BELL MICROPRODUCTS LAUNCHES STORAGE CONSOLIDATION SAN SOLUTION.Bell Microproducts Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on :BELM) has launched a consolidated and interoperable storage consolidation solution targeting VARs serving the Windows NT/2000 end user market. The SAN solution is available as both a basic, 216GB, and a high availability Also called "RAS" (reliability, availability, serviceability) or "fault resilient," it refers to a multiprocessing system that can quickly recover from a failure. There may be a minute or two of downtime while one system switches over to another, but processing will continue. , 438GB, configuration and helps VARs deliver the availability, manageability, scalability and security of storage networking environments, within a solution that is price optimized for entry-level SAN environments.
The solution frees Windows NT/2000 customers from complex legacy storage environments by giving them the ability to share storage across the organization and to easily increase storage capacity when needed to reduce direct and indirect costs Indirect costs are costs that are not directly accountable to a particular function or product; these are fixed costs. Indirect costs include taxes, administration, personnel and security costs. See also
The solutions marry industry leading products: StorageTek (Storage Technology Corp.), (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :STK) D173 disk subsystem and SANtricity Storage Manager, networked with Brocade SilkWorm silkworm, name for the larva of various species of moths, indigenous to Asia and Africa but now domesticated and raised for silk production throughout most of the temperate zone. The culture of silkworms is called sericulture. 3200 Entry Fabric switches and host bus adapters from Emulex Corporation (NASDAQ:EMLX). The bundle is sourced through the Bell Micro Solution Center and Bell Microproduct's new Enterprise Solutions Division that provides customers in the Americas with a wide variety of storage and infrastructure solutions for complex technology environments and vertical markets.
The Emulex family of HBAs, including the 2Gb/s LP9002L featured in the bundle, offers high performance, standards-based connectivity solutions for both Fibre Channel and Internet protocol See Internet and TCP/IP.
(networking) Internet Protocol - (IP) The network layer for the TCP/IP protocol suite widely used on Ethernet networks, defined in STD 5, RFC 791. IP is a connectionless, best-effort packet switching protocol. (IP) storage networking environments. Emulex host bus adapters provide a unique combination of features required for mission-critical enterprise environments that deliver reliability, high bandwidth, server CPU CPU
in full central processing unit
Principal component of a digital computer, composed of a control unit, an instruction-decoding unit, and an arithmetic-logic unit. offload, low latency Low latency allows human-unnoticeable delays between an input being processed and the corresponding output providing real time characteristics. This can be especially important for internet connections utilizing services such as online gaming and VOIP - VOIP is not as important as and scalable connectivity. Emulex HBAs also offer a single operating system operating system (OS)
Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs. driver and a firmware-based architecture, which help to lower the customer's total cost of ownership and reduce management complexity, while enabling a seamless migration path to next generation technologies.
StorageTek's D-Series software suite including SANtricity Storage Manager 8.2, SNAPshot copy and Enhanced SANshare Storage Partitioning combine to offer a new standard of operational flexibility on the StorageTek D173 disk subsystem. The SNAPshot Copy feature provides an instantaneous point-in-time image of a volume non-disruptively and requires only a fraction of disk space. SANshare Storage Partitioning feature allows an end user to consolidate up to 64 separate storage partitions in multi-platform environments.
The SilkWorm 3200 Entry Fabric Switch is an 8-port 2 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel fabric A Fibre Channel fabric (or Fibre Channel switched fabric, FC-SW) is a switched fabric of Fibre Channel devices enabled by a Fibre Channel switch. Fabrics are normally subdivided by Fibre Channel zoning. Each fabric has a name server and provides other services. switch that provides a cost-effective storage networking solution to support Windows NT/2000, Linux, and Unix server clustering applications, replace legacy hub or loop switch devices, provide a highly scalable back end for network attached storage (NAS (1) See network access server.
(2) (Network Attached Storage) A specialized file server that connects to the network. A NAS device contains a slimmed-down operating system and a file system and processes only I/O requests by supporting the popular ) devices, and serve as a stepping stone to enterprise-wide SAN deployment. Forward and backward compatible with the Brocade SilkWorm product family, the SilkWorm 3200 offers autosensing capabilities to support legacy 1 Gbit/sec environments. Based on the Brocade Intelligent Fabric Services Architecture, the SilkWorm 3200 includes unique Brocade features such as ISL ISL - Interface Specification Language. Xerox PARC. Interface description language used by the ILU (Inter-Language Unification) system. Includes descriptions of multiple inheritance, exceptions and garbage collection.
E-mail: Bill Janssen <email@example.com>. Trunking, Frame Filtering, and advanced hardware-enforced zoning for the highest level of SAN security and full fabric and entry fabric options for optimal flexibility.
"Bell Microproducts is proud to offer this quick, easy-to-deploy storage solution," states Phil Roussey, executive vice president Enterprise Marketing for Bell Microproducts. "This is the third turnkey offering we as a company have released. SAN development can be a daunting daunt
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To abate the courage of; discourage. See Synonyms at dismay.
[Middle English daunten, from Old French danter, from Latin task for resellers, these basic solutions have proven to be a powerful way to both acquaint them with the platform as well as to jump-start them into one of the hottest technology segments available. This solution combines industry leading products from Emulex, Brocade and StorageTek. Backed by our award winning Solution Center, resellers can deploy this with confidence."
