October 1, 2001 - Zentra Computer Technologies Inc. today announced the
purchase of Ottawa based Rebel.coms Enterprise Division (assets
and marketing rights to Enterprise Sales and Technical Services) thus forming a
new wholly owned subsidiary, Zentra Solutions Inc. The Enterprise Division
of Rebel.com Inc. is a leading provider of computers, computer storage and
technical services in the Eastern Canadian marketplace. The division has annual
sales of approximately $34 million and directly employs 20 employees with
offices in Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal.
We are very excited about Zentras future as a national
solutions provider, said Scott Wagner, President of Zentra Computer
Technologies. This acquisition will be an excellent fit with Zentras
current operations and expands Zentras market opportunities from a
regional level to a national level. ...Zentra Computer Technologies
Valley, Calif., October 1, 2001 - Kingston® Technology Company, Inc
announced today a new five Gigabyte (5GB) PC Card hard disk storage upgrade, the
DataPak 5GB. The DataPak 5GB is a PC Card Type II compliant hard disk
drive with a native storage capacity of five (uncompressed) Gigabytes.
The DataPak PC Card portable hard disk drive is a credit card sized
1.8 inch disk drive which fits into any Type II compatible PC Card slot such as
those found in today's popular digital cameras, PDA, notebook/desktop systems
and other digital equipment that host a PC Card slot. As the popularity of these
products increase, so does the demand for more storage. Kingston is addressing
the growing need for portable high-capacity, high performance, and more rugged
hard disk drives in today's world of digital computing.
"Kingston has been able to increase the drive capacity by over
two and a half times from our previous 2GB version," said Jason Jacobi,
Director of Marketing, Kingston. "With the increasing support for Type II
PC Card slots in digital equipment, DataPak is a perfect tool for the traveling
executive that needs additional drive storage. For the professional
photographer, the DataPak 5GB can store over 1,700 uncompressed 3.1 Megapixel
high-resolution photos, making it a cost efficient storage solution," added
VA - October 1, 2001 - W. Quinn, Inc., a Precise Software Solutions
company (Nasdaq: PRSE) and a leading developer of storage resource and
performance management software, today announced that its StorageCentral SRM®
product has won the W2Knews Target Award as the best-in-class
solution in the Storage Management category. StorageCentral SRM has won the
award for this category every year since the program's inception three years
ago. Truly representing the "people's choice," the annual W2Knews
Target Awards competition is open to more than half a million qualified
subscribers of the W2Knews e-mail newsletter. Over 2,000 Windows NT/2000
administrators, MIS managers, and Microsoft Certified Professionals,
participated in this year's competition and voted on the best software products
based on overall quality, features, and price. The award will be presented at
the Microsoft Exchange & Collaboration Solutions Conference on October 1,
2001 in Orlando, Florida.
"Our customers vote with their dollars every day," stated
Najaf Husain, WQuinn's president and chief executive officer. "Winning the
Target Award three years in a row confirms our position as the leader in the
market and simultaneously reflects our commitment to developing only the best
solutions for managing data storage resources and optimizing server performance."
...W. Quinn Associates
DIEGO October 1, 2001 - Overland Data, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVRL) today
reported that both revenue and earnings for its first fiscal quarter ended
September 30, 2001 are expected to exceed analyst estimates. Revenue
for the quarter should exceed $39 million and the Company expects earnings for
the first quarter to be in the range of $0.07 to $0.09 per share. The current
consensus of Wall Street estimates for the quarter consists of $37.4 million in
revenue and earnings of $0.06 per share. Overland plans to announce complete
first quarter results after the close of the market on October 18, 2001.
"Although Overland's business in the eastern United States slowed
as a result of the disruptions following the tragic events of September 11,
2001, elsewhere our business was strong throughout the quarter," stated
Christopher Calisi, Overland's President and CEO. "We believe that many
businesses will be reevaluating and strengthening their disaster recovery plans
and that the market for automated tape backup solutions will see further
improvement. Furthermore, we are pleased with the market acceptance of our
recently released next-generation Neo series of tape libraries which is
positioned at an attractive price point and offers state of the art features not
enjoyed by our competition. Although cautious about these uncertain economic
times, we are encouraged by our performance and remain optimistic about our
future outlook given the potential for increased spending in the area of data
storage and recovery."
