TidalWire to buy hot bus adapter biz
Storage network firm TidalWire Inc. of Westborough, Mass., will acquire the hot bus adapter business McDATA, Broomfield, Colo. The agreement between the two storage companies allows McDATA to outsource its hot bus adapter business to TidalWire, which will manage the hot bus adapter business worldwide.
Juniper to help with university project
Network infrastructure provider Juniper Networks, Sunnyvale, Calif., will provide dual-mode M20 routers capable of using Internet protocol version 4 and Internet protocol v 6 to Scientific Computing Ltd., a Finnish computer science firm. The deployment will be part of Funet, the Finnish University and Research Network. Funet interlinks more than 80 Finnish research organizations and approximately 200,000 users. The routers will provide researchers high speed, and high bandwidth connections, as well as allowing for development in an IP v6 network environment.
Lucent MPLS interoperable
Telecommunications maker Lucent Technologies of Murray Hill, N.J., successfully demonstrated standards-based interoperability between its multi-protocol-label-switching (MPLS) hardware and equipment from other vendors in the industry. The Lucent Technologies TMX 880 MPLS core switch and SpringTide 7000 IP service switch were tested with equipment from 21 vendors during a two-week interoperability session.
Alcatel buying voice-Web business
French telecommunications maker Alcatel, is gaining a voice-Web platform using voice extensible markup language (VoiceXML) to make Web content accessible by telephone by buying out Telera, Campbell, Calif. The voice Web software platform uses VoiceXML and other open standards to enable service providers and enterprises to develop advanced voice applications that transform the telephone into a powerful tool to access Web-based information. The acquisition will allow use of the VoiceXML technology by other Alcatel businesses to enhance product offerings for customers.