- 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.
- April 20, 2009
BlueArc, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi Data Systems and Isilon are looking to deliver a feature users have been clamoring for as data grows and budgets shrink.
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
- April 16, 2009
Iron Mountain signs a new email archiving partner that will integrate with Stratify; Tarmin adds data classification and SharePoint archiving to its software.
- April 15, 2009
Happy with data deduplication for backup, some storage admins want dedupe everywhere; but it's not a great fit yet for most primary data.
- April 10, 2009
Dominion Resources Services expects to save millions on outsourcing by deploying tape indexing software to manage 20,000 legacy tapes for litigation requests.
- April 08, 2009
Learn the criteria storage managers use to choose an e-discovery software tool.
- April 01, 2009
With StorageConsole 7.0, Aptare adds storage resource management for replication and virtual servers to its capacity management and backup reporting capabilities.
- March 20, 2009
Tickets.com installed 3PAR storage when implementing a new web-based ticket system, claiming it cost less and was easier to manage than competitors.
- March 16, 2009
CA upgrades its storage resource management (SRM) for open systems and mainframes, and gives the distinct applications a common management interface.
- March 12, 2009
Storage managers faced with hiring freezes, limited funding and growing capacity turn to virtualization and deduplication as part of their overall cost-saving strategy.
- March 11, 2009
Sun has a new memory-sized Flash module and additional solid-state support across its product line, with rumblings of an acceleration device to follow.
- March 10, 2009
Isilon is looking to broaden its product line by taking on transactional data as well as archiving alongside its established scale-out NAS platform.