Quick Takes: Quantum partners for shared library access

Crossroads Systems' FC470 2-Gigabit Fibre Channel Router can now be used to let multiple servers to share the same Quantum ATL P-Series tape libraries and drives; Emulex said its HBA has been selected by HP as a storage connectivity solution for the HP AlphaServer GS and ES server series; and Intransa added three channel partners to sell and implement the IP5000, a "full-featured" IP SAN.

Crossroads makes a Quantum leap

Crossroads Systems Inc., and Austin, Texas, storage networking company announced availability of the FC470 2-Gigabit Fibre Channel Router for Quantum Corp.'s ATL P-Series tape libraries. According to Crossroads, the FC470 includes Access Controls for enhanced security and conflict avoidance used to enable multiple servers to share the same tape libraries and drives. The FC410 is said to offer better control for super tape drives within a SAN because of its embedded library architecture. No additional space within the library frame is required for the FC470, as all space in the ATL P Series library is optimized for slots and capacity, the companies said in a joint press release. The FC470 2-Gigabit Fibre Channel Router is available now through Quantum and its VAR and distribution channel network.

Crossroads Systems Inc.

Quantum Corp.

HP adds Emulex HBA's to AlphaServer series

Hewlett-Packard has its thumb on the LightPulse 2Gb/s LP9802 PCI-X Fibre Channel HBA from Emulex Corp., Costa Mesa, Calif. Emulex said its HBA has been selected by HP as a storage connectivity solution for the HP AlphaServer GS and ES server series. Emulex said the LP9802 PCI-X HBA within HP AlphaServers provides interoperability, features and performance for enterprise-class customers migrating to next-generation PCI-X-based systems. Emulex and HP have maintained an OEM relationship for the past five years and tout an installed base of more than 300,000 HBAs in HP-deployed SANs.

Emulex Corp.

Hewlett-Packard Co.

Intransa announces trio of channel partners

IP SAN startup Intransa Inc., San Jose, Calif., has expanded its integration channel with the addition of three channel partners. The new partners, GreenPages, Zones, and Intervision will implement and deliver the IP5000, a "full-featured" IP SAN. According to the company, Intransa's IP5000 takes advantage of industry standards such as iSCSI, IP and Ethernet to take the prohibitive costs out of SAN deployment. The IP5000 enables customers to add storage capacity from 3 to 10 TBs and consolidate high volume e-mail and collaborative environments such as Microsoft Exchange, databases, backup and restore applications and other mission-critical data management and disaster recovery applications, Intransa said.

Intransa Inc.

JNI nabs Brocade HBA verification

JNI Corp., San Diego, Calif., announced that its FibreStar FCX-6562 and FCX2-6562 Fibre Channel host bus adapters with the new No-Reboot 5.3 Solaris driver have been verified by Brocade Communications Systems Inc., San Jose, Calif., as interoperable with Brocade-based SANs. The HBAs were tested through the Brocade Fabric Aware Program, an end-to-end interoperability initiative for SANs. The Brocade Fabric Aware Program has added more than forty members since its launch in 2000.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc.

JNI Corp.

Arkeia backs-up across state lines

Arkeia Corp. a backup specialist based in Carlsbad, Calif., has signed a reseller agreement with Interstate Software, Independence, Mo., a Gold MySQL training, support, and consulting partner in North America and the only authorized MySQL training center in the United States. Arkeia offers network backup solutions that take advantage of MySQL database applications, according to the company. Arkeia's MySQL plug-in is compatible with versions of MySQL starting from 3.21 to 3.23, and versions 4.0.x. It functions with all table formats. Arkeia MySQL plug-in is available for the following operating systems: Linux (IA32, IA64, PowerPC, SPARC), Windows, AIX, Solaris, UnixWare, Irix, Tru64, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD.

Interstate Software

Arkeia Corp.

A new chief reigns over Data Domain

Storage veteran and former senior vice president of Borland Software Corp. Frank Slootman has taken the reins at recovery storage appliance vendor Data Domain Inc., Palo Alto, Calif., as the company's new chief executive officer. The company said Slootman will provide strategic direction and management as Data Domain continues its push into the backup and restore market. The aim is to help Data Domain's recovery appliance compete with tape automation technologies. While at Borland, Slootman spearheaded that company's transformation to a provider of enterprise application life-cycle solutions.

Data Domain

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