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Quick Takes: CNT and StorageTek tighten alliance

CNT and StorageTek build a new alliance around professional services and storage consulting; HDS uses FalconStor for data migration; and ProvisionSoft helps calculate cost savings.

CNT and StorageTek tighten alliance

Computer Network Technology Corp., Minneapolis, Minn., and Storage Technology Corp., Louisville, Colo., have announced an alliance for CNT to provide professional services to StorageTek customers. StorageTek will subcontract CNT professional services including its business continuity consulting, business impact analysis, data availability assessment, bandwidth consolidation assessment, enterprise backup assessments, solution design, integration and implementation and life cycle maintenance services. CNT and StorageTek's joint solutions now include StorageTek T9840 tape extension, extension of Virtual Storage Manager (VSM) systems, Remote Clustered Virtual Tape Storage System (VTSS) tape mirroring, Power Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (PPRC) remote disk mirroring with the Shared Virtual Array (SVA), and D-Series Remote Volume Mirroring.

Computer Network Technology Corp.

Storage Technology Corp.

HDS uses FalconStor for data migration

FalconStor Software Inc., Melville, N.Y., announced that Hitachi Data Systems, Santa Clara, Calif., is using IPStor to power the HDS migration appliance. The appliance provides online data transport between storage systems without interrupting data access in the production environment. IPStor enables replication from storage systems over any platform or protocol. IPStor also offers asynchronous mirroring, for extending the distance of a mirror to remote locations, as well as replication over Fibre Channel, iSCSI and SCSI, extending the replication protocol to include local or remote attached SCSI or FC disks using a single IPStor for Online/Nearline Disk-based Backup/Restore.

FalconStor Software Inc.

Hitachi Data Systems

Automate and calculate

Andover, Mass.-based ProvisionSoft, a maker of application-based automated storage and server provisioning software, unveiled a tool designed to calculate the potential cost savings from using Automated Resource Management solutions. The company also made public a white paper called "Reducing IT Costs Through Proactive Resource Management Software", which provides a methodology for calculating cost savings, according to the company. Interested parties can request a free copy of the white paper or information about the ROI calculator on ProvisionSoft's website. ProvisionSoft

Spectra Logic lands library reseller

Tape library maker Spectra Logic Corp., signed a reseller agreement with Solarcom, a $350 million technology solutions provider. Solarcom's professional services organization can now services and support Spectra Logic libraries. Spectra Logic's library partitioning feature for backup consolidation dubbed SLS (Shared Library Services), allows customers to deploy a single library's resources across an enterprise. SLS creates up to 16 virtual libraries, storage administrators can supply backup offerings for heterogeneous platforms, software applications, tape drives, media and interface technologies, all in the same physical library. SLS is available with the Spectra 20K and Spectra 64K libraries.


Spectra Logic Corp.

Message Passing to InfiniBand

JNI Corp., San Diego, Calif., said MPI Software Technology Inc., will support MPI/Pro, its Message Passing Interface (MPI) software, on JNI's InfiniStar dual-port 10G-Bit/sec PCI-X to InfiniBand host channel adapter (HCA) modules. With MPI/Pro, JNI's HCAs deliver up to three times the bandwidth of proprietary interconnects used in Linux-based HPC server cluster environments, and up to eight times the bandwidth of gigabit Ethernet, according to JNI.

JNI Corp.

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