Add another name to the list of SAN virtualization vendors.
Vicom has announced the release of its Storage Virtualization Engine (SVE), the heart of what it terms an end-to-end solution that builds on its existing lines of SSA, SCSI and Fibre Channel routing systems.
The SVE offers a number of applications designed to support its latest line of FC-to-FC networking devices. The package includes mapping software, security and copy/serve technologies designed to support storage pooling and resource sharing via mapping and zoning, as well as data protection, replication and backup/restore.
The company has built its platform on the idea of allowing any Fibre Channel target to be connected to any type of Fibre Channel initiator, rather than simple Initiator-to-Target conversion. It already has strategic relationships with Boeing and StorageNetworks, and is looking to forge OEM arrangements with HP, IBM and other platform providers.