separate sites and also consolidate the workload to ‘four high-end boxes and redeploy the free equipment’ to the disaster recovery site. The project involved an upgrade to the SAN and effectively resulted in the discarding of 40 odd computers described as "old, heavy equipment”.

Springboard believes security continues to be one of the key concerns for most CIOs in ANZ and is expected to drive demand despite recent downturn. The recent spate of scams and growing complexity of threats is augmenting the demand for managed security solutions, given that it is imperative for banks and other institutions to invest in technology that helps them safeguard the interests of their customer base.

In separate news, EMC has extended its partnership with Dell to sell is unified storage product, Celerra NX4, with the aim of targeting SMBs in the Asia Pacific region. Dating back to 2001, the partnership has now been extended until 2013. Scalable up to 60 drives, the NX4 systems can support up to two blade servers and can be used for network-attached or iSCSI storage, or within a storage area network.

Springboard Research believes this is a step in the right direction. Given the current economic instability, capitalizing on long standing relationships is an excellent method of augmenting sales. EMC and Dell have partnered at multiple levels in the past years and are well in-sync with each other’s needs as partners. Dell has also been actively working in the recent quarters to increase its channel penetration in ANZ – the company has made changes to its overall go-to-market strategy and fixed its channel partner program to suit the needs of the region. Springboard believes that this will further improve the effectiveness of this partnership.

In a separate global development, EMC announced a new engineering lab facility at Santa Clara, California. Aiming to facilitate organizations with data warehouse deployments, the centre will also support business intelligence, and analytics competency. While the company is clearly promoting its own solution though this center, it has also decided to support warehouse and business intelligence solutions from different vendors.

Further to the announcement, the company is proclaiming to offer optimized storage area network (SAN) solutions by allowing application vendors to conduct co-engineering activities and leverage their software with the EMC CLARiiON and EMC Symmetrix networked storage systems. The center also contains Cisco TelePresence and provides customers video conferencing access to the resources.

Springboard Research believes this is a ‘must have’ for storage vendors in ANZ (and Asia Pacific) as well. Allowing users a ‘touch and feel’ of the product is definitely helpful in engaging with them proactively and thereby quickening the decision making process.

News Sources:

SDA Asia

Byte & Switch

eChannel Line

ARN Net

2.  McAfee Outlines Strategy for 2009; Forms a Global Partnership with Wipro
Outlining its go-to-market for 2009, McAfee has proclaimed an exclusive focus on its channel ecosystem. The company is also going to work towards ensuring a “smooth transition” of its latest acquisition, Secure Computing.

Revealing further details, Roger King, McAfee's EVP of Worldwide Channel Operations, stated that the integration would take place during the first quarter of the year and will only begin when the company is ready from an “operations standpoint”. Currently, both companies’ channel ecosystem is functioning in silos, but will come under a single umbrella once the integration is put through. Interestingly, King also stated that post the acquisition, McAfee will “increasingly become a hardware company”.

From a product perspective, the company plans to introduce a slew of products in 2009; these will be based around its suite of Total Protection for Endpoint products. Further commenting on this, Brian Foster, McAfee's SVP of Product Management stated that its 2009 products will also emerge from its latest acquisition, Secure Computing, and have a major focus on network security. Other products include, Secure's Webwasher web filtering solution, e-mail filtering solution and enterprise-class firewall. Foster also suggested that the company’s focus would remain around ‘integration and consolidation at the end point’ and cloud security.

King stated the intent of making opportunity registration “quicker and simpler” for its partners, by targeting the channel ecosystem and aiming for a 30 second approval timeframe,. Promising the partners rewards for undertaking “technical leads”, King also laid onus on them to provide competent consulting bench strength.

Springboard Research believes that while the above strategy is robust and can well target key competition, McAfee will need to ensure optimum execution to ensure expected results. Springboard also believes that channel consolidation in ANZ (and Asia Pacific) is most likely to happen in the first quarter of 2009 and this will need a well drafted response from security vendors. While financial rewards, training and other set of benefits are ‘similar’ between vendors, the right leadership will offer a good direction to the team and offer better results.

Further, Springboard believes that vendors’ branding activities will also need to be augmented to ensure ‘top-of-the-mind-recall’ – these need to be supplemented by and synchronized with persistent efforts from well-trained local sales teams. Vendors must also try innovative marketing channels to aptly target the right audience and generate new leads for the sales teams at a nominal cost. Other tenets that Springboard believes will help companies tide over rough economic times include a focus on new customer segments (SMBs) and end-to-end solution capabilities.

