May 2005

  • Brocade previews server provisioning play

    At its user conference this week Brocade will unveil a fabric-based server provisioning capability called Tapestry, alongside 4 Gbps switches and new professional services.

  • Incremental and differential backup

    This tip details the differences between incremental and differential backups and the benefits and drawbacks of each type.

  • Storage Clips: Adaptec, Gateway soup up NAS servers

    Adaptec and Gateway add more capacity and faster processors to their respective servers; HP resells Sonasoft backup software for Microsoft Exchange, SQL and Windows servers.

  • IBM, HDS renew vows

    IBM and HDS extend their technology licensing agreement to one another's mainframe systems, storage and software, bringing new levels of interoperability to users.

  • Users argue for and against SRM

    A lively panel debate at Storage Decisions saw users discuss the pros and cons of SRM and the challenges associated with implementing it.

  • Unplanned disaster -- Just what the doctor ordered

    Summary: If you missed Storage Decisions in Chicago, not all is lost. We've gathered the slide presentations and more right here for you. So take a look and see what you missed.

  • DR a top priority for users

    Users at the Storage Decisions show in Chicago this week are talking about DR and replication strategies, and specifically about which technologies they are evaluating and why.

  • Storage Clips: Cisco acquires FineGround for $70M

    Cisco spends $70M on WAN optimization startup, FineGround; Adaptec CEO retires; Xyratex acquires disk media cleaning company; FalconStor adds continuous disk backup to VTL.

  • Boot from the SAN with iSCSI

    This tip details the advantages of booting from the SAN instead of locally.

  • Mea culpa -- Coping with vendor mentality

    Summary: In Mr. Toigo's previous posting, he ranted about NetApp's "Hard Deck" program -- he had some problems with it. NetApp begged to differ. See what he has to say now.

  • Storage Clips: Veritas releases public beta of Panther

    Veritas releases beta of CDP product, code-named Panther; Brocade provides switch module for Intel blade servers; Rocket buys Servergraph for $10M.

  • Hitachi ships SAS and 4 Gbps FC drives

    Hard disk drive maker Hitachi ships SAS and 4 Gbps FC drives, paving the way for systems that combine SATA and SAS drives.

  • CCI ditches NetApp for OnStor gateways

    CCI ran out of performance and capacity on its NetApp filers and turned to NAS gateways from OnStor to pool its back-end storage.

  • CDP: Super snapshots -- eventually

    This tip details two different definitions of CDP, the offerings from vendors in each camp and how continuous data protection differs from snapshots.

  • Storage Clips: NetEx launches data replication optimizer

    NetEx speeds up data replication over IP networks; EMC adds support for multiple languages to Documentum; Pro-Tax deploys Asigra for multi-site remote backup.

  • Storage Clips: NetApp unveils two midrange filers

    NetApp announces two midrange filers, the FAS3020 and FAS3050, with a SATA option and associated V-Series virtualization engines.

  • Quick Guide: iSCSI implementation

    If you find yourself beyond the iSCSI beginner stage and are now ready to implement iSCSI into your existing architecture, bookmark our "Quick Guide to iSCSI implementation."

  • SGI archive a slam dunk for NBA

    NBA Entertainment is implementing a digital archive to reduce the costs associated with storing and managing its content on video tapes.

  • RAID-53: RAID by any other name

    RAID 53 has a much higher transaction rate than RAID 3, which is achieved by striping the data across multiple RAID 3 arrays.

  • Storage Clips: NuView adds remote site failover

    NuView released StorageX 5.6 with remote site data management; Zetta Systems and EVault integrate CDP and backup services; Blade computing provider Verari Systems picks Panasas.