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Quick Takes: HBAs take center stage

ProvisionSoft certifies Emulex LightPulse HBAs for use with its DynamicIT software; QLogic's Fibre Down I/O architecture shipping in IBM eServer BladeCenter systems; Tacit announces Symmetric Storage Caching product.

Emulex HBA gain software compatibility

ProvisionSoft Inc., Andover, Mass., has certified Emulex Corp.'s LightPulse 2Gb/s LP9002L and 1Gb/s LP8000 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) for use with ProvisionSoft's DynamicIT software. The companies worked together to confirm the compatibility of DynamicIT with Emulex's HBAs. The certification is designed to verify that DynamicIT is deployable in enterprise data centers that already utilize Emulex's HBAs. The HBAs offer a firmware-based architecture and operating system driver compatibility across Emulex's entire HBA product line, which provides customers with an upgrade path. The DynamicIT software allocates and utilizes storage and server resources in a data center by recognizing utilization levels and then allocating the right resources at the right time, according to ProvisionSoft.

ProvisionSoft Inc.

Emulex Corp.

QLogic HBA's power Big Blue blades

QLogic Corp., Aliso Viejo, Calif., announced that its Fibre Down I/O architecture is now shipping in IBM eServer BladeCenter systems. Fibre Down is the integration of single-chip Fibre Channel host bus adapters, management controllers and switches onto blade servers. QLogic offers a family of single chip products that form an I/O infrastructure for dense blade servers.

QLogic Corp.

Sanbolic debuts file system

Watertown, Mass.-based Sanbolic Inc. released of Melio FS, a shared journaling file system designed for high performance, scalability, data management and heterogeneous operating system support, the company said. Melio FS presents a single shared storage pool across all servers attached to the centralized storage and uses a mixture of 1Gbps and 2Gbps Fibre Channel as well as iSCSI. Melio FS will support both Windows and Unix requirements and is now commercially available with Windows drivers.

Sanbolic Inc.

Tacit caches in with new storage appliance

Tacit Networks Inc., Somerset, N.J., announced the availability of its Symmetric Storage Caching product. Tacit's Storage Caching technology uses a protocol called Storage Caching/Internet Protocol (SC/IP) to deliver local area network (LAN)-speed access to data over wide area networks (WANs). The company said its Symmetric Storage Cache provides enterprise-class storage caching capabilities for customers with multiple data centers by allowing engineering design teams to locally store and maintain their work products while allowing for centralized access.

Tacit Networks Inc.

OuterBay gets proof point for archiving app

Campbell, Calif.-based OuterBay Technologies Inc., a provider of application data management software said Tektronix Inc., a global test, measurement, and monitoring company, has successfully implemented OuterBay's LiveArchive software. Proof-of-concept tests conducted prior to the implementation indicate that OuterBay infrastructure boosts the performance of Tektronix' Oracle applications by up to 73%, according to the company.

OuterBay Technologies Inc.

TekTronix Inc.

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