Apple Delays Release of Xsan Storage Software
The company says its enterprise-class storage networking product, currently in beta, will be released "early next year" instead of before the end of 2004 as planned.Apple Computer Inc. confirmed to eWEEK.com that it will delay the release of Xsan, the companys enterprise-class storage networking product, from next week to "early next year." The company declined to comment on the reason or reasons for the delay. Xsan, announced in April and currently in beta testing, is a 64-bit clustered file system targeted toward digital content creators, supercomputing clusters and other companies that need high-bandwidth access to terabytes of large files. For example, at a National Association of Broadcasters meeting this year, Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple demonstrated how to run six high-definition video streams, all of which could be edited in real time, off a single Xsan setup with two Xserve RAID storage units.
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