Storage Web Digest: New HP Developer Program Targets Bluefin Standards
Support for the Storage Management Interface Specification, aka Bluefin will simplify the interoperability challenges customers often face when managing multi-vendor network storage.
Enterprise StorageNew HP Developer Program Targets Bluefin Standards Hewlett-Packard Corp. this week launched a newdeveloper program designed for building storage systems. Based on the Storage Management Interface Specification (SMI-S), previously known as "Bluefin," the HP SMI-S Developers Program will simplify the interoperability challenges developers often face when managing multi-vendor network storage, the company said. The program is open and free to qualified HP partners. Currently, HPs roster of partners includes AppIQ Inc., BMC Software Inc., CreekPath Systems Inc., Storability Software Inc. and Veritas Software Corp. Also on board the SMI-S bandwagon are Computer Associates International Inc., EMC Corp., IBM Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc.
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Personal StorageApricorn Ships Portable Combo DVD Drive Apricorn Inc. this week released EZ Writer, an ultra portable optical drive weighing just 12 ounces and measuring a mere 3/4 inch by 5.5 by 5 1/2 inches. The EZ Writer is available in two versions: EZ Writer Combo (CD-R and DVD player) and EZ Writer DVD, which can burn and play DVDs and CDs. Read the full press release on:Business Wire
Storage BusinessCisco SAN Sales: Ramping Upwards? According to Wall Street analysts, Cisco Systems Inc. looks to be on track to turn in strong sales figures for its SAN switches in its current quarterpotentially more than doubling its quarter-over-quarter sales in the segment. Robert Montague, analyst at RBC Capital Markets, said the Fibre Channel switch market has become extremely competitive now that Ciscos products are shipping through various channels. He said his industry sources point to Cisco posting sales of SAN switches in the mid-$20 million range for its fiscal fourth quarter of 2003, which ends in late July. Another factor potentially helping Cisco at this stage is that it has lowered pricing on the MDS 9000-series switchesdeveloped by its in-house SAN division, Andiamo Systems Inc.to be more in line with Brocade Communications Systems Inc. and McData Corp. offerings. Read the full story on:Byte and Switch<