Business Briefs

Posted on November 01, 2000


Compaq has selected QLogic's GEM359 enclosure management controller chip for its servers and storage systems. The fourth-generation chip monitors and manages fans, power supplies, LEDs, and system intrusions. It supports both SCSI Accessed Fault Tolerant Enclo-sures (SAF-TE) and SCSI Enclosure Services Command Set specifications, and attaches to SCSI buses or SFF-8067 ports in Fibre Channel enclosures. The chip can also be integrated into systems implementing the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI).

In an effort to expand its customer base, education services provider Solution Technology has expanded into the European market. Neal Edmonds will head the company's European operations. Solution Technology produces on-site and customized training seminars (including storage-specific classes).

Plasmon has signed an OEM agreement with Chaparral Network Storage. Plasmon will incorporate Chaparral's FS1310 Intelligent Storage Router into its line of 120mm, 5.25-inch optical, 12-inch optical, and LTO tape automation products.

StorageTek spin-off ManagedStorage International recently secured $50 million in second-round financing. Additionally, the company announced a partnership with EMC to develop software for storage and content management. ManagedStorage provides storage services to Fortune 1000 companies, Internet e-businesses, and Internet Data Centers.

Web-hosting provider Information Manufacturing Corporation (IMC) and OTG Software have partnered to bring OTG products to IMC customers. Initial products include DiskXtender 2000 and WebXtender; SANXtender will be offered following its general release.

Compaq is integrating KOM's optical storage management software with its enterprise archiving solutions. Spe-cifically, Compaq will market KOM's OptiStorm and OptiServer software with its Archive product family. The software will enable users to create a universal archive using different media and technologies and across NT (OptiStorm) and NT (OptiServer) platforms.

ADIC has certified CommVault's Galaxy Enterprise 2000 storage management software for use with its Scalar and FastStor automated tape libraries. Galaxy provides users with advanced management capabilities from a unified management console. CommVault also announced that Galaxy 2000 with IBM Netfinity servers.

Separately, ADIC announced that its FastStor DLT autoloader has been certified by Microsoft to support Windows 2000. The autoloader appears as a native storage option directly within the Windows 2000 operating system; no additional software is required.

Benchmark Tape Systems last month changed its name to Benchmark Storage Innovations to reflect its expanded business focus. The company plans to develop next-generation plug-and-play storage appliances. Founded in 1998, Benchmark currently markets its DLT1 tape technology through multiple channels, including OEM relationships with Dell and Hewlett-Packard.

The company recently moved its headquarters to a 45,000-square-foot facility in Boulder, CO. More information can be found at its new web site

Burlington, MA-based Recovery Solutions last month changed its name to Amerivault Corp. to reflect the company's success as a business-to-business leader in offsite, online backup services. Additionally, the company announced $5 million in first-round venture capital funding from Atlas Communications. The funding will be used to expand the company's infrastructure and marketing campaign. This fall, Amerivault will move its headquarters to Waltham, MA.

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