May 2004

  • HP storage: What went wrong?

    HP's storage group has had an abysmal week - from court battles to user dissatisfaction to weak earnings. What does the company have to say about this?

  • LAN-free, serverless and domino backups, oh my.

    In case you've missed anything, here's a roundup of some of the best original technical content that appeared on the week of May 10-14. Tips and Ask the Experts Q&A's cover LAN-free,


  • EMC offers Windows-based NAS, for how much?

    EMC has made its NetWin Windows-based network-attached storage gateway smaller and cheaper, but with a Clariion on the back end is it a cost-effective approach to NAS?

  • Automation tools grow up

    As rigid early automation tools start to fade away, new approaches are coming to market that promise to give admins continued control while taking pain away from complex tasks.

  • What will it be, iSCSI or iFCP?

  • HP users burned by EMC court victory

    A court has found that HP's virtualization product infringes on EMC patents. Neither company is saying much at this stage, but analysts say the future looks bleak for HP users of this product.

  • SNIA updates storage exams

    Will SNIA's new set of storage certifications pad your resume or waste your time?

  • Sony zaps back into optical storage

    Sony has returned to the optical storage market with a blue laser-based disk that it anticipates will revive the sector

  • Switched fabric topology

  • Helpful hints when expanding or moving your data

  • Six steps to improving disk throughput

    In Windows 2000, while the disk system is the logical suspect in performance degradation, it's not the only possible culprit--it may mean you need more memory.

  • Fast Guide: Windows storage

    A number of factors are driving more data centers to run some -- if not all -- of their storage off a Windows-based platform. The move to open systems, coupled with Microsoft's recent involvement i...

  • IBM offers low cost disk, tamper-proof tape

    IBM has announced an entry-level SATA disk array, Tivoli provisioning software for storage devices and write-once-read-many tape technology. Users had mixed reactions to the news

  • E-mail management derailed by regulations

    E-mail management derailed by regulations. Compliance officers want to keep e-mail forever. Ditto users. Which way is up? Sort out the confusion with the help of this tip.

  • Vendors pump cash into independent storage user group

    The Association for Storage Networking Professionals, a self-proclaimed independent storage user group, has recruited EMC and QLogic as sponsors. How will this impact the direction of the group?

  • Calculating parallel availability

  • Behind the firewall 9

    EMC is going iSCSI ... HDS is in step with disk backup ... Build your own NAS? ... NetApp's OnTap OS experiencing code confusion ... SNIA has free stuff for you.

  • Consolidating NAS pays off

    The role of network-attached storage may be changing as more and more storage managers discover the the benefits of using NAS to consolidate file servers.

  • The object is better backup

    New object-based backup may forever change the way backup is done. It drastically reduces volumes by backing up only the data that has changed.

  • Who's running the storage shop?

    Companies that set up a storage management group with well-defined job duties can eliminate redundancy and get more bang for their buck.