Storage Web Digest: New Controllers Enable Smarter SANs
SNIA Makes Storage Management Spec Public ... New Controllers Enable Smarter SANs ... Plextor CD-RW Drive Can Pack More Data ... Quantum, Storagetek Trade Legal Salvos
Enterprise StorageSNIA Makes Storage Management Spec Public The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) this week introduced the first complete version of the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S Version 1.0). SMI-S backers hope to use the open standard API to eventually integrate large, diverse multi-vendor storage networks. The specification was called Bluefin for more than a year.
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Personal StoragePlextor CD-RW Drive Can Pack More Data Plextor this week announced a new CD-RW drive that can squeeze 40 percent more data into standard discs. According to the company, its PlexWriter Premium drive can store 980MB of data on a 700MB disc, and 1.2GB when using the long-play 99-minute, 880MB disc. Users can tap the extra compression via the GigaRec option in the bundled PlexTools Professional software. Read the full press release./a>
Storage BusinessQuantum, Storagetek Trade Legal Salvos Quantum and Storage Technology (StorageTek) exchanged patent infringement lawsuits this week, accusing each other of manufacturing tape drive products that infringe on the others patented technologies. Quantum in a statement said it filed a lawsuit first, and accused StorageTek of engaging in "the unlawful manufacture and sale within the United States of tape and tape drive products that infringe two separate Quantum patents." StorageTek retaliated, accusing Quantum of unlawfully manufacturing and selling Super DLT tape drive products that infringe on two StorageTek patents. Read the full story on:InfoWorld