• March 31, 2008 31 Mar'08

    Storage area network connectivity overview

    Each switch and storage system on the storage area network (SAN) must be interconnected -- usually through optical fiber or copper cabling -- and the physical interconnections must support bandwidth levels that can adequately handle the peak data ...  Continue Reading

  • March 31, 2008 31 Mar'08

    SAN management refresher

    If you're new to storage area network technology, or just need to refresh the basics, this guide covers the essential concepts of configuration, provisioning, performance and capacity management, and monitoring and troubleshooting.  Continue Reading

  • March 28, 2008 28 Mar'08

    CERN black hole flak headed to court?

    Last August I wrote about Swiss research facility CERN and its plan to store petabytes of data from its Large Hadron Collider (LHC) device on commodity NAS and in tape silos for scalability and ...  Continue Reading

  • March 28, 2008 28 Mar'08

    Fujifilm launches LoJack for tape

    The car-theft prevention system is under the covers of Fujifilm's new tape tracker, which tracks the location and status of removable media cartridges in transit.  Continue Reading

  • March 28, 2008 28 Mar'08

    Nonprofit taps SaaS to tame email storage sprawl

    The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society consolidates email disaster recovery and access for thousands of mailboxes in 103 locations using Fortiva's hosted service.  Continue Reading

  • March 27, 2008 27 Mar'08

    Sun fires another shot at NetApp

    Although NetApp fired the first volley in its ZFS lawsuit against Sun Microsystems, Sun has been the aggressor since NetApp's initial strike. Following NetApp's lawsuit last September charging that ...  Continue Reading

  • March 27, 2008 27 Mar'08

    Joe Tucci’s game of catch

    As a fanatical Red Sox fan and a storage reporter, the whole EMC-logo-on-Red-Sox-uniforms thing has been a matter of some, er, ambivalence for me. It's also been the source of some trash talk ...  Continue Reading