Tools Scrutinize Storage Systems
Products debuting this month from I-Tech Corp. and Empirix Inc. will help developers and end users evaluate storage systems' performance and throughput.Products debuting this month from I-Tech Corp. and Empirix Inc. will help developers and end users evaluate storage systems performance and throughput. I-Techs SANCommander, available June 18, is a multiport, single-chassis device for generating Fibre Channel traffic at a 2G-bps wire speed, said Tom Robinson, product manager at the Eden Prairie, Minn., company. Pricing for an eight-channel version, the 8002 model, starts at $42,900. Versions will also be available with four channels, at $26,900, and two channels, at $15,900.
Later this year, I-Tech will add the iFCP (Internet Fibre Channel Protocol) and FCIP protocols to its Satellite-32MP protocol analysis tool. That product already supports Fibre Channel, Gigabit Ethernet and iSCSI.