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File stroker AutoVirt ascends into the clouds - in a bad way

AutoVirt is now like Monty Python's Norwegian Blue parrot: bereft of life, it rests in peace. If it wasn't nailed to its perch it'd be pushing up the daisies. It's not very funny for the employees who have lost their jobs, nor for the investors, channel partners and the founder who has seen his vision and attendant enthusiasm …
Chris Mellor, 09 Jan 2012
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Brocade's file virtualisation efforts come to nought

Brocade's StorageX file virtualisation push is to end with a whimper, with the formal last ship date passing with a roadmap to nowhere, meaning support withdrawl in 2012. StorageX enables users to access files from a variety of physical file stores all virtualised into a single file pool with a global namespace. However, …
Chris Mellor, 12 Nov 2009
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Brocade puts file virtualization in a pricey box

Brocade is shoving its Windows file virtualization portfolio into a separate appliance and adding automated data migration and file-level controls to the metal. The Brocade File Management Engine (FME) is a 2U rack mounted appliance with ten 1Gb/E ports. The system manages SMB/CIFS data for the Windows Server 2003 and XP …
Austin Modine, 18 Mar 2008
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Hitachi picks up Brocade's file virtualization suite

Brocade has cut a deal with Hitachi Data Systems to vend its storage management wares. HDS will resell Brocade StorageX: a suite of applications that handles file management and virtualization (when it isn't driving against Speed Racer, of course). StorageX gives a global namespace (that's presenting a single, logical view of …
Austin Modine, 07 Jan 2008
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Brocade gives SAN FAN a one-two

Brocade left the product announcement spigot on over the Memorial Day break, churning a flood of new and upgraded software and hardware. This week's broad launch covers performance boosts, data protection and virtualization for the company's SAN (storage area network) and FAN (file area network) lineup. Grab a bucket. Brocade …
Austin Modine, 30 May 2007
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AutoVirt adds archiving and tiering

With v3.0 of its software AutoVirt is betting that it can succeed in the file virtualisation market when Brocade, EMC, and F5/Acopia have made relatively little impression. AutoVirt is a 2007-founded start-up focussed on mid-market organisations, with its file data virtualisation, replication and migration software, …
Chris Mellor, 09 Oct 2009
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Brocade copies HP and Veritas by buying NuView

Brocade Communications strayed from its switching roots on Monday, announcing the acquisition of software maker NuView. With the purchase, Brocade joins HP and Veritas as companies that have also acquired NuView over the years (more on that later). Brocade shelled out $60m for the file virtualization start-up. NuView's main …
Ashlee Vance, 07 Mar 2006

Quantum gets NASty with shared SAN software

Quantum is targeting the high-end NAS market with version 3 of its StorNext data management software, which now includes client software for PCs and workstations to give them heterogeneous and shared access to files stored on a SAN. The basis of StorNext 3.0 is a shared file system for the SAN, similar in approach to Acopia, …
Bryan Betts, 04 Apr 2007
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Witness the future of Brocade

At a presentation to analysts this week Brocade talked about a growing Fibre Channel market, an expanded HBA product line, new fabric core capabilities such as encryption, replication and deduplication, and FCOE and services. There was no mention of FANs (File Area Networks) but file virtualization was discussed. The …
Chris Mellor, 27 Jun 2008