March 2006

  • Storage Clips: Brocade reorganizes channel program

    Brocade combines its Elite and Tapestry Partner programs into the Brocade Alliance Partner program, offering development funds to appropriate partners.

  • McData OEMs Riverbed, propels it toward IPO

    McData announced it is rebranding Riverbed's WDS product, catapulting the startup toward an IPO this summer, analysts say.

  • Move your backups to a SAN

    Speed, communication and block-orientation are just a few of the reasons that users are moving their backups from Ethernet-based LANs to Fibre Channel SANs.

  • Troubleshooting your NAS system

    This tip will point out some common sense suggestions and best practices that may help you to create or maintain a more robust and reliable NAS infrastructure.

  • Storage performance testing - Introduction

    Knowing how a system will run in the data center -- and predicting its limitations in your particular environment -- is absolutely essential for storage managers. Solid performance data can be an i...

  • Storage performance testing - Strengths and weakneses

    Knowing how a system will run in the data center -- and predicting its limitations in your particular environment -- is absolutely essential for storage managers. Solid performance data can be an i...

  • It's time for change: Show us the data!

    Vendors use the SPEC benchmark for demonstrating the performance of their NAS boxes, but play around with the numbers in order to make them look better. Arun Taneja suggests that these vendors inst...

  • Storage performance testing - User perspectives

    Knowing how a system will run in the data center -- and predicting its limitations in your particular environment -- is absolutely essential for storage managers. Solid performance data can be an i...

  • Storage performance testing - The vendors

    Knowing how a system will run in the data center -- and predicting its limitations in your particular environment -- is absolutely essential for storage managers. Solid performance data can be an i...

  • Storage performance testing - An overview

    Knowing how a system will run in the data center -- and predicting its limitations in your particular environment -- is absolutely essential for storage managers. Solid performance data can be an i...

  • Storage Clips: McData reports earnings surge

    McData reported strong results for the fourth quarter, as well as fiscal year 2005; Iomega launches desktop autoloader.

  • Storage performance testing - Future directions

    Knowing how a system will run in the data center -- and predicting its limitations in your particular environment -- is absolutely essential for storage managers. Solid performance data can be an i...

  • Users evaluate SAN reporting tool

    Onaro SANScreen users, including JetBlue Airways, like the new performance monitoring, but replication support is not as pressing as better integration with SRM tools.

  • Storage Clips: Indonesian bank picks Cisco SAN

    PT. Bank Lippo, Indonesia's first private bank, has implemented a SAN from Cisco.

  • Kindred Healthcare switches McData for Cisco

    Out of ports on its McData directors and switches, Kindred Healthcare made a bold move and replaced everything with four Cisco MDS 9509 directors.

  • MidAmerica Bank hooks up second EMC Centera

    MidAmerica Bank deploys a second EMC Centera archiving appliance for disaster recovery.

  • Balance costs and demands for proper storage allocation

    Effective storage acquisition requires a clear understanding of your applications' I/O, storage capacity, service and availability requirements. This tip details how to balance costs and demands fo...

  • Storage Clips: Shareholders sue HP over golden parachute

    Two large shareholders in HP filed a lawsuit this week over a severance package for former CEO Carly Fiorina.

  • Drug company fights fire with WAFS

    In the U.K., Fulcrum Pharma kept its users online and accessing files during a catastrophic oil refinery fire by using Availl's WAFS software.

  • ISCSI vs. FC performance: A closer look

    Think that FC is faster than iSCSI? Vice versa? Storage expert Tony Asaro explains why the real answer may surprise you.