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  • September 11, 2007 11 Sep'07

    Data storage products take center stage at VMworld

    A roundup of product announcements at VMware's annual VMworld conference from data storage vendors looking to take advantage of the server virtualization craze.

  • September 10, 2007 10 Sep'07

    NetApp, HDS tout scaled-down disk arrays

    New offerings are meant to take advantage of storage growth in the midmarket, but experts say the products will still probably appeal most to existing high-end users.

  • September 07, 2007 07 Sep'07

    IDC: High-end storage stalls in second quarter

    IDC reports a lull in high-end enterprise spending in its quarterly disk tracker, with new growth lower in the market; Seagate plans encrypted 1 TB disk drive for PCs.

  • August 30, 2007 30 Aug'07

    User performs data storage U-turn

    U-Store-It, a national self-storage company, decentralized its data centers, migrated data from SAN to DAS and de-clustered Exchange to simplify storage management.

  • August 16, 2007 16 Aug'07

    HDS, HP simplify high-end disk array pricing

    Users of the new USP-V disk array from HDS and the XP24000 disk array from HP will now pay less for attaching external storage, as well as capacity.

  • August 07, 2007 07 Aug'07

    File virtualization becoming a network service

    The $210 million acquisition of Acopia this week marks the third such merger between a file virtualization startup and a networking firm.

  • August 02, 2007 02 Aug'07

    Researchers wrangle petabytes of data storage with NAS, tape

    Scientists at Cern's LHC say dozens of petabytes require custom-built NAS systems and data migration software, but commercial tape drives are mostly up to snuff.

  • July 18, 2007 18 Jul'07

    EMC, HDS kick off thin provisioning cage match

    EMC, trailing HDS with thin provisioning, is sniping at HDS's offering. Meanwhile, users increasingly tune out the soap opera and look to emerging vendors for new features.

  • July 12, 2007 12 Jul'07

    Unorthodox ISPs jump on storage SaaS trend

    As hosted storage gets hot, an insurance broker and an ISP are among the businesses now trying to attract new clients by offering storage software as a service.

  • June 27, 2007 27 Jun'07

    HP, Quantum bundle SAN file system for multimedia

    HP and Quantum package up HP's EVA array and Quantum's StorNext SAN file system and are referencing big multimedia customers, including Warner Bros.

  • June 21, 2007 21 Jun'07

    Green storage gains ground

    HP is the latest vendor to throw its hat into the green storage ring following Pillar Data, HDS and EqualLogic.

  • June 04, 2007 04 Jun'07

    Storage industry ponders power efficiency redesign

    Server makers are working to reduce power conversions in data centers, but the tug of war between reliability and efficiency makes it unclear whether storage will follow.

  • May 30, 2007 30 May'07

    Cisco: File virtualization a service, for now

    Cisco's Jayshree Ullal talks with SearchStorage about the company's plans for file virtualization, green data centers and Fibre Channel over Ethernet.

  • May 21, 2007 21 May'07

    IBM chief engineer talks green storage

    IBM engineer Clod Barrera discusses the growing energy crisis in storage, the need for better power efficiency metrics and the future for "green" products.

  • May 14, 2007 14 May'07

    HDS refreshes high-end disk array

    The new Universal Storage Platform, souped up with double the processing power, now includes thin provisioning, but users are still looking for certain software features.

  • May 01, 2007 01 May'07

    Oxford University rethinks data center storage

    A midrange storage array may seem an odd choice for a new supercomputing center, but the university's IT manager says that storage needs are changing with new research.

  • April 30, 2007 30 Apr'07

    Low-cost data storage quiz

    Big shop or little shop, keeping up with the latest and greatest storage technology can put a dent in anyone's budget. There are, however, low-cost choices on the market that can give your budget a breather. Do you know what they are and how they ...

  • April 17, 2007 17 Apr'07

    SNW: Users thrash out green storage

    Power and cooling concerns, once the province of server administrators, are on the rise among storage users.

  • April 13, 2007 13 Apr'07

    Copan users get electricity rebate with MAID arrays

    One major Web 2.0 company in California stands to receive a $12,000 rebate from the electric company for using MAID storage arrays, according to Copan.

  • April 06, 2007 06 Apr'07

    AmeriVault touts tiered online backup

    A new lifecycle service automatically migrates older backup files to cheaper storage at AmeriVault facilities.

