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Max-T Pursues BlueArc

Like its namesake Mister T, Max-T (Maximum Throughput) apparently likes to make a big entrance. It smashed its way out of stealth mode today with some bold words about BlueArc Corp.

"We're going to take Enrico [Pesatori, CEO of BlueArc] and his boys out of the water," says Gautham Sastri, CEO and founder of Max-T. [ed.note: and then what...dry them with a towel?]

Fighting talk -- especially for a small, unknown company with a name like a cosmetics line. But Max-T says it has the test results to back up its claims.

Both companies offer network-attached storage (NAS) devices that reportedly hit throughput speeds of around 2 Gbit/s about ten times faster than off-the-shelf servers equipped with network interface cards. In other words, these new boxes are supposed to keep up with the speed of the network, rather than becoming a bottleneck on it.

Max-T and BlueArc each touts its method as the fastest on the planet -- bar none.