storage news - 2004,
February week 1,
|Infineon Expands Memory
Dresden, Germany February 6, 2004 Infineon Technologies
will expand the Memory Development Center at its Dresden reference location with
the aim of further strengthening and extending the central role of the site in
the development of process technology, particularly for
that end, the company will erect a new building on the premises of its Dresden
plant, with a development cleanroom at its center. Investments totaling around
Euro 120 million (about $150 million) will be spent on the project over the next
two years. Infineon currently expects to take on about 120 new hires for the
Development Center expansion in the current fiscal year.
AIT Libraries Help Qualstar Growth
Calif. - February 5, 2004 - Qualstar Corporation today reported
financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2003.
Revenues for the quarter were $9.6 million, a 13.7% increase over the same
quarter of the prior year. The increase in second quarter fiscal 2004 revenues
was the result of higher sales of robotic libraries based on AIT tape
technology, as well as a large shipment to an OEM customer. The Company
reported net income of $207,000 for the second quarter of fiscal 2004.
Imation Declares Initial Quarterly Dividend
OAKDALE, MN - February 5, 2004 - Imation Corp. today announced that its
Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.08 per share,
payable March 30, 2004 to shareholders of record at the close of business on
March 15, 2004. ...Imation
McAfee VirusScan Available for NetApp
Clara, Calif. - February 4, 2004 - Network Associates today announced
the availability of McAfee VirusScan for NetApp, which delivers reliable
anti-virus protection for data stored on Network Appliance devices.
The release of McAfee VirusScan for NetApp offers important new features and
upgrades, including integration with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator and multiple
storage system support, giving organizations greater control and visibility into
their system security. With McAfee VirusScan for NetApp, NetApp customers can
ensure that they have the most robust protection against malicious threats, such
as viruses, worms, and Trojans.
"Enterprise companies are increasingly migrating and
consolidating their data storage systems to Windows based storage solutions,"
said Patrick Rogers, vice president of alliances at Network Appliance. "McAfee
VirusScan for NetApp scans NetApp storage solutions and provides real-time virus
protection for the massive amounts of critical information being stored and
accessed by enterprise-level users."
FalconStor Software Reports Annual Revenue Up 59%
MELVILLE, N.Y. - February 4, 2004 - FalconStor Software, Inc. today
announced financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended
December 31, 2003.
For the fourth quarter 2003, revenue was $5.1
million, compared with $3.4 million for the same period a year ago. Net loss for
the fourth quarter of 2003 was $2.2 million. For the twelve months ended
December 31, 2003, revenues increased 59% to $16.9 million compared with
$10.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2002. Operating expenses increased
19% to $25.4 million in 2003 from $21.4 million in 2002. Net loss for 2003
decreased to $7.4 million compared with a net loss of $11.5 million for 2002.
In addition, the Company closed the quarter financially strong with $36.7
million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities.
Cornice secures another $51 million funding for 1" hard
Editor:- February 4, 2004 - Cornice
has secured $51 million in a 2nd round of
round includes the Company's previous investors - CIBC Capital Partners, Nokia
Venture Partners and VantagePoint Venture Partners - and brings on board new
investors BA Venture Partners and GIC Special Investments Pte. Ltd.
a result of this second round of financing, Jim Jones, a director at BA Venture
Partners, will join the Cornice Board of Directors.
This round of
financing brings the total amount invested in the Company to $81 million.
The new capital will be used to support sales, development, and manufacturing
initiatives related to the company's Storage Element technology which is an
embedded storage device for "pocket-able" electronic products such as
digital music players, digital video capture devices, and other products.
2GB Storage Element, introduced in January 2004, has already been designed into
products that made their debut at CES 2004.
1 inch storage drives
Isilon Names VP of OEM Sales and Strategic Alliances
SEATTLE - February
4, 2004 -
Isilon Systems today announced the appointment of Tom Pettigrew to VP of
OEM sales and strategic alliances.
Pettigrew is responsible for
developing a global sales channel program and establishing new partnerships with
OEMs, resellers and distributors that will bring Isilon into new markets and
further accelerate revenue growth.
Pettigrew has more than 20 years
experience helping technology companies enter new markets with new products
through strategic alliances, OEM partnerships, channel sales and partner
development. Pettigrew is a veteran in the networking and storage industry, and
an expert in business development on a global scale. Pettigrew joins Isilon from
F5 Networks, where he spent more than six years forging relationships with such
companies as Dell, HP, IBM, EDS and Nokia. In 2003, Pettigrew was named one of
the top channel executives in the US by Computer Reseller News.
"Isilon is the leader in this explosive new category of storage
for digital content, and partners are excited to take advantage of this amazing
growth opportunity," said Steve Goldman, Isilon president and chief
executive officer. "Tom has an impressive track record of forging strategic
alliances to develop new markets, and the right partners will play a key role in
Isilon's continued success."
Pettigrew joins the management team at Isilon and fills one of several
positions open at the company. Isilon is expanding rapidly, with open positions
in sales, marketing, engineering and quality assurance. For more information on
partnering with Isilon, please contact Tom Pettigrew at email@example.com or
BakBone Software Announces VP of EMEA
POOLE, UK - February 4, 2004 - BakBone Software today announced the
appointment of Patrick Clarke to the position of vice president of Europe,
Middle East and Africa.
