Storage Clips: Spending going to SATA, IP SANs Staff

Study shows IP SANs, SATA big priorities
TheInfoPro (TIP) has released the fourth installment of a study on the storage networking and storage management market. Leading the way in TIP's industry standard "Technology Heat Index" for the storage networking study was once again Serial ATA drives, followed by IP SANs. The proprietary Heat Index factors in the current and planned usage of over 20 different storage networking technologies, prioritizing them based on near-term spending. The study also showed capacity increasing in 2005 compared to 2004; however, hardware spending is expected to experience only a modest increase. Findings for the study came from over 150 hour-long interviews with Fortune 1,000 storage professionals.

Exanet smashes record
Exanet Inc. announced today that it achieved a record-breaking 203,182 operations per second (OPS) result on the industry-standard SPEC SFS benchmark with the Exanet EX600FC clustered network-attached storage (NAS) product. In addition, Exanet achieved 1.2 GBps in a sequential read benchmark with the EX600FC. Exanet's ExaStore grid-storage product has demonstrated that the performance and reliability previously only available in a SAN system is now finally available in an affordable network-attached storage (NAS) product from Exanet.

Emulex gets Asian Linux certification
Emulex Corp. today announced that its LightPulse family of host bus adapters (HBAs) has achieved certification

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from Red Flag, Asia's main supplier of Linux operating system software. Emulex Fibre Channel HBAs are certified for use with both 32-bit and 64-bit Red Flag Itanium 2 Linux operating systems. This makes Emulex now certified by the largest Linux distribution in Asia.

QLogic reports Q2 profits
QLogic Corp. today announced its second-quarter financial results for the period ended September 26, 2004. Net revenues for the second quarter of fiscal 2005 were $134.6 million and increased 2% from the $132.3 million reported in the comparable quarter last year. Fibre Channel product revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2005 were $108.4 million and represented 81% of the company's total revenue. Fibre Channel product revenue for the second quarter were up 9% from the comparable quarter last year. Net income on a GAAP basis for the second quarter of fiscal 2005 was $35.9 million, a 5% increase over the second quarter of last year.


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