- January 04, 2011
Thin provisioning gaining in popularity as tech advances help alleviate de-allocation and reclamation issues; best practices ensure thin volumes remain thin.
- December 20, 2010
Multibillion dollar storage array mergers and acquisitions top 2010 data storage news; data storage management, data reduction, cloud storage are hot topics
- December 17, 2010
Symantec offers Data Insight for Storage for file management of unstructured data; Toshiba adds 2.5-inch SSD; TwinStrata, Cirtas update cloud storage gateway
- December 14, 2010
Explore this expert FAQ as three analysts weight in and tell us what they think are the hottest data storage technologies and data storage trends for 2011.
- December 09, 2010
Merger of InfiniBand vendors Mellanox and Voltaire won't change technology's minor role in storage networking, but experts say Mellanox can expand its market.
Sponsored by Dell - Many companies today are considering a move to the cloud. Organizations may believe that a hosted service, such as Office 365, will be easier and or cheaper to maintain than on-prem email. Also, Microsoft and other industry leaders may have influenced a move. Whatever the reason, moving to the cloud isn’t as easy as it appears and results are often mixed if you haven’t adequately prepared your Active Directory. See More
Sponsored by NetApp - Enterprise storage systems have evolved through four distinct stages. First, there were monolithic storage arrays. These gave way to modular SAN/NAS systems and distributed storage networks. Next, advanced software techniques led to storage virtualization, with storage volumes abstracted from the underlying physical devices. Finally, in the current era, cloud storage services have emerged that combine virtualization with unprecedented economies of scale. See More
Sponsored by Dell - When it comes to governance and compliance, much of the IT staff’s effort is often focused on individual systems. Administrators work meticulously to ensure that mail servers, file servers, database servers, and other resources adhere to both internal security standards and regulatory requirements. The one thing that each of these systems has in common however, is its reliance on Active Directory. First introduced in 2000 as a replacement to the Windows NT domain structure, Active Directory was originally designed to manage network resources. Now, Active Directory works as a centralized authentication and access control mechanism, and consequently plays a vital role in the organization’s overall security. See More
Sponsored by NetApp - Backups are boring—as long as they complete on time. However, you can still find some satisfaction by optimizing your backups to save money, either by automating management tasks or by finding a lower-cost platform to store the backup data. See More
- December 02, 2010
Compellent sells VMware SRM with Storage Center systems; Xiotech, Silver Peak and others create VDI alliance; Isilon joins Microsoft Partner Solutions Center (MPSC); and other data storage news.
- November 18, 2010
Supermicro and Voltaire team up on HPC storage cluster with high-speed connectivity; IBM uses LSI software for SSD performance, data protection; SSD vendor Anobit and Ethernet SAN vendor Coraid get funding.
- November 04, 2010
Avere Systems improves scalability of FTX Series of tiered storage appliances; Marathon integrates CA ARCserve for replication; Neverfail supports Orion database.
- October 13, 2010
EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance (DCA) brings vendor to data warehouse appliance market to challenge Oracle Exadata, Netezza TwinFin 12, Teradata 2580.
- October 12, 2010
Symantec consolidates Storage Foundation, Veritas Cluster Server and CommandCentral Storage SRM applications into new version of Veritas Operations Manager.
- October 04, 2010
EMC NetWorker 7.6 SPI with support for Data Domain Boost offers data dedupe, simplified cloning, checkpoint restart as well as capacity-based licensing model.
- September 29, 2010
Dexrex Gear's ChatSync Mobile Enterprise for Blackberry builds on the vendor's ChatSync platform for instant messaging archiving capabilities into a storage repository for regulatory compliance and e-discovery.
- September 28, 2010
SANpulse turns its SANlogics tool used for data migration professional services migrations and turns it into its SANatomy storage discovery software application.
- September 27, 2010
Hitachi Data Systems upgrades its high-end storage array; Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) scales higher than its previous system and supports more granular tiering and provisioning.
- September 23, 2010
Voltaire Storage Accelerator moves block data over non-Fibre Channel connectivity; SGI rolls out high performance computing (HPC) storage system for random I/O and high bandwidth requirements; Infortends adds 6 Gpbs SAS storage for video ...