Clarke, based in London, has extensive
experience in the enterprise software and storage market and will be responsible
for expanding BakBone's EMEA operations and revenue growth. Clarke brings to
BakBone over ten years of sales and general management experience in both the
enterprise hardware and software sectors. Most recently, he served as vice
president of EMEA for Overland Storage for three years, and was responsible for
increasing Overland's EMEA revenues by more than 65%. ...BakBone profile
ADTX L Series RAID Storage Certified with CinéWave
Irvine, CA - February 3, 2004 ADTX announced Pinnacle Systems'
qualification of the new ADTX L Series RAID system for use with CinéWave.
RAID system combines a 2Gb Fibre Channel interface with SATA and
state-of-the-art ADTX-specific features to create a solution for some of the
most demanding video applications.
"The ADTX L Series RAID is a robust system that passed our tests
without exceptions," said Andrew Baum, Pinnacle Systems Senior Product
Manager for CinéWave. "CinéWave's industry-leading HD and SD
video production capability places rigorous demands on storage systems. The
highest performing systems help to unlock the full potential of CinéWave
and the L Series provided more than enough throughput for certification."
ADTX L Series benefits from all the advantages of SATA plus some extra
innovations usually reserved for enterprise-class systems. Instant Copy
(hardware based), Remote Mirroring (hardware based) and Path Cruise (path
failover) are options from ADTX that provide enhanced capability and
reliability. The L Series has storage capacities up to 3.75 terabytes and it is
priced to compete against other systems. ...ADTX profile
NSI Software's 10th Consecutive Growth Quarter
Hoboken, N.J. - February 3, 2004 - NSI Software, Inc. today announced
its tenth consecutive quarter of revenue growth.
Revenue for the
quarter was up 66% from the fourth quarter of 2002 and year-to-year revenue
growth increased by
80%. In the fourth quarter, NSI continued to experience strong growth
from new and repeat sales for services and software from OEM and channel
"IDC expects that storage replication software will be
one of the fastest growing segments of the storage software market from 2004
through 2007. NSI Software is well positioned in this market, emerging as a
revenue leader in the Windows, host-based replication arena in 2002 and 2003,"
said Bill North, director of research, Storage Software,
...NSI Software profile
Julie Ryan Elected to Board of SMF
Calif. - February 3, 2004 - LSI Logic Storage Systems today announced
that the company's alliance manager, Julie Ryan, has been elected to the board
of the SNIA Storage Management Forum where she will serve as secretary
and business development chairperson.
The mission of the SMF is to
drive the first common and interoperable management backbone for storage
networks called the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S). The SMF
focuses on creating multi-vendor interoperability for the SMI-S, promoting SMI
development of standards and industry implementation; sponsoring plugfests and
educational events; and conducting compliance tests and certification programs.
...LSI Logic Storage
Systems profile, ...SNIA
AmeriVault Protects New England states
Waltham, MA -
February 3, 2004 - Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont can
now protect their mission-critical data with AmeriVault's online data
backup and recovery solution.
AmeriVault, whose pioneering solution
has widely gained acceptance within the private sector with thousands of users
throughout the country, is now easily and readily available to government
agencies within the above-mentioned states through the ITS07 multi-state
contract (vendor code 043404600 K001).
"Given that government
data has greater security risks and has high sensitivity, in no other industry
is it more critical to have a fail-safe data protection solution," said Bud
Stoddard, President & CEO of AmeriVault. "In recent months, we have
seen government agencies placing an increasing emphasis on data protection."
Broadcom Acquires RAIDCore
February 2, 2004 Broadcom Corporation today announced that it
has acquired RAIDCore, Inc.
RAIDCore currently provides a
complete enterprise-class RAID software stack targeted at high volume single and
dual processor servers. Employing RAIDCore's proprietary Fulcrum Architecture,
the software is operating system, I/O bus and hardware independent and can be
used with existing and future server RAID solutions, whether based on SATA RAID
or SAS RAID. The acquisition of RAIDCore and its full-featured,
enterprise-class RAID software stack will enable Broadcom to offer a unique and
complete set of RAID solutions to the server storage market.
emergence of low cost, high capacity SATA drives, and the constant need to
increase storage within servers, Broadcom has identified an opportunity to
efficiently and reliably manage storage resources within a server through the
combination of Broadcom silicon and RAIDCore software. The initial products
resulting from the acquisition will focus on highly integrated RAID-on-chip
(ROC) and RAID-on-motherboard (ROM) solutions for entry-level and mid-range
M-Systems Announces Public Offering of Shares
Israel - February 2, 2004 - M-Systems announced that it plans to
offer 5,600,000 of its ordinary shares in a public offering.
will grant the underwriters of the offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an
additional 900,000 ordinary shares to cover over-allotments, if any. The
offering is being made through an underwriting syndicate led by Citigroup Global
Markets Inc., as the sole bookrunner and lead manager.
