The SCSI Trade Association (STA), in conjunction with the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), recently completed the sixth Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) “plugfest,” which focused on large systems. Vendors participating in the plugfest included Adaptec, AIC, Catalyst, Emulex, Finisar, Fujitsu CPA, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi GST, Intel, LeCroy, LSI Logic, Maxtor, PMC-Sierra, Promise Technology, Seagate, and Xtore.
Mendocino Software and Ontrack Data Recovery have an agreement to integrate Mendocino’s RecoveryONE “infinite snapshot engine” technology with Ontrack’s PowerControls mailbox recovery software. The resulting product will be available through Mendocino in Q3 2006 and will give customers the ability to capture data without impacting Exchange environments, and to recover Exchange to any previous point in time.
LSI Logic’s Engenio Storage Group has selected the Emulex InSpeed SOC 422 Embedded Storage Switch for integration into its new family of 4Gbps midrange storage systems.
InMage Systems and Xiotech announced an application-level push-button recovery technology for mid-sized enterprises that features local and remote replication of both file and block data, application-level recovery, and enterprise backup. Separately, Xiotech has achieved Microsoft’s Simple SAN for Windows Server designation.
Sun is branding and supporting Emulex’s 4Gbps PCI-X Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs). The PCI-X 2.0 single- and dual-channel HBA models (SG-XPCI1FC-EM4-Z and SG-XPCI2FC-EM4-Z) are available for the Sun Blade work-station, Sun Fire and Netra servers, and StorageTek FlexLine tape libraries. Sun supports the full family of Emulex 4Gbps PCI Express and PCI-X HBAs for Solaris, Windows, and Linux environments.
Open-E, a developer of NAS and ISCSI software, has entered into a distribution agreement with Condre Storage. Most recently, Open-E introduced its NAS-XSR software, which includes software RAID functionality (0, 1, 5, and 6).
QLogic and Revivio have an alliance that enables channel partners to deliver intelligent storage network-based continuous data protection (CDP) solutions by integrating QLogic’s SANbox 8000 Storage Services Platform and Revivio’s TimeOS 5.0 software.
Zetera, Bell Micro, Marvell, and Seagate recently announced that one of the largest and highest-performance storage arrays in the world is under construction at the Media Lab at MIT. The array will be used to collect and analyze video and audio data for a research project designed to better understand early childhood cognitive development. The system is being constructed with building blocks based on Zetera’s Z-SAN technology.