Quick Takes: ADIC gets certified

ADIC emerges certified from EMC's E-Lab; Brocade puts 2Gbit at the core; and New Virtual Backup Network arrives from LiveVault.

ADIC emerges certified from EMC's E-Lab

Redmond, Wash.-based Advanced Digital Information Corp.'s Scalar 100 storage networking library has been qualified as E-Lab Tested by EMC Corp., Hopkinton, Mass. The E-Lab nod means that Scalar 100 libraries are fully interoperable with EMC's storage systems. Additionally, ADIC and EMC have established a cooperative support agreement to speed support services to their joint customers. In EMC?s E-Labs, engineers replicate customer environments?using 2,600T Bytes of storage. EMC has tested nearly 400 server types, 40 operating systems, 81 third-party storage software products, 145 network connectivity elements, and 1,200 different devices ranging from HBAs and drivers to switches and tape subsystems to date, the company said. The Scalar 100 is a mid-range, rack optimized tape library that supports from 1 to 8 tape drives and from 15 to 96 LTO, S/DLT and AIT tape cartridges.

Advanced Digital Information Corp.

EMC Corp.

Brocade puts 2Gbit at the core

Brocade Communications Systems Inc., San Jose, Calif., debuted what it called the "cornerstone" of its entry-to-enterprise level storage networking platform last week. The SilkWorm 12000 Core Fabric Switch, available in 64- and 128-port configurations, is a 2 Gbit/sec, modular fabric switch designed to network high availability enterprise storage environments. Brocade also outlined a technology roadmap to support the "always on" information requirements of business, which includes plans for virtualization, fabric-based security and a new Inter-Fabric switch capabilities in its switching products.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc.

New Virtual Backup Network arrives from LiveVault

LiveVault Corp., a Marlborough, Mass.-headquartered provider of managed online backup and recovery services, launched an IP-based Virtual Backup & Recovery Network (VBN) that provides for protection of customer server data, the company stated. The LiveVault VBN utilizes a range of technologies to transport data over the Internet to an off-site vault at an Iron Mountain facility and is aimed at small and medium-sized businesses, and the remote offices of large corporations. The LiveVault fully managed service is available through the company?s re-seller relationships with Iron Mountain, Compaq Computer Corp., and others.

LiveVault Corp.

Solid-state maker nabs new techies

Solid-state specialists Imperial Technology Inc., El Segundo, Calif., has expanded its management team with the addition of two storage executives. Former Principal Scientist, I/O Analysis and Storage Configuration Design at Sun Microsystems Dave Fisk will head up architecture design and development in his position as Chief Knowledge Officer. The new Vice President of Engineering, Wayne Kastner, comes from Aristos Logic, where he was Director of Software Development. Imperial Technology Inc.

Legato interoperates with IBM iSCSI line

Mountain View, Calif.-based Legato Systems Inc., said it's ready to manage IBM's iSCSI products. The company announced that Legato NetWorker has been successfully interoperability tested with the IBM TotalStorage IP Storage 200i in an iSCSI storage network. The IBM IP Storage 200i, which supports heterogeneous Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Linux clients, is designed to deliver pooled storage using the emerging iSCSI protocol. iSCSI is based on a networking infrastructure that is designed to make it possible for enterprises to migrate quickly and efficiently to iSCSI storage networks and SANs.

Legato Systems Inc.

LTO ships a million - twice over

The news from Silicon Valley is that the LTO Ultrium Tape Consortium composed of Hewlett-Packard Co., IBM Corp., and Seagate Removable Storage Solutions LLC, has tallied LTO shipments and that as of February 2002, two million Ultrium format tape data cartridges have shipped worldwide -since September 2000, when products based on the format first became commercially available. LTO Ultrium format data cartridges reached the one million-cartridge shipment milestone within 12 months of product availability. In less than six months, Ultrium tape cartridge shipments have doubled, reaching the two million-shipment-mark in recent weeks, the companies said.

LTO Ultrium Tape

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