MMC ver 4.0 is 20 x Faster
Cupertino, CA - February
2, 2004 - Version 4.0 of the MultiMediaCard specification was introduced
today by the MultiMediaCard Association.
The new, feature-rich
version 4.0 specification represents a major expansion of the MultiMediaCard
standard, opening new levels of sophistication and marketing opportunities to
the digital imaging and mobile phone industries. To ensure smooth transition
from previous versions of the MMC standards, the new specification defines
backward compatibility paths for both legacy cards and host devices that accept
MultiMediaCards. The specification is provided to all MMCA members.
Three key features of the new specification are: wider bus-width,
higher clock frequency and dual voltage operation. Operating at 52 MHz in x8 bit
mode, data can be transferred at up to 52 Mbyte/sec., a 20-fold improvement from
the previous standards. This is the highest data transfer rate of all flash
memory card form factors available today.
According to Joe Unsworth,
Semiconductor Memory Analyst at
MMCA has made a strategic decision to target the mobile phone market, and
because that segment is forecast to be the leading application for flash cards
by 2006, it has given new life to the format." ...MMCA profile
A New name in SATA - ARIO Data Networks
CALIF. - February 2, 2004 - ARIO Data Networks today announced its
entrance into the OEM serial I/O marketplace with a new approach to the
development of entry-level and mid-range enterprise storage subsystems.
venture-funded company, which was formed by a seasoned team of OEM storage
experts, will ship SATA and Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solutions that address
the market need for cost effective, modular, available, and scalable storage
subsystems. Designed for SAN, NAS and DAS environments, ARIO's hardware
controllers enable storage OEMs to integrate dramatically lower cost SATA disk
drive technology into their subsystems. ARIO Data's family of high performance
SATA controllers, announced separately today, is now available with Fibre
Channel, Ultra 320 SCSI, and iSCSI host connectivity.
Next generation serial I/O technologies, such as Serial ATA and Serial
Attached SCSI, will enable the deployment of affordable and flexible storage
systems," said Johnny Tseng, founder and CEO of ARIO Data Networks. "ARIO
Data provides its OEM partners the architecture, technology, product offering
and feature sets they require for entry and mid-range enterprise subsystems,
while at the same time delivering a significant reduction in subsystem TCO."
...ARIO Data Networks
StorTrends NAS Software Speaks Your Language
ATLANTA - February 2,
2004 - AMI today announced the release of its Linux-based StorTrends NAS
software version v2.2.
This upgrade allows AMI to supply customers
with support for multiple languages, enhanced Active Directory Services, a new
GUI for ease of use and increased reliability. AMI implemented some of the new
features based on feedback it received from its international storage customers.
AMI saw a trend in companies progressively installing Linux-based systems into
their networks and assigning NAS to important roles in their storage
The NAS software can be used from anywhere and supports a variety of
languages, including Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French and German. It
features a fast hardware setup, increased reliability with mirroring support and
Enhanced Active Directory Service (eADS) support that allows administrators to
easily change the access rights from the client.
QLogic Shipping Stackable Fibre Channel Switches
Calif. - February 2, 2004 - QLogic Corp. today announced the QLogic
SANbox 5200, the first Fibre Channel stackable switch, and the first switch to
feature 10 gigabit technology, is now available to resellers via QLogic
authorized distributors worldwide.
With an MSRP of $5,795 for an 8-port
configuration, the SANbox 5200 is a price leader that delivers breakthrough
ease-of-use with wizard-based installation, the ability to scale to 64 ports
without losing a single port to inter-switch links, blazing 10Gb performance,
and complete stack management from a single application.
stackable IP switch has proven to be the most popular type of Ethernet switch
because of its scalability and ease of use," George Lyon, Senior Systems
Administrator," State of Oregon. "Finally it's possible to set up
Fibre Channel storage networks with the same approach. The SANbox 5200 is a
simple, affordable solution designed to grow with our business as our storage
Mellanox Ships 200K InfiniBand Ports
SANTA CLARA, CA and YOKNEAM,
ISRAEL - February 2, 2004 - Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. announced today
that as of January 2004 more than 200,000 InfiniBand ports have been shipped to
customers for a broad range of InfiniBand based applications.
Surpassing this milestone indicates an increased rate of sales for Mellanox
InfiniBand products as twice the number of ports were sold in the past six
months than during the prior six months. ...Mellanox Technologies
Maxtor Selects ChannelWave to Strengthen Visibility
VEIEJO, Calif. - February 2, 2004 - ChannelWave, Inc. today announced
that Maxtor Corporation has selected ChannelWave to provide a global
Partner Relationship Management solution to drive the company's expanding
channel communications, marketing and sales strategies.
its storage solutions through a network of distributors, resellers, systems
integrators and consultants with businesses in consumer electronics, enterprise
storage, home entertainment and dozens of vertical applications. The company
will use ChannelWave's PRM solution to automate channel partner recruitment,
profiling and program management, create and drive targeted marketing campaigns,
manage sales opportunities and measure channel performance. Maxtor's global PRM
infrastructure is scheduled to be deployed first in Japan and the Asia Pacific
region in Q2 2004, followed by Europe and North America.