Storage Clips: NetApp, Cisco get closer

NetApp announced it will resell Cisco's 20-port FC switches; EMC sells Smarts to British Telecom.

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NetApp resells Cisco MDS 9020 switches
Network Appliance Inc. (NetApp) announced worldwide availability of the Cisco MDS 9020 Series Fabric Switch for NetApp SANs. The Cisco MDS 9020 coupled with NetApp SAN storage is targeted at small and midsized enterprises, the companies said.

EMC sells Smarts to BT Global Services
EMC announced that BT Global Services will use its EMC Smarts software to monitor the performance and availability of its Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network. The telecom service provider uses Smarts for 24/7 monitoring of its critical networks, including IP, MPLS and optical transmission facilities.

The marketing of Smarts, which EMC acquired in late 2004 for $260 million, is part of EMC's recent attempts to diversify its business, attempts which also include virtualization pioneer VMWare, acquired in 2003 for $635 million.

McData connects Telus DR service
McData announced that Telus Corp, one of Canada's leading telecommunications companies, chose McData's Eclipse SAN routers to connect and move data 1,700 miles between Calgary and Toronto for business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR). To support the BC/DR service offering, Telus deployed McData Intrepid Directors at its production centers. The Eclipse SAN routers move data between Telus' two data centers, delivering high-availability performance to meet customer service-level agreements.

Quest does e-mail archiving
Quest Software Inc. announced Archive Manager 3.0, a new e-mail archiving program that captures, indexes and stores message data for mailbox management and compliance. The product is based on intellectual property recently acquired through Quest's purchase of AfterMail Limited Jan. 5. North American pricing for Archive Manager 3.0 begins at $40 U.S. per managed mailbox. The product is generally available now.

ADIC announces customer
Advanced Digital Information Corp. (ADIC) announced that Northeast Delta Dental, a dental benefits administrator, combined an ADIC Pathlight VX disk backup appliance with an ADIC Scalar tape library when it overhauled its backup infrastructure. Northeast said using the disk-to-disk-to-tape method eased traffic on its SAN and allowed time for the encryption of tape on the back end.

SCSI Trade Association picks directors
The SCSI Trade Association), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced its newly elected board of directors for 2006. Re-elected to the position of president was Harry Mason of LSI Logic, president from 1995 through 2000 and again from 2002 to 2006.

New to the board are Don Jeannette of Fujitsu and Susan Bobholz of Intel. The remainder of the nine-person board was re-elected for another one-year term.

AMCC partners with D&H
Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) announced a distribution partnership with D&H Distributing, a national computer products and consumer electronics distributor based in Harrisburg, Pa. D&H will now carry AMCC's entire product line, including its 3ware 9550SX Series SATA II RAID controllers and 9000 Series SATA RAID controllers.

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