• April 29, 2008 29 Apr'08

    Inside PiWorx

    Until now, all we've known about Pi Corp., the startup EMC purchased in February, were that it was still in stealth, and that its software was meant to provide access to content on multiple types ...  Continue Reading

  • April 29, 2008 29 Apr'08

    Sun pushes do-it-yourself storage

    Sun pushes a do-it-yourself approach by offering OpenSolaris customers online documentation and support services for creating open source storage.  Continue Reading

  • April 29, 2008 29 Apr'08

    Host bus adapter (HBA) architecture explained

    HBAs are integral pieces of a SAN environment -- they connect the server to the SAN -- but few storage administrators know how to configure them.  Continue Reading

  • April 28, 2008 28 Apr'08

    NetApp researching self-healing, long-term archive

    NetApp is working with researchers at a California university to develop disk-based, low-power self-healing archive hardware meant to last decades.  Continue Reading

  • April 25, 2008 25 Apr'08

    Nexsan the brave

     In a bit of a Friday surprise, storage systems vendor Nexsan Technologies today filed for an initial public offering (IPO) with the SEC. The move is surprising not because of Nexsan's financial ...  Continue Reading

  • April 25, 2008 25 Apr'08

    Primary storage still means one vendor

    The term "vendor lock-in" is rarely used in a good way by storage buyers. It usually means you're stuck with products from one vendor, making it difficult to switch if you're unhappy or something ...  Continue Reading

  • April 25, 2008 25 Apr'08

    holographic disk drive

    A holographic disk drive is a holographic storage device that uses a laser to store data to optical media in three dimensions, maximizing storage capacity by using the media's depth... (Continued)  Continue Reading

  • April 25, 2008 25 Apr'08

    Riverbed, Emulex revenues dip

    Citing a tough economy, these two storage companies say their revenues slipped from the previous quarter; Western Digital to ship 10,000-rpm, 300 GB SATA disk drive.  Continue Reading

  • April 24, 2008 24 Apr'08

    EMC, IBM, thin provisioning and wild animals

    My daily rounds of the storage industry web this morning brought me to The Storage Anarchist, a blog by an EMCer that I often find interesting. As it turns out, one of my articles was in his sights ...  Continue Reading

  • April 24, 2008 24 Apr'08

    Storage vendors teaming up to streamline e-discovery process

    New alliances among storage and legal compliance vendors are giving storage administrators faster ways to retrieve data for litigation in the e-discovery space.  Continue Reading

  • April 23, 2008 23 Apr'08

    Gloves come off in the storage cloud

    HP Upline crashed this week, just a few days after it was launched. As Chris Rock once said, "Grand opening, Grand closing." The crash of such a brand-new service isn't as impactful on end users as ...  Continue Reading

  • April 23, 2008 23 Apr'08

    Kibi, mebi, gibi, tebi, pebi, and all that

    Kibi, mebi, gibi, tebi, pebi, and exbi are binary prefix multipliers that, in 1998, were approved as a standard by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in an effort to eliminate the confusion that sometimes occurs between decimal (...  Continue Reading

  • April 23, 2008 23 Apr'08

    Kilo, mega, giga, tera, peta, and all that

    Prefix multipliers are used in data storage, data communications, electronics, and physics to denote extremely small and large quantities. Read definitions for terms including kilo, mega, giga, tera and peta.  Continue Reading

  • April 23, 2008 23 Apr'08

    Learning Guide: Firewalls

    How to select the right firewall for your needs  Continue Reading

  • April 23, 2008 23 Apr'08

    How many bytes for...

    This page provides tables and other information about how many bytes are required (how much computer storage) for various information objects or purposes; it also summarizes some facts that have been gathered about how much information exists in the...  Continue Reading

  • April 23, 2008 23 Apr'08

    How to create an RFP for NAS

    Creating an RFP will help you boil your NAS vendor choices down to a manageable few. And your NAS RFP should include one technology: thin provisioning.  Continue Reading

  • April 23, 2008 23 Apr'08

    Learn all about NAS

    Storage can be added to a LAN through dedicated disk-based storage units called network-attached storage (NAS) devices. In this handbook you'll learn about NAS systems, NAS device interconnects, NAS implementation tips and RFPs for NAS systems.  Continue Reading