Quick Takes: ADIC goes LTO with new tape autoloader

Advanced Digital Information Corp. has a new compact Linear Tape-Open (LTO) autoloader in its arsenal; Network Engines has completed the acquisition of TidalWire, a privately held distributor of storage networking products; and FalconStor Software announced that NetGear will license NIC Express advanced failover and load balancing software for its new line of Gigabit Ethernet adapters.

ADIC goes LTO with new tape autoloader

Advanced Digital Information Corp., Redmond, Wash., has a new compact Linear Tape-Open (LTO) autoloader in its arsenal that provides a week or more of unattended backup. The new product, the FastStor 2, offers a LTO Ultrium Generation 1 tape drive and eight data cartridges in a rack-optimized chassis that takes up two standard rack units. The FastStor 2 provides 108 GB/hr of data transfer and 1.6 TB of capacity assuming average 2:1 data compression. The FastStor 2 has a suggested list price of $6,950 and it will be available from ADIC channel partners in January.

Advanced Digital Information Corp.

Network Engines completes storage buy

Canton, Mass.-based system integrator and server supplier Network Engines Inc. has completed the acquisition of TidalWire Inc., a privately held distributor of storage networking products. The transaction, valued at approximately $18 million, creates a combined company that will develop, manufacture and distribute server appliances, storage products, security and network management applications. The combined company will have about 90 employees.

Network Engines Inc.

FalconStor lands in NetGear GigE adapters

FalconStor Software Inc.

, Melville, NY, announced that NetGear Inc., will license NIC Express advanced failover and load balancing software for its new line of Gigabit Ethernet adapters. NIC Express will be bundled with NetGear's GA621 Fiber Gigabit Ethernet Card and GA622T Copper Gigabit Ethernet Card. The combined solution supports any Windows NT, Windows XP and Windows 2000 platforms, and will be available Q1 2003.

NetGear Inc.

FalconStor Software Inc.

BitMicro flashes San Diego

Flash disk solid state disk drive maker BitMicro Networks Inc., Fremont, Calif., is set to introduce its low-cost Ace-Disk Flashdrive at AFCEA West 2003 Conference to be held in San Diego, Calif., next week. The Ace-Disk flashdrive is a solid-state disk that is compatible with the ATA/IDE interface. It is designed as a drop-in replacement for standard 2.5-inch ATA/IDE hard disk drives. Ace-Disk ATA/IDE flashdrives provide a burst read/write rate of 16.7 MB/sec with a sustained read/write rate of 3 MB/sec. It is available in 32 MB to 2048 MB capacities. The Ace-Disk product line is compatible with major platforms such as Linux, Solaris, Windows, MacOS and LynxOS, AIX, FreeBSD, HP-UX, IRIX, NetBSD, OS/2, QNX, VxWorks, SCO Unixware and Open Server, Solaris X86, and Tru64.

BitMicro Networks Inc.

Vixel enters Asian SAN market

Vixel Corp., Bothell, Wash., and LangChao Electronics, Jinan, China, a supplier of server products will partner to bring new SAN solutions to the Chinese market. Vixel's 12-port InSpeed-based Model 335 and 8-port 9050-FF switches will be integrated with LangChao's NF and SP series servers to create new 2 GBps Fibre Channel server clustering and tape back-up solutions. LangChao's products include servers, PCs, comprehensive applied software for communication, OA, finance, ERP, and management software for SMB and enterprises. They also include CDMA mobile telephone, broadcasting and television products and other information products.

Vixel Corp.

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