July 2004

  • Enterprise-class RAID functions, part 1: What they are and when to use them

    This month's column explains these less familiar enterprise-class RAID features, starting with a set of features that ensure system uptime and flexibility.

  • EMC opens doors wide for Centera

    EMC has added standards-based NFS and CIFS support to Centera, making it an easier platform to write to for third-party software developers.

  • 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...

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • SOX, HIPAA in a Nutshell

    What do SOX and HIPAA mean to you?

  • Disks Get Switched

    Incredible switching disk

  • 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

  • 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