Business Briefs

Posted on May 01, 2005

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US District Court has granted Alacritech’s motion for preliminary injunction to prevent Microsoft from making, using, offering for sale, selling, importing, or inducing others to use Microsoft’s “Chimney” TCP offload architecture slated to be available in both the “Longhorn” version of the Windows operating system and in the Scalable Networking Pack for Windows Server 2003.

A storage management solution that integrates the Accelera 800 and 1600 Network Storage Services (NSS) Platform from Troika Networks and Storage Virtualization Manager (SVM) from StoreAge Networking Technologies has earned Engenio Compatibility Certification.

InoStor Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tandberg Data ASA, has expanded its current partnership with Condre Storage Inc. to reach VARs and system integrators with Tandberg Data’s recently launched LTO tape drives and tape automation product lines. Separately, InoStor has signed a marketing agreement with TigerDirect Inc., a division of Systemax Inc., a direct marketer of computer hardware and components. Under terms of the agreement, TigerDirect will provide an alternate marketing channel for Tandberg Data’s new 420LTO half-height LTO-2 tape drive as well as the full line of Tandberg LTO and SLR drives, autoloaders, and media.

The Information Storage Industry Center (ISIC) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) announced that Rainfinity and NeoScale Systems are now sponsors of the ISIC’s StorageNetworking.org Initiative and that InfoStor magazine has been named a media sponsor. StorageNetworking.org is a non-profit, university-based program that is focused on addressing the educational needs of data storage technology users.

Broadcom has entered into sales agreements with both D&H Distributing and Partners in Europe (PIE) to sell Broadcom’s RAIDCore family of BC4000 RAID controller cards and XelCore RAID software as well as future products.

Decru DataFort storage security appliances have completed interoperability testing with Neartek’s Virtual Storage Engine (VSE).

Finisar recently acquired I-TECH Corp., a privately held network test and monitoring company based in Eden Prairie, MN, for approximately $12.1 million in convertible notes.

StoreAge Networking Technologies and Microsoft will be developing enhanced solutions to support Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM). Separately, Yosemite Technologies announced “early access” support for the beta version of Microsoft System Center DPM, which was unveiled at Storage Networking World.

FalconStor Software’s VirtualTape Library (VTL) has completed interoperability testing with software from BakBone (NetVault), CommVault (Galaxy), Computer Associates (BrightStor ARCserve Backup), EMC (EMC Legato NetWorker), Hewlett-Packard (HP OpenView Storage Data Protector), and Veritas (Backup Exec).


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