Storage News Digest: 15-Jan-03
Sun to Put Pirus Switches Inside Arrays ... The Next Big Thing: SAN Policy-Based Service Level Management ... Agere Unmasks New Hard Drive Storage Chip ... Dell, Sun Ink Deals With Retailers.
Enterprise StorageSun to Put Pirus Switches Inside Arrays Sun Microsystems is planning to integrate the data services platform it gained with the purchase of smart storage switching start-up Pirus Networks with what it described as large scale disk arrays. The data services platform developed by Pirus is a device which can host a variety of storage applications, such as virtualization, or replication software. Rich Napolitano, vice president of Suns data platforms group, did not say what the advantage of this integration would be to customers, but it presumably would be the reduction in the number of boxes that IT staff would have to manage, according to ComputerWire.
Read the full story on: The Register
Personal StorageAgere Unmasks New Hard Drive Storage Chip Agere Systems Tuesday unveiled a new chip geared to make desktop and mobile hard disk drives capable of storing more data than ever. The chip, the first in Ageres family of TrueStore components for storage applications, offers increased functionality and signal integrity. The TrueStore RC6500 read-channel is being fitted by major drive makers to extend capacity beyond current 80-Gigabyte-per-platter desktop drives and 40-Gigabyte-per-platter mobile drives. Ageres read-channel ICs ensure the accuracy of all of the data read from or written to a disk drive. Read the full story on: InternetNews
Storage BusinessDell, Sun Ink Deals With Retailers Dell Computer and Sun Microsystems have signed separate deals with major retailers, boosting the companies push into new market segments. Dell said Tuesday that supermarket chain Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. bought a PowerEdge server and a PowerVault NAS system for nearly each of its stores. Also Tuesday, Sun said clothing retailer Gap Inc. purchased high-end Fire servers to run Oracle financial applications and Sun Enterprise Servers for its merchandise planning and supply-chain software. The terms of the deals were not disclosed. Read the full story on: CommWeb