TweetFollow Us on Twitter

Kool Tools-Macsimum Migration Kit: Fibre Channel Connectivity Products for Mac OS X

Volume Number: 26
Issue Number: 03
Column Tag: Kool Tools

Kool Tools-Macsimum Migration Kit: Fibre Channel Connectivity Products for Mac OS X

by Dennis Sellers

For those just joining us, Macsimum Migration is our term for companies moving from Wintel machines to Macs -- or at least adding or increasing the number of Macs they use. A Migration Kit is an overview of Mac OS products for a particular occupation, such as dentistry, accounting, etc.) This week we look at fibre-channel connectivity products for the Mac.

ATTO products

ATTO (http://www.attotech.com) offers a number of Fibre-channel connectivity solutions. The The Celerity FC-21PS is a single-channel 2-Gigabit Fibre Channel storage adapter that's designed as a high-quality, cost-effective choice for connecting servers and workstations to the Storage Area Network (SAN) fabric. The ATTO Celerity FC-24XL quad-channel Fibre Channel Storage Adapter offers four independent channels of 2-Gigabit Fibre Channel connectivity for embedded and edge device designs. The Celerity FC-42XS (dual-channel) and FC-41XS (single-channel) Storage Adapters are the next generation of ATTO's storage connectivity solutions. The Celerity FC-44ES and FC-42ES leverage next-generation storage technologies: PCI Express (x8 PCIe) and 4-Gigabit Fibre Channel.

The ExpressPCI FC 3300, single-channel 2-Gigabit Fibre Channel adapters offer high-speed centralized data sharing. The iPBridge 1500E/D & 1550E/D are iSCSI-to-SCSI, RoHS compliant bridges offering a storage connectivity solution for connecting existing SCSI-based Direct Attached Storage (DAS) using Ethernet technology. They feature one independent Gigabit Ethernet port and one independent Ultra3 SCSI port and provide near-native speeds with throughput of over 400GB/hr. The ATTO iPBridge 2600C/R/D is designed to provide a migratory path for organizations interested in using iSCSI, but have already invested thousands of dollars in SCSI-based storage. The iPBridge 2700C/R/D offers organizations a solution for transforming Fibre Channel storage devices into network-enabled addressable devices. The iPBridge 2700C/R/D is an iSCSI-to-Fibre Channel bridge offering scalable solutions for iSCSI networks.

CalDigit

CalDigit (http://www.caldigit.com) offers the the HDPro 8-bay storage solution. With RAID levels of 0, 1, 5, and 6 the HDPro delivers up to 370MB/s in RAID 5, and up to 400MB/s in RAID 0. It works with the Mac Pro, Power Mac G5, Mac OS X Server, Windows, and Linux workstations as well as other platforms. Each system hold up to eight drive modules in a rack mount enclosure or tower. The swappable functionality of the HDPro allows you to upgrade the drive capacity as needed. There is no capacity limitation to any single chassis.

The CalDigit HDPro features SATA 3Gb/s and up to 16MB cache drives. Each 7200-RPM SATA hard drive connects to a dedicated SATA channel to eliminate bottlenecks and maximize the 3Gb/s native SATA connection. With the 10Gb interface to the host, the HDPro offers 2.5 times faster bandwidth of 4Gb fibre-channel, according to the folks at CalDigit. As you add drives, HDPro scales in both capacity and performance.

With single parity in RAID 5 mode, the HDPro features an advanced distributed parity algorithm, accessing data and parity blocks across all the drives in the disk array. When configured in RAID 6 mode, fault tolerance is maintained by the CalDigit RAID engine, ensuring that the parity information for any given block of data is placed on two drives separate from those used to store the data itself. Pricing starts at US$7,999.

QLogic products

QLogic (http://www.qlogic.com) also offers a number of Fibre-channel connectivity solutions. The SANbox 5200 12-Port Fibre Channel Switch, the SANbox 5200 16-Port Fibre Channel Switch and the SANbox 5200 8-Port Fibre Channel Switch let you connect your Fibre channel devices. The SANbox2-64 Base Chassis (16-port) fabric switch scales from 16 to sixty-four 2GB and 1GB switch ports in only 4U of rack space. The QLogic SANbox2-64 IO module provides non-disruptive 8-port upgrades for the SANbox2-64. The IO module is an auto switching 1GB and 2GB Fibre Channel IO card that provides eight available user ports. Each IO module provides 32GB of SAN bandwidth; individual ports can be configured to communicate to your storage, servers or other SAN switches.