In a separate development, McAfee has formed a global partnership with Wipro Technologies to offer security solutions. Under the terms of the partnership, Wipro's Enterprise Security Solutions (ESS) practice has been closely linked to McAfee's security product suite including McAfee Total Protection solutions for Endpoint and Network Security. The company stated that a key joint offering, promising a potential reduction in TCO, is the managed end point security solution based on McAfee Total Protection for Endpoint

Springboard Research reiterates its belief that Managed Security Services is a growing arena and is quickly finding new customers in ANZ. Further, outsourcing players like Wipro are at a clear advantage and offer significantly reduced prices. However, this advantage exists chiefly for large multinational clients, and domestic clients continue to be catered by tier-2 and tier-3 local providers.

News Sources:

eChannel Line

CIOL

3.  Assorted Stories: CA Appoints New Head for ANZ; Mailguard Aiming to Augment New Zealand Presence; Check Point Upgrades Appliances
CA
In a bid to cover up the resignation of its ANZ head in October 2008, CA has announced a fresh appointment for the region and named Brenton Smith as the new chief. Smith, an existing CA employee, has previously held the positions of Sales Vice President, Australia and Asia South Area Manager. In his latest role, he has been designated as ANZ Vice President and Area Manager of the company's Pacific region.

Mailguard
Aiming to augment its presence in New Zealand, Mailguard is reportedly scouting for a distributor in New Zealand. The company, in an attempt to popularize its SaaS-based anti-virus, web filtering, email and spam management offerings, is strategizing to build its channel network in the country.

Offering details about its partner program, the company’s ANZ sales director, Michael Bosnar stated that the company currently endorses a multi-level partner program and is quite particular about the qualifying criteria for each of these levels. Specifically mentioning “local knowledge” as a “key” factor to success in the country, Bosnar also identified “complementary technologies” as an important criterion for short-listing a distributor.

In addition to the above criteria, the company is keen to ensure that the chosen partners fully comprehend the SaaS delivery model and are enthused about the local Managed Security market. Defining the local managed services market as ‘relatively mature’, the company is already working in local partnership with Sophos [provides Mailguard’s filtering technology] and Kaseya managed services.

Springboard Research believes that in the current economic scenario, delivery models like SaaS offer a clear value proposition for cash-strapped enterprises struggling to keep afloat. These reasons are even more valid for SMBs that typically do not have significant IT budgets and keep costs as one of the key factors while short listing a vendor. Further, as Springboard has mentioned earlier, Managed Security Services features as one of the top 10 priorities for most CIOs – enterprises are today grappling with complex security issues and are in dire need of a single-point vendor to help them ‘manage it all’.

Check Point
Targeting enterprises with branch offices across the ANZ (and Asia Pacific) region, Check Point has announced a firmware upgrade for its UTM-1 Edge appliances. Proclaimed to provide ‘expanded connectivity options and streamlined management’, these appliances include firewall, remote access, new messaging security, Web filtering and Network Access Control (NAC) and can be managed centrally.

Touted to be an “effective, user-friendly security solution”, the latest Check Point UTM-1 Edge appliancs boasts of the following new features and benefits:

• New Messaging Security with inline Anti-Spam
• Built-in EAP (Extended Authentication Protocol) authenticator (enables wi-fi security through WPA and WPA2 Enterprise and 802.1x access control without an external RADIUS authentication server)
• Improved connectivity for legacy systems with built-in terminal server functionality
• New SmartDefense protections for SCADA equipment that includes security for Modbus/TCP connections, content scanning, Modbus/TCP compliance enforcement and request limits to a specified set of functions, devices and registers.
• Improved management and monitoring functionality, including a new Network Interface Monitor; an enhanced Policy Editor for firewall, Web, NAT, Antivirus and anti-spam rules; a new Status Monitor for device information and resource utilization; and an improved log viewer.

Delivered as a firmware upgrade to the Embedded NGX operating environment, the new upgrade is also available for Check Point [email protected] appliances and chiefly targets small businesses. Available immediately, these appliances can be purchased through Check Point's partners.

