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Network Appliance Inc. (NetApp) has joined the Intel Enterprise Server Acceleration Alliance. As a member of the alliance, NetApp storage systems -- including the fabric-attached storage product suite, V-Series, NearStore, Snapshot technology and Data ONTAP 7G software with FlexVol and FlexClone technology -- will be precertified to work with Intel-based server configurations.
NStor, PolyServe interoperate
NStor Corp. has completed certification testing with PolyServe Inc. to ensure interoperability between PolyServe Matrix Server shared data clustering software and nStor's NexStor 4700 SATA system.
EqualLogic Inc, announced that Thomas Memorial Hospital has installed its PS Series-based iSCSI SAN to provide doctors, nurses and hospital administrators uninterrupted access to critical patient care information. The PS Series provides storage for a predominantly Microsoft Windows XP environment running more than 100 servers and 500 desktops for about 50 applications. Applications range from Microsoft Exchange for all 1,200 hospital employees and SQL Server databases containing medical records to specialized medical information programs for surgery, pharmacy and laboratory management.
Louisiana State University deploys Panasas
Panasas, Inc. announced that Louisiana State University (LSU) has deployed its ActiveScale Storage Cluster and high-performance Linux clusters to conduct scientific research. LSU's Center for Computation and Technology, which is housed at its Baton Rouge campus, has deployed 32 terabytes of the Panasas Storage Cluster. By leveraging the Panasas ActiveScale File System and DirectFLOW client to deliver direct disk to cluster node access, researchers are able to manipulate very large data sets with an 8X performance increase over existing Network File System servers, Panasas claims.