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Storage Clips: Former employee sues EMC

The lawsuit alleges EMC violated labor laws; Credit Suisse added NetApp's virtualization products to its storage environment.

The lawsuit alleges EMC violated labor laws; Credit Suisse added NetApp's virtualization products to its storage environment.

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Former EMC worker sues over 8-day week
A former EMC Corp. employee has filed a lawsuit in Middlesex Superior Court this week alleging that the company forces its workers to put in eight-day work week in violation of state law, according to a story in The Boston Globe.

The plaintiff in the suit, former EMC technical support engineer Kevin T. Bujold, 50, said he was fired in November for refusing to work 10 hours per day for eight days in a row.

EMC has vehemently denied the claims and said it will "vigorously defend" itself in court, according to the story. While federal law says that salaried and management employees can be required to work longer than 40 hours per week without a break or extra pay, state law says that anyone employed by manufacturing, mechanical or retail businesses must receive a 24-hour break after working six consecutive days.

Credit Suisse adds NetApp virtualization
Network Appliance, Inc. announced Credit Suisse, a Swiss financial service provider, has added NetApp's V-Series virtualization products to its storage environment. Credit Suisse is a long-standing user of NetApp's NetCache Internet access and security products.

Alebra announces FICON-to-FCP gateway
Alebra Technologies announced the availability of z/OpenGate, a FICON-to-FC-FCP gateway, which boasts a bandwidth of over 225 MB/s. The gateway can allow users to integrate their FICON SAN fabric with their Fibre Channel SAN fabric.

Sepaton announces VTL market share Sepaton announced strong sales of its S2100 appliance in 2005, with year-over-year revenue growth of 300 percent, more than 150 new customers and over 2.5 PB of customer data under protection.

CCSU picks NTP for SRM
NTP Software announced that Central Connecticut University (CCSU) picked NTP Software's QFS software package for storage management. QFS implements quotas for user groups and enforces them according to policies set by the storage admin.

Synerway partners with FalconStor
FalconStor announced it has entered into an OEM agreement with Synerway, a French backup and recovery software maker. Synerway will be incorporating FalconStor's iSCSI Storage Server software into its Synerbox Appliances for disaster recovery and continuous data protection marketed to small and medium-sized businesses and branch offices.

Incipient announces financing
Intelligent switch storage software maker Incipient, Inc. announced that it has raised $24 million in Series D financing, bringing its total equity capital raised to $79 million. Leading this round is new investor QuestMark Partners, along with participation from Wasatch Advisors. Incipient's major existing investors Globespan Capital Partners, GrandBanks Capital, Greylock, HLM Venture Partners and Sigma Partners also participated in this round of financing. The Series D capital is earmarked for expansion of marketing and sales efforts in support of the Incipient Network Storage Platform (NSP) software.

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