News Sources:

ZDNet

Reseller News

microwire.info

4.  Sun Microsystems Australia Revenue Drops by USD100M; Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) ANZ Enrolls Sun as a Member
In a declaration of its Australia balance sheets, Sun Microsystems has stated that the revenues it accrued from products in FY08 have fallen by USD100M, indicating a drop of almost 30% in the financial year ending June 30, 2008. Though, on a slightly reassuring note, the company’s revenue from its services remained the same as for the last financial year.

Explaining this statement, Sun’s ANZ Managing Director, Duncan Bennet pointed out that the company’s deal with Telstra (closed in the last financial year) was the core reason of “unusual high revenues” and the recently reported decline in FY08 was “in line with expectations”. Further, the company has declared a total of USD18.6M profits from Australia in FY08 and a growth of 750% in net profit (this excludes profits from an integration of an acquisition).

Springboard Research believes that while there’s some justification for the reported trouble in the local account books, it is still difficult to excuse flat growth in times when the economy was booming. Clearly, Telstra was a strategic decision for Sun and the company could have done a lot more with this deal to reap higher benefits. Springboard believes Sun is going to find it ‘extremely hard’ to keep itself in good health during these tough economic times and will need to tread miles before it can expect stability in key markets like Australia and New Zealand.

Further, Springboard would like to reiterate that Sun’s high-end pricing strategy is worsening the situation for the company. As mentioned above, the current economic turbulence is pushing CIOs to justify IT expenditures and prune hardware costs to ensure minimum liabilities. However, with Sun struggling to cap the cost of its hardware, Springboard is not confident that the company will be able to sustain its business on the back of open source strategy alone.

In separate ANZ-specific news, The Storage Networking Industry Association (SINA) ANZ has enrolled Sun as ‘full-member’, thereby recognizing the company’s robust presence in the region. Further, the body has appointed Sun’s Storage Practice Manager, Anthony Clarke, to its Board of Directors. Clarke is a seasoned storage professional and has had stints across Asia Pacific and Europe with companies like StorageTek where he focused largely on the sales management of the business. He joined Sun in January 2006 and is currently responsible for their storage business in ANZ.

News Sources:

ZDNet

IT Brief

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HR:


1.  EMC; Appoints Industry Veteran Harel Kodesh President of EMC's Cloud Infrastructure Business
Category: HR
Storage: EMC

Excerpt from News Source: "EMC Corporation announced the appointment of Harel Kodesh as President of EMC's Cloud Infrastructure Business. Kodesh will be responsible for the growth and development of EMC's global cloud infrastructure products and solutions and for the expansion of the business' partner eco-system. Kodesh will also serve as the CEO of Decho, the recently-created EMC subsidiary focused on personal information management in the "cloud." Decho (short for "digital echo") helps individuals protect, manage and enrich the ever-growing quantity of personal digital information. As a member of EMC's executive management team, Kodesh will report to Joe Tucci, EMC Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer."

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PR Newswire

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2.  Emulex; Hires Marketing Head
Category: HR
Storage: Emulex

Excerpt from News Source: "Emulex announced that it has appointed Steve Daheb as Chief Marketing Officer. The firm, which makes host bus adapters and other equipment for the storage market, said that Daheb joins the firm from storage maker BlueArc. Daheb has also served at Tasman Networks, Brocade and Lucent/Ascend. The firm said that Daheb will report to Emulex COO Jeff Benck."

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socalTECH.com

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3.  Isilon; Appoints Ram Appalaraju as Vice President of Marketing
Category: HR
Storage: Isilon Systems
Country: Australia, New Zealand

Excerpt from News Source: "Isilon(R) Systems (Nasdaq: ISLN), the leader in clustered storage, today announced that Ram
Appalaraju has been appointed Vice President of Marketing to lead the company's marketing and business development initiatives and to extend Isilon's leadership in scale-out storage for the enterprise. Mr. Appalaraju joins Isilon Systems during a key period of growth and ascendance as enterprise businesses worldwide adopt scale-out storage solutions to drive a
new class of file-based data applications and workflows."

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TheEarthTimes


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1.  Sophos; Disputes Sinowal Trojan Report
Category: Marketing & Promotion
Security: Sophos
Country: Australia

Excerpt from News Source: "Sophos has disputed claims that 20,000 Australian bank accounts were compromised by the insidious Sinowal Trojan. The Israel-based RSA Fraudaction Research Lab previously reported that the malware variant stole up to to 300,000 bank account details without detection since February 2006. "The data is not reliable because it is taken from a raft of sources and not all [stolen] bank accounts are legitimate. Sinowal (aka Torpig, Mebroot) is not a single piece of malware, any more than, say, Africa is a single country or Sydney a single suburb," Sophos Asia Pacific head of technology Paul Ducklin told Computer World Australia."

