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Well, FC-NVMe. Did this lightning-fast protocol just get faster?

+Comment A walk through the vast and spacious exhibition arena at HPE Discover in London can bring you to Cavium's stand. There Roberto Angelo Polacsek, a senior account exec, will tell you why he believes NVMe over Fibre Channel will be important. Cavium bought Fibre Channel HBA vendor QLogic recently, and Polacsek says its 16Gbps HBAs …
Chris Mellor, 30 Nov 2016

IT bods: How long does it take YOU to train up on new tech?

Storagebod I’m a big fan of data networking blogger Greg Ferro, who writes under the moniker Etherealmind. Greg and I are really on the same page with regards to work/life balance but his latest thoughts on that topic struck a chord with me. Drawn from his latest blog post, the key part says: Why am I focused on work life ? After 25 or …
Chris Mellor, 9 Apr 2014
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HP uses Home Server to power storage for small biz

HP has introduced a line of combined isCSI and file storage server/storage array bundles, and a small business backup product using Microsoft consumer backup software. The HP StorageWorks X3000 Network Storage System is a line of pre-configured, factory-tested, single-SKU (stock-keeping unit) product sets for small and mid- …
Chris Mellor, 29 Sep 2009
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LSI pimps out 7900 array

LSI Engenio has updated its high-end 7900 array to support more SATA drives, concurrent iSCSI and Fibre Channel support, and solid state storage. There's nothing revolutionary here, just good, solid engineering developments of LSI Engenio's dual-controller, modular array. This is a mid-range array in general terms, and sold to …
Chris Mellor, 29 Sep 2009
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LSI releases bigger, better Engenio array

LSI has enhanced its dual controller array offering with the 4900, which has 8Gbit/s Fibre Channel support and a better RAID processor than the previous 3994 model. The 4900 is positioned as a departmental array, with the large 7900 array targeted at data centre and high-performance computing applications. The 7900 had an …
Chris Mellor, 25 Aug 2009

LaCie gets comfy on the rack

External storage supplier LaCie has entered the rack world with a trio of products. Xyratex' OEM deal with LaCie has resulted in these 6 to 60TB 2U enclosures for direct-attached storage (DAS), network-attached storage (NAS) and storage area networks (SAN) applications. The three models are the 12big - the 12 stands for the …
Chris Mellor, 3 Jul 2009

Infortrend steps up to Fibre Channel

Second-tier drive array supplier Infortrend has revamped its product catalogue with the ESVA line - Enterprise Scalable Virtual Architecture - including both Fibre Channel and iSCSI connectivity. ESVA arrays include storage virtualisation, thin provisioning, distributed load balancing, array-based snapshots and replication. …
Chris Mellor, 17 Jun 2009

Flash: Fibre Channel drives poised for the exit

In just 30 months flash solid state drives will cost only three times as much as Fibre Channel drives, prompting a user switchover to flash, according to Wikibon analyst David Vellante. He plotted three price erosion curves (below) for single level cell flash over the next few years, expressing the cost of flash as a ratio …
Chris Mellor, 20 Apr 2009

Infortrend to launch enterprise Fibre Channel arrays

Taiwan-based SME storage supplier Infortrend wants to move up to the enterprise by adding a VSA (Virtual Scaleout Architecture) disk drive array product to its range. This is a departure for Infortend, which sells a wide range of RAID storage arrays to small and medium enterprises. It has built a presence in the media …
Chris Mellor, 6 Mar 2009
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QLogic dodges recession in second quarter

QLogic is doing its best to be immune to economic doom and gloom scenarios with a 22 per cent year-on-year increase in quarterly revenues and a 20 per cent net income rise. The maker of storage networking host bus adapters (HBAs) and switches posted second quarter fiscal 2009 (Q2 fy09) results to September 28 with net revenues …
Chris Mellor, 22 Oct 2008
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Goodbye to physical Fibre Channel

Analysis Here's a thought: Fibre Channel has begun its death march, with physical fabrics under notice from FCoE, and FC-interface hard drives under notice from SAS. You might not agree, but here's the argument in favour: Internal array Fibre Channel Currently Fibre Channel (FC) has four main incarnations, hardware and software inside …
Chris Mellor, 20 Oct 2008

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