Computer Associates recently issued three separate partner announcements with Microsoft, Network Appliance, and Acer. CA plans to provide support for Microsoft Data Protection Server (DPS), part of the Windows Server System, across its BrightStor storage management and eTrust security management product lines. Separately, CA and Network Appliance plan to extend their existing relationship by helping customers address data-protection requirements resulting from Internet security threats, storage and server consolidation, and other business-critical initiatives. Also, CA and Acer have a global agreement under which Acer will ship its "G" and "R" series of double-CPU Altos servers with CA's BrightStor ARCserve Backup for Laptops & Desktops and eTrust Antivirus software.
At the recent Intel Developer Forum, 40 vendors announced the formation of the Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO), the goal of which is to "sustain the quality, integrity, and dissemination of SATA technology." The board of directors for SATA-IO includes members of the former Serial ATA II Working Group promoter companies: Dell, Intel, Maxtor, Seagate, and Vitesse. (The Serial ATA II Working Group created SATA-IO.) For more information, go to www.sata-io.org.
Decru announced certification of its DataFort storage security appliances with ADIC Scalar tape libraries and Pathlight VX disk-to-tape backup solutions.
Xtore and Bell Microproducts have a global distribution agreement in which Bell Microproducts will offer Xtore's family of direct-attached storage (DAS), NAS, and SAN products through its reseller and VAR channels in the US, Europe, and Latin America.
Avamar Technologies has secured $15 million in its largest round of financing to date. The round was led by a new investor, Morgan Stanley Venture Partners. Existing venture capital investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Goldman Sachs, Benchmark Capital, and CMGI@Ventures also participated in this funding.
FalconStor Software announced its full support for the initiatives of Intel to deliver scalable NAS and SAN solutions for the SOHO (small office/home office) and SAN OEM market segments by customizing its IPStor software, specifically for the Intel XScale technology.
Engenio Information Technologies will integrate Emulex's InSpeed switch-on-a-chip (SOC) technology into its new 2Gbps FC switched drive module.
GST has selected Certance as a supplier of its LTO tape technology solutions. Certance will provide GST with LTO Ultrium 1 and LTO Ultrium 2 tape technologies today and half-height second-generation and full-height third-generation LTO Ultrium-format technology drives later this year. GST will use Certance drives in GST's single- and dual-drive tape backup solutions, autoloaders, and tape libraries.
Copan Systems has secured $25 million in Series B funding, bringing total financing to date to $39 million. Participating in this round are Pequot, Pinnacle Ventures, Austin Ventures, and Globespan Capital.
MaXXan Systems' MXVT intelligent switch, as well as its SG110T NAS gateway and SA100T disaster-recovery and virtualization storage systems, wase successfully tested under the IBM TotalStorage Proven program. MaXXan's intelligent storage systems were tested with the IBM TotalStorage FAStT600 Storage Server and the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server (ESS) Model 800. Separately, MaXXan has certified Emulex's entire LightPulse family of Fibre Channel PCI and PCI-X HBAs.