July 2004

  • Forget Atkins: Effective SAN extension strategies need CARBS

    Extending a SAN requires significant improvements to WAN support for Fibre Channel fabrics.

  • Enterprise-class RAID functions, part 2: N-way mirroring, splitting and more

    With the convergence of RAID and lower-priced storage technologies, advanced RAID functions can be enjoyed by any small-to-medium sized organization with critical data.

  • Sending data over IP WANs just got 3X faster

    NetEx has introduced the fifth iteration of its software which sends data across wide area networks at 480 Mbps, news that will interest users struggling with bandwidth constraints across geographi...

  • How to document a SAN

    Effective SAN documentation will keep your systems up and running even if your entire staff gets hit by a bus.

  • Crash Course: Compliance

    New guidelines from the U.S. and abroad are changing the way you deal with enterprise data. Understanding and planning for compliance can cause real headaches if you're not tracking the latest information....

  • Continuous backup gains traction

    For continuous backup technology, 2004 is the year that vendors have moved from promises to actual products. Although the market is still small -- inhabited by startups such as Revivio, Mendocino S...

  • Adaptec buys NAS king Snap

    Targeting the low-end and a fresh installed base, Adaptec agreed yesterday to acquire San Jose, Calif.-based Snap Appliance. The $100 million dollar deal will give Adaptec more fire power to go aft...

  • Lesson four: Storage Management Survival School

    E-mail is one of the biggest problems most storage admins are facing. How do you cope and manage this growth? Find out in lesson four of Storage Management Survival School.

  • Lesson three: Storage Management Survival School

    Learn the best practices, processes and tools necessary to plan for capacity planning, creating and meeting SLAs and mapping future growth in lesson three of "Storage Management Survival School."

  • Vendors pull TOEs from offload market

    Three vendors have recently left the market for offload engines that speed the transmission of iSCSI storage traffic over TCP/IP networks. But that's not stopping at least five other vendors, inclu...

  • Regulations Squeeze Storage

    The era of regulatory compliance is here and it will change how you work, even if that picture is not yet completely clear. Here's how to navigate the murky waters of compliance.

  • Aiming for iSCSI Targets

    Multiple choices for iSCSI

  • Ignore the information lifecycle management hype

    Storage Bin: Ignore the information lifecycle management hype--backup and restore are still the real problem in 95% of IT shops.

  • Long-distance data storage

    Long-distance storage seems to be on everyone's mind lately.Here's what you can do to make sure you're ready.

  • Technology Report: WORM Tape

    WORM tape is increasingly being used for long-term archival purposes. Why? Because it's cheap, portable and satisfies today's demanding regulations.

  • Tune down costs

    To save money and get the best performance, match the right type of storage with the application it's best suited for. We list several practical ways to optimize your storage.

  • Hands-On Review: Celerity FC-24XL

    Atto's Celerity FC-24XL HBA is designed for data-hungry applications. But is its power worth paying for?

  • SOX, HIPAA in a Nutshell

    What do SOX and HIPAA mean to you?

  • Disks Get Switched

    Incredible switching disk

  • Are SMB HBAs good enough?

    As HBA vendors pare prices by stripping out infrequently used features, storage administrators need to ask if the next generation of less-costly HBAs will be good enough.