Adaptec pushes "EtherStorage" spec
Paralleling an effort by IBM and Cisco (see story on this page), Adaptec has submitted to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) a proposed standard for running SCSI-over-TCP/IP networks such as Gigabit Ethernet.
StorNet and Vangard to merge
Storage integrators StorNet Inc. and Vangard Technology have agreed to merge their respective businesses. While terms of the agreement were not disclosed, the companies combined for more than $160 million in 1999 revenues.
Storage software continues to thrive
It's a good time to be a storage software vendor. Buoyed by Internet-driven data growth and an overall IT personnel shortage, 1999 worldwide revenues from storage software licenses rose 47% over 1998, from $2.9 billion to $4.2 billion, according to a recent report from Dataquest.
Startup challenges FC hub vendors
With interoperability and management issues still being resolved, many storage system providers prefer to deploy SANs in smaller, more manageable steps.
STA outlines SCSI road map
Showing that the venerable interface still has plenty of life left, the SCSI Trade Association recently outlined the next two generations of the specification. The current generation is Ultra160 SCSI, with a theoretical maximum transfer rate of 160MBps.
QLogic to acquire Ancor
QLogic last month announced plans to purchase Fibre Channel switch vendor Ancor Communications in an approximately $1.7-billion stock swap. Officials at Aliso Viejo, CA-based QLogic say the acquisition will enable them to broaden their Fibre Channel product line while positioning the company to address future market issues and technologies.
It's time for SAN appliances
For years, a simple concept has plagued end users and systems integrators who have valiantly tried to implement storage area network (SAN) technology: How do I keep one system from stomping all over the file system of another?
Imation to provide Jiro code
Imation and Sun Microsystems have announced a co-development plan that calls for Imation to develop Jiro-based management software for Sun's network storage products.
IBM, Cisco propose SCSI over TCP/IP
Nishan sketches SoIP SAN plan. Without fanfare, IBM and Cisco Systems have submitted to the Internet Engineering Task Force a proposed standard for running SCSI over TCP/IP networks.
Gadzoox, Lucent forge FC-over-IP links
Gadzoox Networks and Lucent Technologies are partnering to develop a specification that will enable the transmission of Fibre Channel traffic over Inter-net Protocol (IP) networks, such as Gigabit Ethernet.
Compaq adds SAN building blocks
Compaq has continued its methodical storage area network (SAN) product and services rollout by shipping new management tools and hardware devices that add to its growing number of building blocks for heterogeneous SANs.
OTG Software has acquired xVault Inc.; Last month, CommVault Systems and Microsoft extended an alliance; Fujitsu Siemens recently selected Adaptec's SmartRAID VI Decade controllers; and more.