The Data Management Institute and Archive Management.org (AMO) recently launched a joint initiative to develop a strategic approach for Data Center greening. The Green Data Project ( www.greendataproject.org ) is an international online community, resource site, and Web publication focused on managing electronic data to reduce electrical power demands in corporate IT. Early sponsors of the project include FileTek, Clearview Software, QStar Technologies, KOM Networks, Plasmon, Caringo, C2C Systems, CA, Data Islandia, and Zerowait. Toigo Partners International, the Data Management Institute, and AMO are co-founders of the initiative. TPI Technologies is providing Web services and technical support.
Iron Mountain has acquired RMS Services - USA Inc., a US$27 million records management company and a provider of outsourced file room solutions for hospitals. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Adding KODAK Service and Support to its warranty options, Dynamic Network Factory (DNF) and its subsidiary, StoneFly, will provide customers with the opportunity to select from extended on-site service choices.
VMware has introduced a hardware certification program for storage virtualization devices. The program is aimed at storage vendors, but is designed to enable end users to have more choice in deploying virtualized storage solutions in VMware Infrastructure environments. Initial partners include vendors such as EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Network Appliance.
Adaptec has joined forces with Open-E, a developer of iSCSI software, to offer a RAID management solution designed for system integrators developing iSCSI target solutions for small to medium-sized enterprises.
Asigra and BlueArc are jointly providing a high-performance disk storage offering with agentless remote site backup-and-recovery software.
Emulex's LightPulse 4Gbps LP1105-BU HBA has been selected by Bull to provide SAN connectivity for the NovaScale family of blade servers.
The SCSI Trade Association (STA) and the Storage Networking Industry Association Europe (SNIA-E) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to geographically expand the reach of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology and marketing information resources currently offered to members, end users, and reseller channels in the USA. Under the agreement, SNIA Europe will represent STA in the European, Middle East, and African (EMEA) markets.