Nimbus Data Systems, in partnership with Arastra, Force10 Networks, Fujitsu, Fulcrum Microsystems, Mellanox Technologies, Neterion, and NetXen, announced the 10 Gigabit Ethernet Storage Alliance, an ecosystem of adapter, switch, and storage system developers.
Reldata has expanded its VAR lineup with the addition of four resellers: KA DataSystems, R.A.R.E. Systems, Sunstar, and Xdata. The VARs will resell Reldata's SAN/NAS/replication products and 9240 gateways.
Asempra Technologies has announced a technology partnership with BakBone Software that includes joint product development, marketing, and services delivery.
Hifn has a partnership with Cofio Software to create advanced virtual tape library offerings for SMBs.
Storwize has secured $19 million in funding from new investors, venture capital firms, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Lehman Brothers Venture Partners, as well as the Series B investment round leader, Sequoia Capital.
EMC has a definitive agreement to acquire San Diego-based Iomega in a cash tender offer of $3.85 per outstanding share, or approximately $213 million. EMC intends to commence the tender offer in the next two weeks, with completion of the tender offer expected in the second quarter of 2008, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.
Bycast, a provider of grid-based storage management and data preservation software, has announced interoperability of its StorageGRID digital data archival software with Pharos Communications' Mediator workflow management platform for broadcast and transmission service providers.
FalconStor Software has successfully tested the its Network Storage Server (NSS) and Continuous Data Protector (CDP) solutions with the HP StorageWorks 4400 Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA), with 8Gbps Fibre Channel switches and HBAs.
STEC, a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of high-performance solid state drives (SSDs), has received notice of a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Seagate Technology LLC, Seagate Technology International, Seagate Singapore International Headquarters Pte. Ltd. , and Maxtor in US District Court, Northern District of California, alleging infringement of US Patent Nos. 6,404,647 (issued in 2002), 6,849,480 (issued in 2005), 6,336,174 (issued in 2002) and 7,042,664 (issued in 2006). STEC is one of the first companies to build SSDs, having designed, manufactured, and shipped SSDs as early as 1994, long before any of the suggested patents were issued to Seagate, according to STEC claims.