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Storage companies seek interoperability

The Storage Networking Industry Association and several prominent storage-hardware companies plan to announce a collaboration Monday to make sure their devices work together. The initiative is the latest in a series of efforts to improve interoperability, an unfulfilled requirement that has held back the shift to new storage devices that are independent instead of subsystems of a server. The new effort, called the Supported Solutions Forum, is backed by most prominent storage-device companies, including EMC, Compaq Computer, IBM and Hitachi Data Systems, as well as storage network companies Brocade Communications and McData, the companies said.

The Storage Networking Industry Association and several prominent storage-hardware companies plan to announce a collaboration Monday to make sure their devices work together. The initiative is the latest in a series of efforts to improve interoperability, an unfulfilled requirement that has held back the shift to new storage devices that are independent instead of subsystems of a server.

The new effort, called the Supported Solutions Forum, is backed by most prominent storage-device companies, including EMC, Compaq Computer, IBM and Hitachi Data Systems, as well as storage network companies Brocade Communications and McData, the companies said.