NETGEAR partners with Acronis for network storage; NetEx provides WAN optimization to COMPUTERLINKS

> NETGEAR (Nasdaq: NTGR) has partnered with data backup/recovery and security provider Acronis to provide "unique joint data management solutions for channel partners serving small and mid-sized businesses." Acronis' physical and cloud backup software combined with NETGEAR's ReadyNAS network storage will enable customers to perform complete system backups at near disk or wire speeds. News release.

> WAN optimization provider NetEx announced an exclusive distribution agreement with IT security specialist COMPUTERLINKS, whose resellers can now offer clients a virtualization-ready, software-only WAN optimization solution. News release.

> Sorrento Networks is offering a new feature on its GigaMux 3200 platform for 10G services. The Tunable XFP enables operators to select a channel in real-time and incorporate changes immediately, instead of having to purchase a discrete XFP for a specific channel. News release.

> Turnkey telecom solutions provider Volt Telecommunications Group has achieved TL 9000 certification for all of its services. News release.

> Video content delivery may have gotten a shot in the arm this weekend as reported that its streaming coverage of the 92nd PGA Championship on Sunday broke a record for the site. More than 4.8 million live and on-demand streams were delivered during the final round and playoff--31 percent more than Saturday's record 3.6 million streams and 689 percent higher than last year's online coverage. Release.

> A possible value-added service that cable companies might want to offer their customers was unveiled by Sonus Networks (Nasdaq: SONS) at this week's CableLabs Summer Conference. Operators using Sonus' ASX Telephony Application can "allow cable subscribers with home phone service to combine their existing phone line with up to five additional SIP-enabled devices including 3G/Wi-Fi enabled smartphones." News release.

And finally... Satellite operators are about to make a big mark on the data market, the New York Times reports, as two companies, WildBlue and HughesNet, prepare to launch satellites that will "dwarf their predecessors" and provide Internet speeds that rival traditional wireline broadband technologies. Story.