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ADIC is EMC-environment friendly; Exabyte teams with resellers; and trendy storage.

ADIC is EMC-environment friendly

Advanced Digital Information Corp. (ADIC), Redmond, Wash., announced that EMC Corp., Hopkinton, Mass., has qualified the ADIC SAN Gateway technology for integration into EMC Data Manager (EDM) backup and restore environments. The certification means that IT departments can use SAN Gateway technology to support third-party tape storage devices, including ADIC Scalar series libraries, in Fibre Channel storage network environments using EDM. EMC Data Manager is a centralized backup and restore system for distributed enterprises, large SANs and a range of UNIX and Windows NT database environments. The SAN Gateway is available now through authorized ADIC channel partners.

EMC Corp.

Advanced Digital Information Corp.

Exabyte teams with resellers

Exabyte Corp., Boulder, Colo., entered a new round of alliances with its top EVARS (Exabyte Value Added Resellers) to bring its native Fibre Channel tape libraries to customers as part of a complete SAN or NAS storage solution. EVARS are a small group of Exabyte resellers that have qualified to supply technical support for its high-end tape libraries. Exabyte engineers and manufactures 8mm and MammothTape technology tape drives, as well as media and libraries for MammothTape, DLTtape, LTO Ultrium and Advanced Intelligent Tape (AIT) technologies. The EVAR channel is one Exabyte's fastest growing business segments.

Exabyte Corp.

Trendy storage

American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), Atlanta, Ga., is shipping the first validation units of the StorTrends 1312, a 3U 12 drive Ultra160 SCSI Network NAS or JBOD product. Full availability of the StorTrends 1312 in JBOD and NAS versions will be August 15, 2001. Pricing ranges from $3,479 to $5,559, depending upon the configuration. The StorTrends 1312-J is AMI's new 3U Ultra160 SCSI storage solution with 12 hot swappable drive bays. Its redundant features include three hot swappable power supplies and two hot swappable dual unit fans. The chassis also includes two AMI backplanes with six Ultra160 compliant slots, single channel and IPMI support. The 1312-N solution includes the StorTrends 1100 sled with AMI's Indium NAS controller.

American Megatrends Inc.

ECCS meets the public sector

ECCS Inc., Tinton Falls, N.J., announced a strategic reselling agreement with Lockheed Martin Systems Integration - Owego. Under the terms of the deal, Lockheed Martin - Owego is adding ECCS storage solutions to its GSA (General Services Administration) contract for Federal procurements, meaning Lockheed Martin will be offering ECCS data storage products to its public sector clients. ECCS is developing a joint marketing strategy with Lockheed Martin, which expects to begin recommending and deploying ECCS' direct-attached (DAS), network-attached (NAS) and storage area network (SAN) storage solutions in the future.

Lockheed Martin Systems Integration - Owego


Integrating IP with disk arrays

FalconStor Inc., Melville, N.Y., a storage networking infrastructure software company, and Advanced Technology and Systems Co., Ltd. (ADTX), Tokyo, Japan, announced an OEM agreement to integrate FalconStor's IPStor software with ADTX disk arrays to deliver a unified storage area network (SAN) and network-attached storage (NAS) solution for enterprise customers. ADTX was originally established as a joint venture with IBM Japan and a disk array manufacturer. The company manufactures hard disks and products for Fibre Channel SANs. The integrated solution features ADTX's RAID systems with IPStor's virtualization, IP-based storage provisioning, Java-based management console for centralized operations, and a set of storage services, including active-active failover, mirroring, replication, snapshot, fast backup and restore enablers, and key-based authentication.

Advanced Technology and Systems Co., Ltd.

FalconStor Inc.

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