CNet News.com :: Things haven’t been easy for InfiniBand start-ups, as larger companies such as Intel backed away from InfiniBand and existing technologies were extended instead of extinguished. This week, InfiniBand switch maker InfiniSwitch merged with InfiniBand management software maker Lane15. Lane15 argued it had “the grand, generic InfiniBand management to any vendor’s equipment. It just really hasn’t gained the traction everybody was hoping,” Freund said. With the merger, Lane15’s strategy is more strongly tied to just the InfiniSwitch products, he said, a smarter if less ambitious strategy.