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Posted on June 02, 2010


-- Atto Technology plans to enter the market for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) converged network adapters (CNAs) in the fourth quarter. The CNAs will be a follow-on to Atto's recently introduced 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) FastFrame Ethernet adapters, which include the single-port FastFrame NS11 and dual-port NS12 cards. Both adapters support Data Center Bridging (DCB).

-- OCZ Technology Group, a provider of solid-state disk (SSD) drives and memory modules for computing devices and systems, announced the company's enterprise storage solutions are now qualified with Adaptec MaxIQ SSD caching products. The company claims the combination of its SSDs and Adaptec's MaxIQ SSD caching technologies can deliver up to 8X the I/O performance of arrays with traditional hard disk drive (HDDs) and can reduce capital and operating expenses up to 70% by allowing integration of High-Performance Hybrid Arrays (HPHAs) consisting of both HDDs and SSDs.

-- Brocade has signed Computacenter as its first European systems integrator. Under the terms of the agreement, Computacenter will offer Brocade's entire portfolio of networking and SAN products to customers across the UK. The Computacenter deal is part of Brocade's global Alliance Partner Network program.

-- Cray has picked LSI's Engenio 2600 storage system for integration with the new Cray CX1000 supercomputer. The 2600 system is the newest member of the Engenio line of modular storage systems, and the first to feature 6Gbps serial attached SCSI (SAS) technology. The system combines multi-protocol host connectivity, support for multiple drives, and energy-saving features. The Engenio 2600 system combines LSI controller technology with leading host interface connectivity to deliver a 4X improvement in throughput performance compared to the previous generation product. The system also delivers 2X IOPS (input/output operations per second) improvement in random disk reads compared to its predecessor.

-- StorSimple released details of its channel partner program designed to assist channel partners in providing an "on-ramp-to-cloud storage" solution for applications such as Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange, Windows User Files, and Virtual Machines. The StorSimple Armada Storage Appliance is a hybrid storage solution that makes cloud storage appear like local data center storage, integrating into customers' existing storage and data management tools. Armada transparently identifies and stores hot spot, working set, and bottleneck data on a tier of integrated high-performance SSDs, enabling the use of lower-cost integrated SATA storage and/or cloud storage as primary storage. StorSimple also performs real-time primary storage data deduplication and provides WAN optimization functions.

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