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Vol. 3 No. 4 June 2004

Give startups a chance.

Ilove this business. I love the fact that we live and work in a place where nothing is ever good enough, fast enough, cheap enough or easy enough. I love the "brotherhood" aspect of the business--where Israelis sit next to Arabs, Frenchmen sit next to Italians and New Yorkers break bread with Bostonians--all in the name of building and selling storage stuff. More than anything, I love the startups. Most of them have whacked out ideas--but some of them have really great ideas. Most of the great ones never see the light of day, however, and that's a bummer.There are just too many startups. Most startups fail for common reasons. They assume they will get one of the OEMs to fall in love with them, take their product/technology to market for them and make them rich. Dell, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, NetApp and Veritas get approximately 11 billion phone calls per year from startups that can solve all their problems. These guys do about four OEM deals a year. The odds really aren't with startups on this strategy. If they're not ...

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Features in this issue

  • NAS on a grand scale

    by  Stephen Foskett

    Do you want to rid yourself of a backup window or two? Continuous backup--also know as continuous data protection--is changing the rules by backing up in real time, or close to it.

  • Down-to-earth HBAs

    Finally, there's an HBA for everyone. Vendors are creating HBAs that are functional and affordable, even for smaller shops.

  • Exchange and NAS On Again

    Microsoft has revised its "No Exchange on NAS" policy to "No Exchange on non-Microsoft NAS."

  • Storage on demand

    Tired of overbuying, overconfiguring or overallocating storage? Utility storage--used in a similiar fashion as electricity or water in your home--may be the answer to your prayers.

  • Continuous protection

    by  James Damoulakis

    Do you want to rid yourself of a backup window or two? Continuous backup--also know as continuous data protection--is changing the rules by backing up in real time, or close to it.

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