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This article is part of the Vol. 3 No. 7 September 2004 issue of A look inside Hitachi's TagmaStor high-end arrays
Welcome to my mid-summer meltdown, where while downing several sweet summer cocktails on my dock, I think back over the last six months about some cool (and not so cool) developments that have occurred in our space. First, isn't it nice that storage vendors are doing well again? Maybe not so interesting to you, but of paramount importance to me. I do, after all, need to maintain my drinking dock. Most of the big guys are back in black, dragging the ego that accompanies success right along with them. I liked the humility of the vendor community back when they were sucking pond water. Back then, they acted like the customer really mattered. Those days are probably over. Now, for those cool developments. Ever hear of NTP Software? Of course you haven't--they're in New Hampshire, for the love of God. NTP does quota management and file blocking on Windows--boring, but necessary. It just released those functions for NetApp filers, and users I've spoken to are crazy about it. Gotta figure EMC will do a deal with them next. How about Onaro? No? How surprising. This ... Access >>>
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