EMC Corporation expanded the capabilities of EMC Centera content addressed storage (CAS) with new functionality that allows customers to securely archive virtually any data type from any application running on any platform. Through a new version of Centera Universal Access software and Centera’s API customers can archive data from open systems and mainframe applications that are integrated to the API, or from applications running on Windows, Unix or Linux environments that use industry-standard protocols. The new Centera Universal Access Version 2.1 now natively provides support for: Network File System (NFS) including IBM iSeries via Integrated File System (IFS) using NFS, Common Internet File System (CIFS), FTP, and HTTP. Centera is also able to archive data from mainframe applications not- integrated to the Centera API through Bus-Tech, Inc.’s Mainframe Appliance for Storage (MAS) for Centera, which provides access to Centera via Enterprise Systems Connection (ESCON) or Fibre Connection (FICON) connections. www.emc.com

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