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ITEXAMINER.com


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2.  Sophos;: Few NZ Malware Hosts; Up-tick in Malicious Spam
Category: Marketing & Promotion
Security: Sophos
Country: New Zealand

Excerpt from News Source: "New Zealand lags way behind our neighbours in Australia, but according Sophos Asia Pacific head of technology, Paul Ducklin, when it comes to hosting malware Kiwis should be happy with their lowly 51st ranking. In its Security Threat Report: 2009 released yesterday, Sophos points the finger at the US for being the host of more web-based malware than any other country in 2008, overtaking China, which, in 2007, hosted more than half the world's malware."

News Source:

IT BRIEF

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Mergers & Partnerships:


1.  Microsoft;, EMC Partner on Data-Loss Prevention
Category: Mergers & Partnerships
Storage: EMC
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: Enterprise

Excerpt from News Source: "Microsoft plans to integrate RSA DLP (data-loss prevention) technology into its products, in order to enable security managers to monitor sensitive data and block unauthorised use. RSA is EMC's security division. While calling the partnership "significant", Microsoft identity and security division marketing director JG Chirapurath didn't disclose much detail when discussing the deal, except to say that Exchange and SharePoint are expected to be among the first Microsoft products to include this DLP capability."

News Source:

ComputerWorld

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2.  Liquid; Machines, McAfee Partner on Data-Loss Prevention
Category: Mergers & Partnerships
Security: McAfee
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: Mid-market, Enterprise

Excerpt from News Source: "Liquid Machines announced a deal to integrate McAfee's data-loss prevention technology into its enterprise rights management software. The partnership comes on the heels of last week's DLP deal between Microsoft and EMC. Liquid Machines has integrated McAfee's DLP Discover product, used to locate sensitive information in a network in order to apply DLP controls, into the Windows Server-based Liquid Machines Gateway for DLP. The gateway is in the proof-of-concept stage, without a definite shipping date, according to executives from Liquid Machines and McAfee."

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PC World

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3.  AXIGEN; and AVG Partner for Improved Email Security
Category: Mergers & Partnerships
Security: AVG Technologies
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: Mid-market

Excerpt from News Source: "AXIGEN and AVG Technologies announce their technological alliance aimed at providing businesses with a higher level of security over email communications and preventing ever-increasing messaging threats such as viruses, spam, or cyber-scams."

News Source:

newdesignworld

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4.  Check; Point to Purchase Nokia's Security Appliance Business
Category: Mergers & Partnerships
Security: Check Point
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: Enterprise

Excerpt from News Source: "Check Point Software Technologies plans to acquire the security appliance business of Nokia, the two longtime partners announced on Monday. Finland-based mobile device giant Nokia, which also has offices in Mountain View, Calif., said in September that it was planning to sell off its underperforming security appliance division, choosing to instead focus on its handset business. Check Point turned out to be the buyer for an undisclosed sum. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2009."

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SC Magazine

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5.  Emulex; 8Gb/s HBAs Selected for IBM Power Servers
Category: Mergers & Partnerships
Storage: Emulex
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: Enterprise

Excerpt from News Source: "Emulex Corporation announced that IBM has selected Emulex LightPulse(r) 8Gb/s Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) for the new IBM Power Systems servers. By leveraging Emulex HBAs, IBM is able to provide customers with the increased I/O bandwidth, manageability and CPU efficiency required to support the increased deployment of virtualized servers and high transaction databases."

News Source:

msnbc

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6.  McAfee;, Inc. Names BT as a Preferred Managed Security Services Partner for Network Security
Category: Mergers & Partnerships
Security: McAfee
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: Mid-market, Enterprise

Excerpt from News Source: "McAfee, Inc. and BT announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership to provide customers of McAfee® Network Security Platform appliance with a managed services offering which combines the unique capabilities of the McAfee brand products with BT’s world-class service delivery capabilities and unmatched experience."

