Pro+ Content/Storage magazine

Thank you for joining!
Access your Pro+ Content below.
Vol. 4 No. 4 June 2005

Storage sidles up to SUSE

Red Hat isn't the only Linux distribution in town--more and more companies are deploying SUSE Linux, owned and supported by Novell Inc., Waltham, MA. As a result, a number of storage software vendors are supporting SUSE, including, over the course of the spring, EVault, FalconStor and Veritas. "We're definitely seeing growing customer demand for SUSE," says John Lallier, VP of technology at FalconStor, which this spring announced that its IPStor Enterprise Edition software would support SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9. Veritas has also added SUSE to its list of supported distributions, and currently supports it for its backup, file system, volume manager, cluster server and server management software suites. SUSE's appeal can be attributed to its early support for the Linux 2.6 kernel, says Ranajit Nevatia, Veritas' director of Linux strategy and alliances. Linux 2.6 is a 64-bit operating system and, as such, provides a greater address space for data-intensive apps.

Access this Pro+ Content for Free!

By submitting you agree to recieve email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States you consent to having your personal data transferred and processed in the United States. Privacy Policy

Features in this issue

  • HIPAA spurs interest in replication

    HIPAA driving replication interest

  • iFCP vs. FCIP

    Two protocols—iFCP and FCIP—tap the scalability of the Internet Protocol and Ethernet networks, and can be used to overcome Fibre Channel networking limitations when connecting SAN islands. But iFCP and FCIP operate very differently; find out which one is right for your environment.

  • E-mail retention basics

  • Is the time right for optical storage?

    Optical storage has languished on the periphery of enterprise storage, but new technologies with higher capacities and more competitive per-gigabyte prices are moving optical into the mainstream.

  • EMC expelled over maintenance fees

    by  Alex Barrett

    A school district in Dallas chooses between EMC, IBM and Xiotech midrange arrays and discovers a huge difference in maintenance fees between the vendors.

  • Directors take on more tasks

    by  Phil Goodwin

    The competition among director-class products has never been more intense. If you're considering directors for the first time, or re-examining your fabric strategy, here's what you need to know.

  • Survey Says: Mixed-disk tiers not for everyone

  • New backup strategies

    In the final installment of his series on disk-based data protection, W. Curtis Preston describes how options such as snapshots, replication, continuous data protection and data reduction backup can improve the backup process.

  • Storage spending report

    Storage magazine's exclusive semiannual Purchasing Intentions Survey shows budgets slowly climbing, a move toward tiering and an increased focus on using disk for backup.

Columns in this issue

SearchSolidStateStorage

SearchVirtualStorage

SearchCloudStorage

SearchDisasterRecovery

SearchDataBackup

-ADS BY GOOGLE

Close