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of Costa Mesa, Calif., launched the Viper 2000 autoloader in March to serve the midrange enterprise server market. The Viper 2000 is a hands-free back-up product that provides up to two terabytes of compressed back-up capacity. The product has 10 cartridge slots with an additional slot for a cleaning cartridge, and it offers transfer rates of up to 1.92GB per minute. The autoloader is designed for a lifespan of 1.5 million mount and dismount cycles. The Viper 2000 uses the Viper 200 tape drive, which is capable of reading and writing data at up to 32MB/sec. The Viper 2000 will be available in two SCSI configurations and can be used as a stand-alone solution or configured into a mounted rack. The Viper 2000 will be available through resellers, value added resellers and authorized distributors.

San Jose, Calif.-based Cisco Systems Inc.‘s 12416 Internet router placed first in nine of 16 tests conducted by Network Test of Hoboken, N.J., an independent benchmarking services organization. The Cisco 12416 finished first in the IP forwarding for OC-48 and OC-192, MPLS forwarding for OC-48 and OC-192, longest match lookups for OC-48 and OC-192, IP class of service for OC-48 and OC-192, and IP route flapping for OC-48 categories. The tests also stated Cisco was the only vendor whose OC-192 systems did not cause packet misordering problems. Complete results of the test can be found at

Ottawa-based Ventrada Systems Inc. launched the Ventrada Remote in March. The Ventrada Remote, which will be available through service providers by late spring, is an application that allows mobile professionals to use wireless devices to access files on corporate computers. According to the company, the product will allow users to browse multiple remote storage locations simultaneously and search for keywords in file names. Files can then be transferred by e-mail or fax. The application was developed to let users collaborate by sharing files within workgroups. Users will also be able to send electronic business cards via e-mail. The company said it plans to add virtual private network support with partners. An enterprise version of the application will enter customer testing in June.

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