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September 29, 2011  1:35 PM

QLogic takes another whack at converged storage networks



Posted by: Dave Raffo
16 Gbps Fibre Channel, converged networks, fcoe, storage networking

QLogic is taking the stance that having multiple personalities is the sane way to approach converged storage networking. With Fibre Channel (FC) remaining the dominant protocol and

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June 2, 2011  6:29 PM

Is it time for Dell to scoop up Brocade?



Posted by: Dave Raffo
brocade, dell, Fibre Channel switches, storage networking

Whenever there is talk of storage acquisitions – which is just about all the time these days – the name of Brocade comes up. The switch vendor was believed to be high on

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June 7, 2010  10:22 PM

Emulex marries its 10-GigE partner; acquires ServerEngines



Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage networking, storage vendors

Emulex today acquired its 10-Gigabit Ethernet silicon partner ServerEngines for $78 million in cash and eight million shares of Emulex stock to be issued at closing, which could bring the price to around $160 million. The deal is expected to close next month. The Emulex shares would be worth $81...


May 13, 2010  5:23 PM

VCE flips the switch on Cisco Fibre Channel sales



Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage networking

The VCE alliance between EMC, Cisco and VMware seems to have made Cisco’s MDS Fibre Channel switches more popular in data centers. During Cisco’s earnings call Wednesday night, CEO John Chambers...


April 16, 2010  8:36 PM

SNW wrap-up



Posted by: Dave Raffo
cloud backup, data deduplication, solid state drives, storage networking, storage vendors

While product news was slim at spring SNW this week, there were vendors and other groups on hand to share roadmap details and discuss industry trends. Some tidbits of those conversations: Fibre Channel Industry Association Despite the rise of iSCSI and the emergence of...


February 23, 2010  1:34 PM

Brocade’s Foundry business flounders



Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage networking, storage vendors

It’s been a little over a year since Brocade completed its $2.6 billion acquisition of Foundry Networks, and the Ethernet thing isn’t working so well so far. Brocade reported $97.1 million in revenue from Ethernet switches last quarter, down 26% from the previous quarter. That caused...


February 18, 2010  10:38 PM

HP adds QLogic switches; looks for storage rebound



Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage networking, storage vendors

It’s no secret that the relationship between Hewlett-Packard and Cisco has deteriorated now that Cisco is selling its own server product, the Unified Computing System (UCS). Like IBM and Dell, HP has been lining up other Fibre Channel and Ethernet switch partners, including a


November 12, 2009  3:08 PM

HP buys 3Com, not Brocade



Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage networking

Although Hewlett-Packard spent $2.7 billion to buy 3Com Wednesday largely to make it more competitive with Cisco on the Ethernet switching front, the deal will also have implications for Cisco’s main storage competitor Brocade. First, the deal means HP won’t be buying Brocade – at least...


October 27, 2009  7:15 PM

Emulex leads its convergence strategy with Ethernet



Posted by: Dave Raffo
fcoe, storage networking

Emulex used its analyst day today to officially roll out its OneConnect Universal Converged Network Adapters (UCNAs) and underscore its strategy of taking a 10-Gigabit Ethernet path to converged Fibre Channel and Ethernet networks. Emulex said the


October 20, 2009  3:35 PM

QLogic ‘swipes’ another FCoE win



Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage networking

Another piece of the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) puzzle was put in place today when IBM said it will ship QLogic’s 8142 converged network adapters (CNAs) inside the Power Systems server platform for native FCoE connectivity. IBM’s p Series servers run Unix and Linux operating...


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