Posted on April 01, 2003


LiveVault has secured $10 million in Series B equity financing, bringing the total raised to $20 million since late 2001. Funding was led by Sevin Rosen Funds, with existing investors Matrix Partners, Atlas Venture, Adams Street Partners, Iron Mountain, and others also participating.

Arkivio announced the general availability of the Unix release of its auto-stor software, which enables automated and agent-less discovery, monitoring, and reporting of data and storage resources across heterogeneous DAS/SAN/NAS environments.

JNI and Topspin Communications have entered into a co-branding and reseller agreement for InfiniBand switching technology. Under the terms of the agreement, JNI will resell a co-branded version of the Topspin 90 Switched Computing System.

ADIC and MSC.Software have signed a reseller agreement for ADIC's StorNext Management Suite data management software, making StorNext File System and Storage Manager software available to MSC.

GlassHouse Technologies has launched its Data Management Services for biotechnology and life sciences companies. Services include data classification, implementation, and storage risk audit.

AppIQ has secured $12 million in its second round of venture capital financing, led by original investors Matrix Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners, bringing total capital raised to $20 million.

McData has enrolled in AppIQ's CIMIQ Partner Program, and AppIQ is one of the first members of McData's OpenReady Developer Program. The companies will be demonstrating a functionally complete CIM implementation in SNIA's CIM-SAN interoperability lab at Storage Networking World next month.

InfiniCon Systems has signed a distribution agreement with Appro, a developer of high-density, high-performance servers. Appro will integrate InfiniCon's InfinIO 7000 Shared I/O and Clustering System as a strategic interconnect and I/O technology for its HPC offerings, including Appro's recently launched HyperBlade Server Cluster that supports up to 80 compute blades in one cabinet rack.

EqualLogic has secured $15 million in its second round of funding, bringing total capital raised to $27 million. Financing was led by TD Capital Technology Ventures, with Charles River Ventures and Sigma Partners also participating.

CyberKey has entered into a licensing and software developer agreement with Iomega for its Active Disk technology. Under terms of the agreement, CyberKey users will be able to download Active Disk-powered-compatible applications from the Internet to a CyberKey USB drive, allowing individuals to use such applications and related data files on any USB-enabled PC or electronics device.

Silicon Image has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TransWarp Networks, a privately held company focused on switching, CPU, and memory products, which will enable the company to broaden its storage offerings from PC to enterprise markets and build more-integrated storage management products.

InfoStor magazine has added a Vendor Research Library (VRL) to its home page ( This research tool lets IT vendors find solid research, facts, and industry data in one location. Visitors can search for white papers, case studies, Webcasts, and product information on the latest topics, products, and technologies facing the enterprise storage market. Updated regularly and powered by Bitpipe, a provider of IT content, the information housed in the VRL comes from more than 3,500 leading IT vendors and more than 60 top analyst firms.

The Storage Networking Industry Association Europe (SNIA-E) and Fibre Channel Industry Association Europe (FCIA-E) will be merging by the end of May. The new organization, which will keep the current SNIA-E structure and "SNIA Europe" name, will incorporate a Fibre Channel Forum into the association structure to continue Fibre Channel-related education. The merger is a Europe-only activity and does not affect the other associations outside this region.

Seagate and Best Buy are now offering Serial ATA hard drives to retail consumers. Best Buy is selling Seagate hard drive kits featuring the Serial ATA storage interface.

Technology Sciences Institute (TSI), a division of Ottawa's Willis College of Business and Technology, will be the exclusive Authorized Training Reseller/Provider (ATRP) for Infinity I/O in Canada. TSI will offer Infinity I/O's storage networking curriculum and certification tracks developed to support the SNIA's Open Systems Fibre Channel SAN Certification.

LeftHand Networks received $20 million in funding, bringing the company's total equity investment to $39 million. The Sprout Group, the venture arm of Credit Suisse First Boston, led the round, with participation from all of LeftHand Networks' existing venture investors.

iQstor Networks has signed a master reseller agreement with Hong Kong-based Skyway Technologies Ltd. to resell, service, and support its integrated SAN solutions in Hong Kong, Japan, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, and India.

TrueSAN Networks has a strategic alliance with SGI to integrate TrueSAN's Cloudbreak storage networking software with SGI Total Performance storage systems. The companies will collaborate on bringing storage management capabilities of the Cloudbreak software to SAN infrastructures based on SGI storage solutions.

InfiniSwitch and Lane15 Software have merged and will operate under the name of InfiniSwitch. As part of the merger, InfiniSwitch announced the completion of an additional round of venture financing. Current investors include Austin Ventures, Bessemer Ventures, Columbia Capital, Convergent Ventures, Flagship Ventures, Index Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Moore Capital Management, and TL Ventures. Strategic investors include Dell, HP-Compaq, Intel, and Quanta Computer.

EMC and Veritas Software have agreed to exchange a wide range of APIs for storage system and storage software technologies. This agreement extends access to previously exchanged APIs and includes new APIs relating to storage arrays, volume and file management, and replication features. EMC will be licensing APIs to Veritas to provide broader support of EMC Symmetrix and Clariion storage systems and Celerra network servers. Veritas will be licensing APIs to EMC to support mapping, control, and replication functions of Veritas Volume Manager, File System, and Foundation Suite products.

EVault has secured more than $6 million in its third round of venture capital financing, led by investors Council Ventures of Nashville, TN, Massey Burch, The Business Engineering, Science & Technology Discoveries Fund of Toronto, River Cities Capital Funds, and Linwood "Chip" Lacy Jr., former CEO of Ingram Micro. New investor Jemison Investment Co. also contributed to the Series C round of funding.

Quantum has qualified Emulex's LightPulse PCI-X and 2Gbps family of Fibre Channel HBAs for use with its ATL P-Series, ATL M-Series, and Quantum DX30 in Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Solaris operating system environments.

Nishan Systems has signed San Carlos, CA-based RedBridge Technologies, a provider of open systems storage solutions, to its partner program. Separately, EMC has qualified Nishan's IPS 3300 and IPS 4300 storage routers for EMC SAN Copy data movement across IP storage networks.

Stack Computer has become a member of the EMC Authorized Services Network and has been trained and qualified by EMC to deliver customers information storage networking professional services.

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