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  • IBM set to launch block-level XIV Storage System

    IBM's XIV Storage System offers 50% more storage -- 180 TB -- over the model that shipped when IBM acquired XIV Ltd. in January, but the system still lacks scalability, replication and System z support. 

  • QLogic gives 8 Gbit capability to SANbox 9000 FC switch

    Despite speculation, QLogic isn't killing the SANBox 9000 Fibre Channel switch. It has, however, given up trying to compete as an enterprise director and is setting its sites on SMBs. 

  • Brocade waves caution flag for Fibre Channel over Ethernet

    Brocade says it will take at least three years for FCoE to emerge as a viable enterprise storage option, while rival Cisco expects FCoE deployment in the next year or two. 

  • Ad agency chooses Compellent SAN for VMware DR project

    When a Boston-based advertising company embarked on a VMware DR project, it began by replacing its legacy EMC SAN with a SAN from Compellent. 

  • Storage Decisions Chicago 2008 Session Downloads

    Download all the sessions that were presented to storage professionals at the recent Storage Decisions 2008 conference in Chicago on topics including DR, SANs, backup, storage virtualization, storage management and green storage. 

  • Cisco poised to demo 8 Gbps blades for Fibre Channel directors

    Cisco will demonstrate 8 Gbps cards for its Fibre Channel directors next week at EMC World. They won't be available for months, but Cisco is taking a more leisurely approach to the 8 Gbps market than competitor Brocade, saying the 8 Gbit market has y... 

  • Storage area network connectivity overview

    Each switch and storage system on the storage area network (SAN) must be interconnected -- usually through optical fiber or copper cabling -- and the physical interconnections must support bandwidth levels that can adequately handle the peak data act... 

  • Virtualization helping Fibre Channel SANs win over small shops

    Virtualization features in Xiotech's Fibre Channel arrays are turning heads in small shops. Ease of use may trump protocols in SAN purchasing decisions. 

  • Apple updates XSan software, discontinues XServe arrays

    Apple refreshes its SAN file system software, but dumps its XServe RAID disk array in favor of reselling a RAID disk subsystem from Promise Technology. 

  • QLogic ships record number of FC HBAs

    According to the latest Dell'Oro Group report, QLogic broke industry records for Fibre Channel ports shipped.