Emulex and QLogic have joined Blade.org, an industry community created by IBM to focus on accelerating the expansion of solutions for IBM’s BladeCenter (a blade server co-developed by IBM and Intel). Blade.org aims to spur development around blade technology.
Globalstor Data and Xyratex have entered into an OEM agreement whereby Globalstor will integrate Xyratex’s disk arrays into its storage systems and digital video solutions.
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.
Symantec has completed the acquisition of IMlogic, an instant- messaging software vendor. Separately, Symantec broadened its support of Sun technologies to include Solaris 10 on the AMD Opteron-based Sun Fire systems with its Veritas Storage Foundation, Cluster Server, and NetBackup software.
Arkeia Software has shifted to a 100% channel strategy and recently launched its JumpStart Partner Program for VARs. The program includes a number of incentives related to pricing, margins, and support.
LSI Logic’s Engenio storage systems have achieved Solaris Ready certification within the Sun Cluster Open Storage Program.
iStor Networks has an OEM partnership with Kano Technologies. Integrating iStor’s GigaStorATX enables Kano to expand its product line with an iSCSI subsystem. iStor’s Giga-StorATX will be used as centralized storage for electronic data, including imaging, audio, video, and data files.
Dynamic Network Factory has acquired StoneFly Networks, which is now called StoneFly Inc. StoneFly will continue to maintain its San Diego headquarters, operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of DNF with a directive to expand its line of iSCSI storage solutions.
Xiotech has qualified and will resell the Brocade SilkWorm 200E Fabric Switch with its Magnitude 3D network storage systems.
The SCSI Trade Association (STA) announced its new board of directors for 2006. Re-elected to the position of president was Harry Mason of LSI Logic, president from 1995 through 2000 and again from 2002 to 2006. New board members are Don Jeanette of Fujitsu and Susan Bobholz of Intel. Martin Czekalski, Linus Wong, Paul Griffith, Tonya Comer, Rachelle Trent, and David Allen were re-elected for another one-year term.
LeftHand Networks has expanded open iSCSI SAN support for the HP ProLiant DL380 G4 SAS server, which uses LeftHand SAN/iQ technology.