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Voltaire Announces iSCSI on Steroids - Product Profile

InfiniBand is becoming the unquestioned interconnect for high performance computing and clustered databases. It will be used extensively in the datacenters of tomorrow. To complete the picture, InfiniBand needs connectivity to shared storage. While several protocols are viable for carrying block storage traffic over the InfiniBand fabric, Voltaire’s choice of iSCSI RDMA has very interesting implications.


Publish date: 06/02/03

IBM Makes the V-word Respectable Again - Opinion

The word “virtualization” came into vogue a few years ago with the usual fanfare, hype and the expectation that it would solve all the horrendous storage management problems the industry was facing. Virtualization was to be the cure for all ills.


Publish date: 06/01/03

MaXXan ships MVX320 - Company Profile

MaXXan this month became the first vendor to actually GA an intelligent director class product. While the architecture is sound and the product has most of the required features for such a product, and the use of standard OTS network processors, rather than custom designed ASICs gives them the ability to upgrade and ship faster than others, MaXXan finds itself in a very interesting position.


Publish date: 08/01/03

McData Acquires Sanera Nishan - Opinion

On August 25, 2003, McData announced its intentions to acquire Nishan Systems for $83M in cash (plus $2M in debt) and Sanera for $102M in cash. McData also announced that they have invested $6M in Aarohi Communications, a storage networking chip vendor.


Publish date: 09/01/03

Cloverleaf Intelligent Storage Networking System - Product Profile

Over the course of 2003, the concept of placing “intelligent” storage management in the heart of the networked fabric has shifted from longstanding industry pipedream into deployed reality. On the end user side, this long-awaited reality is driven largely by an unprecedented requirement to get control over heterogeneous environments and budget-busting management inefficiencies.


Publish date: 10/01/03

Cloverleaf Delivers Muscle To Storage Integrators - Opinion

Though it may hurt the brain to contemplate, the mission-critical design requirements of the enterprise storage integrator exceed those of the individual enterprise data center by several magnitudes. The reason is simple: With dozens or hundreds of customer environments at any given time, economic success depends on bullet-proofing all aspects of the storage architecture against random acts of unreliability.


Publish date: 10/01/03

Candera: Storage Tiers and ATA - Technology Brief

Taneja Group sees many end users deploying multiple classes of storage devices, or “storage tiers” in order to increase the economies and overall utilization of their storage environment. In most of these cases, we see users leveraging lower costs ATA and serial ATA (SATA) arrays alongside more expensive fibre-channel storage fabrics.


Publish date: 01/01/04

Emulex FibreSpy: Powering Next Generation Storage Architectures - Product Profile

Through the acquisition of Vixel last year, Emulex got access to InSpeed Switch-on-a-Chip (SOC) technology, which is now practically omnipresent in storage systems from just about all storage suppliers. In a one-two punch Emulex has now brought FibreSpy technology to the market.


Publish date: 01/01/05

EMC Invista: The Power of Network-Based Virtualization - Technology in Depth

There was a time when virtualization was one of the dirty words in the storage industry. Who can forget the enormous expectations around virtualization that existed several years ago? That hype only fizzled, and the broken promise of virtualization left many storage managers disappointed.


Publish date: 05/01/05

QLogic Buys Troika - Opinion

On October 19, 2005 QLogic announced its intention to buy Troika Networks for $36.5M. Based on the calls we have received thus far it is apparent that vendors and users alike are wondering why QLogic did this and what the implications are for users long term. Here is how we see it.


Publish date: 10/01/05

Cisco MDS

We’ve seen a rapid evolution in SAN fabric switching technologies in the past 18 months. The entire switching category is exploding with more intelligent, flexible, and scalable fabric architectures. Enterprises are very keen to get their hands on real-time fabric management tools, virtual abstraction capabilities, and multi-protocol support, to name just a few advances. Why? Because these technologies are central to establishing significant SAN ROI.

Publish date: 07/01/06

Cisco MDS 9124

Since its entry into the Fibre Channel switching market in 2002, Cisco has rapidly taken share from its rivals to become the market share leader at the high end of the market. To date, Cisco has competed primarily in the director-class category while competitors Brocade and McData have offered end to end product lines from directors down to 8-port fabric switches. With the release of Cisco’s MDS 9124, an 8-port switch expandable to 24 ports, Cisco has extended its MDS line to fully compete on both ends of the switch spectrum.

