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QLogic is adding flash caching capability to its storage network adapter cards in a project called Mount Rainier. The company makes host bus adapters (HBAs) to connect servers to Fibre Channel accessed SANs and converged network adapters (CNAs) to link servers to iSCI and FCoE accessed SANs as well as to Ethernet networks. …

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Way to confuse everyone

Mount Rainier already has an established meaning in computing, for CD-RW writing. This isn't simply another overloaded TLA, its re-using exactly the same name because they are too lazy to come up with something original. Are we to assume the underlying engineering has the same lack of effort behind it as the piss-poor marketing obviously does?

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Re: Way to confuse everyone

Yeah, they may try and climb it also. It's been a mountain longer than a format.

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Re: Way to confuse everyone

True, but there are enough homophones and homographs out there we can reasonably expect people to understand whether we are talking about mountains or computers. Here it isn't even simply computers, they are both storage technologies. That is surely a recipe for confusion if ever there was one.

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