HP SIGNS GLOBAL AGREEMENT WITH JNI : HP Signs Global Agreement With JNI For JNI Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters.JNI Corp. (Nasdaq: JNIC), Fibre Channel host bus adapter See host adapter. company, announced it has signed a three-year, global value-added reseller agreement with Hewlett-Packard Co. to supply JNI's FibreStar host bus adapters for HP servers and storage subsystems.
The agreement covers JNI's entire line of FibreStar PCI (1) (Payment Card Industry) See PCI DSS.
(2) (Peripheral Component Interconnect) The most widely used I/O bus (peripheral bus). and SBus host bus adapters (HBAs), which includes the Unix and PC Server DriverSuite operating system drivers, and EZ Fibre configuration and management utility software.
The JNI PCI HBAs support all Fibre Channel topologies under most major operating systems, including HP-UX HP's version of Unix that runs on its 9000 family. It is based on SVID and incorporates features from BSD Unix along with several HP innovations.
(operating system) HP-UX - The version of Unix running on Hewlett-Packard workstations. , Microsoft Windows 2000/Windows NT, Sun Microsystems Solaris, Novell NetWare, Red Hat Linux Red Hat Linux, assembled by Red Hat, was a popular, "middle-aged" Linux distribution (not as old as Slackware but older than Ubuntu) upon its discontinuation in 2004.
Red Hat Linux 1.0 was released on November 3, 1994. , IBM AIX, and Apple Mac OS. The JNI SBus HBAs are designed for Solaris-based systems and also support all Fibre Channel topologies including fabric. JNI is the only major HBA manufacturer to offer full-fabric support on multiple operating systems for both PCI and SBus-based servers.
Previously, JNI announced its membership in HP's Open SAN Initiative (Feb. 8, 2000), qualifying its HBAs for the HP Equation architecture products, including the HP SureStore E SAN Manager software, as well as participating in the HP Open SAN Software Program, HP SAN Interoperability Program and HP SAN Integration Centers.
JNI also has several agreements with key OEMs that supply products for HP systems and storage groups, including Hitachi Data Systems See HDS. and StorageTek.
JNI now has formal agreements with the six largest suppliers of external disk storage systems: 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. , Compaq, IBM, Sun Microsystems, HP and Hitachi Data Systems, accounting for 74.3 percent of US external disk storage systems revenues in 1999, according to IDC. In addition, JNI sells a significant portion of its products into servers and storage systems of these six companies via direct and distribution channels.