Dennis Sellers is a long time journalist. He started in the newspaper business, but has been in the online journalism business for the past 15 years. He's the editor/publisher of Macsimum News (http://www.macsimumnews.com)

 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

FileMaker Pro 19.4.2 - Quickly build cus...
FileMaker Pro is the tool you use to create a custom app. You also use FileMaker Pro to access your app on a computer. Start by importing data from a spreadsheet or using a built-in Starter app to... Read more
Adobe Illustrator 26.0.3 - Professional...
You can download Adobe Illustrator for Mac as a part of Creative Cloud for only $20.99/month. Adobe Illustrator for Mac is the vector graphics classics in the design industry. It is a digital... Read more
WhatRoute 2.4.9 - Geographically trace o...
WhatRoute is designed to find the names of all the routers an IP packet passes through on its way from your Mac to a destination host. It also measures the round-trip time from your Mac to the router... Read more
Notion 2.0.20 - A unified workspace for...
Notion is the unified workspace for modern teams. Notion Features: Integration with Slack Documents Wikis Tasks Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated. Download Now]]> Read more
Monterey Cache Cleaner 17.0.2 - Clear ca...
Monterey Cache Cleaner is an award-winning general-purpose tool for macOS X. MCC makes system maintenance simple with an easy point-and-click interface to many macOS X functions. Novice and expert... Read more
Firetask Pro 4.6.8 - Innovative task man...
Firetask Pro represents the next generation of easy-to-use, project-oriented task management apps. By combining David Allen's powerful Getting Things Done (GTD®) approach with classical task... Read more
Smultron 13.0.4 - Easy-to-use, powerful...
Smultron 13 is the text editor for all of us. Smultron is powerful and confident without being complicated. Its elegance and simplicity helps everyone being creative and to write and edit all sorts... Read more
Box Sync 4.0.8057 - Online synchronizati...
Box Sync gives you a hard-drive in the Cloud for online storage. Note: You must first sign up to use Box. What if the files you need are on your laptop -- but you're on the road with your iPhone? No... Read more
Audio Hijack 3.8.10 - Record and enhance...
Audio Hijack (was Audio Hijack Pro) drastically changes the way you use audio on your computer, giving you the freedom to listen to audio when you want and how you want. Record and enhance any audio... Read more
Direct Mail 6.0.1 - Create and send grea...
Direct Mail is an easy-to-use, fully-featured email marketing app purpose-built for macOS. Create, send, and track great looking email campaigns that get results. Start your newsletter by selecting... Read more

