SBB Issues 2.0 Specs

Growing roster of industry leaders support emerging ecosystem of standardized storage system building blocks

January 29, 2008

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- In a move that furthers engineering design improvements and increases end-user customer benefits, the Storage Bridge Bay Working Group (SBB) today announced the completion and public availability of the SBB 2.0 Specification. The newly ratified specification defines increased commonality of the physical form factor of Storage Bridge Bay slots and canisters enabling faster introduction of new storage technologies across a broader selection of storage solution providers.

The SBB additionally announced that Sun Microsystems, Inc. has joined as a Promoter Member and as a member of the Board of Directors which also includes Dell, EMC, IBM, Intel, LSI, Network Appliance, and Xyratex.

"I'm happy to see the SBB initiative progressing," said Steve Duplessie, founder and senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. "Ultimately having standard form factors and interconnects will allow storage manufacturers to concentrate on higher value functionality and should decrease their costs.Users will benefit by finally getting some standardization."

Storage Bridge Bay Working Group Inc. (SBB)

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