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Posted on May 01, 2004

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Veritas Software and San Jose, CA-based BEA Systems, an application infrastructure software company, announced a global strategic alliance aimed at helping customers deploy enterprise applications on an open, heterogeneous utility computing platform. The companies will provide integrated technology and have agreed to joint development, sales, and marketing activities. The joint solutions will include versions of Veritas Indepth for J2EE application performance management software, and Veritas High Availability and OpForce integrated with BEA's WebLogic and Tuxedo platforms. The BEA WebLogic Platform provides a standards-based infrastructure for the development and deployment of enterprise applications.

Procom Technology has signed a multi-year agreement with Sun Microsystems, under which Sun may license certain Procom technologies. Procom will also provide engineering and support services to Sun.

StoreAge Networking Technologies recently announced the StoreAge Enabled Partner Program. Participants in the program include Aarohi Communications, Aristos Logic, Astute Networks, Brocade, Computer Associates, iStor Networks, iVivity, McDATA, QLogic, Sandial Systems, Troika Networks, and Voltaire. StoreAge provides SAN management and data-protection solutions, including a virtualization engine, snapshots, replication, and mirroring.

Tech Data has an agreement with EMC, enabling Tech Data's IT reseller customers to offer EMC's entry-level SANs, NAS systems, and storage management and protection software. Tech Data's Enterprise Specialized Business Unit (SBU) will distribute EMC's CLARiiON CX300 and NetWin 200 systems with Navisphere and SnapView storage management software. Tech Data will also offer EMC's VisualSRM and VisualSAN software for storage resource and SAN management.

Computer Expertise Group (CEG) announced the execution of a VAR agreement that gives CEG the ability to sell and deploy the NeoScale CryptoStor family of storage security appliances to enterprise customers.

QStar Technologies and ZipLip Inc. have completed integration of their product lines, which encompass e-mail archiving, data capture, online order taking, content management, and document management for archival and retrieval.

Diligent Technologies and Datalink have entered into a VAR agreement, whereby Datalink will add virtual tape software from Diligent Technologies to its portfolio of data-recovery solutions.


ASNP membership tops 1,500

Membership in the Association of Storage Networking Professionals (www.asnp.org) last month topped 1,450 end users and is expected to exceed 1,550 members next month, according to Daniel Delshad, ASNP chairman. The organization now has 26 regional chapters (having recently added chapters in Michigan, Vancouver, and Singapore), with 15 in the US.

ASNP provides an open forum for IT storage professionals to discuss problems and solutions related to storage networking. According to Delshad, ASNP's mission is to "educate and empower storage professionals by providing them with educational resources, regional meetings, and other professional development opportunities."

The organization completed its second round of regional meetings this month and issued a "Best Practices" draft white paper on data retention and archiving for member review. The completed report will be presented at ASNP's annual summit, to be held in conjunction with the Storage World Conference (SWC).in Long Beach, CA, from June 28 to July 1 (www.storageworldconference.com). Attendance at SWC is free for end users.

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