May 2007

  • Brocade gets into the HBA business

    Experts say the move, based on a partnership with LSI, could lower HBA pricing across the board and be the first step toward a Brocade-developed storage virtualization product.

  • Storage Area Network School: Table of contents

    What is a storage area network? What are the benefits and pitfalls of installation? How can a SAN fit into your organization? These questions and more are answered in our Storage Area Network School.

  • Cisco: File virtualization a service, for now

    Cisco's Jayshree Ullal talks with SearchStorage about the company's plans for file virtualization, green data centers and Fibre Channel over Ethernet.

  • HDS adds SAN muscle to archive

    Hitachi Data Systems integrates its archive software across its product line and adds important new features, including replication, data deduplication and security.

  • HDS CEO quits for HP storage biz

    Dave Roberson, CEO of Hitachi Data Systems since 2006, has jumped ship to HP to run the server giant's storage business.

  • NetApp stock takes a dive

    NetApp's stock was slapped down when the company said sales were slow in March; Google to open source enterprise search appliance.

  • Data retrieval strategies: Retrieving email and database archives overview

    This overview focuses on the considerations involved in email and database archives with an emphasis on retention and search to meet legal discovery requirements.

  • Storage Decisions showcase

    SearchStorage.com has put together a list of all Storage Decisions 2007 slide presentations for you to download.

  • Cisco, EMC partner on SAN encryption

    Cisco will ship encryption in switches later this year integrated with EMC's RSA key management software. Users are curious but cautious about its impact on other services.

  • External SATA RAID array vs. system replacement

    Storage expert Ashley D'Costa answers a reader's question about the benefits of using an external SATA RAID array over replacing his entire system.

  • Symantec, Huawei form joint storage, security company

    Symantec announced yesterday that it has formed a joint venture with storage and networking hardware company Huawei and indicated jointly developed products are coming to the U.S.

  • EMC users push for better power consumption

    EMC announces a 1.8 PB VTL, deduplication for VMware and bare-metal restore for servers as users caution the company to stay focused on everyday problems, such as power consumption.

  • IBM chief engineer talks green storage

    IBM engineer Clod Barrera discusses the growing energy crisis in storage, the need for better power efficiency metrics and the future for "green" products.

  • EqualLogic hops on thin-provisioning train

    Version 3.2 of EqualLogic's PS series array firmware will now support thin provisioning and a new permissions hierarchy for administrators.

  • Brocade blasts Cisco on director switch power consumption

    In a side-by-side comparison of Fibre Channel director switches at Storage Decisions, Brocade claims it is three times more power efficient than Cisco.

  • Know when to hold 'em...

  • Users test deduplication limits

  • Secure iSCSI storage

    One of the raps against iSCSI storage is that it's not as secure as Fibre Channel SANs. But iSCSI can be as secure as you want it to be. It was built from the ground up with strong authentication a...

  • Storage managers in control

    For the first time in five years, the amount of capacity storage managers plan to add this year dropped, according to the results of Storage magazine's latest Purchasing Intentions Survey. To be...

  • Midrange rivals top dog

    Midrange arrays are encroaching on enterprise storage territory. Today's high-end midrange arrays and low-end enterprise arrays might look very similar. Features like clustering, mirrored cache, re...