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April 26, 2010  9:14 PM

Virtual Instruments looks to make TAPping SANs easier

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Fibre Channel SANs, Fibre Channel switches

Virtual Instruments, a spinoff of network monitoring company Finisar, rolled out a new hardware configuration for its Traffic Access Port (TAP) devices, which watch bi-directional Fibre Channel traffic on SAN switch links to diagnose problems. TAPs are an option with Virtual Instruments'...

February 16, 2010  3:50 PM

HP refreshes and renames MSA, LeftHand platfroms

Posted by: Dave Raffo
disk arrays, Fibre Channel SANs, iSCSI SAN

This should be a busy year for Hewlett-Packard storage, with upgrades expected to each of its major SAN array platforms. HP started that process today by launching two new systems at the low-end of its storage portfolio – the Modular Smart Array (MSA) platform for SMBs, workgroups and branch...

December 15, 2009  8:39 PM

Virtual Instruments offers SOS-4-SAN service

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Fibre Channel SANs

Virtual Instruments, a spinoff from optic communication and test and measurement equipment maker Finisar, is packaging its VirtualWisdom and NetWisdom tools into an "emergency SAN troubleshooting service" called SOS-4-SAN. Virtual Instruments created the NetWisdom software (along with...

August 25, 2009  10:56 PM

LSI joins 8 Gbps FC party with new disk array

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Fibre Channel SANs

There's a lot of 8 Gbps Fibre Channel going around these days. LSI Corp. joined EMC Corp. today in announcing new support for the next leap in Fibre Channel throughput with the Engenio 4900 system it...

August 19, 2009  6:47 PM

More storage industry perspectives on FCoE

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
converged networks, Fibre Channel SANs

Yesterday, we posted a story about Dell'Oro Group's prediction that Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) sales growth would outpace that of FC by 2011. That report got us lots of great feedback during the...

July 9, 2009  1:23 PM

Broadcom quits knocking on Emulex’s door *UPDATED*

Posted by: Dave Raffo
converged networks, Fibre Channel SANs, storage networking

It turns out Broadcom can take a hint after all. After Emulex repeatedly spurned its acquisition offers, Broadcom today threw in the towel and said it will walk away. However, the Ethernet-chip maker may not be giving up on buying a storage company altogether. "Although we were unable to...


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