Business Briefs

Posted on October 01, 1998


Business Briefs

Compiled by Zachary Shess

The Federal Trade Commission approved the $760 million sale of Symbios from Hyundai Electronics America to LSI Logic. Symbios will be incorporated into the newly created LSI Logic Storage Systems Division.

Computer Associates (CA) and Germany-based Siemens Nixdorf announced that CA`s ARCserve storage management products will be incorporated into Siemens` business computing solutions, including its enterprise computing division, which will OEM ARCserve to support its line of Intel-based Primergy servers running Windows NT and Netware.

Tandberg Data signed an OEM agreement with Acer, which enables Acer to use Tandberg`s MLR1 drive as a storage option for its Altos 1100 network server. In a separate announcement, Tandberg named Fernando Corona president and CEO. Corona has held various management positions, including a six-year stint at Western Digital.

Siemens and IBM expanded their OEM agreement, enabling Siemens to be the first OEM partner to incorporate the entire family of IBM`s Magstar tape products. In addition, the two companies are planning to co-develop a tape subsystem controller for IBM 3490 Model F channel-attached tape products.

EMC recently completed Microsoft`s hardware compatibility testing with its Symmetrix enterprise storage systems. The subsystem is now certified in Windows NT environments running Microsoft Cluster Server. EMC also received approval for the "Designed for Microsoft BackOffice" logo program.

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) announced its Freedom 5700E storage subsystem has received certification from Tivoli Systems.

Microsoft has awarded Cluster/RAID certification for Windows NT 4.0 to CMD Technology for their CRD-5500 UltraSCSI RAID controller.

Legato Systems recently extended an OEM agreement with Data General, in which DG will bundle and resell Legato NetWorker for Windows NT with its AViiON storage subsystems. The subsystems also include Quantum DLT 7000 tape drives, libraries, service, and support. Legato also announced the certification of its NetWorker BusinesSuite from Baan Co.

Quantum launched a year-long co-marketing directive with Computer Associates, Seagate Software, Legato, and HighGround Systems to increase awareness of its DLTtape systems. The four vendors will bundle trial software and/or literature when shipping with Quantum`s DLTtape drives and autoloaders.

Transoft, a supplier of Fibre Channel SAN solutions for heterogeneous NT, Unix, and Macintosh clustered systems, merged with G2, a manufacturer of Fibre Channel hubs, host bus adapters and switches. The combined company will operate under the Transoft Networks name.

In August, QLogic acquired the net assets of Silicon Design Resources (SDR) for a cash price of $2 million. The purchase price could increase to as much as $10 million if certain performance criteria are met over the next four fiscal years. SDR designs and markets enclosure management controller chips for the mass storage subsystem and server markets. The Austin, TX-based company will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of QLogic.

Last month, solid state disk manufacturer Database Excellerator Systems (DES) changed its name to Solid Data Systems. The company was founded in 1993 under the name Disk Emulation Systems.

Mitsubishi Electronics America announced that Packard Bell NEC will use its 120MB SuperDisk floppy drive as a standard feature in five new, high-end models of their NEC Ready desktop computer line.

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