In response to a patent infringement complaint filed by Broadcom, Emulex filed a lawsuit against Broadcom alleging that “Broadcom has acted in an anticompetitive manner in violation of federal antitrust laws, as well as made defamatory statements and engaged in acts of unfair competition in violation of seven separate statutes.”

— Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has added to its replication and data protection software portfolio. In partnership with disk-based application recovery software specialist InMage Systems, HDS is now offering Hitachi Dynamic Replicator for the Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage (AMS) 2000 family and Hitachi Storage Reclamation Service for increased replication performance in heterogeneous environments.

— Riverbed Technology is embarking on a new strategy for cloud computing. The WAN optimization vendor announced plans to introduce products in 2010 aimed at extending WAN acceleration to applications and storage in the public cloud. First among these will be virtual Steelhead appliance for the cloud.

— StorMagic is now shipping a high availability (HA) kit of its SvSAN iSCSI SAN management software for virtual server environments. StorMagic’s SvSAN HA Kit provides shared storage to support HA features such as VMware High Availability (HA), VMware VMotion and VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS). Users can download a 2TB SvSAN HA kit at, a 30-day HA license and introductory support during the install phase. After the trial period, users can purchase the HA option for $995 per node.

— Paragon Software Group (PSG), announced the debut of Drive Backup 10 Server Edition, a backup platform that offers disaster recovery and system migration in both physical and virtual environments. Drive Backup 10 Server Edition offers a system boot corrector, ability to create and manage custom scripts, virtual operations to preview tasks before making them live, and a file transfer wizard. Drive Backup 10 Server Edition is now available from Paragon Software for $499.

— InQuinox announced the release of a SAN booting system migration utility called SanXfer. The software migrates Windows-based SAN booting systems to new hardware automatically, regardless of vendor, model or attached devices. SanXfer replaces, upgrades, clones and provisions servers and assists in the conversion process from a local booting system to a SAN booting system. SanXfer supports Windows 2008, Windows 2003 and Windows XP. It also integrates with VMware.

— Carmel Ventures is spearheading a $9 million Series B investment in disaster recovery vendor Axxana. Axxana’s existing investors, Gemini Israel Funds and the serial entrepreneur Moshe Yanai, also participated in the round. The funds will be used to accelerate the adoption of the Phoenix System, Axxana’s “black box” Enterprise Data Recorder (EDR).