29th > September > 2002 Archive

Prisa takes EMC into entry-level SANs

The Register has a new Enterprise Storage Channel EMC has once again stepped up efforts to extend its software capabilities, this time through the acquisition of Prisa Networks, a privately-held company specialising in storage area networking (SAN) software.

IBM, EMC win big Applera HPC server storage deal

The Register has a new Enterprise Storage Channel The Register has a new Enterprise Storage Channel IBM Corp and EMC Corp were yesterday awarded contracts with Applera Corporation, the parent company of Celera Genomics Group which is best known as the cracker of the human genetic code, Timothy Prickett Morgan writes. Celera Genomics has been a long-time user of …
Broken CD with wrench

Fujitsu Softek delivers Windowless backup

Storage management software vendor Fujitsu Softek has announced the availability of a hardware independent windowless backup and recovery solution for open systems environments. Windowless Backup Server from the San Jose, California-based subsidiary of Fujitsu Ltd, is intended to address the increasing need for enterprises …
Cat 5 cable

Sun buys SAN switch start-up

Continuing its efforts to recover badly lost ground in the storage market, Sun Microsystems Inc has made an ambitious purchase of start-up Pirus Networks Inc. The amount paid for Pirus was not disclosed, but according to more than one source it exceeded $150m. If that is true, it will have been one of the most expensive …
DVD it in many colours

HP plays API swaps with Hitachi

Hewlett Packard Co has announced a third storage API swap, this time with Hitachi Ltd. HP claims that it now has access to 90% of installed disk arrays, and a lead of up to eighteen months over its rivals in terms of interoperability, Tim Stammers writes.
DVD it in many colours

Quantum buys Benchmark

Quantum, the tape drive specialist, last week acquired Benchmark Storage. Its new business operates in the same market but brings with it a range of new products which will enable Quantum to expand its offerings considerably.

Is iSCSI on your storage radar?

The dearth of usable standards that supply any sort of usable features has long been a cause of complaint for those charged with managing the increasingly complex storage infrastructures deployed in many organisations. Recently, the Storage Networking Industry Association, more conveniently known as SNIA, launched its Bluefin storage management initiative onto the choppy storage seas. Last week, the SNIA announced the long awaited technical completion of the Internet Small Computer System Interconnect (iSCSI) standard.