Storage Clips: HP boasts 100,000 SAN disk arrays shipped

HP claims it is the first vendor to ship 100,000 disk arrays into SAN environments, and it quietly noted that the next EVA won't be out until mid-2005.


HP claims first vendor to ship 100,000 SAN-based disk arrays
HP announced today that it is the first vendor to ship more than 100,000 disk arrays into storage area network (SAN) environments. It also said it plans to ship the next version of its Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) line mid-2005. The new EVA family will incorporate the following: increased capacity for Fibre Attached Technology Adapted (FATA) disk drives; new 146 GB 15K RPM Fibre Channel hard disk drives; unified replication management tool that provides job tools and wizards for remote replication and local replication tasks; and finally, remote clustering software for automatic failover of applications between geographically dispersed data centers.

3Par touts SMI-S support
In the absence of standards, one of the contributions of the new breed of SAN-based virtualization appliances is heterogeneous LUN management. Unfortunately, 3Par says, the use of these appliances brings with it additional layers of complexity and results in a brittle storage infrastructure. 3Par claims its support of SMI-S and interoperability enables heterogeneous LUN management without dedicated virtualization appliances that add significant cost.

InoStor ships 1U DLT autoloader
InoStor Corp., a Tandberg Data Co., announced general availability of a 1U rackmount-configured DLT VS160 autoloader. The unit is the first member of Tandberg Data's new StorageLoader family of modular automation products that offer a cartridge load design and eventually, half-height drive technologies and larger form factors for higher storage capacities. Mounted in a 19-inch rack, the StorageLoader DLT VS160 delivers up to 1.28 TB of storage with data transfer rates up to 16 MBps using a 2:1 hardware data compression. List price for DLT VS160 is $4,420. This includes technical support along with a free-of-charge hotline, 48-hour advanced replacement service, a rackmount kit, SCSI cable, terminator and Ethernet cable, and a three-year warranty.

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