Neterion and String Bean Software have joined forces at Storage Networking World this week to set a new level of performance for iSCSI SANs on the Windows Server 2003 OS. Using Neterion's Xframe II 10GbE adapter and String Bean's WinTarget software along with the Microsoft iSCSI Initiator, the companies achieved a throughput rate of 8.9Gbps.
QStar Technologies has partnered with Abrevity, a provider of data classification and search and indexing utilities, for content-discovery and data-classification applications in the life science research industry.
CentrePath and IP Networks will jointly offer management services for optical and storage networks.
Ciena has expanded its relationship with EMC, which has added Ciena's CN 4200 FlexSelect Advanced Services Platform to the EMC Select Program.
EMC and Captiva Software have a definitive agreement for EMC to acquire Captiva. EMC will pay $22.25 per share in cash, or approximately $275 million net of Captiva's cash balance. The transaction is expected to be completed in either late 2005 or early 2006. Separately, EMC has recently acquired Ft. Collins, CO-based Acartus.
Seagate and Adaptec now have a channel program to promote early Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) deployments by the system builder and reseller communities.
3PAR and AppIQ have a technical alliance to ensure interoperability between 3PAR's tiered storage array and AppIQ's open SAN and SRM products. The companies also announced that MCI Enterprise Hosting has selected 3PAR and AppIQ as key suppliers for its On-Demand Storage Service.
Xiotech has qualified and will resell the Cisco MDS 9020 fabric switch with Magnitude 3D network storage solutions.
The Information Storage Industry Center (ISIC) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) announced that Symantec is a Founding Sponsor of the ISIC's StorageNetworking.org Initiative.
FalconStor Software launched its PrimeVault data-protection facility to provide disaster recovery, archiving, and hosting services.
Texas Memory Systems and ONStor jointly announced their solid-state file server that reportedly boosts performance by eliminating all mechanical latencies. The file server combines Texas Memory's RamSan line of solid-state disks and ONStor solid-state NAS Gateways.
SBE announced an alliance with HCL Technologies, a global IT solutions provider in Information Technology, to deliver innovative IP SAN Solutions.
Maxell is introducing the next generation of data storage with holographic optical recording technology. A joint venture by Maxell and InPhase Technologies, holographic media has 300GB storage capacity, data-transfer rates as high as 120MBps, and long archival life.
iStor Networks and Accusys are partnering to create a block-based iSCSI-to-SATA RAID array that will be available Q4. The Accusys product will feature the GigaStorATX, a storage controller designed to conform to the ATX form-factor specifications. At the heart of the GigaStorATX is iStor`s iSNP8008 iSCSI/TCP/IP offload SOC.
QStar Technologies has completed integration between the QStar Data Director and the QStar simulated disk or tape jukebox products with EMC Centera CAS.
Intransa has entered into an OEM agreement with Rasilient Systems to co-develop the Intransa IP2000 storage solution, which is designed for small IP SAN deployments and which will be sold as part of the Intransa Value-Line.
ATTO Technology's Celerity 4Gb host adapter, FibreBridge 2400C/R/D Fibre Channel-to-SCSI bridge, and iPBridge 2700C/R/D iSCSI-to-Fibre Channel bridge have been verified by Brocade as interoperable with Brocade-based SAN.