Storage Web Digest: Silverbacks iSCSI Chip Shines in Iometer Benchmarks

By eweek  |  Posted 2003-03-24

Enterprise Storage

InterSAN Extends Pathline Automation Features in Version 2.5

InterSAN, maker of storage area management (SAM) automation software, is set to unveil the latest version of its flagship management product this week, with the release of Pathline version 2.5. New to the software is a provisioning workflow management feature that extends the control of automation and timing throughout the process of storage provisioning; it does so by reserving storage, enabling reserved storage during a change window, and optimizing configuration changes. Pathlines product upgrade is indicative of a trend in the industry toward storage and server consolidation, according to the SearchStorage report.

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Silverbacks iSCSI Chip Shines in Iometer Benchmarks

Giving a boost to IP storage and the recently adopted iSCSI standard, Silverback Systems last week announced a benchmark of 92,000 IOPS (I/Os per second) for a single Gigabit Ethernet port. Recent competing Fibre Channel HBA (host bus adapter) announcements have been 60,000–90,000 IOPS per port, the company said. The benchmark was performed on Silverbacks dual-port iSNAP 2100 Storage Network Access Processor. The Silverback performance metric was reached by using the Iometer benchmark developed by Intel. Iometer is an analysis tool for servers that measures I/O performance while stressing the system with a controlled workload.

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Personal Storage

Fujitsu Mulls Hard Drive Tie-Ups, Potential Sale of Business

Reports said Fujitsu is looking for partners in the area of hard drive development and production, as well as considering selling the business. The firms hard drive division reportedly in talks with both Japanese and foreign companies for an engineering tie-up by March 2004, the Kyodo newswire said. The Japan-based electronics maker is seeking a quick return to profitability by restructuring its sluggish divisions following cumulative losses of more than 100 billion yen ($830 million), the company said.

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Storage Business

EMC CEO Tucci Lands $1.675 million in Salary, Bonus

EMC last week said it paid Chief Executive Joseph Tucci $1.675 million in salary and bonus last year and granted him 2 million shares in stock options. Tuccis salary was unchanged from 2001 at $1 million while his bonus fell by $25,000, according to EMCs proxy statement. The 2002 options, priced at $5.42 and vesting over five years, were down from 3.4 million options the previous year. The data storage company lost $118.7 million in 2002.

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