MD - October 1, 2001 - OTG Software Inc. today announced its new,
patent-pending storage management and access software for databases -
DiskXtender® Database Edition (DXDB). DXDB offers a powerful solution to
the problem of explosive growth of many enterprises' large databases, such as
Oracle 8i. OTG's solution virtualizes database storage, reduces total cost of
ownership and provides transparent access to both frequently and infrequently
Database administrators face multiple challenges, including meeting
user demand for access to large quantities of data, and increasing database
performance, reliability and disaster recovery capability. DXDB enables
administrators to address these requirements by integrating any combination of
certified storage media into a robust storage management and data access
solution. DXDB leverages OTG's storage virtualization technology for UNIX to
provide a logical, segment-level view of stored data, enabling seamless end-user
access without changes to queries or applications.
"Information is the lifeblood of business, and access to
mission-critical information in databases is critical for a company's survival,"
said Richard Kay, president and CEO of OTG Software. "OTG's latest storage
management solution, DXDB, helps enterprises immediately access critical
information stored in databases. This solution is aimed at industries that rely
on being able to access information when it is needed most, including
telecommunications, healthcare and financial services."
DiskXtender Database Edition is
available now. Please contact OTG at 800-324-4222 for more information about
the product, supported platforms and pricing.
...OTG Software profile
- Transparent Access to Virtually Infinite Database Storage
- Increased Database Performance and Reliability
- Enhanced Disaster Recovery
Glen Ellyn, IL
October 1, 2001 TrelliSoft, Inc., an innovative provider of
multi-platform SRM software today announced that it has signed agreements with
international resellers: Applied Technology Corporation (ATC), which
will distribute TrelliSoft software in Japan; and SAN Solutions, which
will distribute TrelliSoft software in Spain, Portugal, and Latin America.
ATC is also TrelliSoft's first customer in Japan. As the first TrelliSoft
customer in Japan, ATC will use StorageAlert/OS to monitor and manage storage
for its corporate operations.
ATC president and CEO, Noriyuki Yarimizu
states, "We chose StorageAlert/OS for our internal operations to ensure
that we maximize the investment we have made in storage hardware by reclaiming
wasted space and to prevent storage related downtime, which is unacceptable in a
customer-oriented business like ours."
The reseller agreement, which gives ATC non-exclusive rights to sell
and support StorageAlert/OS in Japan, is an important milestone for TrelliSoft,
as it marks its first reseller outside North America.
excited to have ATCa company with a 17 year history and more than 600
customersdistribute our products in Japan," said Steve Donovan,
president and CEO of TrelliSoft. "ATC has clearly shown its commitment to
the TrelliSoft product line by its internal use of the software, the training
and translation efforts it has already begun, as well as its aggressive plans
for marketing and sales."
SAN Solutions, a Madrid-based integrator of SAN solutions, has signed
an agreement to distribute the TrelliSoft products in Spain, Portugal, Mexico,
and the Dominican Republic. ...ATC profile,
...SAN Solutions web site,
Netherlands, Oct. 1, 2001 - At the European Conference on Optical Communications
today, Intel Corporation introduced a new optical networking subsystem
designed to deliver 10 Gigabit Ethernet and OC-192 SONET/SDH communications on a
single line card. Intel also announced the world's first complete CMOS
Physical Medium Dependent (PMD) chipset for 10 Gigabit per second (Gbps)
The Intel solutions support two key data transport standards for
high-speed networks -- SONET/SDH and 10 Gigabit Ethernet and provide investment
protection to both telecommunications equipment manufacturers and their
customers, the telecom service providers. SONET/SDH is the primary optical
data transport standard deployed today in the telecommunications industry.
However, 10 Gigabit Ethernet is becoming a desirable option for metropolitan
area networks because it offers similar bandwidth at significantly lower cost.
"This technology allows our customers to take advantage of the
convergence of data rates at 10 Gbps in metropolitan area networks," said
Michael Ricci, vice president and general manager of Intel's Optical Products
Group. "Early adopters will reap the benefits of the co-existence of SONET
and Ethernet. As Ethernet migrates into metropolitan area networks, changing
protocols will be as easy as flipping a switch."
The TXN13303 is
currently sampling and will be in full production in the first quarter of 2002.
