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Quick Takes: CNT to offer new storage networking services

CNT prepped to offer new services on EMC storage; Imperial Technology grows deal with FalconStor; and Dell chooses Maxtor hard drives.

EMC trains CNT for storage services

Minneapolis, Minn.-headquartered Computer Network Technology Corp., and EMC Corp., Hopkinton, Mass., have joined forces for a new services offering. CNT has become a member of the EMC Authorized Services Network. As a member, CNT has been trained and qualified by EMC to deliver customers storage networking professional services. Whether a customer needs a consultation, or requires an entire storage architecture implementation, CNT will provide the services based on EMC storage systems. The EMC Authorized Services Network is a group of service partners that have been trained by EMC to provide storage networking services for EMC products.

Computer Network Technology Corp.

EMC Corp.

Auspex platforms serve files for LSI storage

LSI Logic Storage Systems Inc., Milpitas, Calif., and Auspex Systems Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., announced that the Auspex NSc3000 and NSc3000V file-serving platforms for SANs have completed the testing required to earn Certified Compatible status with LSI Logic's E-Series storage systems. The Auspex NSc3000 Network Storage Controller and NSc3000V platform serve files directly from SAN attached storage, such as the LSI Logic Storage E-series, via NAS protocols. For LSI Logic customers, this eliminates the expense of purchasing and managing a conventional NAS appliance by consolidating NAS file serving capability into a single E-Series storage system, according to LSI. The LSI Logic E series offers 36 G Bytes to more than 160 T Bytes of scale. The Auspex NSc3000 and NSc3000V provide secure UNIX, Windows, Linux and Mac OSX data sharing from a single data image, eliminating the need to create and maintain duplicate data sets, Auspex said.

LSI Logic Storage Systems, Inc.

Auspex Systems Inc.

Imperial solidifies deal with FalconStor

Imperial Technology Inc., an El Segundo, Calif., solid state disk specialist, announced a strategic partnership expanding on the existing reseller agreement with FalconStor Software Inc., Melville, N.Y. Imperial's SSD's can be included in FalconStor¹s IPStor network storage infrastructure to deliver I/O performance in transaction-oriented SANs. IPStor allows the MegaRam SSD to be used as a network persistent cache. IPStor can use the SAN-based SSD to cache write commands faster than traditional disk storage subsystems and establishes policies for relocating "hot" disk segments to the SSD based on access patterns while less accessed disk segments remain in traditional disk, FalconStor said.

Imperial Technology Inc.

FalconStor Software Inc.

Dell chooses Maxtor hard drives

Maxtor Corp., Milpitas, Calif., announced that the Maxtor Atlas 10K III U320 was selected for use in Dell PowerEdge servers. The Atlas 10K III features a U320 interface, 73 G Bytes of capacity and transfers data at burst speeds up to 320 M-Bits/sec, which is double that of the previous SCSI interface, the Ultra160, according to Maxtor.

Maxtor Corp.

JMR makes mini FC storage system

JMR Electronics Inc., a storage manufacturer based in Chatsworth, Calif., introduced the Fortra Desktop 6-Bay, a compact Fibre Channel storage system featuring departmental-level storage features at a low cost, JMR said. Measuring 11 inches by 7 inches by 12 inches, the Desktop 6-Bay is the smallest form factor large capacity 2GB/sec Fibre Channel solution on the market. The 6-bay tower can provide up to 876G Bytes of Fibre Channel storage and has been optimized for image-intensive, high-bandwidth digital media environments, including post-production, HDTV, visual simulation, animation, broadcast, image databases, medical imaging and Internet/Intranet applications, the company said. The Fortra Desktop 6-Bay is available now through reseller channels for $1,998.

JMR Electronics Inc.

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