Business Briefs

Posted on July 01, 2004


ARIO Data Networks, a provider of next-generation OEM building blocks for SATA and SAS storage subsystems, has secured $17 million in series D financing led by Mellon Ventures. New investor Anthem Venture Partners and original investors Clearstone Ventures, Partech International, Evercore, and Sunsino Funds also participated in this round. Total funding to date is $34.3 million.

Engenio Information Technologies, formerly LSI Logic Storage Systems, has joined 11 other companies to form the OpenIB Alliance. The alliance is chartered to deliver a single open source Linux software stack for deployment of the InfiniBand architecture. Other founding members include Dell, InfiniCon, Intel, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Mellanox Technologies, Network Appliance, Sandia National Labs, Sun Microsystems, Topspin, Veritas, and Voltaire.

Luminex Software has become a member of Nexsan Technologies' Strategic Solutions (S2) Program. Luminex and Nexsan are jointly marketing a storage platform that allows mainframe computers to become servers on a Fibre Channel SAN through a combination of Luminex' Virtual BLUE 3990 DASD Control Unit or Virtual BLUE VTS Tape Control Unit and Nexsan's disk arrays. Virtual BLUE 3990 and VTS allow mainframes to connect directly to Nexsan's open system RAID arrays via native ESCON I/O channels.

OuterBay has a partnership with SAP AG to develop and sell an integrated information life-cycle management solution for SAP Business Intelligence (SAP BI), a core component of the SAP NetWeaver open integration and application platform. LiveArchive for SAP BI will be offered through OuterBay and its channel partners, in cooperation with SAP integrator partners.

Yosemite Technologies and Exabyte have entered into an OEM partnership whereby Yosemite's base-level backup software solution, TapeWare XE, will be bundled with Exabyte's VXA-2 PacketLoader tape libraries. Separately, Yosemite has secured $10 million in series B financing, led by Trinity Ventures. Other investors include Hummer Winblad and Altos Ventures.

GlassHouse Technologies has an agreement to purchase two British companies—Source Consulting and Sagitta Performance Systems. The firms will be consolidated into a new subsidiary called GlassHouse Technologies UK Ltd. Financial terms were not disclosed.

FalconStor Software's virtual tape solution has received Enterprise Backup Solution (EBS) certification from Hewlett-Packard. Separately, FalconStor has a collaboration with SYSTEMAT, an integrator of storage solutions based in Brussels, to deliver virtual tape library, iSCSI storage server and backup, and bare-metal recovery turnkey appliances, powered by FalconStor's IPStor software.

Ingram Micro has finalized an agreement in its Asia Pacific region to distribute Intransa's IP SAN IP5000 system.

ArchivesOne, a records management and storage company, and AmeriVault have joined forces. Through this alliance, ArchivesOne will round out its existing records management and storage product offering by providing AmeriVault's online backup-and-recovery solution, under the name "e-vaulting," to its 3,000+ clients.

Brocade is collaborating with EMC to bring to market a pre-configured, entry-level networked storage solution designed to meet the expanding data management requirements of small and medium-sized businesses, institutions, and corporate workgroups.

ADIC has expanded its relationship with IBM by signing an additional agreement to license part of IBM's tape automation technology. The companies also signed a patent cross-licensing agreement covering their respective patent portfolios in the area of storage. Separately, Atempo's Time Navigator has been tested and certified for operation with ADIC's Pathlight VX integrated disk-to-tape backup solution.

Decru and SANRAD announced a joint solution and interoperability between Decru DataFort FC-Series storage security appliances and SANRAD V-Switches. The joint solutions will protect sensitive data across a variety of IP SAN applications, including secure storage consolidation, secure data replication, and secure SAN expansion across LAN, MAN, and WAN environments.

Maxtor and LSI Logic will collaborate with EqualLogic to enable integration of Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) technology into a line of automated, intelligent iSCSI storage arrays.

Alacritus Software's Securitus virtual tape library and Chronospan time-addressable storage recovery solutions have achieved compatibility certification with Engenio Information Technologies' (formerly LSI Logic Storage Systems) Serial ATA (SATA) storage systems. This certification will enable users to leverage faster backup-and-recovery cycles on secondary storage devices.

Intransa has a contract with IBM Global Services to provide technical support and warranty repair for Intransa customers. Separately, Intransa's IP SAN IP5000 platform has passed Sun Microsystems' "Solaris Ready" certification process and has become a Sun iForce partner.

EMC has qualified the Emulex LP101 Fibre Channel HBA as E-Lab Tested for use with the new EMC CLARiiON AX100 networked storage system targeting small to medium-sized business (SMB) customers.

Computer Associates has certified the Adaptec iSA1500 Storage Array as ca smart with its BrightStor ARCserve Backup.

LightSand's S-series of storage extension gateways has completed Hewlett-Packard interoperability testing and can now be used to provide remote access to HP EVA storage arrays.

Data Domain announced its new SalesEDGE Program, a channel partner program designed to streamline the purchase and support process for resellers of the Data Domain DD200 Restorer, the company's storage recovery appliance.

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