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Quick Takes: Connecting SANs

QLogic selling SAN Connectivity Kit; Quantum library debuts; and, Tandberg autoloader using half-height DLT.

QLogic selling SAN Connectivity Kit

Storage network infrastructure supplier QLogic Corp., Aliso Viejo, Calif., wants to simplify storage area networks (SANs) for small and medium-sized businesses with the introduction of the SAN Connectivity Kit 1000, a turn-key SAN comprised of a Fibre Channel switch, Fibre Channel HBAs, SAN management software, cables and GBICs. QLogic said the SAN Connectivity Kit 1000 is designed to give IT professionals a simple, affordable entry to the benefits of SANs. The Kit sells for $9,999 and is available through QLogic distributors in North America. It features a QLogic SANbox 8 port switch; four SANblade 2200 Series host bus adapters (HBAs); fiber optic cables and GBIC connectors; device driver software; SAN management software including QLogic Management Suite (QMS) and Veritas SANpoint Control for QLogic.

QLogic Corp.

Quantum library debuts

Quantum Corp., Milpitas, Calif., announced immediate availability of the M1500 automated tape library with added features. The latest SX release of the product features Super DLTtape or LTO Ultrium drive technology, and Prism Library Management functions. The M1500SX is now available with up to two SDLT 220 or LTO Ultrium tape drives per module. The Super DLTtape version features 20 total cartridge slots in two, ten-cartridge magazines, and the LTO Ultrium version features 24 total cartridge slots in two, twelve-cartridge magazines.

Quantum Corp.

Tandberg autoloader using half-height DLT

Tandberg Data ASA Oslo, Norway, introduced the Tandberg DLT VS Autoloader, a 2U form factor DLTtape autoloader utilizing the Tandberg DLT ValuSmart VS80 half-height tape drive. The Tandberg DLT VS Autoloader will be available through Tandberg Data?s global sales channels beginning January 2002. The Tandberg DLT VS Autoloader, developed by Benchmark Storage Innovations Inc. and offered by Tandberg Data, provides 640G Bytes of compressed capacity and a transfer rate of 6MB/sec.

Benchmark Storage Innovations Inc.

Tandberg Data ASA

nStor upgrades storage management suite

Last week nStor Technologies Inc., announced AdminiStor 6.1, an upgraded version of its storage management software suite. According to nStor, AdminiStor 6.1 provides the configuration, monitoring and centralized management capabilities required by storage area networks (SAN) and other enterprise storage deployments. AdminiStor 6.1 is fully integrated for use with the NexStor family of RAID systems. Any standard RAID configurations can be set up from the same graphical user interface (GUI) without interruption of server operations. Online RAID expansion is provided for direct connect or SAN environments, and logical unit mapping (LUN) is built into the controller for easy storage allocation and partitioning. AdminiStor 6.1 supports mixed operating system environments, including Red Hat Linux 6.1 and 7.2, Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Sun Solaris, to help companies maximize their investment in storage resources. AdminiStor 6.1 is now available for customer shipping. The retail price is $995.00 and includes one host site license key and 90 days of 5x9 support and software updates.

nStor Technologies Inc.

In development

InfiniBand management software developer Lane15 Software Inc., Denver, Colo., and MPI Software Technology Inc., a multi-national software and systems supplier announced plans to collaborate on InfiniBand software for high performance computing. The companies are working to port MPI Software?s cluster scheduling and message passing products, ClusterController and MPI/Pro, to Lane15?s Management Agent. The companies said this integration would initially deliver InfiniBand scalability and manageability to cluster-based high performance computing applications, such as scientific and graphical applications, and real-time simulation. Initial applications are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2002.

The InfiniBand Trade Association

Lane 15 Software Inc.

MRI Software Technology Inc.

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