Honda Motor's storage area network
is based on McDATA's Sphereon Fabric Switches combined with its multi-protocol IPS Internetworking Switches.
The cost of the storage area network
implementation was not revealed.
Companies in the region can now purchase IP-based data storage solutions from Intransa that lower the cost of storage area network
ownership and reduce the need for investing funds in hardware and training.
So there's some opportunity for things like SRM, for example, whereas I think the SAN management area is going to be a little less so because we're really dependent on the idea of bringing storage area networks
down into that market.
Storage area network
infrastructure provider Brocade Communications Systems Inc (Nasdaq: BRCD) has supplied its 128-port Brocade SilkWorm 12000 Directors and 32-port SilkWorm 3900 fabric switches to BT plc, a UK telecomms company.
Both System Area Network and Storage Area Network
initiatives are not mutually exclusive and in fact are largely complementary, in that both are attempting to drive industry-standards into business-critical enterprise computing.
HP Storage Essentials is a suite of standards-based, value-added plug-ins that offers advanced storage functionality from HP and its partners, beyond HP Systems Insight Manager, including integrated heterogeneous functionality for storage area network
(SAN) management, storage resource management, provisioning and application infrastructure monitoring.
Engenio Information Technologies, Inc., a provider of innovative and highly scalable modular storage systems for the open enterprise, has announced that the company's 4-Gigabit Fibre Channel Storage Area Network
(SAN) technology will be demonstrated at SuperComputing 2004, the premier conference on high-performance computing, networking and storage.
By combining the benefits of an Ethernet-based standard with the strength of a storage area network
, IP SANs offer users a compelling new storage alternative.