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NEWS GRAB: latest from Kroll Ontrack, snom technology, Digital Techniques, Seagate, DensBits, and Silver Peak

NEWS GRAB: latest from Kroll Ontrack, snom technology, Digital Techniques, Seagate, DensBits, and Silver Peak

Kroll Ontrack doubling R&D team, snom technology extends partnership with Digital Techniques, Seagate and DensBits to collaborate, Silver Peak wins patents

Kroll Ontrack doubling R&D team

Data recovery and management solutions provider, Kroll Ontrack, will be doubling its research and development (R&D) team over the next five years.

Eighty new specialists will be hired before the end of 2012, and will be based in Katowice, Poland.

Kroll Ontrack CTO, Chuck Crymble, said that Poland was chosen as the base for the hires as it will allow the facility to be ahead of US headquarters and competitors in terms of clock coverage.

Additionally, Crymble believes that the surrounding technology universities will provide opportunity to take on board development talent.

“This investment in R&D will enable us to better stay ahead of the data recovery, e-discovery, and information management trends and create new technology solutions that not only address our clients’ needs, but anticipate them as well as the opportunities in the broader market,” Kroll Ontrack CTO, Chuck Crymble, said.


snom extends Digital Techniques distie partnership to A/NZ

IP communications solutions vendor, snom technology, has extended its strategic relationship with its gold level distributor for Asia, Digital Technqiues, to the Australian and New Zealand market.

The agreement positions Digital Techniques as a gold level partner in the local market.

The expansion came about as a result of a strong relationship between the two companies which has enabled snom to penetrate the Asian market. Snom technology COO, Michael Knieling, believes that Digital Techniques will be able to replicate such growth within Australia and New Zealand.

As part of the partnership, Digital Techniques will distribute snom’s full portfolio of business VoIP phones, IP-PBX solutions, and UC edition portfolio to its value-added resellers (VARs), network service providers, and system integrators within the region.


Seagate and DensBits partner up for SSD development

Hard disk and storage solutions vendor, Seagate Technology has partnered with the Israeli-based inventor of the Memory Modem, DensBits, for the developed of solid state drives (SSDs) for the consumer and enterprise markets.

Under the agreement, DensBits’ Memory Modem controller technology will be integrated with Seagate’s storage technology to power a range of consumer and enterprise applications.

The partnership hopes to produce future products that provide cost savings, alongside increased reliability and performance.

“Seagate is excited to be working with the DensBits team and believes we have a significant opportunity with our new strategic relationship to extend our leadership into the SSD market,” Seagate chief sales and marketing officer, Rocky Pimentel, said.

In conjunction with the agreement, Seagate has made an undisclosed equity investment in DensBits.


Silver Peak nabs four patents

Virtualisation solutions vendor, Silver Peak Systems, has earned four patents for its Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA) software.

VXOA is designed to accelerate data movement over distance, and is targeted at enterprises who are constantly needing to move data from datacentres to offsite locations. It is intended for quick deployment over existing infrastructures.

“The requirements for wide area network (WAN) optimisation are evolving with increased adoption of virtualisation, dynamic workloads, and shrinking physical real-estate in today’s datacentres,” Silver Peak founder and CTO, David Hughes, said. “This prompts some customers to seek software alternatives to legacy custom hardware-based WAN optimisation appliances.”

The patents which it was awarded by the United States Patent and Trademark office includes:

  • Identification of data stored in memory (#8,171,238)
  • Pre-fetching data into a memory (#8,095,774)
  • Automatic network optimisation (#7,948,921)
  • Dynamic load management of network memory (#7,945,736)

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