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7.  Overland; Storage and Mobotix announce strategic alliance to deliver high-availability video surveillance solutions
Category: Mergers & Partnerships
Storage: Overland Storage
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: Enterprise

Excerpt from News Source: "Overland Storage, Inc. recently announced the formation of a strategic, global alliance with Mobotix Vision Systems to deliver video surveillance and archiving solutions for the under 100-camera system market. Mobotix will offer a bundled solution including Overland‘s Snap Server network attached storage (NAS) appliance family with Mobotix's line of high-resolution digital, network-based video security solutions."

News Source:

SourceSecurity.com

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Product:


1.  VMware; Expands Desktop Virtualization Capabilities
Category: Product
Storage: EMC
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: Enterprise

Excerpt from News Source: "VMware has renamed and expanded upon its desktop virtualization software, with features that reduce storage requirements and allow offline access to desktops. VMware View, formerly known as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), gives IT managers an easier way to manage desktops while also providing end users more flexible access to personalized desktops from pretty much any thin client or PC, says Raj Mallempati, a VMware product marketing manager. VMware View is being bundled with ThinApp application virtualization software, simplifying the deployment of applications to virtual desktops."

News Source:

NETWORK WORLD

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2.  FalconStor; Aims to Swoop Down on Data Domain's SMB Market
Category: Product
Storage: FalconStor
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: SMB

Excerpt from News Source: "FalconStor's new disk-to-disk deduplication product, currently in beta, will make backup technology more affordable for small and midsized businesses. When released, it could pose a significant challenge to deduplication market leader Data Domain." FalconStor Software’s newly announced file interface deduplication solution promises to shake up the disk-to-disk (D2D) backup space and bring the cost-saving technology to small and midmarket businesses."

News Source:

channelinsider

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3.  FalconStor; Unifies NAS/VTL Dedupe
Category: Product
Storage: FalconStor
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: Mid-market, Enterprise

Excerpt from News Source: "FalconStor Software unveiled a new deduplication technology which allows elimination of duplicate copies of files sent to either a NAS appliance, a virtual tape library, or both. The company also unveiled an enhanced version of its virtual tape library software that now supports 10-Gbit Ethernet iSCSI and 8-Gbit Fibre Channel storage."

News Source:

ChannelWeb

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4.  HDS; Announces 'Reliable' AMS2500
Category: Product
Storage: Hitachi
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: Mid-market

Excerpt from News Source: "The final AMS2000 series has been released by Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) to enable enterprises to experience a low cost of ownership. Indeed, the AMS2500 delivers scalability and business performance to the midmarket, as well as offering 32 concurrent input/outputs for increased bandwidth. Furthermore, the product delivers a 32 gigabyte cache and can scale up to a 470 terabyte capacity, as well as providing load balancing symmetrical active controllers."

News Source:

Zycko

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5.  Hitachi; Taps 8G Storage Networking
Category: Product
Storage: Hitachi
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: Mid-market

Excerpt from News Source: "Hitachi Data Systems is upping the performance of its storage networking portfolio, adding new 8 Gbps HBAs from Brocade to the mix. The companies announced that the Brocade 815 and 825 HBAs are on tap for the Hitachi platform, although specific product integrations were not announced. Still, it’s hard to imagine that the deal will not involve the company’s Universal Storage Platform lineup in some fashion."

News Source:

IT Business Edge

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6.  Sun; Microsystems Announces Availability of First CMT Reference Design Kit
Category: Product
Storage: Sun
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: Enterprise

Excerpt from News Source: "Sun Microsystems announced availability of the UltraSPARC T2 Reference Design Kit (RDK), to accelerate the design, development, and testing of UltraSPARC T2 processor-based embedded systems designs. Offering systems designers a comprehensive suite of development tools and hardware interconnect options needed to test, verify and optimize system performance, the RDK furthers Sun's commitment to the community of developers and programmers using chip-multithreading (CMT) technology around the globe."

News Source:

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7.  SEPATON; DeltaStor Deduplication Software Reduces Capacity Requirements
Category: Product
Storage: Sepaton
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: Mid-market, Enterprise

Excerpt from News Source: "SEPATON announced that Victaulic Company, the world’s leading manufacturer of mechanical pipe joining systems, increased its online data retention, made its file restore process faster and easier, and cut its backup time in half using a SEPATON S2100®-ES2 virtual tape library (VTL) with DeltaStor® software for data deduplication."

