Stories by Lucas Mearian

  • Microsoft drops OS plans for InfiniBand

    Microsoft last week disclosed that it no longer plans to build an InfiniBand management capability into the upcoming Windows .Net Server operating system, dealing another blow to the new high-speed I/O architecture.

  • Rivals EMC and HP to exchange APIs

    Rivals EMC and Hewlett-Packard have agreed to expand a cross-licensing agreement for certain storage system application programming interfaces (API), a move that will eventually allow the development of storage management software capable of controlling each other's storage devices.

  • Intel kills InfiniBand chip program

    In a move that some experts say is a blow to the emerging InfiniBand market, Intel yesterday announced to partners that it has killed plans to produce silicon chips that would allow for high-speed server clustering and communication with other devices, such as storage arrays.

  • HP lays out storage plans

    The post-merger Hewlett-Packard announced plans today for a new storage division, dubbed Network Storage Solutions (NSS), that will include merging some products while phasing others out completely during the next five years.

  • EMC offers disk array as tape alternative

    Continuing to look for ways to jump-start its sales EMC announced last week a relatively inexpensive disk array for storing fixed data, such as check images, software source code and medical X-rays. Prospective users said the device could provide a speedier alternative to tape storage.

  • Wall Street looks to fend off cyberterrorism

    Wall Street IT executives are hammering home the point that hacking and cyberterrorism is a mounting threat best fought by the private sector and government through creation of a centralised way of alerting and disseminating information about attacks -- most likely via a private Web site.

  • McData sues Brocade over patent infringement

    Storage networking vendor McData is suing rival Brocade Communications Systems for patent infringement, claiming that at least two Brocade products use its technology for measuring data traffic flow on storage area networks.

  • Intel announces iSCSI network interface card

    Intel recently announced that it is manufacturing a SCSI-over-IP (iSCSI) host bus adapter card that one analyst said will go a long way toward building industry-wide momentum behind less expensive and more easily managed storage-area networks (SAN).

  • Storage vendors boast of wire speed iSCSI SAN

    Three storage vendors last week claimed to have cobbled together a SCSI over IP (iSCSI) storage network out of off-the-shelf hardware, beating by a year industry expectations about when the first viable iSCSI storage area networks (SAN) would ship.