December 2003

  • EMC continues buying spree with bid for VMware

    EMC did some last minute holiday shopping Monday when it made public its plans to buy VMware Inc. for $635 million. VMware makes software that lets Windows, Linux and NetWare run simultaneously and...

  • Part two: Should you abandon DDS for AIT?

    In Part 1 of "Should you abandon DDS for AIT?" we looked at five factors that need to be considered when looking...

  • Getting ready for IP SANs

    IP SANs promise benefits to groups within your organization that up until now haven't had access to these kinds of capabilities. But before you even think of deploying an IP SAN, read this article.

  • Disk-based backup vs. tape

  • Prepare for future trends in storage management

    Which trends will impact future storage management efforts? What can you do now to prepare for them? Yankee Group analyst and storage management expert Jamie Gruener explains.

  • Behind the firewall 5

    Brocade's future in question ... NetApp loses voting power ... Tape drives and tape media complaints ... EMC searching for a new Dell ... Emulex's acquisition of Vixel is all good news.

  • Is there a need for more speed?

    Fibre Channel switch and HBA vendors will be shipping 10Gb/s gear in early 2004. The Fibre Channel Industry Association has just backed a 4Gb/s standard, yet how necessary is this when some enterpr...

  • Reeling in a bigger salary

    The results from the first official survey of storage jobs are out, and you'll want to check them before either your staff's or your own performance review.

  • Sunny Day for Storage Consolidation

    Avant-garde storage consolidation

  • Starting the ILM process

    Information life cycle management (ILM) is the buzz right now. But too much emphasis is being put on products and not enough on understanding that ILM is really a process. Before you buy in, here'...

  • Information lifecycle management

    Information lifecycle management (ILM)

  • Easier RAID Upgrades In View

    RAID upgrades made easy?

  • What a difference a year makes

    What a difference a year makes

  • Tiered storage: Heterogeneous vs. homogeneous

    Tiered storage is a hot idea, but implementing it can be trickier than appears. This article defines the two different approaches--heterogeneous and homogeneous--and helps you choose the strategy y...

  • Snapshot: Single initiator zoning

    Do you practice single-initiator zoning?

  • EMC and NetApp still think they're competitors

    Storage Bin: EMC and NetApp still think they're competitors; they spend time and money planning defense strategies. Maybe if they paused to think for a minute, they'd see that they're two successfu...

  • Hot technologies in 2004

    In 2004, flexible, affordable new technologies are beginning to emerge that will open the door for smaller companies and allow them to sample some advanced storage strategies.

  • How to manage your data storage growth

    The growth seen by Hopkinton, MA, the home of EMC, is similar to the challenges faced by IT professionals. Here's how to manage your growing storage town.

  • E-mail Archiving: A Storage Problem After All

  • Booting from the SAN

    Although booting from the SAN isn't a widespread practice, it gives an organization many choices in the way it manages server and storage infrastructures.