SAN (storage area network) News
October 19, 2016
Cisco storage networking announced upgrades that include Ethernet boosts for FCIP and FCoE, but it's decided to hold off on shipping 32 GbE Fibre Channel.
October 05, 2016
Infinidat claims InfiniBox can scale to 5 PB effective capacity in a 42U array and has 'carrier-grade' iSCSI in its enterprise SAN array; it still revolves around spinning disk.
September 27, 2016
Virtual Instruments taps into expertise gained through the Load DynamiX merger to teach its VirtualWisdom analytics products to monitor NAS, along with Fibre Channel SAN arrays.
July 22, 2016
The pieces are starting to fall into place for even higher performing flash storage with lower latency through the use of Nonvolatile Memory Express (NVMe) over Fibre Channel (FC). Broadcom (part ...
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