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Published: 17 Oct 2012

For the last few years, enterprise storage has been a game that only the big boys could really play effectively. Only they had the resources to build storage area networks (SANs), mirror massive amounts of data and replicate data over long distances. In 2004, new technologies will dramatically lower the price of networked storage, opening the door for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to finally get their chance to try out advanced storage strategies for themselves. Storage management standards 2004 promises to be a breakthrough year for storage management standards, which are considered essential if multivendor, cross-platform storage management is to become a practical reality. Leading the standards effort is the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). It is planning to put out its first industry storage management road map along with its newly released management specification, the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S), V. 1.0. Vendors have already started writing to the SMI-S specification, which is being rushed to ANSI for ... Access >>>

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