Recent announcements from:

Posted on February 18, 2009

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-- Brocade, EMC, HP, IBM, LSI, Seagate and Thales have jointly developed a standard for encryption key management, called the Key Management Interoperability Protocol, and submitted the specification to the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS).

-- Copan Systems has secured $18.5 million in new capital financing.

-- LeftHand Networks, an HP Company, is offering a new entry-level SAN for virtual server environments for medium-sized businesses. Dubbed the LeftHand SAS Starter SAN, the system includes replication, thin provisioning and snapshot capabilities and can scale to more than 80 network ports and 320 disk drives. The SAS Starter SAN and a higher-capacity SATA version are available now through LeftHand Networks' resellers. Pricing starts at $35,000 for the 4.8TB SAS Starter SAN and $30,000 for the 12TB SATA Starter SAN.

-- The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) and Solution Technology will be co-hosting a webinar on the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) standard on Wednesday, March 4. Presenters include NetApp's Mike McNamara and Solution Technology's Robert Kembel.

-- Data migration software maker AutoVirt has released its AutoClone Windows data replication software. AutoClone copies over 30 files in parallel, as opposed to sequentially, which the company claims makes it faster than other replication products on the market. The AutoClone license agreement includes unlimited installations and use in a single domain. The software is available for a perpetual license price of $5,000.

-- SANRAD has signed a distribution agreement with AppSpeed in the UK. The agreement with AppSpeed is to promote and sell the full range of SANRAD's V-STOR and V-Switch storage virtualization products.

-- Prodigy Networx will provide Consonus Technologies' (CTI) Remote Backup Service (RBS) to their various clients. Under the Prodigy Networx alliance, CTI and Prodigy are providing RBS to a variety of customers. CTI's RBS is an alternative to traditional backup methods, replacing conventional solutions with automated online data protection services.

-- NetEx announced general availability of its HyperIP data transport acceleration software for VMware ESX infrastructure environments. HyperIP for VMware is a software-only implementation of NetEx's business continuity and disaster recovery optimization solution for backup, recovery and data replication applications. HyperIP accelerates and optimizes VMware-enabled data replication and file transfer applications including Symmetrix Remote Data Facility from EMC, NetApp's SnapVault and Hitatchi Data Systems' TrueCopy.


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