Business Briefs

Posted on June 01, 2005


Acopia Networks has joined the EMC NAS Partner Program, enabling joint customers to deploy enterprise-wide file system solutions with virtual namespace and simplified data management capabilities across EMC’s NAS product line.

Topio recently has secured $8 million in venture capital financing, led by Star Ventures with participation of existing investors Sequoia Capital and Sigma Partners.

Zetta Systems recently launched its IR2 (Instant Recovery Reseller) channel program to provide resellers with Web-based sales tools, product demonstrations and training, and field-based pre-sales support.

Eastman Kodak has created the Reference Archive Services Network (RASN), made up of outsourcing partners that provide digital-to-film writing services. Using Kodak’s digital-to-film writers and specially designed archival media (microfilm), RASN members receive training, support, and monitoring from Kodak.

ExaGrid Systems has named four new channel partners, including Continental Resources, Park Place International, TriAxis, and Webistix.

Compellent Technologies has secured $15 million in financing, led by new investor Centennial Ventures. The company has raised more than $38 million to date.

Brocade has acquired Therion Software, a developer of SAN management software, for about $9.3 million in cash.

Orchestria, a vendor of active policy management (APM) software, has secured $21 million in Series D funding.

3PAR’s InServ Storage Server is now qualified for use with Microsoft Cluster Services and select Hewlett-Packard ProLiant DL servers.

BiTMICRO’s E-Disk solid-state disks (SSDs) are certified for use with Atto’s host bus adapters (HBAs) for SCSI and Fibre Channel. Separately, CaminoSoft’s ILM suite has been certified for use with BiTMICRO’s E-Disk SSDs.

Xiotech has joined IBM’s Blade-Center Alliance Program and qualified IBM BladeCenter for use with Xiotech’s Magnitude 3D disk array. 

FileNet has become a member of Hewlett-Packard’s Information Lifecycle Management Alliance Program. FileNet will extend its existing integration with HP storage technologies, including the Reference Information Storage System (RISS), and will collaborate with HP on initiatives such as information life-cycle management (ILM).

Zetera has secured $13.5 million in Series A financing, led by Warburg Pincus, with existing investor WI Harper also joining this round of funding.

Nexsan Technologies and Diligent Technologies announced the availability of a joint solution for high availability, rapid recovery, and data protection. The combination of Diligent’s VTF Open software and Nexsan’s SATA/ATA-based disk arrays allows users to implement disk rather than tape in their backup-and-recovery operations without the need to change existing policies or procedures.

Emulex and Brocade have introduced the EZPilot multi-vendor SAN management wizard, which provides a common installation and management tool for Emulex’s HBAs and Brocade’s switches.

Sun Microsystems has qualified QLogic’s SANbox 5200 stackable Fibre Channel switches and has added QLogic’s SANblade QLA210 line of HBAs to the Sun StorEdge family of storage subsystems.

Hitachi Data Systems and Comm-Vault have a distribution agreement whereby HDS will offer co-branded QiNetix software as the “Hitachi Data Protection Suite, powered by CommVault.”

BakBone Software has an iForce initiative with Sun Microsystems that comprises BakBone’s NetVault data-protection software and Sun’s StorEdge 5310 Compliance Archiving System.

Panasas has a strategic relationship with Verari Systems to co-brand and sell the Panasas ActiveScale Storage Cluster for Linux clusters.

QLogic’s SANbox 5602 stackable switch has earned compatibility certification with Engenio’s 6998, a 4Gbps Fibre Channel storage system. Separately, Engenio has certified the Brocade SilkWorm 4100 SAN switch for compatibility with its 6998 4Gbps array.

Constant Data’s Constant Replicator for Windows servers has completed Microsoft’s platform testing for ISV Solutions and has earned Microsoft’s Certified Partner Status.

TimeSpring Software and VeriStor Systems have an agreement under which VeriStor will resell TimeSpring’s TimeData continuous data protection (CDP) software.

-Compiled by Marcy Koff

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