DataCore and Promise cut distribution deal
DataCore Software and Promise Technology Inc., two ATA RAID data protection and storage companies, announced a distribution agreement where Promise will include a copy of DataCore's disk server software, SANmelody Lite, with every Promise-branded storage adapter sold. For Promise, the distribution agreement marks an acceleration of its "SAN-for-the-Masses" program for low-cost iSCSI. For DataCore, the agreement represents a turn from storage management toward storage itself, as well as a broadening of DataCore's target market of large-scale enterprises. The two companies said they expect to install as many new storage networks in the next six months as have been installed by all other vendors in the last six years.
Radiant Data updates replication software
Radiant Data Corp. has announced PeerFS Version 3.0, a true peer-to-peer continuous data availability technology for Linux-based enterprise applications. The company said that unlike other replication technologies, PeerFS works semi-synchronously for consistent access to data on all nodes that is always visible and usable by local applications.
FalconStor and Hitachi IT sign agreement
FalconStor Software Inc., a developer of network storage software, announced that the company has reached an initial understanding for technology cooperation with Hitachi's Japanese unit, Hitachi Information Technology Co. Ltd. Both companies have signed a letter of intent to collaborate on future business opportunities. FalconStor executives said the understanding is an extension of the existing relationship the two companies have in the U.S. Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) uses FalconStor's IPStor software to power its migration appliance.