IBM Certifies Storage Servers for Solaris

Tuesday Nov 5th 2002 by Wayne Kawamoto
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IBM has certified JNI's 2 Gb Ready FibreStar PCI and SBus Fibre Channel host bus adapters to connect a variety of products to servers running the Solaris Operating Environment.

IBM has certified JNI's 2-GB Ready FibreStar PCI and SBus Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) to connect IBM's TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server (ESS -- code-named "Shark"), FAStT Storage Server, TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3590, and LTO Tape System to servers running the Solaris Operating Environment.

According to the companies, two families of JNI HBAs have been certified by IBM: the 2 Gb Ready FCE-6460 PCI and 2 Gb Ready FCE-1473 SBus HBAs. Both are members of JNI's family of Emerald IV-based HBAs. Emerald IV is JNI's second-generation 2 Gb ASIC controller JNI.

JNI, a provider of Fibre Channel HBAs for the Solaris environment, says that it is an ideal selection to provide connectivity for the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise systems to Solaris-based servers. By certifying JNI's 2 Gb HBAs, JNI claims its customers can connect the Shark or the 3590 to current and future Solaris-based SANs at both 1 GB and 2 GB speeds.

"IBM's high performance TotalStorage Enterprise products offer customers excellent data throughput in enterprise-class Solaris environments," said Rick Sander, vice president and general manager of Fibre Channel, JNI Corporation. "By incorporating the ESS, FAStT, LTO and 3590 with JNI's 2 Gb Ready Fibre Channel HBAs, customers will have a greater choice in enterprise-class storage for their Solaris environments."

IBM has certified JNI Fibre Channel HBAs for use on Solaris servers. JNI has received IBM certification in the past for its SBus-based FC64-1063 and PCI bus-based FCI-1063.

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