Apple's new offerings.
From Apple comes Xsan, a Storage Area Network field system for users who require high-speed access to centralized shared data in broadcast and high performance computing environments. Xsan enables users to consolidate storage resources and provide multiple computers with concurrent file-level read/write access to shared volumes over Fibre Channel. Pricing for Xsan is $999 per client and per server. Apple also introduced its upgraded Xserve G5, which is ideal for everything from file and print serving to computational clusters. It offers advanced storage capabilities, low power consumption, and Lower heat dissipation. It retails for $2,999. For more information, visit www.apple.com.