Storage Clips: EMC acquires Microsoft services firm

EMC acquired privately held IT services firm Internosis for an undisclosed amount, saying it would expand services expertise for Microsoft products; CA resells StoreAge.

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EMC acquires Microsoft partner
EMC Corp. announced it has acquired Internosis Inc., a privately held North American-based IT services firm that specializes in Microsoft environments. The acquisition will be added under EMC's professional services division (EPS) but, according to a press release, the acquisition is not expected to have a material impact to EPS for 2006.

Based in Greenbelt, Md., EMC says Internosis is one of the fastest growing IT services firms focusing on the integration of Microsoft products within the enterprise. The company employs approximately 250 people.

CA resells StoreAge virtualization
Computer Associates (CA) and StoreAge Networking Technologies Inc. announced that CA will resell StoreAge's cross-platform virtualization and data protection products with its BrightStor backup and hierarchical storage management software. Invision.com Inc., a managed services provider in Commack, N.Y., is already using products from both companies but will be grateful of further integration between them. "StoreAge's WAN-to-WAN replication and snapshot capabilities enhance the kinds of backup services we can offer, it lets us get more creative … [the integration] between CA's ArcServe backup software and StoreAge will become part of our next product offering," said Tyler Roe, President and CEO of Invision.com.

Cisco CEO nabs biggest raise
Cisco Systems Inc. CEO John Chambers led all CEOs in all industries with the biggest raise in 2005, of 664% according to a Bloomberg report. However, while he had the biggest increase in salary over 2004, Chambers' total income of $14 million is not the highest -- that distinction goes to Coach Inc.'s Lew Frankfort, with $40.2 million. Another CEO who bested Chambers in the raw-amount department was Rupert Murdoch with around $23 million.

Idealstor announces encryption on removable disks
Idealstor announced that Ibac 3.0, a new version of its data protection software, includes target folder encryption on Idealstor's Quick System Recovery disk. Ibac 3.0 encrypts backup data using DESX or 3DES using Ibac 3.0 target folder encryption.

CentrePath reports wins in 2005
Storage management software startup CentrePath reported its bookings grew by more than 85% -- from $8 million in 2004 to approximately $15 million in 2005. The company also announced it had reached 130 customers.

Former IBM chairman dies
Frank T. Cary, chairman and chief executive of IBM during the 1970's, died Sunday of unknown causes at the age of 85. Cary oversaw the company through antitrust lawsuits, the threat of Japanese imports and the development of the 4300 series.

Reldata services IP storage through Anacomp
Reseller Anacomp Inc. announced the expansion of its partnership with IP storage gateway maker Reldata, which will now provide end-user services related to Reldata IP Storage Gateway appliances in North America. Anacomp had been providing field service support to Reldata's European customers since May 2005.

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