Business Briefs

Posted on December 01, 2006


Attune Systems has secured $14 million in a new round of funding led by RWI Ventures. Participation in this round also included GF Private Equity Group, LLC, as a new investor, and existing investors Alloy Ventures, QTV Capital, Rock Creek Capital, and Shea Ventures.

Symantec has signed a new interoperability agreement with Oracle providing for qualification of Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC synchronously with the release of new Oracle RAC offerings. The agreement governs the companies’ joint engineering efforts around Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC on IBM AIX, HP-UX, and Sun Solaris.  

Data Domain has become a VMware Technology Alliance Partner.

Nexsan Technologiesand Waterford Technologies, a provider of e-mail archiving solutions, have an integrated solution for e-mail and file archiving that features Nexsan’s Assureon Secure Storage Appliance and Waterford’s MailMeter Archive. With the announcement, Waterford Technologies becomes the latest member of Nexsan’s Strategic Solutions (S2) Program. 

Adaptec’s Serial ATA 1220SA and 1430SA HostRAID controllers support Intel’s latest PCIe interconnect.

Xiotech’s Magnitude 3D 3000 storage system has received VMware ESX Server 3.0 certification. Magnitude 3D 3000 was added to the VMware ESX Server 3.0 “Storage/SAN Compatibility Guide” after completing compatibility testing.

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) has announced its 2007 board of directors: Vincent Franceschini (Hitachi Data Systems), chairman; Matthew Brisse (Dell), vice chairman; Phillip Mills (IBM), secretary; and Wayne M. Adams (EMC), treasurer.

Emulex’s AV150 Intelligent Storage Processor is shipping with McData’s Application Services Module (ASM) to enable fabric-based services. Emulex claims up to 1.4 million I/Os per second and 2,300MBps throughput. Separately, Emulex and Brocade are providing HBA and switch technologies for Hewlett-Packard’s EVA4000 SAN Starter Kit. Products include Emulex’s LightPulse LPe1150 4Gbps Fibre Channel HBAs and Brocade’s 200E SilkWorm Fibre Channel switch.

Storewiz, which focuses on data compression solutions, has unveiled its Vanguard channel partner program, The program includes product qualification/certification; sales and technical training; sales and marketing support; and a partner-only portal. To apply for the program, go to

PowerFile, a maker of archive appliances for permanent storage of digital content and assets, introduced its VARchive Reseller Program, which focuses on fixed-content active archival solutions, especially in ECM/document management, e-mail, medical, CAD, and print/graphics environments.

Topio Data Protection Suite 3.0 (TDPS) has been certified by Cisco for its MDS 9000 Storage Services Module

Hitachi has selectedVitesse ’s NexSAS line of SAS-based ICs to power Hitachi’s Bladesymphony blade servers and other platforms. Separately, Vitesse and Promise Technology announced the RAIDScale solution for SAS-based RAID-on-Motherboard (ROMB) designs. RAIDScale combines Vitesse’s RAID-on-Chip (ROC) products with Promise’s RAID software.

Storage Elements, a Minnesota-based software developer and hardware integrator, has adopted Exanet’s ExaStore system for its off-site data storage and remote backup services.

Alacritech has expanded its partnership with emBoot, a supplier of network boot products, to deliver winBoot/i software to Alacritech customers.

Luminex Software and Sepatonhave a partnership to enable mainframe environments to seamlessly implement disk-based backup and recovery without changing their backup policies. The combined solution features Sepaton’s S2100-ES2 virtual tape library (VTL) and Luminex’s Channel Gateway 3400 for direct-to-VTL connectivity for ESCON and FICON users.

TimeSpringand Infortrend have certified interoperability between TimeSpring’s continuous data protection (CDP) software and Infortrend’s networked RAID storage subsystems.

IBM will brand, sell, and support Emulex 4Gbps PCI-X and PCI Express Fibre Channel HBAs for use in the IBM System x servers.

Oracle is participating in the Onaro Service Connections program, an ecosystem of partners committed to developing solutions to help businesses implement new storage service management offerings. As part of this initiative, Onaro is delivering SANscreen Storage Dashboard for Oracle, a software plug-in between Onaro SANscreen storage service management software and Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control. Onaro also joined the Oracle Partner Network.

ExaGrid Systems’ ExaGrid system has been certified for use with CommVault’s GalaxyT Backup & Recovery software. Separately, agami systems has received certification in CommVault’s PartnerAdvantage program. The two companies teamed to qualify CommVault’s Galaxy backup and recovery software with agami’s NAS servers.

NEC has qualified the Emulex LightPulse 4Gbps LPe1105-N dual-channel HBA to connect NEC Express5800/120Bb-6 servers to storage infrastructures driven by Linux and Windows.

Voltaire has entered into a global agreement with Sun Microsystems that brings Voltaire’s products into Sun’s portfolio of technologies for building high-performance computing systems. Included in the terms of the agreement are Voltaire’s InfiniBand and multi-service director-class switches, host channel adapters, and software.

Breakthrough Systems announced the availability of its latest generation of semi-custom target mode and initiator drivers, upper-level protocol stacks, and storage virtualization software for use with the new QLogic EP product line of ASICs and HBAs.

SNIA and ARMA International have a formal alliance to cooperate on educational and technical programs. The underlying purpose of this alliance centers on creating programs that stimulate further collaboration between the two primary constituencies represented by the associations: Information Technology (IT) and Records/Information Management (RIM) professionals.

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