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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Behind the firewall 11

    Is Nimbus a misnomer? ... More changes in HP's storage group ... EMC keeping PowerPath support secrets?

  • Backup budgets have it MAID with cheap disk

    Do you need to take a MAID approach to backup? Massive Array of Idle Disks is a cheap alternative to tape, but there is a downside in terms of retrieval time.

  • 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.

  • Disks Get Switched

    Incredible switching disk

  • 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.

  • First Look: Copan Systems Revolution 200T

    Can the Revolution 200T, which uses a new technology called MAID, straighten up your messy backup situation?

  • Did the backup work?

    Losing sleep over backups? Then check out backup reporting tools--they may be your dream come true.