July 2004

  • Copan outsources manufacturing to Hitachi OMD

    In preparation for its product launch this summer, Copan has shifted its manufacturing over to Hitachi OMD, a company that users will be more familiar with.

  • Ten simple rules for better backup

    Backup is a bothersome task, but we all have to do it. How does your organization stand in regard to the basics of backup operations? Here's a checklist of 10 areas you should focus on in order to ...

  • 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 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."

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 10 simple rules for better backup

    Whatever backup technology you use, you still need to follow the fundamentals. Here are 10 simple rules for better backup.

  • 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.

  • Help Users Help Themselves

  • SATA Arrays are Cheap-ish

    High-end arrays on the horizon

  • Servers meet storage, virtually

    Data centers are being reshaped around virtualization technology. Here's how different virtual server technologies work and how they'll integrate with and affect SANs.

  • Database Takes Toll on NAS

  • Snapshot: Technical support for storage systems

    How is Your Field Support?