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Storage Clips: Emulex buys storage chip maker Aarohi

Emulex has acquired storage chip maker Aarohi for $39M in cash.

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Emulex buys storage chip maker Aarohi
Emulex Corp. announced it will acquire storage chip maker Aarohi Communications Inc. for approximately $39 million in cash, contingent consideration, assumed debt and assumed Aarohi stock options, plus employee equity incentive compensation. Aarohi's intelligent processor technology, as exemplified by the AV150 Intelligent Storage Processor launched in November 2004, enables nondisruptive data migration and data replication, heterogeneous volume management, and virtual tape libraries. The company's announced customer base includes McData, which will integrate Aarohi's chips into its forthcoming intelligent switch platform.

EMC shares flounder though profits up
EMC reported its quarterly profit rose to $272.5 million from $269.8 million a year earlier. Revenue in the first quarter rose 14% to $2.55 billion from $2.24 billion. EMC shares, meanwhile, have gained just 2.6% in the past 12 months, while its bitter rival Network Appliance has added 23%.

Astute unveils processors
Astute Networks announced the introduction of the company's Athens Storage Processor. The AN2000 and the AN2004 products are multi-protocol storage processor offering1.6 million I/O per second in less than 14 watts of power. Parts are in qualification now, and engineering samples are available in the second quarter of '06.

Nimbus to OEM Xyratex
Nimbus Data Systems Inc. will OEM Xyratex's HS-1235 Application Platform and the RS-1603-E3 SAS extended bunch of disks storage subsystems. Nimbus will integrate its Halo storage software, and SAS and IP coprocessor hardware, and market the combined product as the Breeze MX4 and 10 GB multiservice storage systems, which it claims will offer users both iSCSI SAN and NAS capabilities in one box.

Iomega announces new SMB disk
Iomega Corp. announced two new StorCenter disk products: the Iomega StorCenter Wireless Network Storage 1 terabyte (TB) and the Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drive 500 GB.

The StorCenter Wireless Network Storage 1 TB features a Gigabit Ethernet connection and four 250 GB hard drives that can be configured in a RAID-5 configuration. The box also includes built-in wireless 802.11g networking protected by a choice of Wired Equivalent Privacy or Wi-Fi Protected Access data encryption.

The "little brother" StorCenter Network Hard Drive features a Gigabit Ethernet interface and two 7200 rpm drives for a total native capacity of 500 GB. It offers RAID-0 or RAID-1.

The Wireless Network Storage 1 TB is available for $899.95, and the Hard Drive 500 GB is also available now for $499.95.

Brocade appoints two to board
Brocade said Glenn C. Jones and Michael J. Rose joined the company board effective Tuesday. Jones has held chief financial officer positions with Cirrus Logic., PMC Sierra, Gain Computer Systems and Metaphor Computer Systems, where he also served as general manager of Metaphor's computer systems business after it was acquired by IBM. Rose served as an executive vice president and chief information officer (CIO) at Royal Dutch Shell PLC from 2001 to 2005 and worked in a variety of positions over 23 years at Hewlett Packard, most recently as CIO in 1997 and a board member in 2000.

U.K. health system goes for DataCore
DataCore Software announced that Kent & Medway National Health Service, a heath services provider in England, is using DataCore's SANsymphony software. The group was formed out of several regional services providers, and thus were looking to manage and consolidate larger amounts of storage. The company initially implemented a dual-path configuration with two SANsymphony nodes managing the same storage. Today, SANsymphony is managing 11 TB of storage. Of that, 2 TB to 3 TB is synchronously mirrored and 2 TB is asynchronously mirrored to the disaster recovery site using SANSymphony.

CentrePath announces 150th customer
CentrePath Inc. announced that it has reached 150 customers for its Magellan software, which provides root-cause identification and problem resolution across multivendor, multidomain and multiprotocol networks. Among CentrePath's customers are the Bank of New York, the city of Boston, the city of Chicago, Comcast, the New York state Senate, Regions Bank and Turner Broadcasting.

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