NEC selected Xyratex Ltd.’s E5412E SAS/SATA RAID system as the external storage solution for its IA server NEC Express5800. Separately, CorData, a storage networking solutions provider, has chosen the Xyratex F5402E 4Gbps RAID system as a component in its line of networked storage solutions.
3PAR announced support for a new storage consolidation solution that pairs its InServ Storage Server with Network Appliance’s V-Series systems.
StoneFly, a subsidiary of Dynamic Network Factory (DNF), has signed more than 50 new channel partners as part of its MVP Channel Program. About 75% of its channel partners are in the US.
iStor Networks recently rolled out its inAbled Channel Partner Program, which initially includes distributors, integrators, and resellers such as Arbitech, AuraGen, Condre, RAID Inc., and Variel Technology. Other iStor channel partners include Accusys, ASUS, Axstor, Coma Zalohovaci Systemy, Gigabyte, Kano, Netweb, PDE Technology, Thinkmate, and XSI Data Solutions. Separately, iStor Networks has signed Arbitech LLC as a distribution partner. Arbitech will distribute the iS325 storage system, which combines iStor’s GigaStor iSCSI network storage controller and up to 15 SATA drives. The system is available with four or eight 1Gbps Ethernet ports, or one 10Gbps Ethernet port.
Hewlett-Packard has integrated 4Gbps Fibre Channel HBAs and EZPilot software from Emulex in the new HP EVA4100 SAN Starter Kit.
Zetera’s Z-SAN technology is currently shipping as the foundation for Netgear’s Storage Central Turbo (SC101T).
Tek-Tools has a reseller agreement with AdviStor, a provider of data storage and data-protection solutions. AdviStor will sell and support Tek-Tools’ Profiler Suite.
QLogic’s SANbox 6140 intelligent storage router has been qualified with Symantec’s NetBackup software.
Sonasoft has signed a sales and marketing agreement with the North American Components (NAC) business of Arrow Electronics. Arrow will sell Sonasoft’s Point-Click Recovery software for Microsoft Exchange, SQL, and Windows file systems.
TimeSpring Software and LeftHand Networks have entered into a sales and technology alliance. Components include TimeSpring’s TimeData continuous data protection (CDP) software and LeftHand’s SAN/iQ SAN platform.
FalconStor Software and V2 Electronics have a new range of storage appliances based on V2’s hardware platforms and FalconStor’s data-protection software, including IPStor, VirtualTape Library, Continuous Data Protection, and Network Storage System (NSS) software.
iStor Networks and Fujitsu Ltd. have teamed up to demonstrate performance of 1,046MBps and 85,786 IOPS in a 10GbE iSCSI configuration. The demo included Fujitsu’s Primequest servers, iStor’s GigaStor ATX target subsystems, 10Gbps Ethernet adapters from Neterion, and i316-A1 disk arrays from Asustek. Hitachi High-Technologies (HHT) also participated in the demonstration.
Designed in collaboration with Data Direct Networks (DDN), IBM has announced the DCS9550 disk system for high-performance computing (HPC) environments. The DCS9550 scales up to 96TB with Fibre Channel disk drives or up to 160TB with SATA drives. The companies claim throughput of up to 3GBps on both read-and-write operations in full-duplex host transfers. The SAN array also features RAID 6 for protection against the simultaneous failure of two drives in the same redundancy group.
Storewiz has closed a $9 million round of funding with venture capital firm Sequoia Capital.
Exanet has secured $18 million in its recent round of financing. Exanet’s current investors include Evergreen Venture Partners, Intel Capital, Microdent, Kodak, CSK Fund (Hitachi), Dr. Giora Yaron, and others. The latest round of funding was led by Coral Capital Management and included QVT Fund LP as well as existing investors.
Emulex’s HBAnyware is now available for use in Sun Microsystems’ SAN Foundation Software, which Sun developed for the Solaris OS.
ExaGrid Systems has expanded the availability of the ExaGrid Disk- based Backup System through several new distributor and VAR relationships. Promark Technology, Synegi, USI Corp., and Voyant Strategies are among the latest companies to join the ExaGrid Reseller Partner Program.
Brocade announced the availability of Brocade Access Gateway for IBM BladeCenter solutions.