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Dataram accelerates FC SANs
<p>Dataram this week entered the broader storage market with the introduction of the XcelaSAN appliance for accelerating application performance in Fibre Channel SAN environments.</p>
Engenio arrays support SSDs, iSCSI
LSI has upgraded its Engenio 7900 disk arrays with support for SSD drives and iSCSI host interfaces, adding to support for Fibre Channel and SATA drives and 4Gbps/8Gbps Fibre Channel host connections.
Seagate first with 6Gbps SATA drives
Seagate today became the first disk drive manufacturer to ship 6Gbps SATA drives. The 3.5-inch, 7,200rpm Barracuda XT drives pack 2TB of capacity.
Intel previews Jasper Forest processors
Intel's "Jasper Forest" processors boast integrated PCI Express (PCIe) support and lower power consumption for dense storage system designs. The processors are due to ship in "early 2010," according to Intel officials.
Dot Hill's VRA lowers RAID costs
Dot Hill Systems today introduced software in what it hopes to be a new category of RAID, dubbed Virtual RAID Adapter (VRA). The software-only RAID technology promises to decrease the cost of adding RAID functionality to low-end and mid-range servers by
Pliant delivers EFD SSD drives
Startup Pliant Technology today announced its entry into the solid-state disk (SSD) fray with the introduction of its Lightning line of Enterprise Flash Drives (EFDs). The drives are designed for OEMs and integrators building hybrid arrays consisting of SSDs and traditional hard disk drives (HDDs).
Adaptec enables SSD + HDD RAID
As part of a partnership with Intel, Adaptec this week introduced software for its RAID controllers that will enable its OEM and channel partners to combine the controllers and software with solid-state disk (SSD) drives and traditional hard disk drives in what the company refers to as High-Performance Hybrid Arrays (HPHAs).
Promise offers power-saving RAID for SMBs
Promise Technology is now shipping the VessRAID series storage systems, with energy efficient drive spin-down technology aimed at meeting the long-term storage needs of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).