July 2005

  • 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...

  • Survey Says: iSCSI will erode Fibre Channel sales

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tape is not about to go away

    Tape gets an image boost

  • 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: Dell to use McData switch

    Dell is the latest to join McData's list of partners among server vendors; IBM group eyes data security standards; LeftHand and TimeSpring also announce new partnerships.

  • Smart Shopper: Users voice concern over manageability of NAS

    A survey conducted by SearchStorage on midrange NAS systems found that users are more interested today in the manageability of NAS than features like snapshot.

  • New backup strategies

    If your backup requirements include remote, unattended data centers; a five-minute RTO; a 15-minute RPO or a non-existent backup window, this tip is for you.

  • Storage Clips: Iomega to include file sharing

    Iomega will be shipping a basic version of a transparent file-sharing application, with all its hard drives.

  • Cisco in talks to acquire EMC?

    Summary: Word has it Cisco is considering a $43 billion acquisition of EMC. With all the storage mergers going on, is this possible?