Seagate to offer Serial ATA drive
Seagate Technology this week became the first disk drive manufacturer to announce plans for a Serial ATA product family. The company says it will offer a native Serial ATA interface as an option to its new Barracuda ATA V drive this fall.
Dell to resell FalconStor software
FalconStor and Dell Computer's software and peripherals unit have inked a reseller agreement that authorizes Dell to resell FalconStor's IPStor storage software suite. Both companies announced the agreement this week.
SGI delivers heterogeneous, shared file system
This month, SGI delivered a version of its CXFS shared file system software that supports heterogeneous platforms, including Solaris and Windows NT. Previous versions of CXFS, which was introduced in 1999, supported only SGI's IRIX operating system. This latest version has been in development for three years.
StorageNetworks shifts focus to software
Former storage service provider (SSP) pioneer StorageNetworks is shifting gears to focus on delivering storage management software while continuing to support its managed service customers.
StoneFly virtualizes IP SANs
Last week, start-up StoneFly Networks began shipments of storage virtualization appliances designed specifically for IP storage area networks (SANs) based on the emerging iSCSI protocol.
SPC releases benchmark results
The Storage Performance Council has begun posting results of the SPC Benchmark 1 (SPC-1) tests, which are designed to test performance of disk subsystems.
SNIA builds two end-user councils
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is recruiting end users to be part of its Consumer Advisory Council (CAC), one of two councils providing feedback to SNIA's vendor membership.
Quantum bets on Linux for midrange NAS
Almost nine months after acquiring Connex's assets, including its Linux development team, Quantum has incorporated a Linux-based operating system into its new Guardian 14000 midrange network-attached storage (NAS) server.
NAS versus SAN all over again
Some end users are bucking conventional wisdom and using NAS filers for RDBMS-based applications. The appeal: simplicity and cost.
N+I attendees weigh in on storage networking
I was anxious to see the results from a storage networking survey conducted at last month's Networld+Interop show, primarily because it polled networking professionals who may or may not be involved with the storage side of their businesses.
Hospital goes digital with Centera
Ellen Maloney, vice president of outpatient services at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, is about to implement a 5TB Centera system along with a picture archive and communication (PAC) system.
Hitachi, IBM consolidate disk-drive operations
In April, Hitachi Ltd. and IBM announced the intent to combine their hard-disk-drive operations into a stand-alone, joint venture company that may become the third-largest drive manufacturer in the world, according to analysts.
EMC targets 'content addressable storage'
EMC last month rattled storage markets with the announcement of Centera—a purpose-built online storage system for fixed content—a partner list of more than 30 vendors, and a new division devoted to Centera development.