Business Briefs

Posted on March 01, 2000


Atto Technology and Quantum/ATL entered into a partnership aimed at helping corporations migrate to network storage infrastructures. As part of the agreement, Atto joins the Quantum/ATL Prism Storage Architecture initiative. The two companies are also co-developing Fibre Channel connectivity devices for Prism backup and archival systems. Chaparral Network Storage also announced support for the Prism Developer Program.

Tandberg Data has introduced the Channel Advantage reseller program. In addition to providing dedicated sales, marketing and technical resources, the program includes Tandberg's DLTtape, SLR and Travan tape drives and libraries.

Disc Inc. and CommVault Systems recently partnered to provide a bundled storage package combining CommVault's Vault98 software and Disc's Orion line of optical libraries.

Crossroads Systems signed its first European distribution agreement by inking a deal with Acal Electronics, a UK-based distributor providing board- and system-level products to OEMs, integrators and VARs.

Comparex Holdings Ltd. and EMC announced a five-year reseller pact. Under the agreement, Comparex will market, sell and integrate EMC's entire range of storage systems, software and professional services in Europe. EMC also expanded its European strategic alliance with Fujitsu Siemens Computers. Under the agreement, Fujitsu Siemens will market and sell EMC's Clariion Fibre Channel storage systems as the FibreCAT line.

Emulex's LightPulse LP8000 host bus adapters have been approved by StorageTek for use with STK's new 9840 Fibre Channel tape drive system.

Pathlight Technology and Overland Data recently inked an OEM agreement. The pact calls for Overland to integrate its tape libraries and autoloaders with Pathlight's SAN Gateway and SAN Router interconnectivity devices, SAN Director management software, and Virtual Private SAN (VPS) resource sharing technology. Pathlight also signed a similar deal with ECCS to provide the same components for integration within an ECCS Synchronix SAN.

Fujitsu Computer Products of America and Advanced Digital Information Corp. (ADIC) announced the integration of Fujitsu's new M8100 tape drive into ADIC's automated mixed-media libraries.

Gadzoox Networks and Dot Hill Systems recently signed an OEM agreement. Gadzoox' Capellix 3000 SAN switch will be incorporated into some of Dot Hill's SANnet RAID subsystems.

QLogic announced that its QLA2200 series Fibre Channel host bus adapters received compliance with Microsoft's PC99 test, ensuring compatibility with the Windows 2000 operating system in both workstation and server environments.

JNI Corp. divulged that ATL Products has certified its FibreStar PCI-to-Fibre Channel host bus adapters, including the FCE-6410, FCI-1063, and FC64-1063 PCI and SBus adapters.

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