Storage Clips: NetApp supports 4 Gbit FC

NetApp announced it will support 4 Gbit FC in Q2; Nimbus releases 10 GigE SAN/NAS products.

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NetApp supports 4 Gbit FC
Network Appliance (NetApp) announced its storage products will now support 4 Gbit Fibre Channel (FC). The first support for 4 Gbit FC SAN will be for Solaris OS coming in the second quarter this year. The support will include Windows, Linux, AIX, HP-UX, VMware and NetWare environments. In addition, NetApp sells or supports 4 Gbit host bus adapters from Emulex and QLogic and 4 Gbit switches from Brocade, Cisco and McData.

Nimbus releases 10 GigE SAN/NAS products
Nimbus Data Systems Inc. says it will unify SAN and NAS in a new series of IP storage appliances. The appliances can be used as an iSCSI SAN array and as a NAS appliance using gigabit or 10 GigE. They can be simultaneously configured with SAS drives for primary storage and with SATA drives. Street prices for the appliances, with 3.5 terabytes of capacity and a three-year support contract are expected to be about $35,000.

Vembu sells backup software to value-added resellers
Vembu Technologies Pvt. Ltd., a provider of backup and storage solutions, has released the Service Provider Edition of Vembu StoreGrid, data backup software that works with existing hardware, the company said. Built for IT service providers who wish to provide backup services (typically online backup services) for their customers, this Edition will be exclusively offered through channel partners.

Addonics announces JBODs
Addonics Technologies Inc. announced several new additions to its line of JBOD products, which will allow users to use either USB 2.0, SATA or SCSI interfaces. The Addonics JBOD USB 2.0 adapter (Model AD4IDEU2) has a manufacturers suggested retail price of $59 and is compatible with Windows XP, 2000 and 2003; the 5X1 eSATA Port Multiplier has a list price of $89; and the IDE to SCSI adapter has a list price of $109.

Fujifilm announces 'Data Tape Courier'
Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. Inc., announced the Fujifilm Data Tape Courier -- a new product designed for secure transportation of tape cartridges. The new shippers will be available in five and 10 pack units, as well as a one-piece shipper that comes with a plastic clamshell that can hold a single LTO, DLTtape, SuperDLTtape, 3590 or 3592 tape cartridge. The first customer expected to adopt the new shippers will be Brink's for its Secure Data Solutions product line.

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