Dell is integrating Hitachi Global Storage Technologies' 3.5-inch, 15,000rpm Ultrastar 15K450 SAS drives into its PowerEdge Server and PowerVault Storage product lines. The 450GB drives have a low power efficiency index of 0.03 watts/gigabyte, an average seek time of 3.3 milliseconds, and an average latency time of 2 milliseconds. In addition to 3Gbps SAS, the drives are available with 4Gbps Fibre Channel interfaces.
Brocade and EMC have an expanded alliance whereby they will integrate technologies from RSA, The Security Division of EMC—including the RSA Key Manager for the Datacenter solution—with the planned fabric-based encryption technology that Brocade is currently developing.
Unitrends has secured $9 million in Series C financing. Paladin Capital Group led the round, which also included participation from Aurora Funds, Harbert Venture Partners, and the Trelys Funds.
ONStor has entered into a strategic alliance with Fujitsu Computer Systems and has certified the Fujitsu Eternus 4000 and 8000 storage systems to operate with the ONStor Bobcat NAS gateway.
NetEx's HyperIP Data Centre Optimisation technology has been qualified by the EMC E-Lab for interoperability with the EMC Symmetrix DMX series of enterprise storage systems and RecoverPoint CRR (Continuous Remote Replication).
LeftHand Networks' iSCSI SANs are now Citrix-Ready vendor-verified with Citrix XenServer 4.1.
Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX-based Dallas Digital Services (DDS), a VAR and provider of enterprise-level, mission-critical storage solutions, has joined the Hifn Channel 100 Partner Program. DDS will resell and integrate Hifn's Swarm iSCSI storage appliances for its customers in industries such as manufacturing, telecommunications, government, and education. Separately, Cleveland, OH-based Chi Corp. has added Hifn's Swarm appliances to its product line.
Mimosa Systems has closed $17 million in mezzanine financing. Focus Ventures led the funding round, joined by current investors August Capital, Clearstone Venture Partners, JAFCO Ventures, and Mayfield Fund.
Ciena's CN 4200 FlexSelect Advanced Services Platform has been integrated into EMC Smarts Service Assurance Manager, a part of EMC Smarts management suite.