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Posted on August 04, 2010

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August 5, 2010

Cisco, NetApp and VMware this week announced an end-to-end implementation of FCoE for VMware environments. The solutions combine FCoE converged network adapters (CNAs) and FCoE storage targets. VMware has certified Cisco's Nexus 5000 switches and NetApp's FAS storage systems.
Related blogs and videos:
Data Center Blog on FCoE
http://blogs.cisco.com/datacenter/comments/the_journey_to_the_virtualized_data_center_dynamic_data_center_solution/
Cisco, NetApp, and VMware: Long Distance vMotion Proof of Concept
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s4gtPMXxTE
Cisco Live Barcelona: Cisco, NetApp, and VMware Discuss Collaboration
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFLcbzP6VhU

SteelEye Technology has been renamed SIOS Technology Corp. SteelEye is a subsidiary of SIOS Technology Group specializing in business continuity.

KOM Networks' KOMpliance platform has been certified with Symantec Enterprise Vault email and content archiving software. KOMpliance is a secure archiving solution.

Moonwalk has inked an agreement with QStar Technologies under which QStar will integrate Moonwalk's data migration software with QStar's file archiving platforms.

New Product Briefs:

Infortrend has added 6Gbps SAS subsystems to its entry-level EonStor DS systems. The 2U/12-bay, 3U/16-bay and 4U/24-bay systems include two 6Gbps SAS host ports per controller, one or two controllers per chassis, and 3.5-inch SAS or SATA drives. Users can scale the direct-attached storage (DAS) systems up to 112 drives via expansion units.

LaCie's 12big Rack Fibre 8 RAID arrays have four 8Gbps Fibre Channel interfaces and support throughput up to 1,200MBps in a 12-drive configuration or up to 2,300MBps with expansion units. The company claims 120,000 IOPS.

Accordance Systems' ARAID 3500 subsystem uses a PC's existing system drive and dynamically builds a RAID-1 array with a blank secondary drive. Data is mirrored on both drives to protect against a drive failure. The ARAID 3500 supports SATA drives and connects to SATA or IDE ports. Price: $395.

NTT America announced Cloud Files, a cloud storage service with pricing starting at $0.15 per GB per month.


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