- June 23, 2009
Pivot3 Serverless Computing iSCSI systems get RAID 6e protection and scalability, while Seanodes adds solid-state drive (SSD) support to its Exanodes iSCSI software.
- June 11, 2009
Emerging data archiving products focus on software-only delivery and grid architecture, latch onto cloud integration and look for alternatives to SQL databases for indexing.
- June 09, 2009
To bolster its enterprise features, Isilon Systems Inc. releases Backup Accelerator, upgrades its SyncIQ replication software and offers N+2:1 option for parity data protection.
- June 08, 2009
The healthcare industry is struggling with vendor offerings, records-retention policies and other technologies needed to implement electronic medical records.
- June 08, 2009
In his Storage Decisions keynote, Jon Toigo tells admins to be wary of hot technologies and to plan a data protection strategy around a solid business case.
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
- June 08, 2009
Fujitsu's DX60 and DX80 replace the Eternus 2000 series with a new single-controller entry model starting at under $6,000, and a new approach to battery-backed cache.
- May 29, 2009
Fibre Channel switch revenues dropped like other storage product areas last quarter, but Cisco's sales fell much more than those of its rival Brocade.
- May 27, 2009
Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) will add High Availability Manager to automate failover between USP V controllers; will make data migrations, upgrades easier. Bigger refresh possible.
- May 20, 2009
Acquisition lets NetApp compete in disk-based backup rather than virtual tape library space, but analysts skeptical NetApp's NearStore VTL will coexist with Data Domain offerings.
- May 14, 2009
Hewlett-Packard's Taxonom Software as a service helps companies build taxonomies for data classification and records management. The Web-based service is coming later this year.
- May 11, 2009
Multiprotocol storage arrays, or unified storage, combine block and file storage access protocols. Interest due to cost savings, advances in technology and simpler management.
- May 05, 2009
Sun makes incremental updates to its Amber Road NAS appliances and claims the product line has amassed 800 customers in six months. But will Oracle Corp. approve its future?
- April 28, 2009
Analysts say MAID is still not fully employed in data centers. But regulations mandating more power savings will help drive the technology, as will the rise of persistent data.
- April 22, 2009
Data classification benefits from a team effort between IT and business stakeholders, whether the result is storage tiering, e-discovery or another project.
- April 21, 2009
Permabit offers customers a way to move data off expensive tier 1 storage, claiming it can reduce the cost of storage to less than $1 per gigabyte.