April 2007

  • Specifications for storage capacity planning products

    Gauging storage needs over time is one of the biggest challenges faced by IT administrators, and a new generation of capacity planning tools is emerging to help forecast growth and utilization of s...

  • Fibre Channel HBA hardware specifications

    A host bus adapter (HBA) provides an interface that interconnects servers, switches and storage devices on a fabric. But the selection of an HBA goes far beyond its installation and physical connec...

  • Fibre Channel HBA products require serious purchase consideration

    An HBA provides an interface that interconnects servers, switches and storage devices on the fabric. Servers typically employ HBA cards that are inserted into PCI-X or PCIe motherboard expansion sl...

  • Storage basics: RAID striping in detail

    How RAID striping improves performance and how parity fits in.

  • Capacity planning tools require serious purchase consideration

    Capacity costs money, and new disk acquisitions stand out as a notable part of every IT budget. The trick is to match new capacity with actual storage needs. Gauging storage needs over time is one ...

  • Remote replication with Oracle software

    Storage expert Pierre Dorion discusses remote replication for Oracle software.

  • Emulex stands alone with FC-SATA switch

    Emulex has released an embedded storage switch based on the newly approved FC-SATA standard, but it's unclear if any other companies in the industry are on the bandwagon.

  • HP renews SMB storage campaign

    With the launch of the new All-in-One 1200 and the shifting of executives to a new SMB business unit, HP is focused on its low-end products in an effort to boost growth.

  • gigabyte (GB)

    A gigabyte (GB) is a measure of computer data storage capacity and is "roughly" a billion bytes.

  • How data deduplication eases storage requirements

    Storage administrators are struggling to handle spiraling volumes of documents, audio, video, images and large email attachments. Adding storage is not always the best solution, and many companies ...

  • Colorado State picks EqualLogic over EMC for Exchange

    The university, an Exchange 2007 beta tester, says performance improvements in the updated Microsoft release make iSCSI more practical for email storage.

  • USB drive

    A USB drive -- also known as a flash drive or keychain drive -- is a plug-and-play portable storage device that uses flash memory and is lightweight enough to attach to a key chain.

  • AmeriVault touts tiered online backup

    A new lifecycle service automatically migrates older backup files to cheaper storage at AmeriVault facilities.

  • Goldman Sachs: Interest in NetApp SAN products wanes

    A survey by the investment firm shows enterprise storage buyers had a declining interest in NetApp SAN products over the last year.

  • When disaster recovery and data classification collide

    Attendees at a disaster recovery seminar discussed the complex application dependencies when disaster recovery and data classification combine.

  • Storage vendors propose FC over Ethernet standard

    A group of nine storage vendors led by Emulex is proposing a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) standard to the ANSI T11 standards committee.

  • hybrid hard drive (HHD)

    A hybrid hard drive (HHD) is a mass storage device that contains both a conventional hard drive and a flash memory module... (Continued)

  • Product snapshots: SRM software

    SRM tools help administrators understand and control their evolving storage landscape, optimize utilization and performance, automate some of the most routine and error-prone management processes, ...

  • SRM tools require serious purchase consideration

    SRM tools have emerged to help administrators understand their evolving storage landscape, optimize utilization and performance, automate some of the most routine and error-prone management process...

  • Cisco's move to kill NeoPath shocks users, analysts

    Cisco confirms all NeoPath products it picked up with the acquisition of this company will no longer be available. File virtualization competitors are trolling for its customers.