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  • Virtualization and the NPIV factor

    NPIV tackles the problem of how multiple virtual servers get access to the FC SAN. It does this by defining how multiple virtual servers can share a single physical port ID. Once deployed, storage administrators will need to be aware of NPIV because ... 

  • iSCSI vs. Fibre Channel in virtual server environments

    Interest in iSCSI SANs for virtual server environments is growing, but Fibre Channel remains the technology of choice. 

  • Online publisher picks Pillar to scale its site

    Requiring a simple, robust and scalable storage system, online publisher Blurb uses Pillar Data's Axiom 500 to handle up to 250 GB of new data each day. 

  • A case for 8 GB Fibre Channel

    Since 4 GB Fibre Channel (FC) was introduced, there have been significant changes in data centers, including server virtualization, a focus on power and cooling, and the rapid acceptance of solid-state disk (SSD). These factors, combined with the nev... 

  • Brocade sees slowdown in convergence demand

    After buying Foundry, Brocade has an Ethernet platform to go with its Fibre Channel base but finds customers aren't demanding FC-Ethernet convergence. 

  • Sun adds midrange arrays to 'traditional' storage line

    Despite its recent open storage push, Sun says it also plans to continue to offer traditional Fibre Channel SAN OEM products. 

  • Brocade, Cisco expand data center platforms

    A year after Brocade brought out its DCX Backbone and Cisco launched its Nexus switch, both vendors added to the platforms at the center of their network consolidation strategies. 

  • Health firm picks Compellent SAN over HP, NetApp

    A health-supplement company chose Compellent's SAN over offerings from bigger vendors based on its performance and ease of management. 

  • SaaS provider deploys 3PAR to cope with data growth

    Supply-chain service provider uses system with thin provisioning and virtual snapshots to quickly grow from gigabytes to terabytes without requiring large up-front purchases. 

  • Fujitsu gives Eternus 8 gig FC support, performance bump

    Fujitsu Computer Systems Corp. adds performance, capacity and 8 gig Fibre Channel (FC) support to its midrange and enterprise Eternus SAN systems, but holds off on solid-state drives (SSDs).