Cisco and EMC announced a deal whereby the two companies will combine Cisco’s wide area file services (WAFS) technology (which Cisco got from its acquisition of Actona) and EMC’s NAS products to create a consolidation solution for remote-office data. Cisco will sell and support EMC’s NS series of NAS products (NS500 and NS700) in conjunction with its recently introduced Cisco File Engine WAFS appliance. WAFS provides LAN-like performance for accessing central files from remote locations. Benefit: Users are able to take advantage of centralized resources for backup and disaster recovery to achieve better protection of their branch-office data.
Unitrends Software has secured $8.1 million in Series B funding.
GlassHouse Technologies has acquired Fortified Technologies, a storage services company, for an undisclosed sum.
Revivio has secured $25 million in Series C funding, bringing total equity financing to date to $55 million.
Riverbed Technology has secured $20 million in Series C funding, bringing total capital raised to $37 million.
Thirty vendors participated at the University of New Hampshire’s InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) 4Gbps Fibre Channel “plugfest.” Participants included manufacturers of host adapters, switches, components, routers/bridges, drive decoders, disk drives, disk array controllers, and routers. The plugfest was organized to ensure that 4Gbps technology from different manufacturers interoperates and complies with the industry-standard 4Gbps protocol.
Intransa has signed a channel agreement with RedBridge IT to provide RedBridge and Intransa customers with an IP SAN family of network storage solutions.