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3Par + Netapp = Inserv Good Idea!

3Par's storage combined with Netapp's file serving functionality.  All managed as a single pool of storage resources. Yes, its easy to see how this would be attractive to customers. More efficiency for storage managers.  To me, this multi-vendor approach to unified storage makes a lot more sense than single sourced unified storage.  Unified storage should not be defined as single source, but as consolidated management. You want to take advantage of product synergies without limitations imposed by a single vendor.

This move is similar to one that EqualLogic made a short time ago when it worked with Microsoft Partner AMS Storage to combine EqualLogic iSCSI storage in a solution sold by AMS featuring Microsoft's Storage Server, This solution features file and block storage all managed as a single pool of storage resources. Its not hyperbole, we have customers that are already doing it and loving it.  Check out this story here

EqualLogic iSCSI storage and Microsoft Storage Server - excellent synergy.  Storage for Windows clients and Windows integrated management of those clients combined with fast,scalable storage for Exchange, SQL Server, VMware, Oracle, Linux and Unix and Netware.

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