Managed Wave, which can move content at speeds of up to 10 Gigabits per second, uses DWDM technology and is aimed at a variety of applications, including LAN connectivity, disaster recovery, video streaming and data centre management
Virtualization of storage resources will be a focus of Storage Networking World next week as Brocade Communications Systems Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc. introduce Fibre Channel switches that let customers simplify management through applications that pool, replicate and back up data.
IBM Corp. last week continued to fill in its utility computing puzzle by introducing a variety of products, services and partnerships all designed to let companies more quickly deploy and more efficiently manage data-centre resources.
Medium- and large-sized companies that take their storage seriously and want to streamline the process of accessing and backing up files may want to consider implementing a storage area network (SAN). SANs offer a shared back-up environment and give administrators the ability to consolidate their storage, achieve high availability, replicate data and better manage their storage.