August 2007

  • New iSCSI SAN/NAS box touts better performance

    Agami's new low-end iSCSI SAN/NAS box is pricier than other scaled-down offerings, but has a few more high-end features.

  • NAS appliance specifications

    NAS appliances are noted for their convenience, offering dedicated internal storage that is relatively straightforward to identify and manage. The biggest issue for NAS appliances is avoiding netwo...

  • NAS gateway product snapshots

    A NAS gateway offers file-based accesses to external storage on a disk array -- or a SAN, where users can take advantage of superior performance and reliability while maintaining a level of simplic...

  • NAS management software specifications

    Network attached storage (NAS) appliances and gateways must be configured and managed using NAS management software that allows administrators to allocate space, manage RAID and storage behaviors, ...

  • Application-aware storage promises intelligence and automation

    Storage professionals overbuy both performance and capacity in an effort to forestall potential storage problems. Tiered storage was one way to address this problem -- matching storage resources an...

  • Sun adds virtual tape library to Thumper

    Analysts say the combo of FalconStor's software, Solaris and Thumper is a good sign of integration from Sun after a disorganized year, but it's unclear if users will be convinced.

  • Users stand by NetApp -- For now

    Users say their view of NetApp and its products hasn't been affected by news of a revenue shortfall, but some say the clock is ticking on new product features they'd like to see.

  • Sun hitches hopes to Thumper

    Data storage continues to be a struggle for Sun, according to the company's quarterly earnings report. One bright spot is Thumper, and Sun is working on more products like it.

  • NetApp revenues fall $61M short of forecast

    NetApp announces that its revenues are down 15% from last quarter, blaming a continued decline in data storage spending.

  • Researchers wrangle petabytes of data storage with NAS, tape

    Scientists at Cern's LHC say dozens of petabytes require custom-built NAS systems and data migration software, but commercial tape drives are mostly up to snuff.

  • What you need to know about 10 GigE IP SANs

    Rick Cook provides an overview of the state of 10 GigE today, outlines the benefits and limitations of 10 GigE and offers some insight into the future of IP storage networking.

  • VMware helps SRM make a comeback

    Symantec's CommandCentral version 5.0 adds support for VMware, which experts say will breathe new life into a fading corner of the storage market.

  • How to reduce risk with storage security policies

    This tip outlines the importance of storage security policies and offers advice on how to make sure your storage security policies reflect real-world storage needs.