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Vol. 4 No. 11 January 2006

2005 was a remarkable and productive year in storage

Let's give thanks for a great year in storage SRM, security, and players new and old all added up to a pretty remarkable 2005. I can't recall a much better year than 2005 as far as interesting events, useful products and a generally positive business environment. We saw fewer new startups than I can ever remember, which will be an issue for us in a few years, but the companies that started the year in business, finished the year in business--no small feat. The biggest Christmas present came from Hewlett-Packard (HP) when it acquired AppIQ for a sleigh-load of cash. This was the year when storage resource management (SRM) became a mainstream must-have. While I could go on and on about "how long it took you" to get into the mix, at least you did. SRM is one of those boring things we do that causes a little pain up front, but saves a ton of pain later on. Security finally became part of the mainstream, at least from a conversational perspective. Decru got an early holiday bonus from Network Appliance, which gobbled up the upstart ...

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Features in this issue

  • Pump up array performance

    As data wends it ways from hosts, through the fabric and to the array, it encounters many potential bottlenecks. But that also means there are a number of ways to improve storage subsystem performance. The key to the tuning process is a thorough understanding of your application requirements.

  • Encryption appliances reviewed

    Lost tapes have been headline news lately, making encryption products hotter than ever. We review encryption products from Kasten Chase, NeoScale Systems and Vormetric to help you choose the best product for your shop.

  • Top tape libraries revealed

    by  Rich Castagna

    Users cite a high level of satisfaction for these backup mainstays, citing StorageTek and Spectra Logic as the top libraries, in the Diogenes Labs-Storage magazine Quality Awards.

Columns in this issue

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  • Tintri VMstore T5000

    Like all of its VM-aware storage systems, Tintri’s first all-flash array -- the Tintri VMstore T5000 -- allows admins to bypass ...

  • SolidFire SF9605

    The high-capacity SolidFire SF9605 uses SolidFire’s Element OS 8 (Oxygen) to deliver new enterprise features such as synchronous ...

  • HPE 3PAR StoreServ 20850

    HPE 3PAR StoreServ 20850 holds 1,024 solid-state drives (SSDs). Hewlett Packard Enterprise claims it can deliver more than three ...

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  • Asigra Cloud Backup Version 13

    Asigra Cloud Backup Version 13 provides an AWS Elastic Block Store Snapshot Manager and the ability to support Docker container ...

  • Veeam Availability Suite v8

    Veeam Availability Suite v8 offers several key backup software components in one package, including Veeam Cloud Connect, Snapshot...

  • Druva inSync 5.5

    Druva inSync 5.5 endpoint backup software stands out with its proactive compliance, cloud app integration, full text search and ...

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