File-Area Network Vendors

Acopia Networks

Acopia's FreedomFabric network operating system software approaches file-area network deployment through virtualization and automation of routine storage management tasks.

www.acopia.com/products-technology.htm

Attune Systems

Attune's Policy IQ file manager, which runs on the company's Maestro
storage server, allows organizations to set up a tiered-storage environment using equipment from multiple vendors.

www.attunesystems.com/English/Products/Maestro.html

Brocade Communication Systems

Brocade offers StorageX, a suite of applications for managing data across
heterogeneous environments through the use of a global namespace.

www.brocade.com/products/fan/storagex.jsp

EMC

EMC Rainfinity Global File Virtualization software virtualizes unstructured data environments and moves data including active, open files without disruption.

www.emc.com/products/software/rainfinity_gfv/

Network Appliance

NetApp offers FAN capabilities through Virtual File Manager, which is
a version of Brocade's StorageX configured for NetApp appliances, in both enterprise and migration editions for migrating data from non-NetApp storage devices.

www.netapp.com/products/enterprise-software/manageability-software/
data-suite/vfm-ent.html

Sun Microsystems

Sun's offering in the FAN arena is SAM-FS, a 64-bit storage file system that provides both disk and tape file system access.

www.sun.com/storagetek/management_software/data_management/sam-fs/index.xml

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