Here are summaries of some 2008 storage announcements from major vendors and other data storage information provided by SCI as Storage Intelligence (StorIntTM) Dispatches.Brocade 2008 January 22 announcement of Brocade's new DCX Backbone (233.8 KB, pdf)
Brocade announces a new DCX core switch supporting 8Gb/sec fibre with the most FC ports and highest aggregate bandwidth available today
Brocade 2008 September 22 Announcement on new fabric level encryption (248.1 KB, pdf)
Brocade announces new fabric level encryption for disk data.
Cisco 2008 February 25 announcement of New Nexus 7000 Series data center class switch (258.6 KB, pdf)
Cisco's bet on a new unified fabric surrounding FCoE and other capabilities of their New Nexus 7000 series switch
Cisco 2008 September 30 Announcement on VVMware Aware Networking (326.8 KB, pdf)
Cisco announces their new VMware software switch and VN-link features for Ethernet and FC hardware switches.
Data Domain 2008 May 12 Announces new DD690 appliance and new file level locking (235.1 KB, pdf)
Data Domain announces a new high end quad core data de-duplication appliance plus file level locking for securing your file data
EMC 2008 April 08 Announces new encryption options for PowerPath and Connectrix (245.1 KB, pdf)
EMC announces new data-at-rest encryption options for PowerPath and Connectrix products
EMC 2008 August 26 Announces new NX4 NAS product (246.9 KB, pdf)
EMC announces the NX4, their latest unified storage/NAS offering, targeted for the SMB market space, based on their popular Celerra NAS product offerings.
EMC 2008 February 25 announcement of new DLm and RecoverPoint features (251.2 KB, pdf)
EMC announced a new Disk Library product targeted at the mainframe space and they have enhanced RecoverPoint their CDP and CRR appliance with new Clariion write splitting.
EMC 2008 January 14 announcement of DMX SSD and Thin Provisioning (249.2 KB, pdf)
EMC releases support for Virtual (Thin) provisioning for LUNS and new SSD/Flash drives providing very low response times and more power efficient storage on DMX
EMC 2008 May 19 Announces new deduplicating Disk Libraries and revised Avamar (239.0 KB, pdf)
EMC announces 3 new target de-duplicating Disk Libraries and revises Avamar.
EMC 2008 November 11 Announcement of Atmos Cloud Optimized Storage (247.0 KB, pdf)
EMC announces Atmos, a new cloud file storage.
FalconStor 2008 January 22 announcement of FalconStor VTL5 Enterprise Edition (238.9 KB, pdf)
FalconStor brings out VTL technology targeted at enterprise class data centers
HP 2008 February 26 announcement of New MSA2000 and EVA4400 (238.9 KB, pdf)
HP had announced earlier this month a new MSA2000 and today announced the new EVA4400 storage subsystem.
HP 2008 May 05 HP announces new 9100 Extreme data storage (236.7 KB, pdf)
HP rolls out a new dense packaging of disk storage and PolyServe file servicing software.
IBM 2008 January 2 announcement of IBM's purchase of XIV Storage (231.7 KB, pdf)
IBM announces intent to purchase XIV Storage company with their new FC Linux based, commodity hardware storage architecture
IBM 2008 July 15 Announces new TS1130 1TB-160MB/s tape drive (315.4 KB, pdf)
IBMâ€™s announced new the fastest 1TB tape drive and media for the enterprise tape environment. The new TS1130 transfers data at 160MB/sec.
IIBM 2008 February 12 & 26 announcement of 1st quarter storage updates (257.6 KB, pdf)
IBMâ€™s announced new z/OS storage capabilities, new N series hardware and functionality enhancements, new channel ready packaging for DR550, new director class switch, and support for 1â„2 height LTO-4 drives in their lower end tape automation products.
ONStor 2008 July 15 Announces the new Cougar NAS Head appliance (234.0 KB, pdf)
ONStor has developed a new Cougar(tm) appliance with improved performance and scaleability over their previous Bobcat appliance.
SCI 2008 April 23 First performance results dispatch on ESRP results (728.7 KB, pdf)
SCI's analysis of Microsoft's Exchange Solution Review Program (ESRP) results identifies the top ten storage products in both normalized and un-normalized performance for 5Kmbx workloads
SCI 2008 August 25 New SPC performance results analysis (1.7 MB, pdf)
SCI's latest analysis of Storage Performance Council's SPC-1 and -2 benchmark results.
SCI 2008 December 21 SPECsfs® 2008 performance Report (1.1 MB, pdf)
SCI's latest Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation's System File Server (SPECsfs® 2008) performance results summary discusses the new NFS and CIFS performance benchmarks which came out last summer. The report summarizes the latest benchmark results and reports on some conclusions based on NFS vs. CIFS results.
SCI 2008 February 19 SPC Performance Results Update (1.4 MB, pdf)
SCI updates performance results from latest Storage Performance Council (SPC) benchmarks
SCI 2008 July 22 ESRP performance report update (761.4 KB, pdf)
SCI's latest analysis of Microsoft's Exchange Solution Review Program (ESRP) results identifies the top ten products in performance for 1 to 5Kmbx workloads
SCI 2008 June 18 SPEC® SFS97 performance report update (740.7 KB, pdf)
SCI's analysis of the most recent Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation's System File Server (SPEC® SFS97) benchmark results from BlueArc and NetApp
SCI 2008 March 18 SPEC® SFS97 Latest NAS performance results update (1.1 MB, pdf)
SCI's analysis of recent Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation's System File Server (SPEC® SFS97) NFS performance results using performance bands
SCI 2008 May 27 SPC performance results update (1.7 MB, pdf)
SCI's latest analysis of Storage Performance Council (SPC) benchmark results, including new charts showing performance from a drive perspective
SCI 2008 November 18 SPC performance update (1.1 MB, pdf)
SCI's latest analysis of Storage Performance Council's SPC-1 and SPC-2 performance benchmark results.
SCI 2008 October 21 Update to ESRP/Jetstress benchmark performance results (1.0 MB, pdf)
SCI's latest analysis of Microsoft Exchange Solution Review Program (ESRP) performance results for storage supporting up to 1K Exchange mailboxes.
SCI 2008 September 25 Final report on SPEC® SFS97 results (788.4 KB, pdf)
SCI's final analysis of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation's System File Server (SPEC® SFS97) results. As SPEC SFS97 moves to the 2008 version no more SFS97 results will be available. SCI's reports on the last results in this venerable benchmark series.