Quick Takes: Runtop and FalconStor form strategic partnership

Among the items in this week's installment of searchNetworking Quick Takes: Runtop and FalconStor are partnering to deliver next generation storage solutions based on Internet Protocol (IP) and the emerging iSCSI standards, TELOS and AudioCodes team to provide VoP solutions for the wireless market and Digital Lightwave reaches an international distribution agreement with Wandel Global Services.

Runtop and FalconStor form strategic partnership

Runtop, designer and manufacturer of local area network, storage area network, and server appliance solutions, and FalconStor Software, a network storage infrastructure software company, have formed a strategic partnership to deliver next generation storage solutions based on Internet Protocol (IP) and the emerging iSCSI standards. The two companies have signed an original equipment manufacturers (OEM) agreement whereby Runtop will offer a custom version of FalconStor's IPStor, an IP-based storage networking software product, with the GigaSAN product family. Capitalizing on the recent general availability of Gigabit Ethernet switches and network interface cards (NIC) on CAT5 twisted pair (1000 Base-T) cable, the newly IP-enabled GigaSAN product will allow customers to leverage their existing Ethernet infrastructure as well as IT staff's knowledge to construct an IP-based SAN on familiar networking technology. The IP-enabled GigaSAN products are scheduled for release on April, 2001. Full iSCSI compatibility will be announced on the 2nd half of 2001.

Runtop

FalconStor

Shanghai Bell signs for integrated network from NeTrue

NeTrue Communications, an IP solutions provider, has announced a contract between Shanghai BeTrue Infotech and Shanghai Bell. The contract is for the provision of VoIP and VSAT technology, incorporating NeTrue's software, hardware and systems integration, and is valued at approximately $4 million. According to the terms of the contract with Shanghai Bell, the technology to be delivered by NeTrue is for the National Telecommunications Restructuring Project commissioned by the Enterprise of Telecommunications Laos (ETL) through Shanghai Bell. The project between Shanghai Bell and ETL reflects a significant electronic equipment export contract between China and Laos, and one of the single largest infrastructure projects for ETL. The installation and systems integration will take place in stages, beginning in the third quarter of 2001, and planned completion by the end of 2001.

NeTrue

TELOS Technology, AudioCodes to provide VoP solutions for wireless market

TELOS Technology is working with AudioCodes, provider of Voice over Packet (VoP) technologies, to provide VoP solutions for the wireless market. The partnership combines TELOS' wireless technology with AudioCodes' VoP technology. Together, they will provide solutions that will enable wireless operators to benefit from the unique efficiencies available by combining wireless and packet network technologies. The resulting ready-to-market solutions will have built-in flexibility for use in 2G and 3G networks, allowing operators to implement a packet network core today and migrate to 3G and high speed data. Operators will gain the benefit of operating a single network supporting both voice and data, while reducing backhaul and switching costs through the use of distributed, IP-based switching.

TELOS

AudioCodes

Digital Lightwave reaches agreement with Wandel Global Services

Digital Lightwave a provider of innovative optical networking products and technology, announced that it has established an international distribution agreement with Wandel Global Services (WGS). Under the terms of the agreement, WGS will provide sales and customer support for the company's optical diagnostic and monitoring equipment in the Asia-Pacific, and Latin America regions. WGS, which represents some of the world's leading communication systems and test equipment manufacturers, is owned and managed by former shareholders and executives of Wavetek Wandel & Golterman, a major US-European manufacturer of internetwork analysis solutions, which was acquired by Dynatech Corporation in 2000.

Digital Lightwave

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