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Published: 19 Oct 2012

Storage vendors that have lagged behind in the NAS space are displaying sudden bursts of energy and playing catch-up. Last month, EMC updated an aging NAS gateway with the new Celerra NSX gateway, and IBM announced it would fill what Randy Kerns, senior partner at Evaluator Group Inc., Greenwood Village, CO, called "major holes in their product line-up" by entering into an OEM agreement with Network Appliance (NetApp), king of all things file-related. Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) also jumped into the NAS market with a NAS blade for its virtualization platform, TagmaStore Universal Storage Platform (USP). The Celerra NSX replaces the Celerra CNS platform introduced by EMC in 1996. Based on so-called X-Blades, the 2U NSX nodes can be clustered in groups of up to eight for aggregate performance of 300,000 NFS operations per second, and maximum capacity of 112TB. Thanks to new virtual file system technology, that capacity can be viewed as a single system. The IBM/NetApp deal calls for IBM to OEM NetApp's entire product line, including its filers, high-capacity ... Access >>>

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