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April 21, 2009  5:27 PM

LSI updates Engenio 7900, talks FCoE *Updated*



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage protocols (FC / iSCSI)

LSI Corp. has updated its Engenio 7900 storage system sold by IBM and others with new support for 8 Gbps FC, boosted capacity, and Seagate's full-disk encryption  encryption services that include key management and firmware features to take...

March 16, 2009  9:15 PM

Cisco pushes into servers; storage’s role undefined



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage protocols (FC / iSCSI), storage vendors, unifield storage

Cisco execs led by CEO John Chambers spent 90 minutes today on a webcast telling groups spread around the world what most of the IT world already knew – it is getting into the server business. But...


January 26, 2009  9:27 PM

Storage vendors put together ESX iSCSI cookbook



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
ESX Server, iSCSI, Storage protocols (FC / iSCSI), VMware

Just came across a pretty interesting resource on EMC'er Chad Sakac's Virtual Geek blog (first brought to my attention by


October 24, 2008  1:24 PM

Dell prepares for converged networks, FCoE and iSCSI



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
SAN, Storage protocols (FC / iSCSI), Strategic storage vendors

During a conference call with storage reporters today to discuss the future for data center networking, Dell senior storage manager Eric Endebrock pointed to the convergence of Ethernet and Fibre Channel as inevitable. "Change is afoot," he said. "FCoE is a more straightforward management...


August 13, 2008  10:36 AM

Brocade increases revenue, market share



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage protocols (FC / iSCSI)

Brocade's earnings report today made it clear it is gaining market share in the Fibre Channel switch competition against Cisco. No surprise there. Cisco's earnings last week disclosed its SAN director and switch revenue dropped 14 percent year over year. Brocade today said its switch revenue grew...


July 1, 2008  10:36 AM

QLogic boss says he’s too busy to quit



Posted by: Dave Raffo
SAN, Storage protocols (FC / iSCSI)

 QLogic CEO H.K. Desai had planned to step down this year, but says there is too much going on in the storage industry for him to leave now. That's why his heir apparent left QLogic in March, and...


June 6, 2008  11:50 AM

Dell moves to top of growing iSCSI SAN market



Posted by: Dave Raffo
SAN, Storage protocols (FC / iSCSI)

IDC confirmed Dell's claim that it has moved into the No. 1 spot in iSCSI SAN market share following its $1.4 billion acquisition of EqualLogic. According to the IDC quarterly storage numbers for...


June 6, 2008  8:05 AM

Storage Decisions: Questioning the FCoE hype



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage protocols (FC / iSCSI)

"Fibre Channel over Ethernet is like a fast car," said consultant Howard Goldstein of Howard Goldstein Accociates Thursday on his session about FCoE at Storage Decisions Toronto. "It looks great, but it probably won't run as well as you thought or be as cheap as they say it's going to...


April 25, 2008  12:39 PM

Primary storage still means one vendor



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Data storage management, Storage protocols (FC / iSCSI)

The term "vendor lock-in" is rarely used in a good way by storage buyers. It usually means you're stuck with products from one vendor, making it difficult to switch if you're unhappy or something better comes along. Still, with probably more options for storage products than ever before, most...


December 19, 2007  12:16 PM

Intel gets inside of FCoE



Posted by: Dave Raffo
SAN, Storage protocols (FC / iSCSI)

Fibre Channel vendors aren't the only ones pushing the new Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) standard designed to help Fibre Channel devices take advantage of 10-gig Ethernet.  Intel is also getting...


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