"IBM is poised to ship two data storage virtualization products
in July, the latest step in the industry's push to squeeze more
productivity out of storage systems.
"Big Blue on Tuesday will announce a shipping date of July 25
for its TotalStorage Storage Area Network (SAN) Volume Controller
and its SAN Integration Server. The SAN Volume Controller includes
software that "virtualizes" storage devices by pooling them
together so they can be used more effectively. The software is
installed on IBM xSeries servers running the Linux operating
"The SAN Integration Server is a broader package that includes
the SAN Volume Controller, switches and storage disks..."