• October 22, 2008 22 Oct'08

    Network-attached storage FAQ

    Though network-attached storage (NAS) offers a number of benefits, it also presents some challenges. Ashish Nadkarni, Principal Consultant with GlassHouse Technologies Inc., discusses the pros and cons of using NAS in an SMB environment and offers ...  Continue Reading

  • October 21, 2008 21 Oct'08

    Sun flashes storage blade

    Sun is following Hewlett-Packard and IBM into the storage blade market with a disk module for the Sun Blade 6000. The disk module holds up to 1.2 TB of storage in the form of eight 73 GB or 146 GB ...  Continue Reading

  • October 21, 2008 21 Oct'08

    IBM revamps disk systems to support z10 mainframe

    IBM rolls out its first disk-only mainframe virtual tape library, as well as an update to the DS8000 array that puts FICON closer to Fibre Channel.  Continue Reading

  • October 21, 2008 21 Oct'08

    CommVault, McAfee partner to integrate storage and security management solution

    Storage software vendor CommVault and security specialist McAfee forge a strategic partnership to integrate storage management and security management. Could a merger follow similar to the Symantec-Veritas deal?  Continue Reading

  • October 21, 2008 21 Oct'08

    Email archiving FAQ

    Stephen Foskett, director of data practice with Contoural, discusses the email archiving market today, the pros and cons of email archiving services, common email archiving mistakes and more. His answers are also available as an MP3.  Continue Reading

  • October 21, 2008 21 Oct'08

    Do you really need NAS?

    There are no short, hard-and-fast rules when it comes to determining if a small to midsized business (SMB) needs network-attached storage (NAS). In this tip, Tory Skyers discusses the advantages and disadvantages of networked storage in an SMB ...  Continue Reading

  • October 20, 2008 20 Oct'08

    Will recession drive businesses to the cloud?

    Over the last few weeks, I've written a couple of stories about how the current global economic crisis is being projected to impact the storage market. While users say they don't anticipate much of ...  Continue Reading

  • October 20, 2008 20 Oct'08

    Storwize claims updated data compression app improves throughput performance

    Primary storage data compression startup StorWize claims updates to its software algorithms make its appliance faster and boosts its data reduction ratio.  Continue Reading

  • October 20, 2008 20 Oct'08

    Storage arrays quiz

    If you're considering a storage array, you might find it to be trickier than you thought. Take our quiz and become a scholar on storage arrays, including array-based memory, RAID, and storage consolidation.  Continue Reading

  • October 20, 2008 20 Oct'08


    ISCSI storage area networks (SANs) are frequently touted as a solution for small-midsized businesses (SMBs) moving to networked storage. But, why not just use Fibre Channel? Terri McClure, analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group, discusses the pros ...  Continue Reading