Submitted by aaron on Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:25pm
Today we learned that QLogic silently End-Of-Life’d the 9000 series Fiber Channel Switch product line on December 31st, 2013. It is no longer possible to purchase the switches or any of their upgrade components.
Customers who already own 9000 series products should be notified that QLogic will continue to offer support for existing installations.
Customers who’s switches are NOT currently under support should be are that QLogic does not offer any option to purchase replacement parts for any components that fail, The only way to obtain replacement parts is through an active support contract.
The 5800 series is still shipping but the writing is quite clearly on the wall. Time to snuggle up to Brocade and Cisco!!!
(Related, QLogic and Brocade recently announced a strategic partnership.)
Submitted by abstractrude on Mon, 01/13/2014 - 3:41pm
Submitted by abstractrude on Mon, 01/13/2014 - 3:01pm
Active Storage seems to be back. This post was found on their support forums:
Active Storage is back in business under new management. We are happy to announce that we honor warranties for installed ActiveRAID, mRAID and mVault products. We offer three-year system warranty starting from the invoice date and one-year warranty for batteries. For products with expired warranties we offer extended warranty service as well. We have large inventory of spare parts and new systems. We are excited to serve your requirement for system expansions and new installations.
Active Storage, Inc. closed down in January 2013 and was re-opened in October 2013 as Active Storage, LLC. Please visit us at www.active-storage.com to learn more about our products, services, and technical support.
Interesting to say the least.
Submitted by aaron on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 9:11pm
Submitted by abstractrude on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 8:14pm
Confirmation came from OWC today, you can indeed swap processors with the new Mac Pro. This is huge once these prices start falling down the road. They used an Intel E5–2667, this is interesting as upgrade options will be very interesting when these chips prices drop in a few years.
Submitted by abstractrude on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 2:45am
Apple has updated their ProRes white paper with information on bandwidth for 4K and 5K video streams. You find the whitepaper here.