Silicon Graphics Incorporated (SGI) has launched a new storage initiative intended to make the company a bigger player in the storage industry. The initiative includes a suite of new products, expanded services, and a new marketing and branding program. Under the initiative, the company will define its storage technology under a new brand, SGI InfiniteStorage. The company hopes the new brand will heighten customer awareness of its products. Steve Duplessie, an analyst with Enterprise Storage Group, said, "SGI has been a too well kept secret in storage. While the bulk of the industry is merely talking about complex things such as Information Lifecycle Management and Distributed Clustered File Systems, SGI has been delivering this in some of the most diverse, demanding sites for years." <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

   New SGI InfiniteStorage products include SGI's CXFS 3.0, a shared file system available for most major OSs that lets you use shared data concurrently without file replication; SGI Data Migration Facility 2.9, which supports multiple tiers of storage, including online disk, nearline disk, and tape; and new storage hardware solutions, including InfiniteStorage NAS 2000, InfiniteStorage SAN 3000, and InfiniteStorage SAN 2000.

   SGI has also announced new alliances and programs targeted at developers. As part of these programs, the company will increase porting and provide technical assistance for storage solutions on both the IRIX and Linux platforms. SGI has alliances with AppIQ, Hitachi, and LSI Logic Storage Systems.

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