Partner Watch, Oct. 31
EqualLogic’s PS Series receives the Simple SAN for Windows Server designation from Microsoft.
- By Dan Hong
- October 31, 2005
, a provider
of iSCSI storage area network (SAN) solutions and Microsoft Gold
Certified Partner, announced Tuesday that its PS Series is the first
networked storage array to achieve Microsoft's Simple SAN for Windows
Microsoft Corp. created the Simple SAN program to identify networked
storage products that eliminate the traditional cost and complexity
of SAN implementation and integrate with the storage management
capabilities of the Windows Server 2003 platform.
"Large enterprises using Fibre Channel SANs have been the
sole benefactors of moving storage directly to the network,"
said Dr. Claude Lorenson, group product manager of the Windows Server
Division at Microsoft. "Using IP technology, EqualLogic has
long embraced the principles of Simple SAN and has been active in
the development of solutions that integrate fully with Microsoft
applications. Microsoft is pleased to be working with EqualLogic
to bring Windows Server customers highly scalable storage resource
allocation, high-efficiency backup solutions, and better storage
EqualLogic's PS Series family is fully compatible with Windows
Server platforms and is designed to complement Microsoft's storage
technologies such as Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS), Multi-Path
Input/Output (MPIO) and Virtual Disk Service (VDS).
"Microsoft's Simple SAN initiative is a natural fit for EqualLogic,
which was founded on the premise of simplifying and automating storage
networking," said John Joseph, vice president of marketing
for EqualLogic. "The PS Series was developed to deliver a simpler,
better SAN that offers the benefits of storage consolidation to
companies of all sizes, particularly in the midrange."
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