IBMhas entered into an OEM agreement with Bycast, under which Bycast's StorageGRID software will become the basis for IBM's System Storage Grid Access Manager Software, which addresses data archiving. In addition, IBM will use Bycast's File System Gateway software to provide support for CIFS and NFS in System Storage DR550 platforms.
StoneFly, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dynamic Network Factory, has a technology partnership with emBoot that delivers software-based boot from SAN capabilities to reduce the total cost of IP SAN ownership through improved IT resource consolidation for StoneFly customers worldwide.
Network Appliance recently released a version of its SnapManager snapshot software for SAP applications. (SnapManager already works with databases such as Oracle, MS SQL Server, and Exchange.) SnapManager has achieved "Certified for SAP NetWeaver" status and has been certified for the BC-BRI interface, which requires testing backup, restore, and inquire functions.
Microsoft Managed Services (MMS) will be reselling the Fortiva e-mail archiving solution. Through the partnership, MMS will add e-mail archiving from Fortiva to the list of managed services the group offers.
VMware filed the initial Form S1 registration statement with the SEC related to its intention to offer VMware stock via an initial public offering (IPO). VMware will be offering approximately 10% of its Class A Common Stock in the IPO, which is expected to be completed in the summer. VMware and EMC expect the IPO will unlock more of VMware's value for EMC shareholders, as well as strengthen VMware's ability to attract and retain the software industry's top talent and reinforce EMC's commitment to VMware's strategy of platform neutrality. EMC will retain ownership of the remaining shares of VMware.
Through an OEM agreement with AvePoint Inc., IBM has added Microsoft SharePoint to the list of platforms supported by its Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) backup-and-recovery software.
CaminoSoft's Managed Server HSM software has been certified for HP StorageWorks File Migration Agent (FMA) and Reference Information Storage System (RISS).
EqualLogic announced an enhanced Channel Partner Program to help its reseller business partners expand sales.
DataCore Software has formally partnered with Centia Ltd., a distributor of smart "Access" and virtualization solutions. The relationship extends DataCore Software's distribution in the UK.