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Posted on November 04, 2009


-- Score a pair of wins for STEC. The company's ZeusIOPS solid-state disk (SSD) drives have been integrated into IBM's SAN Volume Controller (SVC) system and into Dot Hill's iSCSI, SAS, and Fibre Channel RAID Arrays.

-- WD has officially entered the enterprise hard disk drive (HDD) market with its first SAS product. The 10,000 RPM, 2.5-inch, small form factor (SFF) WD S25 SAS interface HDDs provide up to 300GB of capacity with 3Gbps and 6Gbps SAS interfaces and a sustained sequential data rate of 128MBps.

-- DataCore Software has updated the features included in the free trial version of its SANmelody evaluation software. The free trial software supports group snapshot and cloning, simple content migration and iSCSI and Fibre Channel as well as FCoE. The download is available on DataCore's website.

-- Microsoft is tapping Brocade and its 5100 and 300 model storage networking switches to serve as a foundation for connecting Microsoft SQL Server databases and storage devices within the SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse reference architecture. Brocade announced that it was selected as a provider of Fibre Channel connectivity for the Microsoft SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse and the project code-named "Madison." The Microsoft data warehouse architectures will be sold by OEM and channel partners as qualified by Microsoft.

-- Tandberg Data announced the availability of LTO-4 half height Fibre Channel tape drives in its StorageLibrary family, doubling drive density for up to twice the throughput with 4Gbps Fibre Channel connectivity. With the new drives, Tandberg's libraries now reach performance levels of up to 10.4TB per hour in a 12U library.

-- Promise Technology has introduced its first 6Gbps SAS Storage Bay Bridge (SBB) 2.0 JBOD storage subsystem for the entry-level storage market. The 6Gbps SAS SBB JBOD storage system's multilane external 6Gbps SAS port provides up to 24G of bandwidth for storage applications requiring massive expansion capabilities. The architecture supports flexible connectivity to both SAS and SATA hard drives for Windows and Linux environments. 


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