Emulex to Acquire Giganet December 29, 2000
-- In a bid to expand beyond its Fibre Channel-only product line, Emulex recently announced its intention to acquire Concord, MA-based Giganet Inc. The deal was valued at approximately $645 million at the time of announcement, and is expected to be completed within the next couple months.
Maxoptix Acquires Breece Hill December 29, 2000
-- On the heels of securing more than $18 million in financing to further fund development of its new optical storage products, Maxoptix acquired tape automation manufacturer Breece Hill Technologies last month for an undisclosed amount. Within 12 to 18 months, and after Maxoptix completes a third round of financing this spring, the newly combined company plans to go public.
New Products December 1, 2000
-- <b>Brocade to ship 64-port 'integrated fabric'</b><br>Partly in response to competition from 32-port and 64-port director-class switches, Brocade has announced a 64-port integrated switch configuration
SRM tools help manage storage resources December 1, 2000
-- Which employees use the most disk space, and why? What's the best way to partition disk space on a storage area network so that all multi-platform servers have access to it?
Veritas adds server-less backup December 1, 2000
-- Veritas Software recently announced the Vertex Initiative, a phased-in strategy that is largely based on its snapshot backup technology
Users identify key storage issues December 1, 2000
-- At the recent Storage Networking World conference, users dispelled doubt over storage area network (SAN) and network-attached storage (NAS) adoption, revealing strong support for both technologies
Lucent, Vixel deliver FC over IP December 1, 2000
-- This month, Lucent Technologies began customer trials of a version of its OptiStar EdgeSwitch that can handle OC-12, OC-48, Gigabit Ethernet, and Fibre Channel traffic
RAID<sup>n</sup> to increase reliability December 1, 2000
-- At last month's Comdex show, Land-5 Corp. unveiled technology that it claims will increase reliability compared to traditional RAID levels, or architectures
Business Briefs December 1, 2000
-- <b>Tantia Technologies</b>, a wholly owned subsidiary of <b>BETA Systems Software AG</b>, announced an agreement with <b>Hewlett-Packard</b> in which HP will offer Tantia's Harbor Backup and Tantia File Transfer software to its customers
3ware delivers storage over TCP/IP December 1, 2000
-- This month, 3ware Inc. began shipments of a RAID array that allows the transmission of block-level SCSI data over Gigabit Ethernet LANs or subnet SANs
Comdisco hops on SSP bandwagon December 1, 2000
-- Comdisco is staking claim to a piece of the fast-growing storage service provider (SSP) market by launching a managed storage services division.
Entrada to ship 'SAN-over-IP' router December 1, 2000
-- Aiming to get a foothold in the nascent market for communications gear that enables companies to link storage area networks (SANs) over Internet Protocol (IP) networks