Recent announcements from:

Posted on February 24, 2010

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-- IBM, Blade Network Technologies and QLogic have partnered on a single-chassis FCoE solution based on IBM's BladeCenter H, Blade's BNT Virtual Fabric 10G Switch Module and QLogic's Virtual Fabric Extension Module and converged network adapters (CNAs). In addition to FCoE, the system supports Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE).

-- Encryption and security specialist Thales is working with IBM to integrate Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager with Thales' Encryption Manager for Storage (TEMS 2.0) key management appliance. TEMS provides a cryptographic layer of security.

-- Maxell has joined the RDX Storage Alliance. The company is selling RDX (removable disk) media in Japan. Other RDX Storage Alliance members include Dell, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, IBM, Imation, NEC, ProStor, and Tandberg Data.

-- Tech Data has announced that it will distribute FalconStor Software's data protection products through its Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) Division. Tech Data will distribute FalconStor's Virtual Tape Library (VTL), Continuous Data Protector (CDP), Network Storage Server (NSS) and File-interface Deduplication System (FDS).

-- Adaptec announced updates to its Series 1 Unified Serial Host Bus Adapter (HBA) family. The family's two low-profile cards (Adaptec 1405 with 4 internal ports and Adaptec 1045 with four external ports) now include open source Linux drivers for kernels starting at 2.6.24 and in-the-box Linux kernel support starting at kernel 2.6.33.  They also feature WHQL-certified drivers with support for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 Server R2. In addition, Adaptec has added quick boot bios to reduce the time the controller needs to scan for devices and initialize.

-- Quantum has announced general availability of the three largest models in its DXi6500 family of midrange NAS backup and data deduplication appliances. The three newly available models – the DXi6530, DXi6540 and DXi6550 – scale from 24 to 56TB usable capacity and come with backup software.

-- Promise Technology announced commercial availability of its SuperTrak 6G SAS RAID controller cards with enterprise-level features for use in the entry, SMB and OEM markets. The 6Gbps SAS RAID controllers feature PMC-Sierra's PM8011 SRC 8x6G 6Gb/s SAS RAID-on-Chip (RoC), have up to 512MB of DDRII memory and are capable of delivering over 2GB of bandwidth with a single controller in HBA mode over the PCI Express 2.0 bus.


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