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Quick Takes: Bundle up

Kevin Komiega

Storage trio delivers SAN bundle

A trio of west coast storage vendors has teamed up to deliver a multivendor-certified storage area network (SAN) hardware and software solution bundle to the mid-sized market. BakBone Software Inc., San Diego, Calif., Qualstar Corp., Simi Valley, Calif., and Vixel Corp., Bothell, Wash., assembled the pre-tested solution bundle to optimize SAN deployments and enable the rapid backup and restore of corporate-critical data, the companies said. The Solaris-based system is comprised of Qualstar?s 8466 or 4222 tape libraries, BakBone?s NetVault (Solaris Workgroup Edition), SAN-native backup/restore software, Vixel's 7000 Series Fibre Channel Fabric switches and Emulex's LP8000 (and LP8000S) Host Bus Adapters (HBAs). The bundle is available now through Qualstar?s network of solution providers.

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BakBone Software Inc.

Qualstar Corp.

Vixel Corp.

Gadzoox sells $14.8 million in common stock

Gadzoox Networks Inc., San Jose, Calif., has closed on the sale of $14.8 million of common stock in a transaction led by the Galleon Group, a technology and healthcare fund. Gadzoox said the investment will be used to build upon the launch of Slingshot, the Company's new 2Gbps Open Fabric switch, and to support the development of future products and programs during this fiscal year. The common stock was sold at a slight discount to market with no attached warrants, according to the company.

Gadzoox Networks Inc.

QLogic shipping 2G-bit, 16 port Fibre Channel switches

QLogic Corp., Aliso Viejo, Calif., is shipping its SANbox2 16 port Fibre Channel switches to OEM customers. Operating at 2 G-bits/sec, QLogic SANbox2 switches offer double the throughput speed and twice as many ports in the same form factor and at the same price as its existing 1 Gigabit switch products. SANbox2 features auto-sensing and self-configuring ports, and will operate with both 1 Gigabit and 2 Gigabit devices. According to the company, with QLogic's sixth-generation, 16 port ASIC, customers can double throughput and quadruple transaction speeds when they configure SANs based on the SANbox2 and QLogic SANblade QLA2300 Series 2 Gigabit host bus adapters. QLogic's 2 Gigabit switches have the capability of networking storage at distances in excess of 100 km and offer extended multi-stage fabric capabilities, scalable to over seven million nodes. The SANbox2 family includes dual power supplies for built-in high availability and easy-to-use In-Band and Out-of-Band management utilities.

QLogic Corp.

Storage in a flash

BitMicro Networks Inc., Fremont, Calif., and Dy 4 Systems Inc., joined forces in the integration of BitMicro's E-Disk technology in Dy 4's ruggedized SVME/DMV-570 Flash Non-volatile Memory Module. Dy 4's SVME/DMV-570 provides a high-capacity solution in a single VME bus slot. By integrating E-Disk technology to the SVME/DMV-570, Dy 4 solves the performance, environmental conditions, mechanical ruggedness, reliability limitations and heat generation problems of rotating mass media devices, the company said. VME-570 is offered with 128M Bytes to 5.12G Bytes of non-volatile Flash memory in a single VMEbus slot. It supports multiple boards per system for modular memory expansion and sustained read/write transfer rates of 10 MB/sec and less than 1ms random access time.

BitMicro Networks Inc.

Dy 4 Systems Inc.

DVD for you and me

Oak Technology Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif., announced that it has joined the DVD+RW (Digital Versatile Disk plus Re-Writable) Alliance. The alliance is a voluntary group of personal computing manufacturers, optical storage and electronics manufacturers dedicated to developing and promoting a universally compatible, rewritable DVD format to enable convergence between personal computing and consumer electronics products. Oak Technology is developing DVD recordable controller solutions that will support all of the major DVD recording formats, including DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD-R, and DVD-RAM. The DVD+RW recordable DVD format is capable of recording up to 4.7 G Bytes of video images or data, which corresponds to the storage capacity of seven CDs.

DVD+RW Alliance

Oak Technology Inc.

Signed, certified and delivered

Eurologic Systems Inc., Boxborough, Mass., announced its SANbloc Series of network storage systems has achieved Microsoft for Windows 2000 Certification. Making SANbloc systems are now both Windows 2000 and Windows NT certified for JBOD, RAID, and cluster environments. SANbloc is a 2Gbps Fibre Channel-ready network storage system with a dual-active RAID design and support for 15,000-rpm disk drives. Each enclosure supports up to 14 disk drives for up to 1T Byte of data in a space roughly the size of a briefcase.

Eurologic Systems Inc.

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