July 2004

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Disks Get Switched

    Incredible switching disk

  • SOX, HIPAA in a Nutshell

    What do SOX and HIPAA mean to you?

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Security concerns for maintaining multiple operating systems on the same host

  • Get ready for LTO-3

    Get ready for the next greatest thing in tape technology -- LTO-3. Bob Abraham, tape industry analyst and founder of Freeman Reports Inc., says the next iteration of LTO...

  • 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.