Quick Takes: IP storage co. gets new CEO

IP storage specialist Nishan Systems has a new CEO; Lane15 Software racks up another InfiniBand partnership; and ADIC goes LTO2 with Scalar libraries.

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Nishan names new head honcho

IP storage specialist Nishan Systems Inc., San Jose, Calif., announced a changing of the guard last week. The company welcomed industry veteran Robert Russo as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Nishan said Russo will define the company's corporate vision and direction, and play a key role in managing business opportunities and partnerships, as the company expands its presence worldwide. Russo's track record includes 20 years of senior executive management in technology companies including VA Linux, Synopsys and a stint with Cray Research. Russo holds four patents in consumer related products. Nishan Systems Inc.

Lane15 lands another InfiniBand partner

Enterprise management software provider Lane15 Software Inc., Austin, Texas, and InfiniSwitch Corp., a Westborough, Mass., maker of InfiniBand switching products, have formed a development and marketing alliance which includes a distribution agreement to sell Lane15 fabric management software. The companies said the alliance will augment the current Lane15 solutions alliance with InfiniCon Systems, a premier provider of shared I/O and switching solutions based on the InfiniBand architecture, in place since February 2002. Additionally, Voltaire, a provider of InfiniBand to TCP/IP communications solutions, maintains a solution alliance with Lane15. Lane15's management products are a large component to solutions being delivered by InfiniSwitch, InfiniCon and Voltaire. Lane15 Software Inc.

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ADIC goes LTO2 with Scalar libraries

Advanced Digital Information Corp., Redmond, Wash., has doubled the capacity and throughput of its line of LTO automated tape libraries. The upgraded libraries, which utilize LTO Ultrium drives (LTO-2) and media, include ADIC's management features and integrated SAN support. The new libraries also provide full backward read and write compatibility with first-generation LTO technology. The new LTO-2 libraries include all of ADIC's Scalar series storage networking libraries as well as the company's AML library line. Together, the library offerings give users a range of from 1 to 400 drives and from 24 to more than 50,000 LTO tape cartridges. With LTO-2 technology, each library doubles its capacity to 400 G bytes per tape cartridge and more than doubles its data transfer rates to 70 M bytes/sec per drive. Advanced Digital Information Corp.

IP startup bags third round of financing

A privately-held IP storage company called Intransa, San Jose, Calif., announced it has secured an additional $6 million in venture capital financing. The company said its existing investors, Advanced Technology Ventures, Sofinnova Ventures, Sofinnova Partners, US Venture Partners, and 3Com were joined by other smaller investors in Intransa's third round of funding, which brings the company's total funding to $33 million. Intransa expects to put the funding towards increased marketing and sales programs and towards building the company's customer service solutions as it prepares to launch its first product. Intransa is prepping its first network storage product for release some time this year. Intansa

Spinnaker hoists new NAS gateway

Spinnaker Networks, Pittsburgh, Penn., has released the SpinServer 3300G, a NAS gateway with SAN storage support from Spinnaker's partners. Spinnaker claims the SpinServer 3300G consolidates the file services of any size enterprise by non-disruptively scaling a single file system from 1 terabyte to 11,000 terabytes of capacity. The SpinServer 3300G is based on the same architecture as the currently shipping SpinServer 3300. Both products support snapshots, scalable clustering, non-disruptive file and file system movement, server failover and multi-point mirroring. The products can be connected in a SpinCluster of up to 512 SpinServers, the company said. The SpinServer 3300G will be available February 1. End user pricing for a high performance NAS gateway with a rich set of software features is under $50,000. Spinnaker Networks

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