Networking titans build out SAN, MAN wares
Network vendors are pushing the envelope with hardware tuned for backup, larger networks, and wireless security, as evidenced by new wares from Cisco, Foundry, and Juniper.
Cisco last week announced updates to its storage-virtualization products, which aid IT departments in storage provisioning, data migration/replication, backup/recovery, disk-capacity utilization, and reducing storage-management costs. Cisco’s new offerings use the FAIS (Fabric Application Interface Standard), which enables network-based volume management, remote replication, and continuous data-protection offerings from third-party storage software vendors.
By Bob Francis at InfoWorld.
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