CA - October 1, 2001 -- The DAFS Collaborative today announced several
significant developments: completion of Version 1.0 of the DAFS protocol
specification; submission of the DAFS specification to the Internet
Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards body; and creation of the DAFS
Implementers' Forum within the SNIA to act as the successor organization
to the DAFS Collaborative. The charter of the new DAFS Implementers' Forum
will be to: foster a collaborative ecosystem of vendors focused on the delivery
of DAFS-based solutions; expand market awareness of DAFS as a storage networking
technology; identify and promote the distribution of DAFS reference
implementations; engage ISVs and customers on requirements for DAFS integration
into data center applications; plan and demonstrate the interoperability of DAFS
solutions on relevant transports; and determine the need and appropriate venue
for further technical progress on DAFS-related APIs.
See also:- Industry
Megabyte's Glossary -
Direct Access File System (DAFS) protocol. The
DAFS protocol is a new file access protocol, specifically designed to take
advantage of standard memory-to-memory interconnect technologies such as VI (the
Virtual Interface Architecture) and InfiniBand in high-performance clustered
data center environments. DAFS enables applications to access network interface
hardware without operating system intervention, and carry out bulk data
transfers directly to or from application buffers with minimal CPU overhead.
POOLE, DORSET- October 01, 2001 -
BakBone Software announced today it is supporting Hewlett-Packard
Company's HP Surestore Ultrium 230 and 215 tape drives. BakBone enables
quicker installation and faster performance for its NetVault customers and
creates a higher confidence level in recommending and creating new sales
opportunities for linear tape-open (LTO) drive manufacturers and resellers.
BakBone's state-of-the-art Interop Lab tested HP's tape integrated with NetVault
to ensure reliable performance. BakBone's NetVault is a modular storage
management solution with the ability to scale from workgroup to enterprise.
NetVault's collective approach optimises and synthesises storage, server, client
and network resources to give unparalleled backup speed.
Interop Lab worked extensively to test HP's Ultrium tape drives with NetVault,"
said Randy Batterson, VP of Alliances and OEMs, BakBone Software. "HP's
Ultrium tape drives combined with NetVault's modular architecture and
flexibility will address customers' demands in network and information
management storage. Working with industry-leading technology partners like HP,
BakBone continues to strengthen its position in the storage management industry."
"Testing and verifying HP's Ultrium tape drive products to work
with BakBone's NetVault backup software allows us to offer powerful, reliable,
high-performance backup to enterprise customers," said Jan Bell, vice
president and general manager, HP Network Storage, North America.
Editor's notes:- Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology was
developed jointly by HP, IBM and Seagate to provide a clear and viable choice in
an increasingly complex array of tape storage options. The Ultrium format is
the "high capacity" implementation of LTO technology. See also:- the
LTO (org) web site.
October 1, 2001 -Internet
World Fall 2001 and StorageNet 2001, originally scheduled for this
week, have been postponed till December. These are just the latest computer
shows which have been affected due to the terrorist attacks on September 11th.
For current information on the new dates and venues, click on the events link
Idaho, October 1, 2001 - Crucial Technology today announced a product
line extension to include Type I CompactFlash memory cards - small, removable
storage cards used in a variety of electronic devices, including digital
cameras, handheld computers, and digital music players.
customers bank on the fact that we make it easy and inexpensive to get the
quality memory technologies they need," said Scott Heimgartner, Product
Marketing Manager at Crucial. "Now that handheld electronic devices and
digital cameras are so popular, expanding Crucial's product line to include
CompactFlash cards is a logical step."
CompactFlash cards are designed with Flash technology, a non-volatile
storage solution that does not lose its information once power is removed from
the card. CompactFlash memory is noiseless, considerably lighter, consumes less
battery power, and much more rugged than a rotating disk drive. Crucial offers
CompactFlash memory in seven different densities: 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 48MB, 64MB,
96MB, and 128MB.
Customers receive a 10-percent discount when ordering the cards online
through Crucial's Memory Selector program, a proprietary Web tool that
makes it easy for customers to match the right memory with their electronic
devices. The Memory Selector program is available online at
October 1, 2001 Sanbolic, Inc. today announced the appointment of
a new executive as part of expanding the company's growth potential and focusing
on sales. Mario Mummolo, a key employee, will serve as the company's Senior
Account Manager. Mummolo is responsible for developing and maintaining a Sales
account plan in conjunction with management goals and strategies as well as
obtaining approval and providing approval of plan, qualifying opportunities, and
establishing customer commitments.
Prior to joining Sanbolic, Mummolo was Marketing Manager at Cambex,
and EMC/Clariion, where he was responsible in the launching and business
development of mission critical SAN solutions as well as related Fibre channel