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Quick Takes: To the moon

Kevin Komiega

Storage with flare

Tricord Systems Inc., is making its presence felt on an international scale. The Minneapolis, Minn., developer of Illumina clustering software and Lunar Flare NAS clustered server appliance announced the establishment of an international sales presence through partnerships with a number of technology resellers in Europe. European resellers joining Tricord's Advantage Partner program include: Solution Centre, Basingstoke, United Kingdom, CCG; Europe BV, Utrecht, The Netherlands; and NewNet, based in Courtaboeuf, France. The European resellers will offer Tricord's Lunar Flare NAS appliance, as well as future clustered appliance solutions based on Tricord's Illumina software.

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Tricord Systems Inc.

Boston, New York and Boxborough?

In a deal aimed at running storage over LANs and WANs, Marathon Technologies Corp., Boxborough, Mass., the developer and supplier of Marathon Assured Availability?u solutions for Microsoft Windows operating systems, and NSI?p Software Inc., Hoboken, N.J., a developer of data replication technologies and services, announced a partnership agreement to deliver fault- and disaster-tolerant data replication solution for Windows 2000 environments. Through this partnership, customers gain continuous access to data and uninterrupted application protection over a LAN or WAN, the companies said.

NSI Software Inc.

Marathon Technologies Corp.

Data storage to debut in Vegas

MTI Technology Corp., said it will premier its next generation of fault-tolerant enterprise-class network-attached storage (NAS) functionality at Comdex in Las Vegas later this month. MTI, Anaheim, Calif., will unveil its new StingRay NAS solution, which is designed to enhance NAS performance and manageability of MTI's Vivant storage solutions by consolidating NAS and storage area network (SAN) technologies into a single storage networking solution., the company said. StingRay is available in both single- and dual-server configurations and will support advanced security and administration features of Windows 2000, including Active Directory Services and multiple Primary Domain Controllers.

MTI Technology Corp.

On the heels of a deal

Costa Mesa, Calif-based Emulex Corp., said that its Fibre Channel HBAs are now available from Dell to enable storage area networking (SAN) connectivity for CLARiiON systems co-branded by Dell and EMC. As a result of the multi-billion-dollar enterprise storage deal announced by Dell and EMC. Emulex Fibre Channel HBAs are available to Dell customers immediately for a number of operating system environments, including Windows, Emulex said. The Emulex family of HBAs offers connectivity solutions for both Fibre Channel and Internet protocol (IP) storage networking environments, the company said.

Emulex Corp.

Japan goes Pop

The FIA Storage Systems Group, San Clemente, Calif., announced a distribution and reseller agreement with Nagase, a Japanese distributor of electronic products. Nagase & Co., Ltd., will now offer FIA's POPnetserver 4000 family of network-attached storage (NAS) systems to its customer base. Nagase will offer the flagship POPnetserver 2000/4000 NAS series and future series product solutions through its Electronics Media Division and its information and imaging system integration subsidiary, Hoei Sangyo Co. Ltd. The POPnetserver 4000's four hot swappable drives provide up to 320G Bytes of storage capacity in a 1U enclosure and supports Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, Linux, Unix, Apple, and Netware.

The FIA Storage Systems Group

Move over Grendel

Software developer Sistina Software Inc., Minneapolis, Minn., announced a partnership with Paralogic Inc., Bethlehem, PA, a supplier of parallel computing products. Paralogic designs, builds, and supports Linux-based Beowulf clusters for industry, academic, and governmental organizations worldwide. The partnership will enable Paralogic to provide its customers with data management and storage systems using Sistina's Global File System. Sistina's Global File System 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. Additionally, Sistina??s Global File System features file system components such as journaling and failover capabilities, while providing cluster configurations for companies that are running Linux applications.

Paralogic Inc.

Sistina Software Inc.

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