Emulex’s LightPulse LP21000 family of Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) converged network adapters (CNAs) have been qualified by EMC for use in SANs using the new EMC Connectrix NEX-5020 and Clariion. Celerra, and Symmetrix platforms. Separately, QLogic’s 8000 Series CNAs have been qualified by EMC as E-Lab Tested for use with the Connectrix NEX-5020 switch.
IBM is integrating Adaptec’s RAID Storage Processor (RSP) technology in the IBM BladeCenter S. Adaptec acquired the RSP technology when it bought Aristos Logic in August. IBM incorporated Adaptec’s RSP in its SAS RAID Controller Module.
Isilon Systems’ IQ X-Series clustered storage systems have been certified with VMware ESX 3.5.
3PAR and Symantec are jointly integrating 3PAR’s thin-provisioning technology with Veritas Storage Foundation to allow space reclamation within the 3PAR storage array.
Mimosa Systems has partnered with Hitachi Data Systems, combining Hitachi’s Content Archive Platform (HCAP) and Mimosa NearPoint.
DataCore Software’s SANsymphony and SANmelody products have been certified on Citrix’s XenServer 5.
InMage Systems has secured $15 million in a Series C round led by Intel Capital, Intel’s venture capital organization. Additional investors in the round include Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and Kumar Malavalli.
Pillar Data Systems is using Emulex’s InSpeed SOC 422 embedded storage switches in all of its “application-aware” Axiom storage systems.
Ocarina Networks has expanded its ECO System storage optimization products to include file type support for the media and entertainment, oil, and gas, and medical imaging industries. Previously aimed at photo-sharing Websites, the technology delivers up to a 10:1 reduction in the data footprint of files such as photos, video, and PDFs.