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The Chronicle of StorNext

Posted by lwei in Pseudo Benchmark on Jul 27, 2011 11:40:45 PM

StorNext is an important component of the NetApp Full-Motion Video (FMV) solution. Its storied history is chronicled below.

 

 

Date

Event

Remark

1997

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.

http://www.linkedin.com/in/bradkline

 

6/2/1997

MountainGate filed for the CENTRAVISION trademark

blog_cvfs_2010jul27.PNG

http://www.trademarkia.com/centravision-75301121.html

 

9/15/1999

ADIC filed for the STORNEXT trademark

blog_storNext_2010jul27.PNG

http://www.trademarkia.com/stornext-75799829.html

 

9/17/1999

ADIC acquired MountainGate for $3.6M in cash and stock

The acquisition brought CentraVision File System (CVFS) to ADIC’s storage software business.

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/ADIC+Acquires+SAN+Software+Company%3B+High+Performance+File+Sharing+to...-a055785823

4/26/2000

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.

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2000_April_26/ai_61689632/

 

5/1/2000

StorNext appliance announced

ADIC announced the introduction of StorNext NAS appliance, an all-purpose NAS product compatible with all ADIC Scalar series libraries.

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Storing+The+Next+Generation.-a063013654

 

6/1/2000

CVFS v1.4 released

Added automated fail-over to SAN for high availability.

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/ADIC+CentraVision+Brings+Failover+to+SANs%3b+High+Data+Availability+to...-a062414961

 

4/9/2002

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.

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/ADIC+and+Hitachi+Data+Systems+Demonstrate+Fastest+SAN+Solution+for...-a084587726

 

4/23/2002

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. 

http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/news/818781/ADIC-software-merges-disk-and-tape

 

4/7/2003

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

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20030407005309/en/ADIC-Software-Supplies-SAN-Foundation-Sony-XPRI

 

4/28/2003

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)

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2003_April_28/ai_100725837/

 

9/28/2004

StorNext v2.4 released

Added heterogeneous ILM foundation, expanded support for Apple, HP and EMC solutions.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20040928005278/en/ADIC-Strengthens-Interoperability-StorNext-Data-Management-Software

 

1/4/2005

Apple announced Xsan shipping

Xsan was interoperable with ADIC’s StorNext File System, and was supported by SNMS.

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2005/01/04Apple-Ships-Xsan-Storage-Area-Network-File-System.html

 

3/7/2005

StorNext certified by Engenio

ADIC received Engenio Compatibility Certification for StorNext File System

http://www.redorbit.com/news/technology/133520/adics_stornext_file_system_certified_with_engenio_technology/

 

10/4/2005

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).

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=72269&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=763863&highlight

 

2/3/2006

Google Earth powered by StorNext

StorNext was selected by DigitalGlobe

http://www.knowfirst.org/forums/showthread.php?p=42020

 

3/15/2006

ADIC acquired Rocksoft of Australia for $63M in cash

Acquired Rocksoft’s patented data de-duplication software

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2006/031506-adic-aquires-rocksoft.html

 

4/4/2006

StorNext v2.7 released

Added archive support

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=72269&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=838475&highlight

 

8/22/2006

Quantum acquired ADIC for $770M

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=69905&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=898323&highlight=

 

4/2/2007

StorNext v3.0 released

Added de-dup

http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/news/1249894/Quantum-leaps-into-file-virtualization-with-StorNext

 

1/20/2010

StorNext v4.0 released

Integrated de-dup into StorNext File System; added replication

http://www.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/2010-01-20/quantum_releases_stornext_4_0_software.html

 

1/19/2011

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

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/01/19/idUS228343+19-Jan-2011+MW20110119

 

4/14/2011

Quantum and NetApp announced StorNext resell agreement

http://www.echannelline.com/usa/brief.cfm?item=18194

 

5/9/2011

NetApp Completed the purchase of Engenio from LSI for $480M in cash

http://www.netapp.com/us/company/news/news-rel-20110509-263500.html

 

 

 

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.

 

Thanks for reading.

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