Legato Systems is set to introduce a new add-on to its NetWorker backup software that aims to simplify the management of system image snapshots created by a variety of different storage vendors.

The new software, called NetWorker PowerSnap, will let NetWorker users automate the recovery of snapshots created by products like EMC's Clariion, IBM's FastT, and Sun Microsystem's StorEdge Availability Suite.

Pricing for PowerSnap will start at US$2,495 for storage arrays with 500GB of storage. The software will be available by the end of September, Legato said.

Legato is also set to announce that its NetWorker 7.1 software will support Microsoft's Windows Server 2003 as well as the enterprise editions of both Red Hat's and Suse's versions of Linux.