29th > September > 2002 Archive
The Register has a new Enterprise Storage ChannelEMC 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.
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.
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.
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.