Clouds And Claims Seem To Go Hand-in-Hand
I've seen something in storage that really stretches the "cloud" positioning pretty far out there. Recently, Emulex claimed they have a cloud adapter. A cloud adapter? InfiniBand adapters, Fibre Channel adapters and iSCSI adapters are well understood and deployed; but a cloud adapter?
Network Instruments Boosts Capacity On Portable Products
Network Instruments has announced the second generation of its GigaStor Portable line of in-the-field network recorders. Previously available in one or two gigabyte configurations, the new models are now available with up to four GB of storage and upgraded hardware...
InfiniBand Port Counters Reset: Market Reconfigured
I expect competition in the all important Director Switch arena to really heat up in the second half of 2009 as vendors attempt to capitalize on the QDR inflection point to grab market share and fill the void left by Cisco. I expect the new 864-port QLogic 12000, 648-port IS5000 from Mellanox and the 324-port Grid Director 4700 from Voltaire to begin shipping to end-users in the second half of 2009. Unveiled last November at SC08, the QLogic 12000 stands out in this new class of huge InfiniBand
NetGear Adds PoE Stackable Switches to Line
Increasingly, small and medium businesses are using IP to collapse their voice and data networks. Rather than manage two autonomous networks, corporations can combine the two, which eases management functions, lowers costs, and increases efficiency. However, these new converged networks require additional capabilities, such as Power over Ethernet (PoE), so NetGear added that feature to its switches.
Native Format? Not so Fast
IT may be called on to produce literally millions of pages of discovered data. The product may be printed or electronic or both and IT may have little warning.
DataDirect Enters Private Storage Cloud Market
DataDirect Networks enters the burgeoning market for private cloud storage systems targeting applications like WEB 2.0 providers and medical imaging that need massive, scalable file storage solutions to support high aggregate performance.
Storage vendors make value plays
With the economy struggling at best vendors are flooding my inbox with products that promise to deliver Peter Luger's or Ruth's Chris quality at Sizzler, or at least Outback Steakhouse, prices. Money's tight and vendors that boost their value will get more business now and customer loyalty in the long run. Here are a few I found interesting and a vendor bucking the trend.