Business Briefs

Posted on March 01, 2004


The SCSI Trade Association (STA) announced their newly elected board of directors for 2004. Re-elected to the presidency was Harry Mason of LSI Logic. The rest of the board includes Martin Czekalski, vice president (Maxtor); Tonya Comer, secretary (Hewlett-Packard); and Linus Wong, treasurer (Adaptec).

The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) announced the SANmark Qualified Test Provider Program for the benefit of members and non-members. Under the program, third-party test vendors are invited to apply to become qualified SANmark test providers to Fibre Channel OEMs.

The Storage Networking Industry Association's Storage Management Forum announced the election its new 2004 board of directors: Ray Dunn, chair (Sun Microsystems); Larry Krantz, vice chair (EMC); Phil Kemp, marketing chair (Hewlett-Packard); Julie Ryan, business development chair (LSI Logic); and Peter Smails, treasurer (Hitachi Data Systems).

Candera has secured an additional $12 million in funding. New investors Athenian Venture Partners and Fort Washington joined the major current venture capital investors—AsiaTech Management, Dali Hook Partners, Hotung Group, New Enterprise Associates, Redpoint Ventures, and Venture Strategy Partners—bringing the total investment to date to $59 million.

Maranti Networks has secured $26 million in Series C financing led by JPMorgan Partners, with participation by prior investors Menlo Ventures, Trinity Ventures, and Alliance Ventures. This latest round brings Maranti's total equity investment to $57 million since the company's founding in October 2000.

3PAR has secured $32 million in a fourth round of funding, led by Menlo Ventures. Other participants include Mayfield, Worldview Technology Partners, Oracle, Sun, and Veritas.

DataCore Software secured a new round of financing, led by New Enterprise Associates, Flagship Ventures, and Vista Equity Partners.

XIOtech has formalized its reseller agreement with Cisco Systems, which will allow the two companies to deliver storage networking solutions featuring XIOtech Magnitude 3D storage arrays and Cisco MDS 9000 directors and switches.

Irvine, CA-based Broadcom has acquired Nashua, NH-based RAIDCore, a start-up that is developing RAID and virtualization software. RAIDCore products include a RAID software stack for single- and dual-processor servers. Broadcom is expected to combine its own silicon with RAIDCore's software for server-based RAID solutions, including integrated RAID-on-chip (ROC) and RAID-on-motherboard (ROM) products for Broadcom's server OEMs.

XOsoft will work with IBM to develop real-time software migration tools for the IBM TotalStorage SAN File System. XOsoft's WANSync will provide a non-disruptive data migration feature allowing these tools to help customers migrate data without taking the servers offline or rebooting systems.

SANZ will resell American Megatrends Inc.'s (AMI) Linux-based StorTrends NAS 2104 hardware, bundled with its Linux-based StorTrends NAS software version 2.2.

Avail Solutions and Storage Computer have a partnership, whereby Avail's Integrity software will be integrated into Storage Computer's high-performance CyberNAS software.

Silicon Graphics and Atempo have a worldwide reseller agreement, whereby SGI will sell Atempo's Time Navigator data-protection software to customers through SGI's worldwide sales force. Separately, Atempo's Time Navigator is now certified to work with SGI InfiniteStorage Data Migration Facility (DMF).

Xyratex Storage Systems has deployed Emulex's InSpeed SOC 320 in its newly announced RS-1600-FC-SBD storage enclosure. Emulex's 20-port InSpeed 2Gbps SOC (Switch-On-a-Chip) was used by Xyratex to create an "SBOD," or "Switched Bunch Of Disks," application that brings high-performance switched connectivity to each drive within the storage enclosure.

Storability Software's Global Storage Manager (GSM) has achieved compatibility certification with LSI Logic Storage Systems' SANtricity storage manager software and storage controllers.

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) announced successful testing of 3Gbps Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) disk drive interoperability with LSI Logic silicon. The LSISAS1064 controller, in an HBA configuration, enabled communication with Hitachi's enterprise hard disk drive ASIC.

Signiant and Continental Resources have a partnership in which CRI will deliver Signiant's Mobilize software solutions to customers in industries such as finance, telecommunications, and transportation.

Compiled by Marcy Koff

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