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Quick Takes: Bringing storage to the masses

Kevin Komiega

Ideal to distribute EMC Clariion

Ideal Hardware Ltd., has been signed as a UK distributor for EMC Corp.'s line of Clariion Enterprise storage systems. Ideal will also work in conjunction with European affiliated companies Bell Microproducts Europe and Rorke Data, to deliver products to EMC's northern Europe territories, which include the UK, Benelux and the Nordics. EMC's offering is divided into two product ranges: Symmetrix, which is sold via a direct model; and Clariion, which is sold via the channel onto open systems. In addition to the revenue derived directly from sales of the Clariion range, Ideal and Bell Europe expects to generate significant revenues from sales in northern Europe.

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Ideal Hardware Ltd.

EMC Corp.

Adaptec doubles bandwidth with new RAID products

Adaptec Inc., Milpitas, Calif., launched two new 64-bit / 66 MHz RAID controllers targeted at the mid-range server market. The new four-channel Adaptec RAID 3410S and two-channel Adaptec RAID 3210S controllers complement 64-bit / 66 MHz servers, doubling the PCI-bus bandwidth of traditional mid-range server RAID products to improve performance of the server's storage resources.

Adaptec Inc.

TrueSAN partners for HDTV storage

San Jose, Calif.-based companies TrueSAN Networks Inc., and 2netFX announced a deal that will combine TrueSAN's Paladin network storage systems and Alchemy software with 2netFX's ThunderCastIP Advanced Media Server software to provide 2netFX customers with storage and management for streaming HDTV (high-definition television) content. Streaming media requires digital content to be transmitted at a consistent rate to prevent degradation in video or audio quality.

2netFX

TrueSAN Networks Inc.

Duo targets Linux storage

Sistina Software Inc., Minneapolis, Minn., has partnered with Western Scientific Inc., a manufacturer of Computing Clusters, RAID, workstations, tape backup and networking products, to provide certified storage clustering solutions for applications specific to the Linux market. This partnership designates Western Scientific as the first reseller of Sistina's Global File System (GFS). Sistina's GFS is a clustered file system for Linux that allows multiple servers on a storage area network (SAN) to have read/write access to a single file system on the shared SAN devices.

Western Scientific Inc.

Sistina Software Inc.

Free software with DLTtape IV media

Quantum Corp.?s DLT & Storage Systems Group, Milpitas, Calif., has launched a tape cartridge promotion with NovaStor Inc., Simi Valley, Calif., a developer and supplier of backup, disaster recovery and data interchange software, where each 7-pack of Quantum DLTtape IV media will include a free mini-CD containing a custom version of NovaStor?s TapeCopy tape duplication and conversion software. The offer will last until the end of the year. The TapeCopy software lets users duplicate data from different tape formats to the DLTtape media.

NovaStor Inc.

Quantum Corp.

BMC dabbles in InfiniBand

InfiniBand management software developer Lane15 Software, and BMC Software Inc., will jointly develop an InfiniBand enterprise management application that integrates into existing enterprise environments. The management solution will let IT managers to manage and monitor Lane15 managed InfiniBand subnets. BMC Software will develop a Knowledge Module (KM) for its Patrol software that provides for viewing of the InfiniBand subnet, detailed information on each InfiniBand device and will forward InfiniBand events and alerts.

BMC Software Inc.

Lane15 Software Inc.

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