Storage Web Digest: Voltaire Pumps Up iSCSI
InfiniBand switch start-up Voltaire Inc. this week announced the pairing of iSCSI and InfiniBand.
Enterprise StorageVoltaire Pumps Up iSCSI InfiniBand switch start-up Voltaire Inc. this week said it is the first vendor to pair iSCSI and InfiniBand. The company said its storage connectivity solution provides high-performance conductivity to Fibre Channel and IP storage area networks. In addition, the management and virtualization capabilities embedded in Voltaires InfiniBand-to-FC routers can leverage the broad management and protocol standardization of iSCSI. According to Voltaire, its solution eliminates the over-provisioning of storage networks with shared and efficient connectivity, and reduces overall Total Cost of Ownership for server/storage connectivity by minimizing the number of required protocols and management tools.
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Personal StorageHitachi Releases New 250GB Serial ATA Deskstar Drive Hitachi Global Storage Technologies this week announced a new Serial ATA desktop hard drive, the 3.5-inch Hitachi Deskstar 7K250. The drive runs at 7,200 RPM and is aimed at traditional desktop environments as well as to address the needs of near-line storage, disk-to-disk backup, gaming and other performance applications. Read the full press release on:Business Wire
Storage BusinessPCI Express Extension Gains Momentum A group of companies this week signed onto the PCI Express consortium and gave support for its standards-based extension, dubbed Advanced Switching. The extension is a switched interconnect and data-fabric technology based on the PCI Express architecture, with a transaction layer that is optimized to provide specialized communications features, such as high-availability functions, peer-to-peer and multicast networking, congestion and system management, scalability, and support for virtually any networking protocol. Read the full story on:Electronic Business Online