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  • How the Queensland Brain Institute deals with its data deluge

    Storage can be a headache for any organisation that relies heavily on IT. But Jake Carroll, the senior IT manager (research) at the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), doesn’t just have to contend with the typical storage needs for a 500-person organisation.

  • Aurora Energy completes backhaul fibre upgrade

    Aurora Energy has announced the completion of an optical fibre upgrade to the Tasmanian Government Network, TasGovNet. The upgrade will provide up to 10 gigabits of bandwidth capacity to the island's four major population centres of Hobart, Launceston, Burnie and Devonport.

  • Dell enters converged networking market

    Dell entered the Fibre Channel over Ethernet market last week with OEM deals from Brocade and QLogic and endorsed 10Gigabit Ethernet as a customer's technology of choice.

  • New look Juniper opens up, readies for next decade

    Juniper Networks' wide-ranging announcements last week, billed as the most significant since its founding in 1996, included a sweeping array of software, silicon, systems and partnerships designed to take the company and its customers into the next decade of networking.

  • Cisco says it's not eating its SAN young

    Cisco says the dropoff in its FibreChannel SAN revenue and market share in Q1 is attributable to three factors: an early stage migration to 8Gbps; a lower cost migration than rival Brocade; and exposure to financial buyers, which is hard hit by the recession.

  • IDC: Storage revenues drop, but capacity shipped grows

    IDC's quarterly data storage sales report shows that quarterly revenue for worldwide storage systems was down 5.9% in the last quarter of 2008 compared to a year earlier. But the capacity shipped increased by 27.3% year-over-year to a total of 2.46 petabytes.

  • Network Instruments data recorder holds 288T bytes

    Network Instruments has developed what it claims is the largest network data recorder available. The GigaStor SAS has a capacity of up to 288 terabytes, and was originally developed for a U.S. military customer which needed to store a month's worth of the traffic on its network, said Douglas Smith, the company's president and co-founder.