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This month, Brocade began shipping a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) blade that brings Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) and FCoE capabilities to its DCX Backbone platform.
Cisco recently released a round of software upgrades for its MDS 9000 family of Multilayer Directors that improve data encryption and accelerate traffic over distances for IBM System z mainframe storage environments and open systems SANs.
Billing it as "the only SAN that can virtualize other SANs," FalconStor Software recently began shipping its first turnkey SAN system.
This month, IBM added native replication capabilities to its family of ProtecTIER virtual tape library (VTL) appliances in an effort to extend data deduplication to remote disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC) operations.
NetApp recently announced native Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connectivity across its line of FAS and V series storage systems.
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Whenever a disk/host interface doubles in speed, the question is: Who needs it? Such is the case with 6Gbps SAS and 8Gbps Fibre Channel.
A variety of storage technologies are available to reduce energy consumption, but you need tools for metering and monitoring power usage.
There are now a lot of alternatives for disk-to-disk (D2D) backup and recovery, and choosing the right solution depends largely on business requirements.
DR testing can be a complex and costly proposition, but DRM products can help by automating the test and change management processes.
Server virtualization technologies, such as VMware or Citrix's Xen, allow multiple applications to run on different "guest" operating systems and share a physical server.
The latest versions of the most popular host/drive interfaces have 2X the throughput (or more), and RAID arrays and controllers are finally hitting the channel and end users.
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The combination of replication and data deduplication in DR operations can save costs and bandwidth.