April 7, 2009 – At a show where it wasn’t hard to headline, Brocade topped today’s new product announcements with its Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) switch and an accompanying set of FCoE-based converged network adapters (CNAs). See Kevin Komiega’s news post here.
Brocade’s announcement officially set off the FCoE wars. Or not. I’ll blog about that tomorrow.
In other news at the Storage Networking World show today, LSI announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets and intellectual property of AMCC’s 3ware RAID adapter business for approximately $20 million in cash. 3ware products include SAS and SATA RAID adapters. Upon closing, the 3ware business will be integrated into LSI’s Engenio Storage Group.
Also at the show, LSI demonstrated performance of more than one million I/Os per second (IOPS) in a server with three of the company’s 6Gb/s SAS chips (LSISAS2108 RAID-On-Chip, or ROC, ICs) connected to 12 6Gb/s SAS disk drives. LSI officials predict that 6Gb/s SAS servers and storage systems will hit the streets late this year, with end-user adoption commencing early next year.
We’ll wrap up our SNW product coverage tomorrow on InfoStor’s home page.