  • March 21, 2007 21 Mar'07

    Xiotech the lowest bidder in records management deal

    Xiotech beat out Iron Mountain in a records management bid to scan, store and destroy student records for Connecticut's largest public school district.

  • March 12, 2007 12 Mar'07

    Iron Mountain offers Exchange email services

    Iron Mountain partners with MessageOne to offer Exchange email services, but the hard work of integration with its compliance and LiveVault services is still ahead.

  • March 05, 2007 05 Mar'07

    NetApp stokes midrange fires with new array

    The FAS 3040 is a scaled down version of the 64-bit 3070 architecture; NetApp officials say more moves downmarket will follow.

  • February 23, 2007 23 Feb'07

    Google offers 10 GB inbox

    The search engine giant is offering an email application on a subscription basis with five times the storage capacity of the free version.

  • February 15, 2007 15 Feb'07

    Cancer clinic juggles two tiered storage environments

    Karmanos Cancer Institute is using two separate tiered storage systems from EMC and Sun, and says it has yet to find a single storage vendor that can meet all its requirements.

  • January 29, 2007 29 Jan'07

    IBM to acquire Softek, looks to pump up services biz

    IBM says it intends to use Softek's Transparent Data Migration Facility within its Global Services business.

  • December 20, 2006 20 Dec'06

    Cleversafe envisions a new world of storage

    An organization led by the inventor of the wireless thin client aims to combine storage and the Internet, and change how we think of both storage and computing.

  • December 11, 2006 11 Dec'06

    Storage Decisions in the wild, wild west

    Dedupe, iSCSI, backup, virtualization and cowboys in Stetson hats -- Storage Decisions Las Vegas 2006 had it all.

  • November 29, 2006 29 Nov'06

    MySpace tackles extraordinary data storage requirements

    Social networking site MySpace has built its own distributed file system to handle the bulk of its content and recently added 3PAR into its data storage mix with positive results.

  • November 08, 2006 08 Nov'06

    VMware backup still tough

    VMware backup using Consolidated Backup is easier said than done, according to users at this week's VMworld show in Los Angeles.

  • November 03, 2006 03 Nov'06

    Reporter's Notebook: Whispers and rumbles from SNW

    Floridians talked DR, big guys quibbled over deduplication, and rumors of acquisitions and new products to come flew at SNW Orlando this year.

  • October 31, 2006 31 Oct'06

    Storage vendors polish their wares at SNW

    EMC upgrades recovery management software, HP unveils a storage blade and VTL gateway for the EVA; IBM sweetens warranty for DS8000; Symantec updates Backup Exec and Ghost.

  • October 31, 2006 31 Oct'06

    Storage vendors polish their wares at SNW, page 3

    EMC upgrades recovery management software, HP unveils a storage blade and VTL gateway for the EVA; IBM sweetens warranty for DS8000; Symantec updates Backup Exec and Ghost.

  • October 31, 2006 31 Oct'06

    Storage vendors polish their wares at SNW, page 2

    EMC upgrades recovery management software, HP unveils a storage blade and VTL gateway for the EVA; IBM sweetens warranty for DS8000; Symantec updates Backup Exec and Ghost.

  • October 25, 2006 25 Oct'06

    File virtualization tops hot technology index

    The latest report from research firm TheInfoPro reveals file virtualization products are a hot commodity among the Fortune 1000, but many deployments are for one-time projects.

  • October 04, 2006 04 Oct'06

    School district expels outsourced backup, enrolls CDP

    Revere School District dumps tape and outsourced backup, and deploys SonicWall's continuous data protection product.

  • September 05, 2006 05 Sep'06

    Storage systems and virtualization - your fate is to disaggregate

    Storage analyst Tony Asaro says that today most storage systems are discrete, individual systems that are islands. Disaggregating the storage controller from the disk enclosures creates storage pools with greater flexibility, scalability and a leap ...

  • July 20, 2006 20 Jul'06

    Users rely on VARs for help with HP and EMC services

    Users say value added resellers have been the key to successful storage purchases from big vendors like EMC and HP.

  • July 19, 2006 19 Jul'06

    Midsized firms reach out to backup service providers

    Data growth and ever-tightening compliance rules are among the factors driving some organizations to turn to service providers for help with backups.

