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May 2004

  • Green light for disk spending

    The results from our semiannual Purchasing Intentions Survey are in. Storage managers are investing more in disk, but budgets for networked hardware are decreasing. The technology least likely to b...

  • Mainframe Storage on the Cheap

    IBM gives birth to a new baby Shark

  • Bridging SAN islands

    To help ensure that a change made to one part of the SAN doesn't interfere with the entire storage network, some new products claim to have developed a new switch-based intelligence that segregates...

  • 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.

  • Firm Licks WAN File Sharing

    WAN file sharing problem solved

  • WAN Links gain speed

    Can't get past the cost of doing high-speed remote replication? Latency problems driving you nuts? New TCIP/IP accelerators for IP storage promise some relief.

  • Mobile Drives, Portable Backups

    Do mobile disk drives have a future in disk-based backup?

  • Get ready for Sarbanes-Oxley

    This November, a new portion of Sarbanes-Oxley will go into effect. Here's how to set up the right storage management practices so your organization will be ready.

  • Snapshot: Storage certifications

    Are You Certified For Storage?

  • Disaster recovery for the masses

    Storage bin: Disaster recovery for the masses may be a reality in the not-so-distant future.

  • Dinosaurs walk the Earth

    Dinosaurs walk the Earth

  • 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.

  • Calculating parallel availability

  • 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?

  • User endures integration bump with Brocade blade switch

    Brocade has embedded a Fibre Channel switch into IBM's BladeCenter, but watch out for interoperability issues. An early user of the product had trouble connecting to switches from other vendors.

  • Serverless backup isn't the only solution for a SAN

    Storage expert Chris Poelker details why serverless backup isn't the only solution for a SAN and outlines some of the other options available.

  • Storage management tools matrix

    Take some of the complexity out of buying storage mangement tools with this handy matrix. This PDF chart compares 15 storage management tools from all of the major vendors.

  • IP storage in three minutes

    Need the basic facts about IP storage and don't have a lot of time? This quick interview with Gary Orenstein, author of "IP Storage Networking: Straight to the Core" gives you the facts about iSCSI, TOE...