Business Briefs

Posted on October 01, 2002


InfiniCon Systems has signed an OEM agreement with Themis Computer, whereby Themis will integrate InfiniCon's InfinIO 7000 shared I/O system technology with its hardened embedded computing systems.

RAID Inc. has entered into a strategic relationship with Qualstar, whereby RAID will integrate and resell Qualstar's tape libraries. Qualstar's libraries will be integrated into RAID's Xanadu SAN solutions and will complement RAID's Cobra and Condor family of direct-attached storage systems.

Computer Associates announced the general availability of its BrightStor Portal for the central management of today's distributed, multi-vendor storage environments. CA is providing iSponsor integration software for its range of BrightStor storage management applications, including BrightStor Enterprise Backup, BrightStor ARCserve Backup, BrightStor SRM, and BrightStor SAN Manager. Use of the iSponsor/iGateway technology enables ready integration with storage solutions from Network Appliance, StoreAge, CacheWare, and LXI, among others.

Auspex's NSc3000 and NSc3000V file-serving platforms for SANs have completed the testing required to earn Certified Compatible status with LSI Logic Storage Systems' E-Series storage systems.

Maxtor's Atlas 10K III U320 was selected for use in Dell PowerEdge servers. The Atlas 10K III transfers enterprise-class data at burst speeds up to 320MBps.

EMC has selected Solid Information Technology's FlowEngine data management for its newly released EDM 5.0 software. EDM leverages Solid FlowEngine as the enabling technology that allows hundreds of discrete backup-related activities to be tied together into job summaries that identify the root cause of backup failures and suggest resolutions to the problems.

Imation has completed qualification of its Black Watch DLTtape IV media cartridges to be used in DLTtape 4000, 7000, 8000, and DLT1/VS 80 drives.

ADIC and Fujitsu Siemens Computers are expanding their OEM partnership, whereby Fujitsu will offer ADIC's Scalar 10K tape library through its worldwide sales channels. The Scalar 10K is designed for data consolidation in SANs.

Imperial Technology has a strategic partnership and reseller agreement with FalconStor Software, in which Imperial's solid-state disks will now be included in FalconStor's IPStor network storage infrastructure to deliver I/O performance in transaction-oriented SANs.

DataCore Software is working with Oracle technologies as a new member partner within the Oracle PartnerNetwork and will begin automating the online provisioning of disk space for large Oracle database sites.

China Mobile, a wireless carrier in the People's Republic of China, has selected an Optical Ethernet solution from Nortel Networks as the platform for new data-communications networks in metropolitan Shanghai and Zhejiang province. Nortel's solution will also enable the two China Mobile branches to implement SAN, business continuity, and disaster-recovery services to support wireless subscribers.

TidalWire has formed a distribution partnership with the Connectivity Division of Emerson Network Power, a manufacturer of cabling and other devices integral to building SANs. Under the agreement, TidalWire has been named a select distributor of the Emerson line of Fibre Channel cables and trunks for the SAN market.

GlassHouse Technologies has received $6.4 million in Series B funding, bringing the total investment to $8 million. Funding was led by Sigma Partners—a previous investor—and by GrandBanks Capital and JAFCO Ventures.

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Compiled by Marcy Koff

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