JNI Corporation , a provider of Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) for the Solaris environment, today announced that LSI Logic Storage Systems Inc. certified JNI's 2 Gb Ready FibreStar PCI and SBus Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) with the MetaStor E4600 storage system.
Two families of JNI HBAs have been qualified for the MetaStor system: The 2 Gb Ready FCE-6460 PCI and 2 Gb Ready FCE-1473 SBus HBAs. JNI's 2 Gb Ready HBAs are certified to connect Sun Microsystems servers running Solaris 2.6, Solaris 7 or Solaris 8 to all MetaStor storage systems at 1 Gb or 2 Gb speeds, including the recently announced E4600 2 Gb storage system.
"The MetaStor E4600 offers excellent price-performance and robust software support, as well as industry-leading performance for Solaris environments using our 2 Gb Ready FibreStar HBAs," said Neal Waddington, president and CEO of JNI Corporation. "By incorporating the MetaStor E4600 into a 2 Gb-enabled Fibre Channel SAN, customers will be able to double throughput at an incremental cost of deployment."
The FCE-6460 and FCE-1473 are part of JNI's new family of Emerald IV-based host bus adapters. Emerald IV is JNI's second-generation 2 Gb ASIC controller. JNI was the first company to
introduce a 2 Gb host bus adapter in May 1999.