Access "Drive Vendors Think Small"
This article is part of the Vol. 2 No. 5 July 2003 issue of Evaluating the benefits of IP SANs
Starting as early as next year, disk drives based on a 2.5-inch form factor will be the drive of choice for performance-hungry environments. Seagate says it will announce its new small form factor (SFF) drive this fall, which will have a spin speed of 10K rmps and areal density on par with today's 15K disk drives. But because so many more drives can be squeezed into a given rack space, these drives deliver a performance density of 240% over 10K 3.5-inch models. Performance density refers to the number of IOPS you can achieve within a given physical space. For example, consider a standard 3U rack that houses 14 drives today--with SFF drives, you'll be able to put 30 drives in 2U, says Brian Kraus, Seagate senior marketing manager. In addition, smaller drives draw about 40% less power than their 3.5-inch counterparts, and therefore generate less heat. It stands to reason, therefore, that "these will be the drives of choice in environments where high-end performance and space are the driving metrics," Kraus says. Dropping disk drives down in size is an easier ... Access >>>
Premium Content for Free.
Close the IM Loophole
NYSE sends message about instant messages
by Jerome Wendt
Installing, configuring and maintaining Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) is the bane of many SAN administrators. Thankfully, these new cards offer better management tools.
When a Mighty Wind Blows into Town
South Floridian IT managers don't worry a whole lot about terrorism, but there's one thing they do worry about: hurricanes.
Virtual SANs put to the test
by David Braue
Cisco's new virtual SAN technology has aroused a lot of interest. But how does it work in practice? We look at how Australia's Deakin University uses VSANs to isolate development activity within its large, multisite fabric.
CAD for SANs
by John Vacca
New automated design tools can help you build the SAN of your dreams.
Drive Vendors Think Small
Seagate's incredible shrinking disk
Creating a large e-mail system
by Jim Booth
Here's how one storage team transformed a monolithic storage design into a flexible, scalable system.
- Close the IM Loophole
Roll Your Own NAS
Is building your own NAS better?
The evolving storage department
by Carol Hildebrand
Here's how to avoid common road blocks as you revolutionize your storage department.
Getting remote data right
by Marc Farley
The second of a two-part series on business continuity, this article focuses on how to use replicated data and the different types of replication: subsystem, host and network device based.
EMC Launches Space-Saving Copy Option for Symmetrix
EMC wants to save you space
SEC: No Hard and Fast Distance Minimums
SEC doesn't define distance minimums
- Serial ATA Adoption Ramping Up
IP SANs take their place
There's a growing interest in using IP for storage in small to midsized enterprises, although Fibre Channel is still dominant in large organizations. What's right for you: IP, FC or a combination of both?
- Roll Your Own NAS
How to build a storage security strategy for your enterprise
According to a Morgan Stanley December 2002 survey of 225 CIOs, security spending tops their 10 highest priorities for 2003. This article details how to build a thorough, companywide security strategy.
Intelligence belongs in the network and on the switch
Storage Bin: Intelligence belongs in the network and on the switch, but it's not going to get there in a jiffy.
Snapshot: 4Gb/s Fibre Channel Switches
Would You Buy a 4Gb/s Fibre Channel Switch?
Veritas SANPoint Control compared with EMC ControlCenter
by Darryl Brooks
In the second part of a two-part article, we review Veritas SANPoint Control and compare it with EMC ControlCenter.
Is compliance the next killer app?
by Mark Schlack
Is compliance the next killer app?
What are your backup, DR and data retention policies?
by James Damoulakis
Can you describe your backup, retention and disaster recovery policies? And do they correctly address your business needs?
- How to build a storage security strategy for your enterprise
More Premium Content Accessible For Free
Big data infrastructure and analytics are some of the hottest technology topics today, and it can sometimes seem impossible to dissect and digest all...
Mobile workers are now accessing, creating and modifying data on ultra-portable devices such as smartphones, tablets and phablets. Most companies ...
Solid-state storage is proliferating as a replacement for hard disk drives, where it offers a quick shift into the fast lane of storage processing. ...