Quick Takes: LSI and Hitachi to co-develop SAS technology

LSI and Hitachi team for Serial-Attached SCSI development; InfiniCon lands server deal; and FIA pops out new NAS family.

LSI and Hitachi team for Serial-Attached SCSI development

Milpitas, Calif.-based LSI Logic Storage Standard Products division and Hitachi Global Storage Technologies announced plans to coordinate their respective product development efforts around delivery of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology. The companies plan to share design implementations, performance-testing results and debug information, as well as participate in other joint activities, according to a joint press release. LSI Logic plans to use the LSI Logic Fusion-MPT (Message Passing Technology) architecture to speed development and Hitachi will integrate 3Gbps Serial Attached SCSI-based HDD products into its enterprise storage product line as customer demand increases for the new technology.

LSI Logic Storage Inc.

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies

InfiniCon lands server deal

InfiniCon Systems Inc., King of Prussia, Penn., maker of shared I/O and switching products announced a distribution agreement with server developer Appro International Inc., Milpitas, Calif. Appro will integrate InfiniCon's InfinIO 7000 Shared I/O and Clustering System as an interconnect and I/O technology for its High Performance Computing offerings, including the recently launched HyperBlade Server Cluster that supports up to 80 compute blades in one cabinet rack.

Appro International Inc.

InfiniCon Systems Inc.

FIA pops out new NAS family

FIA Inc., San Clemente, Calif., announced the POPnetserver 4600 family of NAS systems that are designed to support up to 1TB of storage capacity in a 1U form factor. The new systems incorporate caching, load balancing and dual Gigabit Ethernet or Fiber Gigabit networking. FIA's POPnetserver 4600's built-in 400 MHz front side bus supports Intel's latest Celeron and Pentium 4 processors, and DDR PC2100 RAM memory. The system also includes the latest ATA 100/133 controller technology. The POPnetserver 4600 suggested retail price for model 160GB is $1,699, model 320GB is $2,199, model 480GB is $2,599, model 720GB is $3,499, and model 1TB for $4,599, respectively.

FIA Inc.

LinkPro debuts IPReplicator software

Newport Beach, Calif.-based LinkPro Technologies Inc., announced the general availability of IPReplicator for Windows NT/2000. IPReplicator enables organizations to backup, protect, recover, distribute and share files globally, according to the company. IPReplicator does this by providing real-time and scheduled file replication over TCP/IP based LANs, WANs and the Internet. LinkPro said this is the first in a new family of products designed with JAVA to deliver multi-platform High Data Availability and Protection for global enterprise servers over TCP/IP networks. Plans are in place for a future Linux/Unix compatible release.

LinkPro Technologies Inc.

TeraCloud gets cosmic

TeraCloud Corp., Bellevue, Wash., a storage resource management (SRM) software maker launched SpaceNet 3.0. With TeraCloud SpaceNet 3.0, IT professionals can assess and manage existing data storage, customize their view of storage based on existing business processes, and utilize file browsing utilities to expose cross-platform causes of storage problems and initiate root cause discovery. SpaceNet 3.0 enables policy-based and event-driven automation. SpaceNet 3.0 can monitor and trend historical storage usage to leverage existing storage assets and reduce storage expenditures, TeraCloud said.

TeraCloud Corp.

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