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Storage Clips: BakBone acquires Constant Data

BakBone Software snapped up the replication software startup for $5.5 million; Crosswalk introduced a new heterogeneous SRM tool.

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Constant Data Inc. of Hopkins, Minn., for $5.5 million in cash and limited contingent payments. The acquisition marks BakBone's entry into the data replication and high availability software market -- Constant Data's flagship product, Constant Replicator, automatically maintains file and data synchronization during off-site data mirroring. Constant Data will continue to operate in Minnesota, the companies said.

Crosswalk introduces backup reporting tool
Storage management software startup Crosswalk Inc. announced the Crosswalk Storage Manager Backup Bundle, a prepackaged configuration of Crosswalk storage management software products which allows users to monitor heterogeneous backup environments in a single pane. Features of the bundle include graphical representation of the entire backup environment, reporting on backup applications, aggregation of multiple backup applications and/or vendors, mapping of host drives to backup application and mapping of backup hosts to hosts not under backup.

Isilon and Asigra team up
Asigra announced it has joined Isilon's Strategic Partner Program. Asigra's Televaulting backup and recovery software will be paired with Isilon's clustered computing hardware.

Syncsort expands support
Syncsort Incorporated announced that its newest release of its Backup Express data protection product provides expanded support for Novell Open Enterprise Server environments, Windows clusters and 64-bit computing systems.

Fujitsu announces strong disk shipments
Fujitsu announced that shipments of its mobile hard disk drive increased in the third quarter of 2005 to 4.9 million units, a jump of over 50% from the same quarter last year. In addition, Fujitsu shipped 1.2 million enterprise hard disk drives, retaining its position as the second largest supplier of enterprise hard disk drives in the industry.

Sepaton raises $15 million
Sepaton announced it has closed a round of financing of $15 million. Existing investors Jerusalem Ventures Partners (JVP), Menlo Ventures, and Valhalla Partners participated in this round.

AustSTOR and NorthSeas partner in Australia
E-mail archiving appliance maker NorthSeas AMT announced that it has partnered with Australia-based reseller AustSTOR Pty Ltd.

Accordance updates controllers
Accordance Systems announced that its low-end ARAID IDE and SATA controllers RAID-1 capability has been expanded to protect registry files, open data base files and application files.

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