Adaptec Moves IP Storage Network Program Forwards
Storage firm Adaptec launched a beta program for IP storage networking systems, which it claims will lead to the first “real world” deployments of IP storage networks. Together with OEMs, Adaptec is working with a broad range of customers including Trimble, Sandia Labs and the University of Michigan. The beta program, based on iSCSI technology, includes storage area network deployments to support Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server, customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning applications, databases and collaboration and messaging systems across both Windows and Linux platforms.
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LSI Logic Announces iMegaRAID with IP SAN Target Controllers
LSI Logic this week announced iMegaRAID solutions with iSCSI target controllers for IP SANS. According to the company, iMegaRAID includes a family of iSCSI target controllers specifically designed for external IP SAN environments that enable storage system builders to deliver iSCSI target solutions with minimal price premium over DAS (direct attach storage) models. The iMegaRAID solution will deliver an integrated iSCSI RAID product design for modular and efficient storage subsystems, and offer dual-port Gigabit Ethernet connectivity to 16-port Serial ATA RAID providing maximum I/O performance, the company said.
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AOpen Begins Slim-Type DVD-RW/+RW Drive Shipments To Ricoh
< p>According to a DigiTimes report, Taiwan-based AOpen received orders for slim-type DVD-RW/+RW drives from Japans Ricoh and has started shipping the product this month at 10,000 units per month. The contract-manufacturing price is set at around $170 to $180, with Ricoh supplying the key components, the report said. Notebook-use slim-type optical storage drives command higher profit margins due to higher entry barriers.
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McData Sees Profits in Q1 Earnings/b>
McData this week said first-quarter earnings and revenue would be at the higher end of its forecast range thanks to increased demand for new products. The computer storage networking provider previously forecasted earnings of 2 to 4 cents per share, excluding one-time items, and revenue of $92 million to $97 million.
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