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Storage Clips: NetEx, Telestra team on global WAN

The two companies put together a network that will meet the terabyte-plus daily transmission needs of an unnamed Fortune 1000 customer.

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NetEx, Telestra team on global WAN
NetEx announced that it has teamed with Australian telecommunications and information services provider Telstra, on a global WAN for a Fortune 1000 customer. Telstra chose NetEx's HyperIP appliance to provide the required TCP/IP performance enhancements to implement its global multiprotocol label switching for a large corporate customer with a daily transmission requirement exceeding 1 terabyte of data between its Sydney and New York locations.

Sepaton gets in with government reseller
Sepaton Inc. announced that Global Technical Systems (GTS) will resell its S2100 line of virtual tape library products as an authorized General Services Administration Federal Supply Schedule participant. GTS specializes in selling SANs to government agencies.

Maxxan customer trades three SANs for one
Maxxan Systems Inc. announced that the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) has implemented the Maxxan MXV500 Secure Storage Application Platform as the foundation of a new consolidated storage architecture. Previously, KDLA had a collection of servers on three different SANs with some information residing off the SAN altogether. Backup jobs were failing as the overall system struggled to keep up with a 25% annual growth rate of its stored information.

Storage players make for Mac
Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) announced the release of a RAID product for Apple Computer's high-end PowerMac G5 Quad workstation. The new Sidecar external RAID product includes AMCC's 3ware StorSwitch architecture, a shared storage infrastructure optimized for high-bandwidth applications .

Meanwhile, Maxtor Corp. announced that it will be shipping its Maxtor Shared Storage Plus solution with Mac OS X version 10.4 "Tiger" support in February 2006.

Sony tape supports SATA
Sony Electronics announced that its Advanced Intelligent Tape Turbo drives will support the SATA interface, eliminating the need for SCSI or Fibre Channel adapters in server-attached configurations.

Western Scientific integrates 10 GigE
Ten Gbit and multi-port Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) adapter maker Chelsio Communications Inc. announced that Western Scientific is integrating its 10 GbE adapter cards into its products. Chelsio's T210 10 GigE Protocol Offload Engine, 10 GigE adapter card has been certified for deployment in the Western Scientific Fusion server and FusionSA storage server appliances.

Sun ships QLogic 4 Gbit HBA
QLogic Corp. announced that its enterprise class 4 Gbit SANblade Pro Fibre Channel PCI Express and PCI-X 2.0 host bus adapters (HBA) are now available from Sun Microsystems. The QLogic SANblade Pro HBAs connect both Sun UltraSPARC and AMD Opteron processor-based Sun Fire servers to Sun StorEdge storage systems in Sun Solaris, Windows and Linux OS environments.

Tandberg signs distributor
Tandberg Data announced that it has entered into an agreement with D&H Distributing to distribute Tandberg Data's StorageLoader, InteliStor and LTO tape drive product lines. All hardware models covered by the agreement are now in stock and available for D&H to ship.

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