Intel has founded the Intel Storage Community (ISC), bringing together more than 40 storage providers, platform integrators, and application developers whose goal is to meet the demand for affordable, reliable, and easy-to-manage storage solutions based on Intel building-blocks.
Emulex has entered into a multi-year distribution agreement with Ingram Micro, which is also a distributor of IBM and Hewlett-Packard products. Ingram Micro will now offer the Emulex LightPulse family of HBAs to its storage solution portfolio.
XOsoft has an alliance with BMC Software, whereby BMC will enhance the data-protection capabilities of its SQL-BackTrack by integrating XOsoft's WANSync with embedded CDP technology.
Alacritech has a partnership with emBoot Inc., a supplier of network boot products, to provide netBoot/i software to Alacritech customers.
DataDirect Networks' Silicon Storage Appliance (S2A) products have been certified for use with ONStor's 2280 NAS gateways.
Global Technical Systems (GTS) will resell Sepaton's S2100 family of virtual tape library (VTL) solutions as an authorized General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) participant.
Western Scientific is integrating Chelsio Communications' 10Gbps Ethernet adapter--the T210 Protocol Offload Engine—into its Fusion high-performance computing and FusionSA storage systems.
AmeriVault has acquired Schenectady, NY-based Capitalbackup, a service provider specializing in data protection and disaster-recovery services.
QLogic introduced 4Gbps Fibre Channel HBAs that support Mac OS X. Separately, QLogic's 4Gbps SANblade Pro Fibre Channel PCI Express (PCIe) HBAs for HP ProLiant servers are now available from HP channel partners and directly from HP, as well as from Sun Microsystems.
Qualstar will integrate Imation's new Ulysses removable disk-in-tape technology in certain models of its automated tape libraries.
Tandberg Data has entered into an agreement with D&H Distributing, a computer products and consumer electronics distributor, to distribute Tandberg's StorageLoader, InteliStor, and LTO tape drive product lines.
Systemax will offer a range of storage servers, which combine technology from DataCore's SANmelody software with Systemax PCs. These servers will be sold via Tiger Direct and other major subsidiaries of Systemax.
Exanet has entered into formal reselling relationships with the Advanced Systems Group, AuraGen Technologies, Cutting Edge Audio & Video Group, Key Code Media, and Saturn Business Systems.
Ricoh has named Kano Technologies as the North American master distributor for its Intelligent CD-R media, which incorporates Ricoh's CD-ROM + CD-R (RR) technology. Kano has recently introduced Ricoh's first RR product, EncryptEase for Microsoft Windows, which is recordable CD-R media with built-in encryption capability.
JMR Electronics has selected Eastman Kodak Company's worldwide service organization to be the exclusive provider of on-site warranty and post-warranty service for JMR's line of storage technologies.
Ontrack Data Recovery has released Ontrack Online, an online information tool that provides customers with continuous, real-time progress updates on their data-recovery service. Ontrack Online is available now for every recovery job in the US, Canada, and Australia at no additional cost. For more information about Ontrack Online, visit www.ontrack.com/online.