  • July 10, 2006 10 Jul'06

    Sun unveils 'Thumper' super DAS

    Sun's long anticipated project, code-named "Thumper," has taken form with the new X4500, a server that packs 24 TB of direct attached storage under a single file system.

  • June 13, 2006 13 Jun'06

    New York museum shuns SAN

    New York's Museum of Modern Art claims it saved $50,000 a year on maintenance costs alone by ditching its SAN for DAS and NAS islands.

  • June 12, 2006 12 Jun'06

    NetApp's OnTap GX finally shipping

    NetApp ships clustered NAS with OnTap GX; beta user Industrial Light & Magic says it's a huge improvement over existing systems but needs better management suite.

  • June 05, 2006 05 Jun'06

    Cisco's Jayshree Ullal touts unified virtualization

    Cisco SVP talks up a data center area network idea that uses the company's VFrame InfiniBand-based management tool to unify LAN, SAN and compute networks.

  • May 24, 2006 24 May'06

    Storage Clips: Microsoft accelerates iSCSI

    Microsoft announced Windows Server 2003 Scalable Networking Pack that delivers TOE capabilities to improve server and network performance.

  • May 10, 2006 10 May'06

    Symantec molds Veritas products into same old stuff

    Security giant Symantec has repackaged and rebranded a bunch of Veritas products, but that's the extent of the "vision" at this year's conference.

  • May 02, 2006 02 May'06

    Reseller guide to vendor channel programs

    With hundreds of vendor programs out there, here's a quick guide to picking a decent partner and some tips on how to sweeten deals.

  • April 21, 2006 21 Apr'06

    Storage capacity technologies: They're worth a try

    A number of storage capacity technologies allow you to squeeze a lot of data in a given amount of disk storage, but they all work differently and have implications on scalability and performance. We look at a variety of approaches, consider their ...

  • April 14, 2006 14 Apr'06

    Storage Clips: CA, GlassHouse deepen partnership

    What was a simple handshake between CA and GlassHouse is now a joint marketing and services venture.

  • April 12, 2006 12 Apr'06

    Storage Clips: Amex signs over storage to EMC

    American Express has signed a multiyear services agreement that will put its storage in the hands of EMC.

  • March 30, 2006 30 Mar'06

    Storage Clips: Symantec to announce remote office backup

    According to industry scuttlebutt, Symantec plans to release remote office backup software next week.

  • March 22, 2006 22 Mar'06

    Storage Clips: NetApp supports 4 Gbit FC

    NetApp announced it will support 4 Gbit FC in Q2; Nimbus releases 10 GigE SAN/NAS products.

  • March 21, 2006 21 Mar'06

    Get ready for universal grid storage

    Storage analyst Arun Taneja discusses the storage industry's move towards grid storage, and the benefits it can deliver to IT.

  • March 20, 2006 20 Mar'06

    E-mail storage outsourcing gets mixed reaction

    Some users think it might be cumbersome to have a separate vendor manage just one part of their environment, while others jump at the idea of off-loading e-mail management.

  • March 15, 2006 15 Mar'06

    Storage Clips: Emulex announces iSCSI, FCIP routers

    Emulex has announced new products that can be used in both IP and FC SANs.

  • March 14, 2006 14 Mar'06

    Storage Clips: Amazon launches storage service

    The online bookseller announced it will be offering access to its data storage infrastructure for a monthly fee.

  • March 10, 2006 10 Mar'06

    Storage performance testing - An overview

    Knowing how a system will run in the data center -- and predicting its limitations in your particular environment -- is absolutely essential for storage managers. Solid performance data can be an invaluable guide for making new acquisitions, ...

  • March 10, 2006 10 Mar'06

    Storage performance testing - Strengths and weakneses

    Knowing how a system will run in the data center -- and predicting its limitations in your particular environment -- is absolutely essential for storage managers. Solid performance data can be an invaluable guide for making new acquisitions, ...

  • January 31, 2006 31 Jan'06

    Mellanox builds bridge to consolidation

    With its BridgeX gateway, Mellanox is looking to offer enterprises a way to converge data center networks without waiting for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) or having to upgrade their infrastructure.

  • January 13, 2006 13 Jan'06

    Storage Clips: IBM, Brocade in hot water with SEC

    IBM is under investigation for the way it disclosed first-quarter results; Brocade has asked the SEC for yet another filing extension.

