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  • Brocade gets into the HBA business

    Experts say the move, based on a partnership with LSI, could lower HBA pricing across the board and be the first step toward a Brocade-developed storage virtualization product. 

  • Brocade blasts Cisco on director switch power consumption

    In a side-by-side comparison of Fibre Channel director switches at Storage Decisions, Brocade claims it is three times more power efficient than Cisco. 

  • Purchasing IP storage switch and router technology

    IP network (e.g., Ethernet) technology and components are inexpensive and readily available; offering ubiquitous deployment from the SOHO to the largest corporate user LAN. By supporting SCSI storage commands across the IP network, organizations of a... 

  • IP storage switch and routers: Product snapshots

    IP storage networks have emerged as a versatile and inexpensive alternative to traditional Fibre Channel SANs, and IP SAN deployments -- primarily iSCSI -- are appearing in businesses of all sizes. iSCSI offers good speed and reliability, and can tra... 

  • Enterprise switch upgrade specifications

    Switches are a critical component of any storage area network (SAN). They interconnect storage devices into the overall SAN fabric. SAN upgrades often involve changes and extensions to the switch fabric. For example, additional switches can connect m... 

  • Purchasing and upgrading enterprise switches

    Switches help to organize the network and reduce unneeded traffic. Switches are particularly crucial in a storage area network (SAN) and are used to interconnect storage devices into the overall SAN fabric. SAN upgrades often involve changes to the s... 

  • Storage switches: Five tips in five minutes readers frequently ask questions about switches. This article offers a collection of expert responses to recent reader questions. 

  • Cisco stamps on Brocade in Q4, Dell'Oro says

    For the second quarter in a row Cisco is gaining SAN switch market share on Brocade, according to the latest report by the Dell'Oro Group. But the numbers are causing a firestorm. 

  • Brocade answers users' roadmap questions

    Halfway through an 11-city U.S. tour, Brocade executives continue to talk with their own and McData users on how the merged company's product lines will come together. 

  • Storage switch startup burns out, turns to security

    The company formerly known as Maxxan has been rechristened CipherMax and is now marketing a storage switch/encryption appliance with one point of management.