February 4, 2009
-- EMC and Microsoft are extending their strategic alliance by three years. The companies have announced they will continue to broaden product interoperability and service delivery through 2011. As part of the alliance, EMC will develop technologies that direct Microsoft Office SharePoint content and Microsoft Exchange messages, along with other business content, to integrated archives for long-term preservation.
-- Barracuda Networks has acquired Yosemite Technologies and incorporated Yosemite's backup and disaster recovery software into its local/offsite Barracuda Backup Service for Microsoft Windows, Exchange, SQL and other applications.
-- QLogic announced the addition of its Transparent Router (TR) functionality to the HP StorageWorks 8/20q 8Gbps Fibre Channel family of switches.
-- Rackable Systems has launched a new channel program, dubbed Rackable Eco-Partner Program (REPP), focused on the company's Eco-Logical server and storage products. The program includes features such as marketing funds, discounts, qualified lead generation, and a new portal.
-- RNA Networks has launched the Memory Virtualization Platform (MVP) and its first product, RNAmessenger, which is based on the MVP. RNA's MVP aggregates available memory across nodes, and makes that memory pool available as a shared network resource available to all servers in the data center. RNAmessenger is targeted at accelerating high-volume, low latency applications that require superior transaction processing speeds.
-- Riverbed Technology's Steelhead appliances have been qualified to work with EMC's Symmetrix Remote Data Facility/Asynchronous product (SRDF/A). SRDF provides a host-independent mirroring duplicating production site data to one or more physically separated Symmetrix storage systems. EMC's E-Lab qualification means that joint customers can now deploy Riverbed's wide area network (WAN) optimization solutions in SRDF environments.
-- Iron Mountain and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) are joining forces to provide information management consulting services to clients. The newly announced partnership complements a relationship established in July 2008 for PwC to use eDiscovery technology from Iron Mountain subsidiary Stratify, to help customers with investigations, regulatory matters and litigation. Iron Mountain's experts will assist PwC clients with developing records management policies and procedures like retention schedules. In turn, PwC's consultants will make information lifecycle decisions about how to retain, identify, preserve, protect, produce, archive and dispose of information.