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8.  Sandisk; Cruzer Enterprise USB Flash Drive Introduced
Category: Product
Storage: SanDisk
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: SMB

Excerpt from News Source: "After the eGo hard drives, here is another security guard for your data. Well, this time in a smaller package. The new Sandisk Cruzer Enterprise USB flash drive does not rely on the user and imposes strict access control on all files stored. Another striking feature is that this is the first secure USB flash drive that offers full support to the Mac OS X computers."

News Source:

TECHGADGETS.IN

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9.  Overland; Adds REO Appliances
Category: Product
Storage: Overland Storage
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: Mid-market

Excerpt from News Source: "Overland Storage has added a new family of disk-based appliances to its product lineup in an effort to simplify moving data between disk and tape-based backup systems across the WAN. The company’s REO Compass line of appliances move backup data between remote sites while integrating with existing backup software, policies, virtual tape libraries (VTLs), and physical tape libraries."

News Source:

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EMC:


1.  Microsoft;, EMC Partner on Data-Loss Prevention
Category: Mergers & Partnerships
Storage: EMC
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: Enterprise

Excerpt from News Source: "Microsoft plans to integrate RSA DLP (data-loss prevention) technology into its products, in order to enable security managers to monitor sensitive data and block unauthorised use. RSA is EMC's security division. While calling the partnership "significant", Microsoft identity and security division marketing director JG Chirapurath didn't disclose much detail when discussing the deal, except to say that Exchange and SharePoint are expected to be among the first Microsoft products to include this DLP capability."

News Source:

ComputerWorld

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2.  EMC; Appoints Industry Veteran Harel Kodesh President of EMC's Cloud Infrastructure Business
Category: HR
Storage: EMC

Excerpt from News Source: "EMC Corporation announced the appointment of Harel Kodesh as President of EMC's Cloud Infrastructure Business. Kodesh will be responsible for the growth and development of EMC's global cloud infrastructure products and solutions and for the expansion of the business' partner eco-system. Kodesh will also serve as the CEO of Decho, the recently-created EMC subsidiary focused on personal information management in the "cloud." Decho (short for "digital echo") helps individuals protect, manage and enrich the ever-growing quantity of personal digital information. As a member of EMC's executive management team, Kodesh will report to Joe Tucci, EMC Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer."

News Source:

PR Newswire

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3.  VMware; Expands Desktop Virtualization Capabilities
Category: Product
Storage: EMC
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: Enterprise

Excerpt from News Source: "VMware has renamed and expanded upon its desktop virtualization software, with features that reduce storage requirements and allow offline access to desktops. VMware View, formerly known as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), gives IT managers an easier way to manage desktops while also providing end users more flexible access to personalized desktops from pretty much any thin client or PC, says Raj Mallempati, a VMware product marketing manager. VMware View is being bundled with ThinApp application virtualization software, simplifying the deployment of applications to virtual desktops."

News Source:

NETWORK WORLD

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Emulex:


1.  Emulex; 8Gb/s HBAs Selected for IBM Power Servers
Category: Mergers & Partnerships
Storage: Emulex
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: Enterprise

Excerpt from News Source: "Emulex Corporation announced that IBM has selected Emulex LightPulse(r) 8Gb/s Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) for the new IBM Power Systems servers. By leveraging Emulex HBAs, IBM is able to provide customers with the increased I/O bandwidth, manageability and CPU efficiency required to support the increased deployment of virtualized servers and high transaction databases."

News Source:

msnbc

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2.  Emulex; Hires Marketing Head
Category: HR
Storage: Emulex

Excerpt from News Source: "Emulex announced that it has appointed Steve Daheb as Chief Marketing Officer. The firm, which makes host bus adapters and other equipment for the storage market, said that Daheb joins the firm from storage maker BlueArc. Daheb has also served at Tasman Networks, Brocade and Lucent/Ascend. The firm said that Daheb will report to Emulex COO Jeff Benck."

News Source:

socalTECH.com

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FalconStor:


1.  FalconStor; Aims to Swoop Down on Data Domain's SMB Market
Category: Product
Storage: FalconStor
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: SMB

Excerpt from News Source: "FalconStor's new disk-to-disk deduplication product, currently in beta, will make backup technology more affordable for small and midsized businesses. When released, it could pose a significant challenge to deduplication market leader Data Domain." FalconStor Software’s newly announced file interface deduplication solution promises to shake up the disk-to-disk (D2D) backup space and bring the cost-saving technology to small and midmarket businesses."

