Palo Alto, Calif.-based Hewlett-Packard Co. announced its Storage on Ethernet (SoE) initiative in July, which the company said will complement its Fibre Channel solutions. The products that will be released through SoE will be based on the emerging iSCSI standard, with the first networked storage products expected to hit the market by the end of the year. The SoE initiative is part of HP’s Federated Storage Area Management strategy, the goal of which is to increase and manage storage tenfold using the same amount of resources. Products under SoE will include iSCSI disk arrays, iSCSI tape libraries, host bus adapters, Ethernet switches and gateways to Fibre Channel storage area networks (SANs). HP can be found on the Web at

Sun Microsystems Inc.

of Palo Alto, Calif., has added enhancements to its Sun Ray Server Software that include improved functionality and simplified deployment, according to a company press release. The Sun Ray Server Software 1.3 version also has more flexible network configuration options and is capable of supporting customers across virtual local area networks (VLANs). The new Packet Reporting Tool should be able to help system administrators to reconfigure their routers and switches to meet necessary quality of service requirements and maintain existing VLAN environments. Sun is on the Web at

Ottawa’s Solidum Systems started shipping 3.1, its software development kit, in August. According to a company press release, 3.1 provides complete programming and execution environments that allow equipment designers to prototype, test and debug complex classifications to fit specific applications. The company claims it will reduce time-to-market for products. The two main components to are PAX.desk, which provides designers with tools to create and test applications that translate standard and user-defined policies into a protocol memory program, and PAX.rtime, which is a set of functions allowing runtime construction and manipulation of the pattern memory program by an embedded application. Solidum is on the Web at

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