K-micro SAS IP core powers new generation of Tandberg Data tape drives

Flexible IP enables migration of tape drives to SAS from SCSI

SAN JOSE, CALIF. and OSLO, NORWAY — March 19, 2008 — K-micro, a leader in advanced ASICs, and Tandberg Data, the global supplier of backup and archiving solutions, today announced that Tandberg Data’s new generation of tape drives use K-micro’s SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) IP core, which enabled the new drives to migrate to SAS from SCSI.

“Our tape drive customers want to be able to move from SCSI and other interfaces to SAS in their tape drives,” said, James Jackson, Product Manager at Tandberg Data. “It was the flexibility to have a specialized core that was the deciding factor in choosing K-micro as our ASIC supplier for our new generation of tape drives. This project had a very tight schedule, and we were able to meet our schedule requirements working with the K-micro team.”

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Maestro File Manager 2.6 Available for Flexible, Cost-Effective Tiered Storage Management

Santa Clara, Calif. – March 24, 2008 – Attune Systems, Inc., a provider of enterprise-class file virtualization solutions, today announced the availability of Maestro File Manager™ 2.6.

The new product release allows customers to leverage the integration of Attune’s Maestro File Manager and Data Domain’s line of deduplication storage systems for a comprehensive tiered storage solution that significantly decreases storage costs.

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GlassHouse Technologies Enters into Strategic Partnership with Dell

Dell investment in GlassHouse

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 18, 2008–GlassHouse Technologies, a leading independent IT infrastructure consulting and services firm, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Dell Inc.

The partnership includes an investment by Dell and provides Dell with access to GlassHouse’s intellectual property (IP), sales and marketing resources over a three year period. The partnership will not affect GlassHouse’s business model, with GlassHouse remaining a vendor-independent consulting firm.

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Packeteer Advises Stockholders to Take No Action in Response to Elliott Associates Offer

Response in 10 days

CUPERTINO, Calif., March 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Packeteer(R), Inc. , the global leader in WAN application performance solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors recommended that Packeteer stockholders take no action at this time in response to the announcement by Elliott Associates, L.P. that it has made an unsolicited conditional tender offer to acquire all of Packeteer’s outstanding shares of common stock for $5.50 per share in cash.

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MessageSolution™ Launches Enterprise Email Archive™ for Novell GroupWise Server at BrainShare 2008

First to Support Top Three Email Servers in Market

Salt Lake City, UT (Novell BrainShare), March 18, 2008 — MessageSolution, Inc., the leading innovator in email and file archiving, electronic discovery, information retention, storage management, email compliance and litigation support, launched MessageSolution Enterprise Email Archive™ for GroupWise Server at Novell BrainShare 2008, making Enterprise Email Archive™ the first and only archiving solution to support all three best-selling enterprise email servers.

“Since the release of Enterprise Email Archive™ for GroupWise was announced in February, the product’s demonstrations have received extremely positive responses from prospective GroupWise edition customers,” said MessageSolution’s CTO and product architect, Jeff Liang. “This proves that an archiving solution with universal multi-server compatibility is in high demand.”

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Adjustments Coincide with Expiration of External Supply Obligations

PENANG, MALAYSIA and SAN JOSE, CALIF. – Mar. 20, 2008 – Western Digital® (NYSE: WDC) announced today that the majority of its media and substrate supply obligations to external customers related to its acquisition of Komag in 2007 will be fulfilled by May 2008, as planned, and that consequently WD will streamline its media and substrate operations to serve only its own hard drive business.

As part of the realignment of media manufacturing resources, the company will focus its Penang, Malaysia facilities solely on the production of magnetic media, while substrate plating and polishing operations, currently in Penang, will be consolidated into the company’s two other Malaysian substrate facilities in Kuching and Johor Bahru, maximizing operational efficiencies. Additionally, some positions in the company’s San Jose, Calif. development and media operations facility will be affected with the cessation of external business. As a result of these actions, WD will reduce its labor force by approximately 800 employees – approximately 770 in Malaysia and approximately 30 in the United States – representing less than 2 percent of the company’s total worldwide employee population of approximately 42,500.

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Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions Launches Virtualization Program for NetApp Partners

‘V-PWR’ program includes sales and educational material, training, demand generation services and end-user forums

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Enterprise Computing Solutions (ECS) business of Arrow Electronics Inc. NYSE: ARW, today launched “V-PWR,” a program to help its North American NetApp reseller partners capitalize on increasing demand for virtualization, a solution which enables a single machine to do the work of many resources, significantly reducing hardware and electricity costs.

Through the V-PWR program, Arrow ECS provides education, training and tools to help NetApp partners pursue and close sales for virtualization solutions with their customers. Partners receive educational sales materials about virtualization challenges and solutions; onsite sales and technical training; personalized sales coaching; and marketing support, among other program services.

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EnhanceRAID R6 iP series

IP-based D2D product for channel

Enhance Technology today announced new additions to the company’s SMB market targeted EnhanceRAID R6, the R6 IP series, a 2U 6-disk based high-versatility rack storage system that delivers up to 6 terabytes of storage capacity, performance of up to 100 MB/sec throughput, high enough to support uncompressed video surveillance application.

Protected in RAID 5 configuration running six (6+) SATA II disks, the R6 drives data via dual high bandwidth GbE ports and supports for Windows and Mac-based computing environments.

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BlueArc Chooses the Fujitsu XG2000 Ethernet Switch for Clustering Storage Solutions

Fujitsu 10Gb Ultra-low Latency 20-port Ethernet Switches Power BlueArc Titan Series

SAN JOSE, CA – March 19, 2008: Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., a leading supplier of 10-Gigabit (Gb) Ethernet switches and innovative computer products, and BlueArc® Corporation, a leader in scalable, high-performance network storage, today announced the integration of the Fujitsu XG2000 Ethernet Switches with the SA-48 RAID Array for BlueArc’s family of Titan storage solutions, including the newly announced Titan 3000 series.

The alliance between the companies improves archiving capabilities, extending storage capacities and clustering to help reduce storage acquisition costs and extend the data lifecycle.
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QLogic Ships Virtual HBA Technology for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell

QLogic HBAs, With Hardware-Assist Features Help IT Managers to Extend SAN Best Practices Into Virtualized Data Centers

SALT LAKE CITY, March 20, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) — Novell BrainShare 2008 — QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leader in networking for storage and high performance computing (HPC), today announced that it is the first HBA vendor to ship production ready N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) solution for a shipping Linux distribution.

Enterprise Linux customers can now get NPIV-capable Fibre Channel HBAs for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 1 (SP1), the latest Linux platform from Novell that features significant enhancements in virtualization, high performance computing, security, interoperability and system management. QLogic(r) market-leading 2400 series HBAs provide hardware-assist features that enable dynamic provisioning and flexible usage of HBA resources, helping IT managers to extend SAN best practices into virtualized data centers.

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