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HDS Rebuts SAN Switch Rumors

CTO says a switch isn't planned 'at this time.' Instead, HDS will focus on virtualization in 2002

The chief technology officer of Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) issued a statement today denying rumors that the company is quietly developing a SAN switch (see HDS to Build SAN Switch?).

"Hitachi has no plans at this time to enter the SAN switch market We will continue to produce new industry-leading disk arrays and associated software and services to continue to expand our market share in 2002,” said Hu Yoshida.

The rest of his statement focused on HDS’s plans for the storage virtualization market: “Hitachi believes that virtualization is a promising technology and... should reside in the network."

Yoshida says Hitachi plans to work with its key partners to bring virtualization solutions to market. More details on the company's plans will be made publicly available next year.

”He appears to be foreshadowing a major push into virtualization,” says Mark Kelleher, analyst with First Albany Corp.

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