Publish date: 12/01/06

Voltaire Adds 10G

In the 2nd quarter of 2007, Voltaire plans to add 10GbE capabilities to its director-class Grid Director, making Grid Director the first switch platform to support 20Gb InfiniBand, Fibre Channel, and 10GbE in a single switch. This new release of multi-service Grid Director will provide interoperable switching across multiple fabrics in both LAN/WANs and SANs.

Publish date: 02/01/07

SAN Symphony 6.0

Server virtualization today is a hot topic. Enterprises everywhere are rapidly implementing virtualized servers in a quest for better resource utilization, simplified management, and a more flexible infrastructure. Over 85% of these virtualized servers use a SAN and a shared storage model. Unfortunately, server virtualization with shared storage exacerbates pre-existing storage management issues, and in many cases creates new challenges not present in a purely physical world.

Publish date: 03/01/07

IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller 4.1 - Solution Profile

Storage virtualization has come a long way in the past five years. After a false start in 2001, fraught with inflated expectations and product deficiencies, the category fell into infamy. Several vendors disappeared, many others repositioned themselves to focus on the Small Medium Business (SMB) space and yet others reinvented themselves with completely different products. Only one company stayed true to the promise of virtualization from the very beginning. That is IBM. With the SAN Volume Controller (SVC) product, launched in July, 2003, the company nurtured the market, in spite of the fact that many in the market didn’t even want to say the V-word anymore. IBM persisted, albeit mostly with their own customers, fundamentally because the customer could see the potential of storage virtualization and could count on IBM to support them through the early learning cycles.

Publish date: 04/01/07

Emulex 765-S: High Performance SPAID-based Storage Virtualization at a Disruptive Price Pt - Profile

This spring, Emulex announced availability of the Model 765-S Intelligent Services Platform.  We believe that the Emulex 765-S Intelligent Services Platform has the potential to be quite disruptive to the pricing environment for storage virtualization products. Traditionally, most storage virtualization products have had high-end price points, limiting their adoption to core data centers and the largest of enterprises.  When paired with LSI’s StoreAge SVM software, the platform represents a full-fledged split-path storage virtualization solution with excellent performance.

Publish date: 06/01/07

QLogic Introduces Innovative Adapter Portfolio for Next-Generation Storage and Data Networks

Versatile Design Powers Both Native 16Gb Fibre Channel and 10Gb Ethernet Converged Networks With Features Optimized for Virtualized and Cloud Computing Environments

  • Premiered: 09/28/11
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: GlobeNewswire.com
Topic(s): TBA Qlogic TBA FC TBA Fibre Channel TBA Cloud
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QLogic 8200 CNAs on Dell PowerEdge Servers: A Solid Step Towards Infrastructure Convergence

QLogic 8200 Series network adapters, now shipping on Dell PowerEdge 12th generation Servers, virtualize server I/O, providing customers with a strong foundation for infrastructure convergence.

  • Premiered: 03/07/12
  • Author: Jeff Byrne
Topic(s): Virtualization Server Virtualization CNA Converged Infrastructure Qlogic
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Storage Performance - Maybe It Never Was the Array’s Problem

In one of the biggest news announcements of 2012, QLogic has announced a major product initiative that looks poised to fundamentally change customer challenges around storage performance.

  • Premiered: 09/07/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): Qlogic server Acceleration SSD IO Storage perfrmance

Accelerating the SAN, with the Server

Just a few short months ago, a number of vendors in the market started introducing flash-based, in-the-server, storage acceleration technologies that we label Server-based Storage Accelerators (which I also refer to as “accelerators” in this article). Across the board, such devices were primarily PCIe form factor cards with on-board flash memory that plugged into a server motherboard slot. Through driver or other software inserted into the server OS’s software stack, the solution would intercept I/Os, cache data from SAN-attached disk onto a NAND-flash cache, and then redirect future I/O requests to that cache.

  • Premiered: 09/13/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: InfoStor.com
Topic(s): TBA SAN TBA Storage Acceleration TBA accelerators TBA Storage Accelerators TBA IO TBA Qlogic TBA Jeff Boles