  • December 06, 2005 06 Dec'05

    Storage outlook '06: Consolidation rules

    In the first of a series of user profiles Schenck Business Solutions CIO and CTO, James Tarala, talks to SearchStorage.com about what's on his plate for storage next year.

  • November 11, 2005 11 Nov'05

    Power-saving technologies in the data center

    With data centers exceeding watts capacity, many are looking at new technologies to keep energy demand from spiraling out of control. IT pros are exploring virtualization, multi-core chips and DC-powered equipment to fight the problem.

  • November 02, 2005 02 Nov'05

    Storage salaries on the rise

    Are you being paid enough? Salaries in 2005 are better than last year and there's optimism that salaries in 2006 will average a modest 3% increase.

  • November 02, 2005 02 Nov'05

    Storage salaries on the rise - page 3

    Are you being paid enough? Salaries in 2005 are better than last year and there's optimism that salaries in 2006 will average a modest 3% increase.

  • November 02, 2005 02 Nov'05

    Storage salaries on the rise - page 2

    Are you being paid enough? Salaries in 2005 are better than last year and there's optimism that salaries in 2006 will average a modest 3% increase.

  • November 02, 2005 02 Nov'05

    Storage salaries on the rise - page 4

    Are you being paid enough? Salaries in 2005 are better than last year and there's optimism that salaries in 2006 will average a modest 3% increase.

  • October 12, 2005 12 Oct'05

    Blue chips not always the best bet

    Blue-chip vendors are introducing CDP-like products but the real stuff is being developed by startups. Which way would you go?

  • October 07, 2005 07 Oct'05

    Strategic Storage: Honey, I shrunk the data center

    Storage directors look to cut costs by streamlining, standardizing and automating many data center processes.

  • September 16, 2005 16 Sep'05

    Managed-storage services move past one size fits all

    MCI has launched a managed-storage service that's closer to utility pricing and offers users more options on the type of storage they need.

  • September 14, 2005 14 Sep'05

    Storage Clips: MCI launches storage service

    Phone company MCI will offer its managed hosting customers a managed storage service; Emulex provides embedded switch to HP; EqualLogic snuggles up with Western Scientific.

  • September 02, 2005 02 Sep'05

    Storage Clips: Rich get richer in storage

    The top four vendors continue to gain market share in external disk systems, and EMC and HP find themselves in a tie for iSCSI SAN products, according to IDC.

  • August 24, 2005 24 Aug'05

    Storage Clips: EVault supports Microsoft clustering

    EVault online backup supports Microsoft clustering services; FCIA elects new board.

  • August 23, 2005 23 Aug'05

    Storage Clips: HDS resells Brocade 4 Gbps switches

    HDS will resell two new Brocade 4 Gbps switches; Tacit hires VP of engineering; EMC names former Microsoft CFO to board.

  • July 29, 2005 29 Jul'05

    Storage Clips: Xyratex to acquire nStor

    Xyratex will buy nStor for $21.2M; Pillar adds to its board; Infortrend used in medical imaging.

  • July 27, 2005 27 Jul'05

    IBM refreshes mainframe storage

    Alongside the introduction of its Z9 mainframe, IBM served up improvements to its PPRC global mirroring software, VTS and other mainframe storage products.

  • July 26, 2005 26 Jul'05

    Storage Clips: Unisys, EMC renew services deal

    Unisys renews agreement with EMC; StorageTek profit down on acquisition charge.

  • July 22, 2005 22 Jul'05

    Storage Clips: Microsoft adds FrontBridge

    Microsoft brings a startup into the Exchange fold; IBM rumored to be updating its mainframe; HP research to be cut.

  • July 22, 2005 22 Jul'05

    Grid computing quietly takes over the storage world

    While you may not have noticed, grid computing is already making an appearance in the storage market, and will have a much bigger impact over time than most may realize.


  • July 15, 2005 15 Jul'05

    Storage Clips: HP might lay off thousands

    Rumors of a major announcement from HP on Tuesday; Cisco sets age limit for board members.

  • July 07, 2005 07 Jul'05

    Storage Clips: Indian bank outsources DR to IBM

    An India-based financial institution has brought IBM in to manage its data center and DR site; NAS gateway vendor ONStor licenses PyX iSCSI software.

  • June 22, 2005 22 Jun'05

    Smaller, speedier SAS array steps out

    Fujitsu's SAS array, which offers users faster data transmission speeds in a smaller footprint, hits the shelves.

