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Business Briefs

business briefs

Last month, Agilent Technologies and Adaptec announced a co-development and marketing agreement to sell Fibre Channel host bus adapters for Windows NT servers.


Emerging SAN management models

Management is a major concern among SAN adopters. Domain management provides the necessary control for optimum performance, security, and data availability.

Frequently asked questions about RAID

Controllers are the "brains" of RAID subsystems. Understanding how they work is key to choosing the best array for your applications.

Inside Jiro storage management

Jiro technology is one way for developers and administrators to simplify storage management in heterogeneous environments.

SANs enable Internet-related businesses

Potential advantages include better backup and replication, centralized management, scalability, and sharing of resources, files, and data.


Goodbye Fibre Channel, hello InfiniBand?

Over the past couple years, the nascent Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN) industry has grown from an idea (not necessarily a new one) to a multi-billion dollar market opportunity.

Lab Review

Hewlett-Packard "toasterizes" network storage

With margins for storage devices as thin as gold leaf, Quantum and Maxtor are among the HDD manufacturers moving into the value-added space of network-attached storage (NAS).

News Analysis Trends

IBM files suit against EMC

IBM filed suit against EMC in late December alleging EMC violated a 1999 patent cross-licensing agreement and illegally transferred disputed patents to a shell company.

IBM targets OEM subsystem market

In a bold-but predicted-move, IBM is moving beyond its direct sales strategy and is for the first time taking aim at the OEM storage subsystem market.

Intel ships RAID building blocks

Recognizing that most low-cost servers and workstations do not include RAID functionality, Intel last month enhanced its I/O portfolio with a RAID reference design kit and controller.

Legato partners with HighGround for SRM

On the heels of receiving a $20 million equity investment from Compaq, HighGround Systems has announced a technology partnership with Legato Systems.

Maxtor announces NAS upgrades, future plans

Four months after moving into the network-attached storage (NAS) market, Maxtor Corp. began shipping second-generation NAS appliances.

SRM software eases storage management

You can use storage resource management software to plan for, and to manage, SANs.

Sterling offers top-to-bottom management software

Last month, Sterling Software joined the growing list of vendors laying out penthouse-to-pavement storage management initiatives.

Tandberg Data to acquire Breece Hill

In the first of several anticipated announcements, Tandberg Data last month said it plans to acquire tape automation manufacturer Breece Hill Technologies for a reported $12 million, which includes $5.9 million for outstanding shares of Breece Hill stock and some $5 million in Breece Hill debt.

Users warming up to SAN benefits

User awareness of, and willingness to implement, storage area networks (SANs) has come a long way in the last year.

Veritas targets Unix workgroup backup

Filling a void in low-end markets, Veritas last month began shipping NetBackup BusinesServer 3.3 for workgroups, particularly Unix environments.

Windows 2000 improves storage management

While the merits and flaws of the Windows NT operating system will continue to be debated, few can dispute its impact on the storage industry.


InfiniBand and Fibre Channel: competition or coexistence?

InfiniBand is the latest name for the next-generation server I/O interconnect.

New Products


This month, Gadzoox Networks began shipping an eight-port Fibre Channel switch priced at $4,995.

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Volume 4
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February 2000