News Source:

channelinsider

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2.  FalconStor; Unifies NAS/VTL Dedupe
Category: Product
Storage: FalconStor
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: Mid-market, Enterprise

Excerpt from News Source: "FalconStor Software unveiled a new deduplication technology which allows elimination of duplicate copies of files sent to either a NAS appliance, a virtual tape library, or both. The company also unveiled an enhanced version of its virtual tape library software that now supports 10-Gbit Ethernet iSCSI and 8-Gbit Fibre Channel storage."

News Source:

ChannelWeb

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Hitachi:


1.  HDS; Announces 'Reliable' AMS2500
Category: Product
Storage: Hitachi
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: Mid-market

Excerpt from News Source: "The final AMS2000 series has been released by Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) to enable enterprises to experience a low cost of ownership. Indeed, the AMS2500 delivers scalability and business performance to the midmarket, as well as offering 32 concurrent input/outputs for increased bandwidth. Furthermore, the product delivers a 32 gigabyte cache and can scale up to a 470 terabyte capacity, as well as providing load balancing symmetrical active controllers."

News Source:

Zycko

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2.  Hitachi; Taps 8G Storage Networking
Category: Product
Storage: Hitachi
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: Mid-market

Excerpt from News Source: "Hitachi Data Systems is upping the performance of its storage networking portfolio, adding new 8 Gbps HBAs from Brocade to the mix. The companies announced that the Brocade 815 and 825 HBAs are on tap for the Hitachi platform, although specific product integrations were not announced. Still, it’s hard to imagine that the deal will not involve the company’s Universal Storage Platform lineup in some fashion."

News Source:

IT Business Edge

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Isilon Systems:


1.  Isilon; Appoints Ram Appalaraju as Vice President of Marketing
Category: HR
Storage: Isilon Systems
Country: Australia, New Zealand

Excerpt from News Source: "Isilon(R) Systems (Nasdaq: ISLN), the leader in clustered storage, today announced that Ram
Appalaraju has been appointed Vice President of Marketing to lead the company's marketing and business development initiatives and to extend Isilon's leadership in scale-out storage for the enterprise. Mr. Appalaraju joins Isilon Systems during a key period of growth and ascendance as enterprise businesses worldwide adopt scale-out storage solutions to drive a
new class of file-based data applications and workflows."

News Source:

TheEarthTimes


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Overland Storage:


1.  Overland; Storage and Mobotix announce strategic alliance to deliver high-availability video surveillance solutions
Category: Mergers & Partnerships
Storage: Overland Storage
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: Enterprise

Excerpt from News Source: "Overland Storage, Inc. recently announced the formation of a strategic, global alliance with Mobotix Vision Systems to deliver video surveillance and archiving solutions for the under 100-camera system market. Mobotix will offer a bundled solution including Overland‘s Snap Server network attached storage (NAS) appliance family with Mobotix's line of high-resolution digital, network-based video security solutions."

News Source:

SourceSecurity.com

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2.  Overland; Adds REO Appliances
Category: Product
Storage: Overland Storage
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: Mid-market

Excerpt from News Source: "Overland Storage has added a new family of disk-based appliances to its product lineup in an effort to simplify moving data between disk and tape-based backup systems across the WAN. The company’s REO Compass line of appliances move backup data between remote sites while integrating with existing backup software, policies, virtual tape libraries (VTLs), and physical tape libraries."

News Source:

INFOSTOR


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SanDisk:


1.  Sandisk; Cruzer Enterprise USB Flash Drive Introduced
Category: Product
Storage: SanDisk
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: SMB

Excerpt from News Source: "After the eGo hard drives, here is another security guard for your data. Well, this time in a smaller package. The new Sandisk Cruzer Enterprise USB flash drive does not rely on the user and imposes strict access control on all files stored. Another striking feature is that this is the first secure USB flash drive that offers full support to the Mac OS X computers."

News Source:

TECHGADGETS.IN

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Sepaton:


1.  SEPATON; DeltaStor Deduplication Software Reduces Capacity Requirements
Category: Product
Storage: Sepaton
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: Mid-market, Enterprise

Excerpt from News Source: "SEPATON announced that Victaulic Company, the world’s leading manufacturer of mechanical pipe joining systems, increased its online data retention, made its file restore process faster and easier, and cut its backup time in half using a SEPATON S2100®-ES2 virtual tape library (VTL) with DeltaStor® software for data deduplication."

