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DataZONE partnership to provide fault tolerant RAID solutions

DataZONE Corp. announced recently a partnership with Promise Technology to provide low cost, entry-level fault tolerant RAID solutions. They will combine Promise's intelligent, high-performance ATA-RAID cards with DataZONE's portable storage solutions. DataZONE's unique products combined with Promise's FastTrak ATA card are an ideal solution for users that require a secure, yet removable RAID system.

Capital Data to integrate DISC Inc.'s optical storage library

Capital Data, Inc. has selected DISC Inc.'s Orion Series of 5.25-inch optical storage libraries for integration into enterprise networks and data intensive vertical market applications.

Capital Data will incorporate the libraries into storage solutions which are requirement driven, and may include hardware, jukebox management and file migration software or RAID cache, with the added value and flexibility of leasing, the company said.

DISC's Orion series libraries offer both nearline and long-term storage capabilities giving customers a safe, secure place for their data that also allows them to meet long-term storage requirements.

The Orion Series is now shipping with capacities ranging from 728G Byte to 5.2T Byte and list prices as low as 3 cents per megabyte. Compatible with most server, operating system, and network environments, the products are sold through resellers, distributors and OEM's worldwide.

Hitachi PC servers to use Interphase SAN Fibre Channel adapter

Interphase Corp. recently announced that Hitachi, Ltd. has selected the company's 5540 PowerSAN 2000 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter to provide storage connectivity for the Hitachi PC Server Family.

The adapter has advanced features such as fail-over, load balancing and FibreView(TM) Enterprise SAN management which are designed to provide added reliability and the management of SANs across a global enterprise from a central location.

Quantum Corp., DLT expand partnership

Quantum Corp. DLT and Storage Systems Group recently announced new successes and initiatives for the company's expanding government reseller program for the Snap Server product line.

Quantum's Server Appliances Division has partnered with nine new government resellers this year, with over half adding the Snap Server product family to their Government Services Administration (GSA) schedules and/or Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA).

Since April of this year, government resellers including A&T Systems, CDWG, Comteq Federal, Control Concepts, Daly Computers, Federal Network Services, iGov, Intelligent Decisions and PlanetGov have joined the Server Appliances Division's reseller program. Quantum has worked with Daly Computers, CDWG and A&T Systems to successfully include the Snap Server on their GSA schedules and/or BPAs.

Quantum is also able to offer special government pricing for those resellers without a GSA schedule with the help of distributors Ingram Micro through its Partnership America program and Tech Data through its Partner Procurement program.

SYNNEX ads Connex to its storage offering

SYNNEX is expanding its storage offerings with the addition of Connex's N3000 high-performance midrange NAS appliance and SANavigator SAN management software for heterogeneous environments.

In the SAN arena, IDC predicts the total worldwide SAN market will grow to $13.8 billion by 2003, including multivendor SAN solutions that require advanced management software.

The Connex N3000 NAS system is an easy-to-use, high-performance, departmental and workgroup storage solution designed for a lower total cost of ownership than similar NAS appliances, the company said. Installed in a few easy steps (in less than 10 minutes), the Connex N3000 quickly brings from 54 to 200 gigabytes of high-performance shared storage to Windows NT/2000 or Unix networks.

The Connex N3000 is managed through its LCD front panel as well as an intuitive browser-based Interface. It's "set it and forget it" mode requires no day-to-day intervention other than responding to the occasional diagnostic alert.

EMC, USA Video team up on end-to-end media solution

USA Video Interactive and EMC Corporation recently teamed up to offer a highly reliable, high speed, end-to-end media solution that utilizes EMC's family of CLARiiON storage systems.

EMC's CLARiiON storage systems will be offered as part of USA Video Interactive's product line of Internet video systems. This will improve USA Video's patented video-on-demand and streaming video technology, the company said.

Additionally, when development of USA Video Interactive's patented Wavelet technology is complete, it will be incorporated into these solutions. This will further enhance their flexibility and USA Video Interactive's ability to deliver the best possible video to home modem users and to broadband users while requiring less download time.

E-mail your storage news to Kevin Komiega, assistant news editor.

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