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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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 athlete or the geek? Block vs. file storage

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

  • FC and SCSI drive resiliency

    Storage expert Greg Schulz offers advice to a reader who asked a question regarding FC and SCSI drive resiliency.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Behind the firewall 17

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

  • Tape is not about to go away

    Tape gets an image boost

  • Storage security basics

    Is your firm focusing on performance and availability instead of security? Do you consider security "someone else's job"? If you answered "Yes" to these questions, you need a storage security wake-...

  • Object-based backup

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

  • Traffic to remote offices eases up

    Brighter days are ahead for remote office workers

  • Big storage in small packages

    IT departments thirsty for storage capacity

  • Switching storage vendors

    Many storage managers would rather push their existing storage to the max rather than install a new vendor's equipment. Three companies describe how they changed vendors with as little pain as poss...