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iSCSI on target

LSI spawns iSCSI target controllers; QLogic HBAs support SQL Server databases; and Emulex nabs EMC qualification.

LSI Logic preps iSCSI controllers

LSI Logic Corp., Milpitas, Calif., is the latest hardware vendor to move into the IP storage market. The company announced the iMegaRAID solution with iSCSI target controllers for IP SANS. The system brings LSI Logic's RAID technology and include a family of iSCSI target controllers specifically designed for external IP SAN environments that enable storage system builders to deliver iSCSI target solutions with minimal price premium over DAS models. LSI Logic said it now provides a complete iSCSI component solution for the IP SAN using interoperability of the iMegaRAID controller and the LSI5201 iSCSI initiator host bus adapter. The iMegaRAID products will also be interoperable with non-LSI Logic initiator solutions.

LSI Logic Corp.

QLogic supports VI for SQL Server

Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based QLogic Corp. announced that its Fibre Channel chips and SANblade host bus adapters support the standards-based Virtual Interface (VI) protocol. Servers with Fibre Down on motherboards or with Fibre Channel HBAs now have the ability to speed response time for users of applications built on Microsoft SQL Server 2000 databases, according to the company. The new products also position Fibre Channel as a higher performance alternative to IP for other low-latency networking applications such as clustering. Supported by Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3, the performance of the SANblade QLA2350 HBA in SQL Server applications are documented in TPC-C benchmark tests performed by HP, NEC and Fujitsu-Siemens.

QLogic Corp.

Emulex qualified for EMC hardware

Emulex Corp., Costa Mesa, Calif., said that EMC Corp., Hopkinton, Mass., has qualified the Emulex LightPulse LP9802DC 2Gb/s Dual Channel Fibre Channel PCI-X HBA as E-Lab Tested in Linux and Windows environments. The LP9802DC, along with many generations of previously E-Lab qualified Emulex HBAs, including the 2Gb/s PCI-X LP9802 and LP982 and the 2Gb/s LP9002 family, are compatible with the new EMC Symmetrix DMX series as well as the Clariion CX series.

Emulex Corp.

EMC Corp.

Spectra Logic builds a faster library

Spectra Logic Corp., Boulder, Colo., a manufacturer of tape libraries for data protection and backup, announced the release of its second-generation Fibre Channel Quad Interface Processor (G2 F-QIP), which integrates 2GB Fibre Channel in its enterprise tape libraries. Spectra Logic said end users can deliver backup and restore speeds of 175MB/sec, which more than doubles the speed of the first generation F-QIP.

SpectraLogic Corp.

TrueSAN gets graphic

TrueSAN Networks Inc., San Jose, Calif., announced a strategic alliance with Silicon Graphics Inc. to integrate TrueSAN's Cloudbreak storage networking software with SGI Total Performance storage systems. With this alliance, both companies will collaborate on bringing the storage management capabilities of the Cloudbreak software to SAN infrastructures based on SGI storage solutions, according to a joint press release. As an SGI Developer, TrueSAN has also extended Cloudbreak to support the management of heterogeneous SANs consisting of IRIX OS-based hosts, including Silicon Graphics Octane visual workstations and SGI Origin servers and supercomputers.

Silicon Graphics Inc.

TrueSAN Networks Inc.

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