<B>Crosswalk software aimed at mid-market</B>
Start-up Crosswalk Inc. is targeting the "M" part of the SMB (small to medium-sized business) market with storage management software that is based on a unique (at least in the midrange market, according to analysts) knowledge base engine.
NetApp moves toward storage grid
Network Appliance earlier this week announced the 7G version of its Data ONTAP operating system and, in doing so, marked a significant milestone in its pursuit of a storage grid architecture, according to analysts.
CommVault rolls out next-gen software
With the release of its second-generation QiNetix platform this month, CommVault is taking further steps to differentiate its software from traditional backup-and-recovery applications as well as specialized storage management suites from a variety of vendors, including AppIQ and CreekPath.
In a follow-up to last week's e-newsletter, which covered a number of product announcements from Storage Networking World, here are a few more announcements from last week's conference.
Iron Mountain to acquire Connected
Iron Mountain last month announced its intent to acquire Connected Corp., a provider of online backup-and-recovery products and services, in an all-cash transaction valued at about $117 million.
EMC picks up Dantz
EMC recently acquired Dantz Development Corp., a 20-year-old provider of backup-and-recovery software for the small to medium-sized business (SMB) market, to the tune of about $50 million.
CreekPath upgrades software
CreekPath Systems recently released an enhanced version of its storage management suite that includes a new active multi-path management capability as well as features that make the software more scalable.
Consortium focuses on information sharing
Twenty-eight vendors representing a cross section of companies in the telecommunications, government, military, aerospace, and IT industries banded together recently to create the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC), a collaborative forum that plans to build a global network environment that promotes information sharing and interoperability.
Cisco extends SANs
In what company officials billed as its most significant storage announcement of the year, Cisco recently released a number of products and enhancements in the MDS 9000 line of switches and software, most of which were related primarily to improving SAN extension.
Survey reveals users' storage priorities
TheInfoPro (TIP) is in the process of completing Wave 4 of its bi-annual study of the storage networking and storage management markets based on in-depth interviews with hundreds of Fortune 1000 and mid-market companies in North America, as well as European storage professionals.