Latest Forum Discussions

See All

Hopefully Not Jared’s Last Show – The To...
My suspicions from last week were correct, and after my two kids tested positive for Covid last week both my wife and I have now tested positive as well. It seems you just can’t escape this stuff lately. Thankfully the two little ones are pretty... | Read more »
TouchArcade Game of the Week: ‘Micro RPG...
I feel like idle games are one of those perfect fits for the mobile platform. Not that they replace more involved gaming experiences when you’re in the mood for that, but they do fit in alongside other types of games just fine as a “go to" when you... | Read more »
‘Phantom Blade: Executioners’ Closed Bet...
Phantom Blade: Executioners is holding a small-scale technical test that lets players get first dibs on the KungFuPunk action RPG. Offered to selected players only, S-Game’s first Closed Beta Test will provide players with limited edition in-game... | Read more »
New ‘Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus’ Video S...
Back in September Snowprint Studios, who you may know from their previous Legend of Solgard or Rivengard, announced that they’d partnered up with Games Workshop to put out a new tactical game in the Warhammer 40,000 universe titled Warhammer 40,000... | Read more »
SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Pokemon Legends:...
Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for January 28th, 2022. We’ve got a bunch of new releases to look at today, with a few big hitters, a few mid-level diversions, and a healthy supply of compost. Since it’s Friday, we... | Read more »
Phantom Blade: Executioners, S-Game...
S-Game has kicked off its first Closed Beta Test for Phantom Blade: Executioners, inviting a selected few to get first dibs on the upcoming KungFuPunk action RPG on mobile. The CBT officially begins this January 28th, and beta testers will receive... | Read more »
‘Infinite Galaxy’ First Anniversary: Cel...
Cultivating a new generation of valiant commanders across 240 countries worldwide, Infinite Galaxy has quenched players’ thirst to explore the vastness of space – and there are only more intergalactic adventures to embark on from here on out. Camel... | Read more »
War and Order: How to brave the cold in...
War and Order's 6th-anniversary celebrations are underway, and all in good time too - this season not only brings about fabulous festivities, but it also lets players experience the harsh winter in an entirely new way. [Read more] | Read more »
‘Hidden Folks+’ Is This Week’s New Apple...
The original Hidden Folks from Adriaan de Jongh is an excellent hidden objects game featuring hand drawn visuals. It is an absolute joy to play, and it has now released on Apple Arcade in the form of Hidden Folks+ () as an App Store great. If you’... | Read more »
Mini Metro’s First Big Update of 2022 Ad...
Last year saw great updates for Dinosaur Polo Club’s Mini Metro ($3.99) which is also available on Apple Arcade as an App Store Great. | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Apple has clearance 2020 13″ MacBook Airs ava...
Apple has clearance, Certified Refurbished, 2020 13″ Intel-based MacBook Airs in stock today starting at only $719 and up to $370 off original MSRP. Each MacBook features a new outer case, comes with... Read more
The cheapest iPhones for sale today at Apple...
Apple has restocked Apple Certified Refurbished iPhone 8 models starting at only $359. Each refurbished iPhone comes with a fresh external case, standard Apple 1-year warranty, and free shipping.... Read more
14″ MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Max CPU now in...
Looking for a new 14″ MacBook Pro with an Apple M1 Max CPU? Stock is finally trickling into Apple resellers. B&H has Silver 14″ M1 Max MacBook Pros in stock today for $2899 including free 1-2 day... Read more
14″ MacBook Pros with Apple M1 Pro CPUs are i...
Amazon is reporting stock of 14″ MacBook Pros with M1 Pro CPUs today with a $50 discount. Shipping is free, and delivery is available by February 1st for most configurations. Be sure to make your... Read more
Apple has restocked 13″ M1 MacBook Pros for $...
Apple has restocked a full line of 13″ M1 MacBook Pros available Certified Refurbished, starting at only $1099 and up to $230 off original MSRP. These are the cheapest M1 MacBook Pros for sale today... Read more
Apple’s AirPods Max headphones are on sale fo...
Amazon has Silver, Blue, and Space Gray Apple AirPods Max headphones on sale today for $100 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and all models are in stock today. Their price is the lowest currently... Read more
Open a new line of service at Verizon and get...
Verizon is giving away 64GB Apple iPhone 12 minis or your choice of an iPhone 11 to customers who choose one of these phones and open a new line of service. Offer is available online only, and no... Read more
Open-box 13″ M1 MacBook Airs now available st...
QuickShip Electronics has open-box return 13″ M1 MacBook Airs in stock and on sale for $200-$400 off MSRP on their eBay store right now with free express delivery. According to QuickShip, “The item... Read more
Verizon’s 2022 iPad promo: $100-$310 off any...
Verizon has cellular-capable iPads on sale for $100-$310 off MSRP when purchased with an Unlimited service plan. Sale price is applied to your account monthly over a 24 or 30 month period, depending... Read more
Sunday Sale: Apple AirPods are on sale for up...
Amazon has Apple AirPods on sale for $10-$100 off MSRP today, depending on the model. All are in stock today with free delivery: – AirPods Max headphones (Blue): $449 $100 off MSRP – AirPods Max... Read more

Jobs Board

Registered Nurse (RN) Employee Health PSJH -...
…is calling for a Registered Nurse (RN) Employee Health PSJH to our location in Apple Valley, CA.** We are seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) Employee Health PSJH to be Read more
Systems Administrator - Pearson (United State...
…and troubleshoot Windows operating systems (workstation and server), laptop computers, Apple iPads, Chromebooks and printers** + **Administer and troubleshoot all Read more
IT Assistant Level 1- IT Desktop Support Anal...
…providing tier-1 or better IT help desk support in a large Windows and Apple environment * Experience using IT Service Desk Management Software * Knowledge of IT Read more
Human Resources Business Partner PSJH - Provi...
…**is calling a** **Human Resources Business Partner, PSJH** **to our location in Apple Valley, CA.** **Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text with Read more
Manager Community Health Investment Programs...
…is calling a Manager Community Health Investment Programs PSJH to our location in Apple Valley, CA.** **Qualified candidates will be invited to do a self-paced video Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.