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Vol. 3 No. 4 June 2004

SANMelody Tunes Up SMB Storage

Product snapshot Product: DataCore SANMelody 1.4.0 Description: Storage virtualization Key features: Provisioning over long distances, high availability, mirroring Pro: Performance, excellent price points, supports Fibre Channel and iSCSI Con: No Simple Network Management Protocol; lacks fault tolerant features Price: Starts at $1,200 (based on configuration) A melody is a rhythmic succession of single tones organized as a whole and is pleasing to the senses. SANMelody's name, therefore, suggests that it should be music to your ears as a storage area network (SAN) solution that discovers single disk drives and allows you to organize and manage them as a whole. And it lives up to its name, doing all of that and quite a bit more for less than what you'd ordinarily pay per storage port. In less-picturesque terms, SANMelody V 1.4.0 is the latest "storage server" software from DataCore Software, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Intended for SMBs and enterprise departments, it provisions and manages storage connected to general-purpose systems ...

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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