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  • How VMware wants to reinvent the SAN

    Posted March 13, 2014 - 1:18 pm

    VMware has released a virtual Storage Area Network (Virtual SAN), which the company says will usher in a new era of policy-driven and virtual machine-centric storage provisioning.
  • Seagate Kinetic - Cloud storage on a disk, no server required

    Posted October 29, 2013 - 12:00 am

    Building your own storage area network (SAN) involves many layers, not the least of which is the server layer communicating with the storage devices. Seagate has recently announced a new storage architecture called Kinetic that builds server-like functionality and ethernet right on the drive itself.
  • QLogic's Mt. Rainier adapter card pools server SSD capacity on the SAN

    Posted September 6, 2012 - 6:16 am

    QLogic announced a host bus adapter card that pools all types of server flash storage resources on a SAN for shared application use.
  • Oracle adds SAN vendor to its empire

    Posted June 29, 2011 - 9:09 am

    Oracle is building out its array of hardware products with the acquisition of storage vendor Pillar Data Systems, the company announced Wednesday. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close in July, were not disclosed.
  • Compellent adds virtualization, hardware upgrades to its SAN

    Posted November 22, 2010 - 9:59 am

    Compellent today announced the next generation of its storage area network, which adds support for non-disruptive movement of data volumes between arrays as well as a new controller that offers Fibre Channel over Ethernet and iSCSI transport protocols.
  • Ctera brings the cloud down scale

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 10:35 am

    The Ctera C200 provides SAN, NAS, and cloud storage that's simple and cost-effective.
  • Brocade, HP unveil data center extensions

    Posted June 23, 2010 - 1:25 pm

    Brocade this week unveiled data center products available from OEM HP that are designed to support next-generation Fibre Channel rollouts anchored to optimizing application performance and scaling virtual machines.
  • Within Reach of Most IT Budgets, SANs Pay Off

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 11:01 am

    Storage area network (SAN) technology has been around since the late 1990s, but historically it was priced far out of the range of small IT departments. Now this option for making more-efficient use of data storage has become affordable for all but the smallest of IT shops.
  • Compellent announces SAN, NAS integrated array

    Posted April 27, 2010 - 9:44 am

    Compellent released a new storage device, the zNAS, which allows both file-based and block-level data to be stored and managed through a single user interface.
  • IDC: Worldwide disk storage capacity grows 33% in 2009

    Posted March 6, 2010 - 10:20 pm

    IDC released its worldwide disk storage market report for 2009, which showed the first quarter-over-quarter increase in revenue for disk systems since the third quarter of 2008, with more than 3.3 petabytes of capacity shipping in the fourth quarter alone.
  • FalconStor, Violin team on SAN accelerator

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 9:49 pm

    FalconStor and Violin memory jointly announced the availability of a gateway product that attaches to a SAN and accelerates I/O performance through the use of special software and solid state drives.
  • HP upgrades entry level, mid-range arrays

    Posted February 16, 2010 - 2:47 pm

    HP today announced it is shipping an upgraded configuration of its StorageWorks MSA P2000 array that doubles the drive count and adds 2.5-in, small form factor drive capability. The company also announced the availability of its SAN clustering software, SAN/iQ with its MSA P4000 midrange array.
  • Overland Storage releases its first iSCSI SAN

    Posted February 16, 2010 - 9:47 am

    Overland, which is trying to remake its identity from a tape library company into a full storage systems company, has released its first iSCSI SAN, which it says is easy to deploy and offers robust management capabilities.
  • Brocade partners with Thales for network-based encryption appliance

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 2:46 pm

    Brocade and Thales have combined switching and encryption technologies to create a SAN-based appliance that encrypts data on the fly at high speed and performs centralized key management.
  • For sale: Cisco data center rival Brocade

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 3:20 pm

    Brocade has reportedly put itself up for sale, a development that portends significant consolidation within the data center IT industry.
  • Dell/EqualLogic PS4000: iSCSI for the common manager

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 1:30 pm

    Dell acquired EqualLogic in 2007, adding a strong iSCSI player to their existing Fibre Channel storage options. EqualLogic offers some very usable iSCSI systems at good prices, from a base of around $10,000, to $17,000 as tested, to well over $100,000.
  • Cisco says it’s not eating its SAN young

    Posted June 14, 2009 - 8:33 pm

    Cisco says the dropoff in its FibreChannel SAN revenue and market share in Q1 is attributable to three factors: an early stage migration to 8Gbps; a lower cost migration than rival Brocade; and exposure to financial buyers, which is hard hit by the recession.
  • EMC addresses SAN configuration problems

    Posted May 12, 2009 - 8:45 pm

    EMC Corp. on Tuesday announced Storage Configuration Advisor (SCA), a hardware-software combination designed to alert IT managers to configuration errors in storage-area networks (SANs).
  • Diskless wonder: Lenovo boots from the SAN

    Posted November 21, 2008 - 3:00 pm

    Lenovo Inc. announced this week its new Secure Managed Client (SMC), a storage-based, hard-drive free solution that will allow IT managers to lower costs and free up their time by storing data in a non-server remote location.
  • Fans and skeptics argue on Fibre Channel over Ethernet

    Posted October 30, 2008 - 1:43 pm

    The Storage Networking World Europe show focused on Fibre Channel over Ethernet, which some see as a Trojan horse that Cisco can use to attack Brocade.
  • Hitachi Data Systems upgrades its midrange storage offering

    Posted October 13, 2008 - 11:15 am

    Hitachi Data Systems has added three new models to its Adaptable Modular Storage (AMS) range, introducing support for SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) disks and a new dynamic load-balancing system with two active controllers.
  • Brocade gets loan to fund Foundry buyout

    Posted October 7, 2008 - 9:39 pm

    Brocade Communications Systems on Tuesday secured a $1.1 billion loan to fund its acquisition of Foundry Networks despite a tightening of credit markets amid the Wall Street meltdown.
  • HP to buy LeftHand Networks for $360 million

    Posted October 1, 2008 - 3:04 pm

    HP will buy LeftHand Networks for $360 million to fill in its storage virtualization and iSCSI lines with products for medium-size companies and remote offices and branches.
  • 3PAR puts more storage efficiency smarts into chip

    Posted September 3, 2008 - 12:09 pm

    Storage server vendor 3PAR has built a key function for storage efficiency into a specialized chip, offloading that job from the main processors in a pair of server models it is set to introduce on Tuesday.
  • Brocade deal to help drive data-center transition

    Posted July 23, 2008 - 9:54 am

    Brocade Communications Systems' planned US$3 billion acquisition of Foundry Networks is a major strategic move in a brewing war over the future of data-center connectivity, industry analysts said Tuesday.

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