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Quick Takes: Restructuring and partnering

Entrada Networks restructures; Compaq resells OTG's software; Inrange announces plans to integrate ASIC technology into switches; and Gadzoox gets cash infusion.

Entrada Networks Inc., announced that it is restructuring its business, creating three separate wholly owned subsidiaries. The subsidiaries, all reporting to the parent company, Entrada Networks, are Torrey Pines Networks, a developer of storage area network (SAN) transport products that extend and connect SANs over IP and optical networks; Sync Research, a manufacturer of frame relay products; and Rixon Networks, a manufacturer of adapter cards. Entrada said its restructuring effort is aimed at presenting a clearer picture of its business to the investment community. Each subsidiary will operate independently, with independent line management, sales forces and marketing. The subsidiaries will maintain separate balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements. Entrada Networks is based in San Diego, Calif.

Entrada Networks Inc.

Partnering for IP SANs

Adaptec Inc., Milpitas, Calif., and Inrange Technologies Corp., announced plans to integrate Adaptec's IP Storage ASIC technology into Inrange's IN-VSN FC/9000 director class switches. The companies said the new switches would let customers connect geographically dispersed Fibre Channel SANs via IP networks. It will also allow integration of iSCSI based devices/networks into a Fibre Channel based SAN. Adaptec's storage router accelerator (SRA) is a networking ASIC that converts Fibre Channel traffic to Gigabit Ethernet traffic using FCIP or FC-to-iSCSI protocols. The ASIC-based solution is scalable to 10Gbit/sec.

Inrange Technologies Inc.

Adaptec Inc.

Gadzoox gets cash infusion

Gadzoox Networks Inc., San Jose, Calif., announced that it closed on the sale of $7.5 million of common stock in a transaction led by Balch Hill Capital and Galleon Group. The common stock was sold at $.10 over the closing price of $1.40 on August 31, 2001. Gadzoox said the investment would be used to continue the launch of Gadzoox Networks' Slingshot 2 Gb Open Fabric switch family, including the recently announced Slingshot 4210, and to support the development of future products and programs. Gadzoox makes Fibre Channel SAN product.

Gadzoox Networks Inc.

Tape and SANs

Advanced Digital Information Corp., Redmond, Wash., and Network Appliance Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif., announced the certification of ADIC's Scalar 1000 model tape libraries for the Network Appliance FC Fabric Tape SAN Backup solution. The certification, according to ADIC, lets end users consolidate backup for multiple NetApp filers to ADIC storage network-enabled libraries while simultaneously reducing data traffic on the LAN and operating loads on application servers. The NetApp and ADIC configuration can support up to 64 tape drives, 16 libraries, and 15 filers. Because all filers can access all tape devices in the SAN, the backup solution provides a structure that can support dynamic drive sharing by NDMP-enabled backup software applications. Initial software qualification includes Veritas NetBackup and Legato's Networker.

Network Appliance Inc.

Advanced Digital Information Corp.

Compaq resells OTG's software

OTG Software Inc., Rockville, MD., announced an agreement with Compaq Computer Corp., through which Compaq will resell OTG Storage and Database Management products to its high-performance technical computing (HPTC) customers on a worldwide basis. The agreement includes OTG's software for long-term archival and accessibility of files, data warehouses and Oracle databases on Compaq AlphaServer systems running Tru64 UNIX with support for the Compaq StorageWorks TL895 and ES9326SL Enterprise Libraries. Compaq's CustomSystems & Solutions group will be the focal point for sales of the OTG software products.

OTG Software Inc.

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