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Storage Clips: HP SAN starter kit hits shelves

HP SAN starter kit integrates Brocade switch; Emulex HBAs support Windows Server 2003; Abrevity offers file management service.

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HP SAN starter kit includes Brocade
Brocade announced that its SilkWorm 3250 switch will be integrated into the new HP entry-level SAN starter kits that are based on its StorageWorks Modular Smart Array family. The HP MSA1500 SAN Starter Kits include a 2 gigabit Fibre Channel array with the eight-port Brocade switch, either a SCSI or a serial ATA drive, two Fibre Channel host bust adapters (HBAs), and required cables to provide users with a basic SAN.

Emulex HBAs support Windows Server 2003
Emulex Corp. announced its latest HBA drivers fully support an upgraded version of Microsoft Windows Server 2003. As part of the package, a 64-bit version of the Emulex Storport driver will be included in the Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Release Candidate. Microsoft said the SP1 update adds new features to Windows Server 2003 to enhance security, improve reliability and simplify administration. Users and OEMs testing with the Windows Server 2003 SP1 RC can test with the Emulex driver immediately.

Abrevity offers file management service
Abrevity Inc. announced availability of its File Management and Storage Analysis service based on its FileBase software technology. The company said the service provides analysis and recommended actions to lower file management and storage costs by an average of 30% to 75%, as well as avoid compliance and legal costs. Using its FileBase software technology, Abrevity scans, queries and analyzes the file metadata residing on network storage devices, and provides details about file and storage usage, compliance and legal risks.

iVivity beefs up sales, tech support
iVivity, a provider of chip, board and integrated software products, has extended its national reach by opening new sales offices in New England and Northern California. This growth in the sales force will allow iVivity's OEMs to receive more technical sales expertise and information on iVivity's storage products. iVivity has also deployed a technical support organization to assist the OEMs currently performing system implementations of its 4 gigabits per second (Gbps) and 10 Gbps iDiSX storage network processors.

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