Nexsan Technologies and Pegasus have a partnership to deliver a storage solution for long-term retention, management, protection, and disposition of fixed content files. With the announcement, Pegasus becomes a member of Nexsan's Strategic Solutions (S2) Program. Separately, ZipLip has become the newest member of Nexsan's S2 Program.
Fast Search & Transfer (FAST) has an OEM partnership with Permabit. Permabit will integrate its Dynamic Information Services information retention and control software and Permabit Compliance Store, with FAST InStream, an OEM-specific product that enables storage system, information management and application developers to develop solutions that classify and make searchable 100% of available content.
PAC Data has agreed to distribute Abrevity's information classification and management software. PAC Data is a VAD of storage products to VARs and resellers nationwide.
Riverbed Technology has joined the NetApp Partner Program.
The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA), announced its newly elected Board of Directors for 2005/2006. Officers are: Tom Hammond-Doel, Emulex, chairman of the board, chairman, marketing working group; Bob Williamsen, McData, secretary; and Rich Ramos, Xyratex, treasurer.
Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO), the consortium dedicated to sustaining the quality, integrity, and dissemination of SATA technology, recently announced the completion of the SATA Revision 2.5 specification. SATA Revision 2.5 is a consolidated, integrated spec that includes the 3Gbps feature, as well as other features such as native command queuing (NCQ), staggered spin-up, hot plug, port multiplier, and eSATA. It also incorporates resolutions to all errata accumulated to date.
Adaptec has produced guides for both end users and VARs that are interested in making the move to Serial Attached SCSI (SAS). The guides are designed to help users and integrators with information about implementing, installing and using SAS subsystems, internal storage, and disk drives. For more information, visit www.adaptec.com/sasguide5.
Decru and PeakData, US master distributor of the Fujitsu-Siemens CentricStor Virtual Tape System, have jointly announced an integrated, high-performance solution for producing high-capacity, encrypted tapes from mainframe computer data.
LSI Logic selected SBE's PyX iSCSI software for integration into its newly-released intelligent iMegaRAID family of iSCSI RAID solutions. ONStor licensed the PyX iSCSI product for use with its enterprise-level Bobcat Series of NAS gateways.