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Posted on December 01, 2004


Quantum has agreed to purchase Certance LLC for $60 million. The transaction is expected to close by year-end.

Engenio Information Technologies will provide Sun Microsystems with new modular storage technology and will co-develop future Sun storage products. Separately, AppIQ and Engenio will co-develop and distribute SAN management solutions that initially focus on optimizing the performance of the entire SAN, from host server to storage system.

Isilon Systems launched a SmartPartner channel program with support of more than 20 resellers and distributors in North America and Asia. Partners include The Pinnacle Group, Tokyo Electron (TEL), Nth Generation, Ordigraphe, Seoul Electron, and Bright Systems. The program was launched in conjunction with the release of the company's OneFS 3.0 distributed file system.

GlassHouse Technologies has been awarded a five-year General Services Administration (GSA) schedule contract, which enables civilian, US defense, and other federal agencies to procure GlassHouse's storage, backup, and consulting services.

PolyServe announced the availability of PolyServe Matrix Server software as a complementary storage cluster offering to Hewlett-Packard's Unified Cluster Portfolio.

Seagate Technology's Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drives are being sampled by OEMs for qualification.

GlassHouse Technologies has been awarded a five-year General Services Administration (GSA) schedule contract, which enables civilian, US defense, and other federal agencies to procure GlassHouse's storage, backup, and consulting services.

StorageQuest of Ottawa, ON, Canada, has selected Microboards as its exclusive US distributor for its Multi-services Storage Manager (MSM) line of network storage management products. The MSM was developed to address data archival by providing an appliance-based, network-attached manager for media libraries.

CNT has an OEM agreement with IBM for the sale and worldwide distribution of its UltraNet Multi-service Director (UMD) product. IBM will resell the UMD products under the TotalStorage brand.

Network Intelligence Corp. announced a technology integration agreement with EMC that allows EMC Dantz Retrospect software to provide disk-to-disk backup, recovery, and archival of the Network Intelligence Engine and data systems, including open files.

ADVA Optical Networking's FSP 2000 and FSP 3000 systems have been verified by Brocade as interoperable with Brocade-based SAN infrastructure.

IBM has selected Seagate Technology's 2.5-inch Savvio disk drives for use in its IBM eServer BladeCenter HS20 systems.

Acopia Networks has secured $25 million in Series C funding, bringing the total capital raised to more than $65 million. This round was led by new investor Goldman Sachs, with participation by existing investors Charles River Ventures, Accel Partners, STAR Ventures, and Vesbridge Partners.

In separate announcements, Fuji-film and Sony recently said that they have begun shipping LTO Ultrium 3 media; the two companies are also both working on an LTO WORM enhancement. Fujifilm expects to ship the WORM product by year-end; Sony hopes to ship in early 2005.

Emulex' LightPulse LP10000DC dual-channel and midrange LP1050 PCI-X Fibre Channel HBAs are certified by Unisys Corp. for use with its ES7000 enterprise servers.

OuterBay's Application Data Management (ADM) Suite will be integrated with the IBM TotalStorage DR550, enabling customers to leverage the ADM Suite with IBM's newest data-retention offering to address long-term data retention and regulatory compliance requirements.

Symantec has expanded its security partnership with Network Appliance to provide system and data protection and recovery.

Smartronix, Decru, and Network Appliance announced a secure storage solution designed for forward-deployed military environments. The Expeditionary Encrypted Data Store (EEDS) combines NetApp storage systems with Decru DataFort storage security appliances in a ruggedized, portable case. EEDS delivers intuitive storage functionality paired with security features to support a broad range of missions.

BlueArc has selected Tacit Networks' wide area file services (WAFS) technology for integration into its high-end network storage systems.

STORServer has an OEM pact with nStor to incorporate its Fibre Channel-to-SATA systems in the company's D10000, D20000, and D30000 backup appliances.

Crossroads Systems and iVivity are collaborating on the development of new gateway and intelligent storage system products targeting the market for iSCSI storage solutions. The new products will provide Crossroads storage routing software in a hardware platform based on iVivity iDiSX silicon technology.

Maranti's CoreSTOR network storage controller platforms have qualified as part of the Veritas Enabled Program through interoperability testing with the Dynamic Multi-Pathing (DMP) feature in Veritas Volume Manager.


In the October issue (see "Intelligence in the fabric: Myth or Reality?" p. 26), Cloverleaf was inadvertently omitted as a vendor of fabric-based intelligence systems. Cloverleaf offers a set of fabric-based services such as capacity and bandwidth provisioning and business continuity applications. For more information, go to

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