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Inrange 2 Gb per/sec directors available through IBM; StorageNetworks CTO/co-founder steps down, BMC vet takes over; and Dot Hill adds two models to its Axis Storage Manager family.

Dot Hill puts spin on Axis storage

Carlsbad, Calif.-based Dot Hill Systems Corp., has added two models to its Axis Storage Manager family. The new solutions, Axis DR and Axis SAN, are designed to address specific business needs including disaster recovery and SAN/NAS convergence. According to Dot Hill, the Axis Storage Manager family provides storage routing, virtualization, flexible networking and centralized management as standard features. Axis SAN delivers multi-vendor and multi-standard interoperability, adds storage resource management, enables flexible volume management, establishes redundancy, and provides load-balanced paths with automated failover. It also allows access to SAN volumes from a LAN, migrates direct-attached SCSI storage to the SAN, and creates NAS volumes to enhance sharing of information.

Dot Hill Systems Corp.

Emulex takes stock

Emulex Corp., a Costa Mesa, Calif., host bus adapters (HBAs) specialist, announced that its Board of Directors has expanded the Company's repurchase program, announced in September 2001, to include the repurchase of the Company's convertible subordinated notes due in 2007 as well as shares of the Company's common stock. The combined program authorizes the repurchase of up to four million shares of common stock, and up to an additional $125 million to be spent on the repurchase of convertible notes. In September 2001, Emulex bought back one million of the four million shares of common stock.

Emulex Corp.

Inrange 2 Gb per/sec directors available through IBM

Inrange Technologies Corp., Lumberton, N.J., said that its family of 2 Gigabit per second (Gbps) Directors will be made generally available through IBM Corp. beginning on September 13. Inrange's 2 Gbps family of Directors and switches are designed to support highly available, scalable switching infrastructures while providing the flexibility to support mainframe FICON and open systems Fibre Channel traffic simultaneously, and to intermix 1 Gbps and 2 Gbps speeds.

Inrange Technologies Corp.

StorageNetworks CTO/co-founder steps down, BMC vet takes over

StorageNetworks Inc., a provider of storage management software and services headquartered in Waltham, Mass, appointed David Dew as the company's Chief Technology Officer. StorageNetworks said Mr. Dew will drive the company's technology strategy and future product direction and will report to Paul Flanagan, StorageNetworks' Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Dew will replace Bill Miller, StorageNetworks' Co-founder and former Chief Technical Officer, who will be leaving the company and stepping down from its Board of Directors to pursue other interests. Prior to joining StorageNetworks, Dew was the Director of BMC Software's Storage Solutions Development. While at BMC, Dew was responsible for product development, including the company's application-based storage resource management software product.

StorageNetworks Inc.

Gadzoox puts 10Gbps FC at the core

Gadzoox Networks Inc., San Jose, Calif., a supplier of SAN products, announced the addition of 3Gb/4Gb and 10Gb per/sec Fibre Channel Media Access Controller (MAC) soft cores to the company's recently announced FabriCore Engines technology suite. The 10Gb FC MAC is the primary FC engine for ASICs that enable the convergence of FC and Ethernet networks. Research conducted by Gadzoox Networks indicates the first installations of 10Gb ready products will take place in the Data Center and will enable a 10Gb Ethernet LAN router or switch to include 10Gb FC ports for easy, simultaneous, high-speed communications with SANs, Gadzoox said. The FabriCore Engines 10Gb FC MAC offers customers features such as, high-speed data rates, data path integrity checking and support for flexible industry standard interfaces. In addition, the 10Gb FC MAC supports the key FC-1 and FC-2 functions, link layer protocol, and framing and signaling, respectively.

Gadzoox Networks Inc.

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