News Source:

Company Website


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Sun:


1.  Sun; Microsystems Announces Availability of First CMT Reference Design Kit
Category: Product
Storage: Sun
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: Enterprise

Excerpt from News Source: "Sun Microsystems announced availability of the UltraSPARC T2 Reference Design Kit (RDK), to accelerate the design, development, and testing of UltraSPARC T2 processor-based embedded systems designs. Offering systems designers a comprehensive suite of development tools and hardware interconnect options needed to test, verify and optimize system performance, the RDK furthers Sun's commitment to the community of developers and programmers using chip-multithreading (CMT) technology around the globe."

News Source:

Company Website

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Security:
AVG Technologies:


1.  AXIGEN; and AVG Partner for Improved Email Security
Category: Mergers & Partnerships
Security: AVG Technologies
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: Mid-market

Excerpt from News Source: "AXIGEN and AVG Technologies announce their technological alliance aimed at providing businesses with a higher level of security over email communications and preventing ever-increasing messaging threats such as viruses, spam, or cyber-scams."

News Source:

newdesignworld

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Check Point:


1.  Check; Point to Purchase Nokia's Security Appliance Business
Category: Mergers & Partnerships
Security: Check Point
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: Enterprise

Excerpt from News Source: "Check Point Software Technologies plans to acquire the security appliance business of Nokia, the two longtime partners announced on Monday. Finland-based mobile device giant Nokia, which also has offices in Mountain View, Calif., said in September that it was planning to sell off its underperforming security appliance division, choosing to instead focus on its handset business. Check Point turned out to be the buyer for an undisclosed sum. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2009."

News Source:

SC Magazine

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McAfee:


1.  Liquid; Machines, McAfee Partner on Data-Loss Prevention
Category: Mergers & Partnerships
Security: McAfee
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: Mid-market, Enterprise

Excerpt from News Source: "Liquid Machines announced a deal to integrate McAfee's data-loss prevention technology into its enterprise rights management software. The partnership comes on the heels of last week's DLP deal between Microsoft and EMC. Liquid Machines has integrated McAfee's DLP Discover product, used to locate sensitive information in a network in order to apply DLP controls, into the Windows Server-based Liquid Machines Gateway for DLP. The gateway is in the proof-of-concept stage, without a definite shipping date, according to executives from Liquid Machines and McAfee."

News Source:

PC World

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2.  McAfee;, Inc. Names BT as a Preferred Managed Security Services Partner for Network Security
Category: Mergers & Partnerships
Security: McAfee
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Company Size: Mid-market, Enterprise

Excerpt from News Source: "McAfee, Inc. and BT announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership to provide customers of McAfee® Network Security Platform appliance with a managed services offering which combines the unique capabilities of the McAfee brand products with BT’s world-class service delivery capabilities and unmatched experience."

News Source:

Company Website

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Sophos:


1.  Sophos; Disputes Sinowal Trojan Report
Category: Marketing & Promotion
Security: Sophos
Country: Australia

Excerpt from News Source: "Sophos has disputed claims that 20,000 Australian bank accounts were compromised by the insidious Sinowal Trojan. The Israel-based RSA Fraudaction Research Lab previously reported that the malware variant stole up to to 300,000 bank account details without detection since February 2006. "The data is not reliable because it is taken from a raft of sources and not all [stolen] bank accounts are legitimate. Sinowal (aka Torpig, Mebroot) is not a single piece of malware, any more than, say, Africa is a single country or Sydney a single suburb," Sophos Asia Pacific head of technology Paul Ducklin told Computer World Australia."

News Source:

ITEXAMINER.com


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2.  Sophos;: Few NZ Malware Hosts; Up-tick in Malicious Spam
Category: Marketing & Promotion
Security: Sophos
Country: New Zealand

Excerpt from News Source: "New Zealand lags way behind our neighbours in Australia, but according Sophos Asia Pacific head of technology, Paul Ducklin, when it comes to hosting malware Kiwis should be happy with their lowly 51st ranking. In its Security Threat Report: 2009 released yesterday, Sophos points the finger at the US for being the host of more web-based malware than any other country in 2008, overtaking China, which, in 2007, hosted more than half the world's malware."

News Source:

IT BRIEF

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