3PAR and FalconStor announced Utility Virtual Tape Library (VTL), a utility-class virtual tape library solution that allows customers to scale and consolidate all of their online, nearline, and VTL application data onto a single platform. The companies also announced a technical alliance to ensure rigorous interoperability and availability tests are conducted between the 3PAR InServ Storage Server and FalconStor VTL.
EMC has acquired Internosis, an IT services firm that specializes in IT strategy, application development, IT infrastructure, and managed services for Microsoft environments. Internosis will become the Microsoft Practice within EMC Technology Solutions, EMC's professional services organization.
BiTMICRO Networks has completed certification of NextCom LLC's next-generation mobile servers and workstations with BiTMICRO's E-Disk flash solid-state disks (SSDs).
Princeton Softech has expanded its relationship with Oracle Consulting. Oracle Application Implementation Methodology (AIM) will provide Oracle E-Business Suite clients with a guide to implementing Princeton Softech's Optim enterprise solution.
Supermicro Computer has combined forces with Adaptec and distribution partner MA Labs to introduce SAS server solutions with SCSI Enclosure Services (SES2) for enclosure management for the channel market space. SES2 alerts users about drive, temperature, and fan failures with an audible alarm and a fan-failure LED.
Bell Microproducts will launch a new line of network storage devices that incorporates Zetera's SoIP technology, Z-SAN. The new product line is slated for release under Bell's Hammer Storage brand in the first quarter of 2006. Zetera will work with Marvell to promote reference designs for SoIP devices. The reference designs feature Zetera's Z-SAN distributor controller architecture and the Marvell Orion family of processors.
NSI Software and TZOlkin, a provider of DNS services, have a partnership to deliver a solution for high availability of critical revenue-producing applications for small and medium-sized businesses. Through this partnership, TZO becomes a member of the Double-Take Solutions Program.
EMC has announced the unification of its ISV partner programs under the new Velocity ISV program and is enhancing the EMC Velocity Partner Program for solution providers. The new Velocity ISV program brings EMC's multiple ISV programs under a single framework, leveraging the best practices from each. Partners that are creating integrations and/or building products that use EMC software and tiered storage offerings will have access to Velocity ISV's set of educational, technical, marketing, and sales resources.