July 2005

  • Encrypting tape: Software vs. hardware and key management

    Encrypting data is a high priority for businesses these days. This tip will help you become familiar with the formats of encryption and the importance of key management.

  • Storage Clips: SGI targets low end

    SGI releases entry-priced server and storage array; Sun to OEM Emulex; Asigra and Riverbed report customer wins; Sanrad and emBoot offer iSCSI diskless boot feature.

  • HDS slashes pricing for high-end features

    HDS unveils cheaper version of high-end TagmaStore, bringing its proprietary virtualization to the midrange. Meanwhile, IBM has a virtualization standards effort up its sleeve.

  • Microsoft sets pricing for new backup software

    Licensing for System Center Data Protection Manager will be similar to Microsoft's server management software.

  • Technology lifecycle and archiving

    Business continuity expert Pierre Dorion outlines what you need to consider about the lifecycle of technology when setting up your archiving strategy.

  • E-mail archivers keep companies legit

    Storage managers must deal with stricter government regulations and rapidly escalating e-mail stores. There are many e-mail archiving programs available, but finding the one that best meets your co...

  • The athlete or the geek? Block vs. file storage

    Having difficulty deciding whether to implement SAN, NAS...

  • Storage Clips: IDC -- disk storage future is bright

    IDC predictions show a healthy increase in disk-based storage through 2009; SGI goes to the moon with NASA; QLogic incorporates a new chip.

  • The myths and realities of SATA

    There's a lot of rumors out there about SATA. This tip will clarify what is true and what is mere folklore, and details the proper usage of SATA drives.

  • Storage Clips: Indian bank outsources DR to IBM

    An India-based financial institution has brought IBM in to manage its data center and DR site; NAS gateway vendor ONStor licenses PyX iSCSI software.

  • Cisco storage chiefs retire en masse

    Cisco announced that Cafiero, Jiandani, Jain and Mazzola are retiring, leaving the company's storage business without proven leaders just as the business gains a foothold.

  • Behind the firewall 17

    Invista: What's in a name? ... Apple slicing up its business ... Can you spare $500,000 for a Magic Quandrant?

  • Clustering solves NAS scalability snag

    Fed up with monolithic NAS boxes that don't scale? Clustering provides a way out of the management headache that's being perpetuated by some industry players.

  • Clustering comes to NAS

    Kicking the monolithic NAS habit

  • How DBAs view storage

    Storage magazine's exclusive poll gives you the lowdown on how DBAs and storage pros view storage. We detail each group's areas of concern, spotlight their differences and find some common ground...

  • Data classification: Getting started

    Classifying data and knowing how its value changes over time will improve service levels, create a better working relationship with business units and reduce costs.

  • HP reassures the faithful

    With a bevy of new products, including a long-awaited refresh of its EVA arrays, Hewlett-Packard is trying to convince its users and critics that the company really is committed to storage.

  • Half-terabyte drives on tap

  • Definition: Short stroking

  • Object-based backup

    Object-based backup products back up only the data that has changed, reducing storage and bandwidth issues.