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Hitachi Data Systems and McDATA Corporation today announced that they have designed and installed a Storage Area Network (SAN) to house and manage data generated by the energy-trading operations at Xcel Energy Corporation's data center in Denver.
Xcel Energy's Energy Markets business unit does wholesale trading of natural gas and electricity all across North America. Xcel Energy implemented a SAN solution based on Hitachi Data Systems' Hitachi Freedom Storage(TM) Lightning 9900(TM) system and McDATA's ED 5000 Director. The SAN operates in a combined Windows NT and Sun Solaris(R) computing environment.
Xcel Energy expects to attach data marts and data warehouses to its SAN in the future