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StorageTek, Veritas Team To Improve Tape Libraries

Storage Technology Corp. and Veritas Software Inc. this weekwill unveil an initiative to help IT departments maximizethe value of their tape libraries. The companies arepartnering on Media Server, a software-management productand application interface that will let multiple WindowsNT and Unix-based applications--such as media access,library control, and tape-drive arbitration--share asingle tape library.

Media Server will be available to more than 60 softwarevendors that provide applications for StorageTek tapesystems, and to tape hardware vendors that do business withVeritas. Kevin Maunz, senior manager of consulting for KPMGLLP, says he looks forward to Media Server. "I'll be able toleverage our tape library across apps and make it more costeffective," he says.

This week, StorageTek also will introduce technology, viaits Timberwolf Library Monitor API, that lets users view andmanage storage libraries via Computer Associates' Unicenteror Hewlett-Packard's OpenView system-management tools.

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