EMC has announced that QLogic's SANbox switches are now part of its EMC Select channel program.
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EMC to resell QLogic switches
QLogic Corp. announced that EMC will resell its SANbox 3050 Fibre Channel (FC) switches as part of its EMC Select Program. SANbox 3050 switches are available as individual products or as part of bundled products with the EMC CLARiiON CX300.
Kanguru adds biometrics to hard drives
Kanguru Solutions announced the release of the Kanguru BioSTOR, a USB2.0 hard drive featuring biometric security. The drive includes a biometric sensor which scans and allows access to the encrypted hard drive once an exact fingerprint is confirmed. Both fingerprint images and the security software to operate the Kanguru BioSTOR are stored on the drive. The drive features a hardware-based encryption speed of 1.6 Gigabits per second, automatically locks when disconnected from any PC and remains encrypted after the drive is removed from its enclosure.
CA resigns services partner
Computer Associates and Rolta International, Inc. announced an expanded agreement to provide implementation, customization and integration services to CA customers in North America. Rolta will supplement services provided by CA Technology Services' internal staff. The agreement extends a four-year services partnership between Rolta and CA.
Data Domain shares customer with Veritas
Children's Hospital Boston has selected Data Domain appliances and Veritas software for backup and recovery, the companies announced. Children's Hospital tried to use a virtual tape library (VTL), but felt it created administrative headaches and added complexity to their SAN.
EMC signs new testing labs
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Elliott Laboratories Inc. to coordinate services to EMC customers in the Silicon Valley area. Under the agreement, Elliott Laboratories will lead efforts to provide EMC testing services at their facilities located in Fremont and Sunnyvale, Calif.