Storage Digest: News from LSI Logic, Acopia, FujiFilm and LaCie

HP incorporates LSI Logic's SAS line … Acopia unveils new release of its Network File Virtualization product … FujiFilm Introduces WORM tape cartridge for IBM 3592 … LaCie uses Hitachi technology for its hard drives.

HP incorporates LSI Logics SAS line, Acopia unveils new release of its Network File Virtualization product, FujiFilm Introduces WORM tape cartridge for IBM 3592, and LaCie uses Hitachi technology for its hard drives.

LSIs SAS Products To Be Integrated into HP ProLiant Servers

Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) products from LSI Logic Corp., of Milpitas, Calif., will begin appearing in Hewlett-Packard BladeSystem, Integrity, ProLiant and StorageWorks products over the next 12 months.

LSI Logic products to be incorporated into HP platforms include PCI-X to 4-port or 8-port 3Gb/sec SAS controllers, 12-port and 36-port 3Gb/sec SAS Expanders, SAS Host Bus Adapters, SAS Expander ICs (integrated circuit), storage adapters and storage ICs.

By incorporating SAS technology, HP hopes to be able to keep offering more technologically advanced solutions that will help customers improve productivity, according to Paul Perez, vice president of storage networking and infrastructure for industry standard servers at HP.

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Acopia Expands Functionality with Next Version of Network File Virtualization Product

Acopia Networks, of Lowell, Mass., has introduced version 2.0 of its network file virtualization products.

Version 2.0, which runs all three of Acopias ARX platforms, provides global network file services and an enterprise-wide namespace for files called the Global Presentation Namespace. The namespace functionality extends virtualization benefits across multiple switches and sites, according to the company.

The new version also offers real-time performance load balancing, which balances data access and optimizes the utilization of existing file servers. Other features include new utilities to deploy and manage services, including a graphical user interface application that simplifies the configuration and management of ARX services and a site analysis tool that analyzes existing file servers and data for ways to improve performance and manageability.

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FujiFilm Offers WORM Tape Cartridge for IBM 3592

Fuji Photo Film USA Inc., of Valhalla, N.Y., has introduced a WORM (Write-Once, Read-Many) tape cartridge for the IBM 3592 Total Storage Enterprise Tape Drive System that uses the companys innovative Nanocubic coating technology.

The FujiFilm 3592 WORM Tape Cartridge is non-erasable, non-rewriteable media that provides native capacities of up to 300GB, transfer rates of 40MB/sec and an archival life of 30 years.

The data cartridges also offer embeddable security features, including memory modules and rugged tamper-evident cartridge design, rendering them unable to be physically accessed or altered in any way.

Fujis proprietary Nanocubic technology provides a thin coating layer of nano-scale particles producing a high resolution of digital data with low noise and high signal-to-noise ratios.

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LaCie, Hitachi Collaborate on External Hard Drives

LaCie, of Hillsboro, Ore., will collaborate with Hitachi Global Storage Technologies to develop three external hard drives with very large capacities.

LaCie will use the 500GB Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 hard drive to develop all three of its external hard drives because it has features that make it particularly well-suited for digital video editing, multi-drive RAID storage and other high-bandwidth applications, according to Olivier Mirloup, LaCies senior product manager.

LaCie will use the Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 as the basis for the LaCie Biggest F800, a 4-bay RAID subsystem with 2TB of storage; the LaCie Ethernet Disk mini, a network hard drive with 500GB of shared storage space; and the LaCie Bigger Disk Extreme, a drive that supports multi-stream audio and video editing with burst transfer rates of up to 85MB/sec and 2TB of capacity.

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