CA, Sony Form Storage Alliance
As part of the new alliance, Computer Associates will integrate its BrightStor storage management software with Sony's PetaSite and StorStation hardware.LAS VEGASComputer Associates International Inc. Tuesday announced at CA World here a broad alliance with Sony Corp. to integrate and jointly market CA BrightStor storage management software with Sonys PetaSite and StorStation hardware. The non-exclusive global agreement targets medium-sized and large enterprises with combined backup offerings. The first of many deliverables in the joint work will be CAs BrightStor ARCserve Backup 9.0 software with Sonys StorStation Advanced Intelligent Tape Write-Once-Read-Many (WORM) hardware, which is due next month, according to Stephen Richards, executive vice president sales and field operations for CA.
Additional deliverables due in the October/November time frame include Sonys PetaSite storage systems integrated with BrightStor Enterprise Backup as well as CAs BrightStor Mobile Backup storage management software integrated with Sonys file servers and tape libraries.