November 22, 2010
--Intel announced five new storage design wins for its Xeon processors, including the C5500/C3500 “Jasper Forest” chips, with Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), IBM, NetApp, Oracle and Promise Technology. Other Intel OEM storage partners include EMC, HP and Isilon.
HDS’s new Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) includes quad-core Xeons. IBM’s Storwize V7000 leverages Intel’s C5500/C3500 chips. NetApp’s FAS/V6200 and FAS/V3200 are based on Xeon 5600 series processors. Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage Appliance also uses Xeon 5600 processors. And Promise Technology’s VTrak Ex30 RAID arrays are based on Intel’s C5500/C3500 chips.
For more information on Intel’s storage chips: http://www.intel.com/products/storage/index.htm
--Under a partnership agreement, QLogic will provide its 10GbE converged network switching technology – code-named “Bullet” – to Avaya for integration into Avaya’s Virtual Enterprise Network Architecture. QLogic’s upcoming eight-port Converged Network Switch Module supports Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). QLogic’s switches also include the company’s flex port technology, which enables any port to be dynamically allocated to support Fibre Channel, 10GbE, iSCSI or FCoE.
--Cloud storage provider Nirvanix has appointed former QLogic executive Scott Genereux as CEO. Nirvanix also announced a capital infusion of an additional $10 million from Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, Valhalla Partners and Windward Vendors. Genereux was previously senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at QLogic.
--Emulex announced support on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 for a number of its storage networking products, including the OneConnect 10GbE cards, Universal Converged Network Adapters (UCNAs), and LightPulse Fibre Channel HBAs.
--Winchester Systems has inked an OEM agreement with CA Technologies to bundle CA ARCserve Replication with Winchester’s FlashDisk VX-2300, VX-3400, EcoRAID ER-2300 disk arrays and EcoServer ES-2000 servers. Winchester’s arrays support SAS drives and either Fibre Channel or SAS host connections.
--Neverfail has launched the Managed Cloud Hosting Partner Program. Neverfail specializes in continuous availability software for disaster recovery and high availability applications.
--Port Matters has changed the name of its BDevent to the ExecEvent, which is a networking conference for storage, virtualization and data center technology executives. The next event will take place in Palo Alto, CA, January 25—27.