- September 22, 2010
IT shops seeking help with storage resource management may find that the SRM tools of their primary storage vendors are not the best or lowest-cost option.
- September 17, 2010
EMC adds services to improve performance of Oracle databases on Symmetrix V-Max storage arrays and with FAST software; CommVault partners with cloud storage vendors Rackspace and Mezeo; STEC adds multi-level cell (MLC) solid state drives.
- September 10, 2010
HP adds iSCSI SAN virtual appliance for Microsoft Hyper-V; QNAP launches new NAS platform; BlueArc, DataDirect Networks combine for media workflow storage; and more data storage news.
- September 03, 2010
Hewlett-Packard outbids Dell and will pay $2.35 billion for storage array vendor 3PAR; HP needs to determine where 3PAR's products fit in its storage strategy while Dell considers its next move.
- August 26, 2010
Open source storage startup Gluster turns its clustered NAS offering into a virtual appliance. Takes the approach that NAS is better way to store virtual machine images.
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
- August 20, 2010
IT administrators must acknowledge the importance of mobile devices as business tools and develop mobile device management policies to support and restrict their use.
- July 29, 2010
IBM completes long-rumored acquisition of Storwize, continuing the trend of major vendors adding primary data reduction technology to their storage platforms.
- July 22, 2010
EMC sees signs of an IT spending recovery, albeit a "choppy" one; promises new lower-end midtier storage array platform and management features previewed in May
- July 15, 2010
Nimble Storage puts iSCSI storage for primary data and snapshot data protection for backup and disaster recovery in one system that uses SSDs and SATA disk for storage tiers.
- June 08, 2010
RainStor releases Version 4 of its OEM structured data archiving product. Adds record-level management and deletion, expiry and legal hold capabilities; increased data ingestion and retrieval performance; and IBM AIX and Microsoft Windows x86 ...
- June 07, 2010
Permabit releases Albireo High Performance Data Optimization Software that will let storage vendors embed data deduplication for primary data reduction; Ocarina Networks and Storwize are also competing for OEM deals for primary data dedupe.
- June 03, 2010
Panzura launches device to reduce latency and accelerate the performance of cloud storage; Rackspace sells Nasuni Filer for cloud storage software service; Voltaire and Platform Computing combine for cloud computing environments; and more data ...
- May 28, 2010
SGI expands ICE Cube modular data center platform; Tandberg adds LTO-5 tape; SteelEye extends data replication; Nasuni adds reporting tool for cloud storage.
- May 27, 2010
Gluster CEO Ben Golub talks open source clustered NAS storage and said Gluster will succeed where Sun failed in bringing open source storage to the mainstream.
- May 21, 2010
Brocade's FC SAN revenues declined while Cisco's grew, but analysts say one quarter doesn't prove a market share shift between the storage networking vendors.