- January 29, 2010
An expected convergence of networking and storage management drives SolarWinds to acquire storage resource management (SRM) and monitoring software vendor Tek-Tools; one Tek-Tools customer says common management tools is a good idea.
- January 27, 2010
Enterprise data storage professionals who participated in our annual Storage magazine salary survey discuss their satisfaction with their IT jobs.
- January 22, 2010
After struggling with a Linux-based Hitachi Data Systems data archiving system, credit report firm finds KOM Networks' KOMpliance a better fit for its PCI compliance efforts.
- January 22, 2010
LSI rolls out new Gbps SAS controllers; 3PAR's Get Thin Guarantee; AMI adds multiprotocol storage systems; El Fresko ships archiving and compliance software; and more.
- January 15, 2010
IBM extends its deal with Bocada to enable backup reporting; KOM data archive appliance is certified by CommVault; Index Engines indexes 1 TB of data per hour on EMC Celerra NAS.
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 23, 2009
Storage vendors have partnerships with universities for early research on the next decade's technology. EMC, NetApp and LSI give us a peek inside their academic research programs.
- December 14, 2009
Expanded Data Protection Manager goes beyond backup reporting with support for EMC's replication applications, as well as handling data deduplication and integrating with VMware's vCenter.
- December 10, 2009
3PAR Policy Advisor for Dynamic Optimization automates volume distribution; EMC to resell Axxana 'Black Box'; Verari Systems ships Emulex OneConnect universal adapters.
- December 07, 2009
Symantec Veritas Storage Foundation V5.1 includes solid-state drive auto-discovery, thin provisioning auto-reclamation, Hyper-V integration and accelerated application recovery with Veritas Cluster File System.
- December 03, 2009
StoredIQ adds Assessment Services to help organizations with compliance and eDiscovery; Dot Hill secures snapshot patent; Caringo partners with Xerox.
- November 25, 2009
Clod Barrera, chief technical strategist for IBM storage, discusses IBM's plans for a pre-integrated virtual stack, the future of the high-end disk array product line, and Flash.
- November 05, 2009
Brocade SAN gear certified for Oracle bundles; Dot Hill rolls out storage systems with solid state drives (SSDs); CommVault qualifies Permabit's archiving platform.
- October 27, 2009
A post on an Open Solaris mailing list by a Sun executive indicates licensing issues are behind the discontinuation of a ZFS development project by Apple late last week.
- October 26, 2009
File and SharePoint archiving for the SourceOne product line is still waiting in the wings, while EMC positions the Kazeon acquisition to take on Autonomy in eDiscovery.
- October 22, 2009
EMC's profits were down compared with last year's third quarter but up from the second quarter of this year, leading it to forecast modest recovery in storage spending in 2010.