StorNext is an important component of the NetApp Full-Motion Video (FMV) solution. Its storied history is chronicled below.
Brad Kline invented CVFS while working under contract for MountainGate Imaging Systems Corp. in Reno, NV.
The CentraVision File System (CVFS) was originally designed and developed as a distributed, networked file system for Storage Area Networks (SAN). MountainGate marketed CVFS to the film and video industry for sharing large Images across platforms. CVFS originally supported Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 and SGI IRIS.
MountainGate filed for the CENTRAVISION trademark
ADIC filed for the STORNEXT trademark
ADIC acquired MountainGate for $3.6M in cash and stock
The acquisition brought CentraVision File System (CVFS) to ADIC’s storage software business.
CVFS named a finalist of the Network Computing Well-Connected Award
CVFS was selected because of its innovative ability to boost productivity by allowing Windows, UNIX, and Linux workstations to share data down to the file level over high-speed Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks.
StorNext appliance announced
ADIC announced the introduction of StorNext NAS appliance, an all-purpose NAS product compatible with all ADIC Scalar series libraries.
CVFS v1.4 released
Added automated fail-over to SAN for high availability.
CVFS v2.0 released
Expanded platform support to Linux and SUN, enhanced journaling 64-bit file system. ADIC and HDS demonstrated SAN-based file sharing for the video production and digital broadcasting industry.
CVFS became StorNext
CVFS became one of the two components of StorNext Management Suite (SMMS): StorNext File System (previously known as CentraVision) and StorNext Storage Manager. SMMS was launched in April 2002.
StorNext Management Suite (SMMS) deployed by Sony
StorNext File System was deployed to create a storage area network (SAN) environment for Sony's XPRI high definition (HD) content creation system
StorNext Management Suite selected by DoD
StorNext was selected for a key Department of Defense and intelligence agency information retrieval system, the Information Dissemination Services-Direct Delivery (IDS-D) program of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA)
StorNext v2.4 released
Added heterogeneous ILM foundation, expanded support for Apple, HP and EMC solutions.
Apple announced Xsan shipping
Xsan was interoperable with ADIC’s StorNext File System, and was supported by SNMS.
StorNext certified by Engenio
ADIC received Engenio Compatibility Certification for StorNext File System
StorNext v2.6 released
Expanded support to a range of OS platforms and devices, including all leading UNIX, Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X operating environments (total 9 operating systems).
Google Earth powered by StorNext
StorNext was selected by DigitalGlobe
ADIC acquired Rocksoft of Australia for $63M in cash
Acquired Rocksoft’s patented data de-duplication software
StorNext v2.7 released
Added archive support
Quantum acquired ADIC for $770M
StorNext v3.0 released
StorNext v4.0 released
Integrated de-dup into StorNext File System; added replication
StorNext 4.0 named 2010 Products of the Year Finalists
Storage Magazine/SearchStorage.com 2010 Products of the Year finalists in “Storage Management Tools” category
Quantum and NetApp announced StorNext resell agreement
NetApp Completed the purchase of Engenio from LSI for $480M in cash
On the same day, NetApp announced new portfolio of products and solutions to tackle big-bandwidth and high-performance applications. NetApp Full-Motion Video (FMV) solution is based on E5400 storage system and Quantum StorNext File System.
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