Cox Communications has installed eight high-end Dell Computer storage systems, the companies said Tuesday. The company purchased 20 terabytes worth of storage capacity on eight "storage area networks," or SANs, special-purpose high-speed networks devoted to data storage tasks. Cox declined to say which products were used other than that they stemmed from Dell'sto sell gear from storage specialist EMC.
Meanwhile, Hewlett-Packard, a competitor to Dell and EMC, announced a new customer of its own. Maritz, which supplies travel and marketing research, has selected HP's midrange Enterprise Virtual Array storage system as part of a two-year project to consolidate its computing infrastructure.