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Gadzoox and Big Blue partner for 2Gbps testing

Gadzoox Networks Inc., San Jose, Calif., and IBM have completed preliminary testing of their new generation of open standards, 2 Gb Fibre Channel storage products. The companies said the recently announced IBM ProFibre Storage Array DF4000J and Gadzoox Networks' Slingshot 4218, have passed initial interoperability testing and support key functions like auto-negotiating. During the preliminary tests the Slingshot open fabric switch and the ProFibre Storage Array interoperated and auto-negotiated between 1 Gb and 2 Gb speeds, according to Gadzoox.

Gadzoox Networks Inc.

IBM Corp.

Prisa Networks outgrows its offices

Prisa Networks Inc., San Diego, Calif., an OEM supplier of System and storage area network (SAN) software, announced that they are expanding their operations into an additional building that more than doubles their existing workspace. The new facility, located adjacent to their corporate offices in San Diego, enlarges Prisa?s existing office space by 115%. The main office will now be used as the corporate headquarters housing sales, marketing, operations, accounting, and the executive offices. The additional facility will accommodate Prisa?s engineering team.

Prisa Networks Inc.

Reinventing RAID

There's a new form factor RAID controller on the way from Adaptec Inc., Milpitas, Calif. The Adaptec 2005S, utilizes notebook technology by using a SO-DIMM connector in place of a standard PCI slot as a way to reduce its cost and size. Adaptec's own EMRL technology (Embedded RAID Logic) lets the 2005S use the server platform's on-board SCSI channels, reducing power consumption by up to 75% and cost by up to 40% over traditional single-channel controllers. The controller provides RAID 0, 0+1, 1, 5, 0+5 and JBOD-level configuration capabilities and is available in 8, 16, and 48M Byte cache memory configurations. The 2005S is packaged with Storage Manager Pro, Adaptec's RAID management software and is slated for shipment to OEMs in the second half of this year for $225.

Adaptec Inc.

More Dot Hill per Capita

Carlsbad, Calif.-based Dot Hill Systems Corp., has entered into an alliance with Capita Technologies Inc., Kinh of Prussia, Pa., a service provider specializing in Web technology solutions that deliver integrated marketing solutions. Capita Technologies will offer Dot Hill's SANnet systems and professional services to its customers in the Mid Atlantic region, particularly federal government agencies. Dot Hill recently installed a SANnet system in Capita's Maryland offices. It includes a SANnet 7100 series full Fibre RAID storage system connected via a Brocade SilkWorm fabric switch to a Sun enterprise class server running Solaris 8 and an Intel-based server running Windows 2000. Dot Hill's failover and load balancing software, SANpath, is installed on the Sun server. SANscape, Dot Hill's Java-based storage management software, will be installed on the Windows machine.

Capita Technologies Inc.

Dot Hill Systems Corp.

BMC debuts Knowledge Module for T3 Arrays

Sun Microsystems Inc., Palo Alto, Calif., and BMC Software Inc., Houston, Texas, announced the availability of Patrol for the Sun StorEdge T3 array. The new Patrol Knowledge Module discovers, captures, stores and reports physical attribute and event information on the Jiro technology-enabled Sun StorEdge T3 array. Patrol organizes the information and associates applications with storage. Jiro technology is an open, freely available set of APIs based on the Java 2 platform that provides developers with an infrastructure for building interoperable end-to-end storage management solutions for heterogeneous environments.

Jiro Technology homepage

BMC Software Inc.

Sun Microsystems Inc.

nStor announces international partnership

San Diego, Calif.-headquartered nStor Technologies Inc., announced a partnership with Asia-based server manufacturer Donovan Systems Inc. Donovan Systems will offer the NexStor family of Fibre Channel and SCSI storage systems to customers in the Asia Pacific region, particularly Singapore, Malaysia and mainland China. NStor said the agreement is part of its new channel strategy. Donovan Systems is the first Linux server manufacturer based in Asia.

Donocan Systems Inc.

nStor Technologies Inc.

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