October 19, 2010:
--HP has tapped David Scott as senior vice president and general manager for the HP StorageWorks division, reporting to Dave Donatelli, executive vice president of enterprise servers, storage and networking. Scott was previously president and CEO of 3PAR. Prior to 3PAR, he was general manager of the XP enterprise storage business in HP’s StorageWorks division.
--SteelEye has completed its transition into SIOS Technology Corp., which focuses on cloud computing, data center management and business continuity. SIOS will continue to sell the LifeKeeper and DataKeeper business continuity solutions under the SteelEye brand.
--Imation has partnered to deliver RDX-based backup to Nine Technology, which provides online backup/recovery and disaster recovery services. RDX is a removable hard disk technology, with capacities ranging from 160GB to 1TB.
--The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) has completed the 16GFC (16Gbps) Fibre Channel standard. The specification supports the ANSI INCITS T11 Technical Committee’s development of the 16GFC electrical copper and optical interfaces in its FC-PI-5 standard. The 16GFC standard will decrease power consumption by at least 25% compared to 8GFC technology. 16GFC products are expected to be available in 2011.