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Cisco readies storage switch

Jan 16, 20062 mins
Data Center

Latest storage news.

Cisco readies storage switch, 01/16/06

Sources say Cisco, which is already among the market leaders in storage switching, is expected to introduce as soon as April a 528-port Fibre Channel device designed to help companies consolidate their storage-area networks and avoid over-subscribing …

Q&A: Chambers defends Cisco’s wide reach, 01/16/06

Cisco is stretched in many directions, with big initiatives in the enterprise, service provider, consumer and small to midsize business markets. Add to this the company’s $7 billion purchase of Scientific-Atlanta, and it’s a plateful. Network World …

Weblog: Store those rumors, 01/13/06

A number of rumors are circulating this week. Among them are that IBM will acquire Network Appliance and that Hitachi Data Systems will introduce an EMC Centera -like box for compliance and retention. I’d dismiss the rumor about IBM and Network …

ADIC enhances Scalar i2000 library, 01/12/06

Tape automation vendor ADIC Wednesday announced enhancements to its Scalar i2000 tape library that are expected to increase backup performance, reliability and manageability in enterprise environments.

MIT to host spam, next-generation computing events, 01/12/06

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology over the next few months plans to show off its research on next-generation networks as well as foster discussion on how to squelch spam.

Bank tape lost with data on 90,000 customers, 01/12/06

A computer tape from a Connecticut bank containing personal data on 90,000 customers was lost in transit recently, the bank reported Wednesday.

Newsletter: ISCSI vs. Fibre Channel: The battle resumes, 01/12/06

Today and next week we will look ahead to more trends that we are likely to see in the New Year. At this point, it is time to make the obligatory comments …

Weblog: Cisco to supersize Fibre Channel, 01/12/06

Sometime this Spring, Cisco will unveil what will be the largest Fibre Channel director — a switch with 528 ports that operates at 4Gbps. We posted the story here first just moments ago. Very few in the industry have been ready for a switch of this …

Weblog: Nationwide electronic medical record program slows, 01/11/06

Everyone can attest to the need for a comprehensive nationwide electronic health record. Network World wrote about it when Dr. David Brailer announced the initiative in 2004. The Bush administration estimated it would take about 10 years. Well, a new …