Pro+ Content/Storage magazine

Thank you for joining!
Access your Pro+ Content below.
Vol. 2 No. 4 June 2003

StorageTek Puts a Spin on Data Protection

For over a year now, Network Appliance has sold NearStore, a relatively inexpensive array which many storage managers use as a place to keep snapshots of production data from which they perform backups or recover data. Now StorageTek has introduced a NearStore competitor that appears to have two major advantages over the NetApp product: For one, it is not tied to any particular computing environment, be it disk or host and two, it relies on journaling--not snapshots--so data can be recovered to precisely the time before a file was lost or corrupted. Called EchoView, the system is comprised of an iSCSI disk appliance that receives data from protected servers with the help of a non-invasive server-side agent, says Dave Trachy, StorageTek manager of data management software. The system also requires the installation of a QLogic TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE) card for each server, resold by StorageTek. In a first release, the EchoView E400 will protect up about 400GB, depending on how long you journal for, and supports Windows, Linux ...

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

  • Inverse multiplexing

    Inverse multiplexing

  • Copy basics

    by  David Braue

    Snapshot and replication are important tools in building a foolproof disaster recovery plan. This article helps you pick the optimal solution that fits within your budget and is best suited for your company's individual backup needs.

  • The case for network smarts

    Let's face it: SANs as they currently exist only deliver about half of what you might hope for in the way of efficiency and optimal utilization. The best bet to deliver the other 50% is network-based storage intelligence. You'll have to get past the magic-wand claims for this latest pancea from storage vendors, though. And not every incarnation of smart switches or appliances is going to be right for you.

Columns in this issue

SearchSolidStateStorage

SearchVirtualStorage

SearchCloudStorage

SearchDisasterRecovery

SearchDataBackup

-ADS BY GOOGLE

Close