Posted on March 01, 2008


The SCSI Trade Association (STA) announced their newly elected Board of Directors for 2008. Re-elected as president and vice president were Harry Mason of LSI and Martin Czekalski of Seagate Technology, respectively. Returning are Martin Or of Emulex, Susan Bobholz of Intel, Don Jeanette of Fujitsu CPA, David Allen of Maxim, and Paul Vogt of Xyratex. Tonya Comer of HP was re-elected following a one-year hiatus, and Cameron Brett, PMC-Sierra, was newly elected as secretary.

Promise Technology’s VTrak E-Class RAID subsystems have been qualified with Apple’s Xsan systems.

The Fibre Cannel Industry Association (FCIA) recently announced that the T11 Technical Committee adopted a common addressing structure for the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) standard. FCIA supporters include Amphenol, Broadcom, Brocade, Cisco, Corning Cable, EMC, Emulex, Finisar, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM, Intel, LSI, Mellanox, Network Appliance, Nuova Systems, PMC-Sierra, QLogic, and TrueFocus. FCoE enables SAN traffic to be natively transported over Ethernet networks.

LSI’s MegaRAID technology has been selected by IBM for integration into IBM’s System x server line, via its new ServeRAID-MR10 family of adapters and ROMB solutions.

Fujitsu and Reldata announced the interoperability of the Fujitsu XG 10 GbE family and Reldata’s 10GbE 9240 Unified Storage Solution.

ProStor Systems announced interoperability between its InfiniVault archive appliance and CommVault’s Simpana Data Archiver and Exchange Compliance Archiver software.

DataCore Software has entered into a Technology Partner Alliance with Vizioncore, a provider of management solutions for virtual infrastructure environments.

QLogic and LSI will be working together to cross-certify InfiniBand-based storage systems from LSI with QLogic InfiniBand networking products.

Isilon Systems’ IQ clustered storage systems have been tested for interoperability with Enterprise Vault from Symantec.

Bell Micro has signed an agreement with long-time partner Hitachi Data Systems to distribute the new Hitachi Simple Modular Storage 100 product line.

CipherMax’s CM140T storage security solution and KeyCruiser lifecycle management system have been certified with the HP TAC Partner Program for HP Storage Works VTLs.

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