"Ideally suited for small and medium business SAN requirements, and enterprise departmental solutions such as server clustering, the SilkWorm 3200 provides the most cost-effective entry point available today for companies moving to storage area networks. Packaged solutions bundled with service and support, like this one from Bell Microproducts, help VARs enable companies move to SANs and enable continuous access to business information, increased application performance, and reduced total cost of ownership of storage environments," said Jeffrey Brooks, brocade chief marketing officer.
"As the world's leading supplier of Fibre Channel host bus adapters, Emulex is pleased to partner with Bell Microproducts, Brocade and StorageTek to b ring best-in-class storage networking solutions to the end user community i n an easy-to-deploy, fully interoperable bundle," said Mike Smith, executive vice president of Worldwide Marketing, Emulex Corp. "Emulex HBAs offer a high performance, reliable and scalable connectivity solution, and we are confident that customers will greatly benefit from Emulex's sophisticated HBA (Host Bus Adapter) See host adapter. architecture."
About Bell Microproducts
Bell Microproducts is an international, value-added provider of a wide range of high-technology products, solutions, and services to the industrial and commercial markets. The company's offering includes semiconductors, computer platforms, peripherals, and storage products of various types including desktop, high-end computer and storage subsystems, fibre channel connectivity products, RAID, NAS and SAN storage systems, back-up products, storage management software, and extensive support, integration and installation services. Bell Microproducts is an industry-recognized specialist in storage products and is one of the world's largest storage-centric value-added distributors.
The company's products are available at any level of integration, from components to subsystem assemblies and fully-integrated, tested and certified system solutions. The company adds value with a broad range of services including testing, software loading, kitting, mass storage system integration, and computer system integration. Trained and certified technical personnel complete each of these processes at Bell Microproducts' ISO (1) See ISO speed.
(2) (International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, Switzerland, www.iso.ch) An organization that sets international standards, founded in 1946. The U.S. member body is ANSI. 9002 facilities. Bell Microproducts markets and distributes more than 125 brand name product lines, as well as its own BellStor and Rorke Data storage and Trademark computer brands, to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), contract electronic manufacturing services (EMS) customers, value-added resellers (VARs) and system integrators in the Americas and Europe.
Bell Microproducts can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.bellmicro.com/.
Emulex Corporation is a supplier and developer of storage networking host bus adapters based on both Fibre Channel and IP networking technologies. The Emulex product families are based on internally developed ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) Pronounced "a-sick." A chip that is custom designed for a specific application rather than a general-purpose chip such as a microprocessor. , firmware and software technologies, and offer customers high performance, scalability, flexibility and reduced total cost of ownership. The company's products have been selected by the world's leading server and storage providers, including Compaq, Dell, EMC (1) (EMC Corporation, Hopkinton, MA, www.emc.com) The leading supplier of storage products for midrange computers and mainframes. Founded in 1979 by Richard J. Egan and Roger Marino, EMC has developed advanced storage and retrieval technologies for the world's largest companies. , Fujitsu Siemens, Groupe Bull, Hewlett-Packard Company, Hitachi Data Systems See HDS. , IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) , NEC (NEC Corporation, Tokyo, www.nec.com, www.necus.com) An electronics conglomerate known in the U.S. for its monitors. In Japan, it had the lion's share of the PC market until the late 1990s (see PC 98).
NEC was founded in Tokyo in 1899 as Nippon Electric Company, Ltd. , Network Appliance and Unisys. In addition, Emulex includes industry leaders Brocade, INRANGE, Intel, Legato, McDATA, Microsoft and VERITAS among its strategic partners. Emulex markets to OEMs and end users through its own worldwide selling organization, as well as its two-tier distribution partners, including ACAL ACAL Asociación de Archiveros de Castilla Y León (Castille and Leon, Spain)
ACAL Academia de Ciencias de América Latina (Spanish: Academy of Sciences of Latin America, Venezuela) , Avnet, Bell Microproducts, Info-X, Netmarks, Tech Data, TidalWire and Tokyo Electron. Corporate headquarters are located in Costa Mesa, California Costa Mesa is a suburban middle class city in Orange County, California, United States. The population was 108,724 at the 2000 census. Since its incorporation in 1953, the city has grown from a semi-rural farming community of 16,840 to a suburban city with an economy based on .
Emulex Corporation can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.emulex.com/.
StorageTek, a $2 billion worldwide company with headquarters in Louisville, Colo., delivers a broad range of storage solutions for digitized data. StorageTek solutions are easy to manage and allow universal access to data across servers, media types and storage networks. StorageTek is the innovator and global leader in virtual storage solutions for tape automation, disk storage systems and storage networking and is a voting member of the SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association, San Francisco, CA, www.snia.org) An organization devoted to the advancement of mission critical storage systems. Founded in 1997, its goal is to determine the standards that must be developed to allow hosts and storage systems to interact via . Because of StorageTek, customers can manage and leverage their digital assets as their businesses grow and can maximize IT productivity to ensure enterprise-class business continuity.
Storagetek can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.storagetek.com/.
For more information, call 800/786-7835.
Brocade offers intelligent platform for networking storage. The world's leading systems, applications, and storage vendors have selected Brocade to provide a networking foundation for their SAN solutions. The Brocade SilkWorm family of fabric switches and software is designed to optimize data availability and storage and server resources in the enterprise. Using Brocade solutions, companies can simplify the implementation of storage area networks, reduce the total cost of ownership of data storage environments, and improve network and application efficiency.
Brocade can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.brocade.com/.
For more information, call 408-451-9400