QLogic and Emulex have joined Blade.org, an industry community created by IBM to focus on accelerating the expansion of solutions for IBM BladeCenter (co-developed by IBM and Intel). Blade.org aims to spur development and innovation around blade technology and to enable BladeCenter ecosystem partners to test and interoperate their products on BladeCenter.
MailFrontier, an e-mail security company recently acquired by SonicWALL, and AXS-One have a partnership to offer an integrated policy-based e-mail security and archiving solution.
SonicWALL launched its SonicWALL Continuous Data Protection (CDP) Solution Series, which provides recovery of data in the event of disaster. SonicWALL CDP solutions are the first SonicWALL-branded products to be introduced as a result of the company's November 2005 acquisition of Lasso Logic, the developer of Lasso CDP.
Symantec has completed the acquisition of IMlogic, a maker of enterprise software for instant messaging. Separately, Symantec is broadening its support of Sun Microsystems technologies to include the Solaris 10 OS on the AMD Opteron processor-based Sun Fire systems with its Veritas Storage Foundation, Veritas Cluster Server, and Veritas NetBackup client solutions.
Arkeia Software has shifted to a 100% channel strategy, and recently launched its JumpStart Partner Program for value-added resellers (VARs). The program includes a number of incentives related to pricing, margins, and support.
iStor Networks has an OEM partnership with Kano Technologies. Integrating iStor's GigaStorATX enables Kano to expand its product line with an iSCSI subsystem offering. iStor's GigaStorATX will be used as centralized storage for electronic data including imaging, audio, video, and data files.
The US Patent and Trademark Office has approved and issued three technology patents for Incipient's storage virtualization technology. The patented technologies protect various components found within the split-path architecture of the Incipient Network Storage Platform (NSP) software suite. The patent awards are for the following technology innovations: Fast-path caching (U.S. Patent 6,986,015 B2); Locking technique for control and synchronization (U.S. Patent 6,973,549 B1); and Dynamic and variable length extents (U.S. Patent 6,959,373 B2).