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  • European users dig CNT's director switch

    Storage users across the pond are checking out the new director-class switch from CNT to connect SAN islands together. 

  • Cisco steps up channel efforts

    Cisco has unveiled a channel partner training program that it said will take VARs to a new level of expertise. 

  • Best Buy uses Brocade router to isolate SAN

    Best Buy, an early adopter of Brocade's new multi-protocol router, is using the product to isolate an area of its SAN for development. Updated 4PM EST 

  • HBA pricing still a bit mysterious, analysts say

    Emulex and QLogic have dropped HBA prices at last, but their reasons for maintaining the high price of the older products is still murky 

  • 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. 

  • User endures integration bump with Brocade blade switch

    Brocade has embedded a Fibre Channel switch into IBM's BladeCenter, but watch out for interoperability issues. An early user of the product had trouble connecting to switches from other vendors. 

  • Brocade's 128-port switch drains less power

    Brocade has improved the power consumption and non-blocking features in its new 128-port switch. It also claims better performance advantages vs. the competition 

  • BT Exact builds out with Brocade

    Moving to a SAN has helped the company save money by better utilizing its storage but the cost is a more hands-on process. 

  • McData CEO addresses product delays

    McData Corp. CEO John Kelley is excited about his company's position atop the director-class switch market. And while he's been blown away by the products his company acquired from Nishan Systems and isn't afraid to go toe-to-toe with Cisco, he kn... 

  • New director switch might be on the way from Brocade

    Brocade is signing up hardware vendors left and right to support its FICON implementation for the SilkWorm 12000 director switch. However, design limitations of the 12000 may have sparked Brocade to prep a new director to launch later this year.