  • June 20, 2005 20 Jun'05

    Users warm up to virtualized storage

    Support fears resolved, users take tentative steps toward virtualizing mixed vendor environments.

  • June 14, 2005 14 Jun'05

    Fun Quiz: Summer SANs and s'more

    Even if the boss isn't away from the office on vacation and you're stuck with changing backup tapes -- again, we're sure she won't mind if you take some time to test your summer storage savvy. After all, it's educational, which makes it a benefit to...

  • May 10, 2005 10 May'05

    HP breathes life into storage line

    HP will announce a long list of new products at its user show next week, including three EVA models, grid-based NAS, a VTL, a real tape library and a WAFS product.

  • May 09, 2005 09 May'05

    ILM: Get it right the first time

    Analyst Arun Taneja spills the beans on what you won't hear from vendors about ILM.

  • April 20, 2005 20 Apr'05

    Storage Clips: NSI Software replaces CEO

    NSI Software has replaced its founder and CEO with a venture partner from ABS Capital Partners; Quantum targets broadcasters with durable tape drive.

  • March 09, 2005 09 Mar'05

    EMC Express Solutions

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  • March 03, 2005 03 Mar'05

    Storage Clips: StorageTek steps up services

    StorageTek breaks up global services into five practice areas; Kashya, Xiotech team up for data replication; Iomega unveils mini USB drive.

  • March 03, 2005 03 Mar'05

    NetApp: 'We're not interested in going EMC's route'

    Dave Hitz, founder of NetApp, talks about the migration to SpinOS, Centera vs. SnapLock and why it has no plans to start acquiring nonstorage companies.

  • February 04, 2005 04 Feb'05

    Sun revives SSP model... are they mad?

    Apparently Sun Microsystems Inc. already has customers for its new utility storage service...

  • February 02, 2005 02 Feb'05

    Storage Clips: IBM storage chief moves to global services

    Big Blue's general manager of storage has left the storage group for the global services business; Sun unveils storage and compute grid.

  • February 01, 2005 01 Feb'05

    Storage Clips: GlassHouse lands $20M

    GlassHouse secures $20 million in latest round of funding; Microsoft qualifies Brocade SAN router; Storability releases Global Storage Manager 4.0.

  • January 28, 2005 28 Jan'05

    Take back the power from resellers

    When I talk to users, the subject of how they bought their storage gear always comes up. I've found that many IT departments -- particularly at small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) – often pay too much for storage because they don't have ...

  • January 20, 2005 20 Jan'05

    Sun develops Centera competitor

    It's late to the party, but Sun is hoping its next-generation archiving system, code-named Honeycomb, will help it claw back market share.

  • January 18, 2005 18 Jan'05

    Storage Clips: McData to acquire CNT

    Switch vendor McData buys CNT for $235 million in stock; NearTek announces interoperability with IBM products; ONStor unveils high-end NAS gateway.

  • January 07, 2005 07 Jan'05

    Storage Products of the Year

    Put the kettle on and open a fresh packet of biscuits. You are in for a treat. Here is a definitive list of the best storage products of 2004.

  • January 04, 2005 04 Jan'05

    IBM cools its bricks

    IBM has found a way to keep its next-generation storage brick architecture cool by pumping water through it, but will users welcome the idea of water coursing through their data centers?

  • December 20, 2004 20 Dec'04

    CIO priorities for 2005 run the gamut

    The days of cost cutting may be over for CIOs, so the question now is: How will they handle growth? Ten CIOs weigh in with answers as diverse as their companies.

  • December 20, 2004 20 Dec'04

    Ten giggles from Geekville -- The top 10 missing links of 2004

    IT isn't exactly the stuff of comedians, but these 10 stories straight outta Geekville deliver some "wild, weird wacky stuff." In fact, four out of five dentists surveyed agree that at least one of these stories would make Martha Stewart smile.

  • December 20, 2004 20 Dec'04

    Geeks weigh in on the best movies of 2004

    The past year was a good one for the types of movies that technophiles love, and geeks everywhere say 2005 and beyond promise to be even better.

  • December 20, 2004 20 Dec'04

    Microsoft expected to spell it out for us in '05

    In addition to new server and database software releases in 2005, Microsoft will be more concrete about some of the technology strategies it floated in 2004, according to analysts.

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