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Quick Takes: The fabric of life

Kevin Komiega

Working with fabrics

Tape libraries from Storage Technology Corp., (StorageTek), Louisville, Colo., have passed muster in their first round of integration and testing activities with McData Corp.'s Fabric switches and Director products. The configurations between McData's family of enterprise SAN products and StorageTek's T9840A and T9840B in its L-Series tape library series have been fully tested and qualified to offer standards-based configurations for integrating into existing SAN environments. Tests were jointly undertaken in StorageTek's Gold Lab and McData's Systems Integration Lab to help customers heighten productivity and ensure access to critical data, the companies said.

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Storage Technology Corp.

McData Corp.

Eurologic nabs VAR deal

Eurologic Systems Inc., Boxborough, Mass., a maker of network storage systems has signed a value-added reseller agreement with StorNet Inc. StorNet will offer Eurologic's network storage solutions as part of its customized storage implementations for enterprise and e-business applications. StorNet will offer Eurologic's complete line of network storage products, including the 2Gb Fibre Channel SANbloc network storage system, Ultra320 SCSI-ready ULTRAbloc network storage system, and Spheras storage management software as the foundation of StorNet's customized configurations. In the past few weeks has seen Eurologic appoint several national channel partners across North America, Europe, and Asia.

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StorNet Inc.

Finger on the pulse

Compaq Computer Corp., Houston, Texas, is putting the LightPulse LP9002L Fibre Channel HBA from Emulex Corp., Costa Mesa, Calif., into the new Compaq StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array, an enterprise-class storage system. As part of a joint development effort, Compaq has integrated support for Emulex??s driver interface into its management applications and utilities, the companies said. Compaq utilizes Emulex Fibre Channel host bus adapters for connectivity in a variety of its enterprise storage networking solutions, including the AlphaServer series running Unix and the Proliant server series for Windows NT and Windows 2000 operating environments. Compaq??s StorageWorks series of storage arrays also utilizes Emulex??s market-leading host bus adapters in Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Unix operating environments. The Emulex LP9002L provides server CPU offload, which improves storage I/O processing and access speed. It operates at speeds of up to 2Gb/s, and is capable of maintaining full backwards compatibility and interoperability with legacy 1Gb/s installations.

Emulex Corp.

Compaq Computer Corp.

In a Galaxy closer than you think

BlueArc Corp., San Jose, Calif., a developer of enterprise-class network-attached storage (NAS) systems, and CommVault Systems Inc., Oceanport, N.J., announced that the BlueArc Si7500 Storage System has been certified to interoperate with CommVault Galaxy data management software. The BlueArc, CommVault configuration offers a centralized browser-based interface designed to simplify management, training and installation, as well as provide a single, streamlined view of global data resources; Galaxy Storage Policies that let you logically manage SAN, NAS & LAN data in enterprise networks; and fast data restoration to business users at the application level, including LAN-free, Server-free and server-less data protection schemes, CommVault said.

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CommVault Systems Inc.

OTG Software Inc., Rockville, Md., an online data storage provider, is participating in EMC Corp.'s E-Infostructure Developers Program. OTG plans to integrate its storage management software platform with EMC information storage hardware and open software solutions. As a member of the E-Infostructure Developers Program, OTG has access to a range of EMC application programming interfaces (APIs), enabling multi-vendor interoperability. OTG will use EMC's APIs to qualify its XtenderSolutions suite with EMC information storage systems and software.

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EMC Corp.

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