Storage Web Digest: Spectra Logic Enables iSCSI on tape libraries

Intel, Emulex Team Up on New Xscale Storage Processors ... Spectra Logic Enables iSCSI on tape libraries ... Belkin Adds 8-in-1 USB Media Reader/Writer ... Slack Zip Sales Slap Iomega Quarterly Earnings

Enterprise Storage

Intel, Emulex Team Up on New Xscale Storage Processors

Intel and Emulex this week announced an agreement to co-develop a family of integrated storage processors for Fibre Channel, serial ATA and serial-attached SCSI interconnects. The products, coming in 2004, will be based on Intels XScale cores and be made in its 90nm process technology, using firmware, management software and drivers provided by Emulex. The companies would not be specific about what products they plan to develop. However, they did say those chips would be used in future disk arrays, server adapter cards, server blades, storage appliances and other direct-attached and storage network equipment.

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Spectra Logic Enables iSCSI on tape libraries

Spectra Logic this week announced that its tape libraries will include the iSCSI protocol. The iSCSI protocol will be available with each of the companys Spectra 64K and 20K tape libraries. The devices will allow users to back up data over an IP network without the need for an external SCSI- or Fibre Channel-to-IP bridge device.

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Personal Storage

Belkin Adds 8-in-1 USB Media Reader/Writer

Belkin said it will begin shipping its Hi-Speed USB 2.0 8-in-1 Media Reader & Writer by the end of May. The drive will enable Macs and PCs to accommodate eight different types of media, including CompactFlash I and II, SmartMedia, Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, IBM Microdrive, Memory Stick and MemoryGate Memory Stick.

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Storage Business

Slack Zip Sales Slap Iomega Quarterly Earnings

Iomega this week said its first-quarter earnings fell sharply on a 40 percent decline in revenue amid slow sales of its core "Zip" line of storage products.Iomega posted a net profit of $5.3 million, or 10 cents a share, on par with analysts expectations but down from $31.2 million, or 61 cents a share, last year. "Zip revenues are expected to continue to decline and it will not be possible to offset this revenue decline in 2003 with the initiatives we have under way in our Mobile and Desktop Storage Systems and Network Storage Systems businesses," Werner Heid, Iomega chief executive, said in a statement.

Read the full story on:Reuters