September 2007 | Archive by Month |

September 2007

  • HP takes new stab at e-discovery market with Integrated Archive Platform

    HP overhauls its RISS data archiving system for e-discovery and compliance market, renaming it Integrated Archive Platform.

  • VMware storage headaches continue to plague users

    Widespread VMware deployments are causing storage professionals problems, ranging from grappling with new storage virtualization schemes to wrestling with backups.

  • Tape encryption product specifications

    The product snapshots in this chapter highlight key specifications for a cross section of tape drives that incorporate encryption.

  • How to purchase a data encryption product

    Data security is now a critical problem for every company, regardless of size. This buying guide explores the factors involved in purchasing data encryption hardware and software products.

  • Tape encryption tool purchase considerations

    Storage administrators who use tape-based encryption won't slow up their backups and will have peace of mind knowing that the tape content is secure. But LTO-4 tape drives have specific encryption ...

  • Fibre Channel technology

    This chapter offers an overview of Fibre Channel specifications and devices including HBAs and switches. Readers will also learn about the pros and cons of FC SANs in the storage enterprise.

  • SAN availability and reliability

    This chapter outlines some of the techniques and tactics used to achieve high availability and redundancy in a SAN (FC or iSCSI). These can include port aggregation, trunking, and failover.

  • How to reduce response time in a SAN

    When it comes to storage area network (SAN) metrics and measurements, such as bandwith, input/output per second (IOPS) and utilization, more is usually better. However, when it comes to response ti...

  • Storage Decisions: guide to data storage product news

    Vendors at Storage Decisions are launching new NAS systems and data storage technologies such as heterogeneous snapshots and HBA-based authentication. Find out who's unveiling what in New York.

  • Session downloads from Storage Decisions in NYC

    Download all the sessions that were presented to storage professionals at the recent Storage Decisions 2007 conference in New York City on topics such as backup, data protection, archiving, storage...

  • Videocast: How disaster recovery fits into your business continuity plan

    How does disaster recovery fits in to a business continuity plan? Disaster recovery expert Bill Peldzus offers best practices for creating a disaster recovery strategy.

  • EMC rumored to buy backup service provider

    EMC has picked up backup service provider Berkeley Data Systems, owners of MozyPro, according to reports on the Web.

  • Archive integration woes dog healthcare providers

    Healthcare providers are getting up to speed with networked storage, but say integration of new storage systems with medical applications is still rocky.

  • Use of RAID with multiple drives

    Storage expert Greg Schulz answers a reader's question: "Please give me an example of when RAID 1 with multiple drives is used."

  • Financial firm moves SQL Server off DAS to Clariion

    StoreFinancial reports faster response for its SQL Server database and has set up a new tiered storage scheme using one of EMC's Clariion disk arrays; Purdue picks BlueArc.

  • Brocade regroups for virtualization battle with Cisco

    Brocade says it will add services like data migration and encryption to the fabric by next year. Meanwhile, Cisco is already out in the market with similar products.

  • Protect Exchange data

    Email is now firmly established as a critical application, with more than 60% of enterprises using Microsoft Exchange for their corporate email, according to Gartner. This widespread adoption of Mi...

  • Startup accepts mission to destroy flash drive data

    Data destruction startup EDT is building a product to instantly destroy data on remote devices, a market that experts say is prepped for takeoff.

  • Scaling storage with clustering

    Greg Schulz, founder and a senior analyst for the StorageIO Group, looks at clustered storage as a technique to scale both I/Os to meet transaction processing and bandwidth along with other cluster...

  • New role for tape libraries

    Tape libraries are finally assuming the role they were designed for: longterm protection and preservation of data. But as disk assumes its new role as the initial target for backups and the source ...