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  • Top 10 SAN/NAS trends of 2004

    What's on your mind, storage pros? This year, it was saving money -- no big shock there. Your interest in the declining price and improving reliability of SATA, RAID, iSCSI and NAS was stronger than ever, even if some of the users we quoted expressed... 

  • Storage Clips: HP nabs Brocade 4 Gbps ASIC for BladeSystem

    Speeding up the connectivity of its BladeSystem product, HP will embed Brocade's new 4 Gbps ASIC; Acopia nets $25 million. 

  • SNW '04: 4 Gbps FC products step it up a notch

    Brocade takes the wraps off a 4 Gbps switch and new software, HBA vendors join the fray, but who needs 4 G? 

  • Fibre committee guarantees users more speed

    The FCIA has approved 8 Gbps Fibre Channel, but are they going too fast? 

  • Brocade zones in on patents

    Brocade has landed a couple of patents, one for soft zoning -- a term that has caused some confusion in the industry. 

  • IDC: Fibre Channel switch prices dropping

    IDC Corp. predicts a drop in the cost of Fibre Channel switches and, when coupled with similar savings on HBAs, could mean a true price decline for Fibre Channel SAN gear. 

  • 4 Gb/s FC: Why Bother?

    Users at SNW couldn't foresee a reason to move to 4 Gb/s FC networks when they are barely touching the capabilities of their 2 Gig gear. 

  • Not-so-simple SANs

    In case you've missed anything, here's a roundup of some of the best original technical content that appeared on the week of March 22-26. Tips, Ask the Expert Q&A's cover effective SAN planning, the benefits of e-mail archiving and ... 

  • HP offers low-cost SAN gear

    HP is adding cheaper disks, the latest Brocade switches and bigger tape drives to its StorageWorks MSA product line to give end users more options for deploying low-cost SANs. 

  • New player enters the low-cost SAN game

    Six months ago, Applied Micro Circuits was a maker of silicon processors only. But now, two storage acquisitions later, the company is a full-fledged player in the Fibre Channel SAN market.