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Byte and Switch: JNI Does the Linux Lambada

Jul 02, 2002, 06:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Todd Spangler)

"JNI Corp. next week will release a Linux driver for its Fibre Channel host bus adapters, looking to ride the coattails of the work IBM Corp. and Oracle Corp. are doing to port their databases to the open-source platform.

"JNI's Linux boogie is another attempt to break away from its exclusive focus on Solaris in order to better compete with QLogic Corp. and Emulex Corp. -- its two primary rivals -- for server OEMs. In April, JNI introduced PCI-X HBAs with support for Windows.

"Shaun Walsh, VP of marketing at JNI, notes that QLogic and Emulex also provide Linux drivers for their HBAs, but he claims JNI's HBAs outperform them. 'We think we have a time-to-market and a performance edge against the major competitors in the market,' he says..."

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