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Hewlett Packard has expanded its storage line, introducing backup management software, back up hardware, and details of its fibre channel storage strategy. The news comes shortly before HP releases its digital linear tape (DLT) technology early next month. HP products will now support Microsoft clustering services for Windows NT, while its TopTools for Backup allows remote library management and diagnosis via a WWW browser. The company said it will expand those capabilities in the future. Next month, HP will introduce the SureStore DLT 718 autoloader and a DLT 70I internal drive, according to US reports. The DLT 718 is a 280Gb tape library which will have six removable magazines and a SCSI interface, while the internal unit, the DLT 701, has 35Gb native capacity and also uses a SCSI interface. ®

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