Access "Storage Bin: Who's hot and who's not?"
This article is part of the Vol. 4 No. 1 March 2005 issue of Exploring the most innovative midrange systems
Storage in general is hot and some--not all--of the excitement is coming from the big dogs. But there are a handful of wanna-be big dogs that are barking very loudly and stirring things up. I love the fact that 3PAR is about to land its 100th customer--and they're all big, sophisticated shops that realized they needed utility storage functionality but couldn't get it from their primary vendors. The big guys are still so far behind 3PAR that I see a bright couple of years ahead for my odd-named friends. I picked Bocada as one of my favorites and rightfully so. The backup reporting company tripled in size last year, has a gazillion installations and still nobody can touch them from a functional perspective. If you haven't downloaded a free trial yet, you're missing out. Avamar Technologies spent a long time bashing its head into the brick wall of IT and telling the world that it has a new way to solve the age-old problem of backup. It seems the establishment is finally listening. And the really big shops are not only listening but buying. Life will change in ... Access >>>
Premium Content for Free.
SMI-S has legs
SMI-S support gaining ground
Spotlight on midrange arrays
Midrange arrays can handle most jobs traditionally associated with costly monolithic arrays at a far lower price. Our Special Report describes the benefits of these modular storage systems, profiles 14 of the leading midrange arrays and offers a look at what's coming.
- Buzzword: SPAID
First Look: Archivas ArC
Archivas' ArC software is a highly scalable archiving application that can store fixed content as WORM data while still providing quick access to files.
EMC TOEs the iSCSI line
by Alex Barrett
Target-side TCP/IP Offload Engine chips have arrived, but the jury is still out on whether you should care.
- Two routes to tiered storage
- SMI-S has legs
Midmarket yearns for remote replication
Midsized companies want enterprise-class replication
Securing IP SANs
IP SANs use commodity hardware and industry-standard protocols to provide a cost-conscious, easy-to-manage alternative to Fibre Channel arrays. But with IP comes the issue of security. We detail five ways to make an IP SAN more secure.
Rescue stranded storage
by Alex Barrett, Trends Editor
How SRM products can help you discover capacity that isn't accessible to an array.
NAS heads: Gatekeepers for enterprise storage
A NAS head can aggregate disk capacity on storage systems, making it easier to share files and usedisk space efficiently. NAS head capabilities vary, so understanding product features and your requirements is crucial.
iSCSI slashes storage costs
Bio firm sees big-time savings with iSCSI arrays.
- Midmarket yearns for remote replication
Storage Bin: Who's hot and who's not?
The storage industry has regained some of its momentum—but it's not just the big players who are heating up. Persistence has paid off for smaller companies with big ideas.
Network-attached storage appliances: Not just for consumers
Smart storage managers will keep an eye on the emerging consumer market for NAS appliances. The developments there are likely to bubble up to SMBs and enterprises.
Replicating data using host-based replication
Replicating data using storage controller-based and network-based products may be the most popular options, but don't overlook host-based replication. Here's why.
What's next for HP?
What's next for HP?
Snapshot: Storage purchasing
Why did you make your last storage purchase?
- Storage Bin: Who's hot and who's not?
More Premium Content Accessible For Free
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...
Making your storage perform to the very best of its ability is an age-old problem with a long list of ways to approach it. But how should you start ...
There's a struggle between doing storage the "old way" and the new demands that virtual servers put on networked storage. Storage vendors have ...