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  • 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. 

  • InfiniBand storage protocol heats up

    While InfiniBand commercial storage users remain a minority, data growth and new high-performance media, like SSDs, are spawning new products and competition in the market. 

  • 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... 

  • Cisco buys Nuova, launches FCoE-compliant switch

    At SNW, the message is that Fibre Channel over Ethernet is the best way to take advantage of 10-Gig Ethernet, as Cisco shows its first FCoE switch and QLogic and Emulex launch FCoE-compliant network adapters. 

  • All you need to know about storage area network switches

    Today, many storage area network switches provide powerful features that can help administrators organize and manage the storage network, including storage virtualization, provisioning/zoning, ISL trunking, performance planning and security features ... 

  • Director or not, Brocade Backbone surfaces

    Brocade is positioning its new DCX Backbone, which supports 8 Gbps Fibre Channel, as a device that can manage the entire data center, rather than just SANs, putting it squarely in competition with Cisco's Data Center 3.0. 

  • Storage Outlook '08: Building out iSCSI SANs

    David Dulek at Fastenal Company Purchasing says adding iSCSI SANs using newly installed Cisco director switches will be top priority for his company in the new year. 

  • 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.