IBM, NetApp Take on Virtual I/O BottlenecksJul 02, 2009, 14:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Herman Mehling)
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"In contrast to IBM's holistic approach, BlueArc, NetApp and Panasas attack the I/O challenge differently. BlueArc and Panasas primarily leverage the evolving architecture of the Parallel Network File System (pNFS), which allows clients to access storage devices directly and in parallel. NetApp's secret sauce is something called a performance acceleration module (PAM).
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