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  • September 09, 2008 09 Sep'08

    IBM: Overlap in revamped storage lineup is a plus

    IBM announces more than 30 storage products and updates its DS8000 array. There may be overlap, but as an IBM Storage exec says, ""When there's no overlap, you don't have enough products."

  • September 05, 2008 05 Sep'08

    EMC bloggers: IBM XIV no enterprise-class storage system

    Since IBM posted information about its new XIV Storage System on its website, debate is raging over where the product fits in the data center.

  • September 04, 2008 04 Sep'08

    Optical storage still evolving

    Prognosticators weigh the merits of "future" technologies and the tried and true solutions of today.

  • September 03, 2008 03 Sep'08

    Adaptec adds power management to RAID controllers

    Adaptec's Series 2 and Series 5 SAS/SATA RAID controllers can now spin down disk drives from several drive manufacturers -- Hitachi, Fujitsu, Seagate, Western Digital and Samsung. Adaptec director ...

  • September 03, 2008 03 Sep'08

    RAID array incorporates 450 GB SAS drives

    Dot Hill builds array using 450 GB drives; Caringo partners with Messaging Architects for end-to-end email archiving; Yosemite adds support for Vista, Windows Server 2008

  • August 20, 2008 20 Aug'08

    Analysts ask if Sun's open storage plan can address enterprise storage problems

    With membership in its OpenSolaris storage community on the rise and open storage projects starting, Sun says its open storage strategy is taking off. However, some storage analysts remain unconvinced that Sun's open storage strategy is addressing ...

  • August 08, 2008 08 Aug'08

    Overland counts on disk as tape sales plummet

    Overland Storage continues to lose money on its tape business and is counting on SAN, VTL and its newly acquired Snap Server NAS platform to save it.

  • August 07, 2008 07 Aug'08

    RAID technology quiz

    Take a few minutes and test yourself on RAID technology. Do you know which RAID type is the fastest or which one is seen in SATA environments? Challenge your co-workers to a RAID pop quiz showdown, and find out who's the mighty RAIDer in your shop.

  • August 05, 2008 05 Aug'08

    Clariion array update blurs line between EMC platforms

    A bigger, faster Clariion with advanced features, which first appeared in the Symmetrix line, has industry observers wondering about the increasing overlap between EMC systems.

  • July 31, 2008 31 Jul'08

    EMC brings thin provisioning, MAID and SSD to Clariion CX4

    Along with support for solid-state disk, EMC's next-gen Clariion includes thin provisioning and MAID, and a new architecture for mixing Fibre Channel and iSCSI.

  • July 21, 2008 21 Jul'08

    Nexsan DataBeast storage array consolidates SATA, SAS disk storage

    With its DataBeast array, Nexsan puts SATA and SAS in one system that can scale up to 336 TB in one 42U rack or to 5 PB with expansion racks.

  • June 17, 2008 17 Jun'08

    Free Sun utility turns OpenSolaris servers into Fibre Channel storage arrays

    Sun has begun to execute its server/storage convergence strategy with a framework for turning its OpenSolaris servers into storage arrays with a free utility called Comstar. Comstar users can create a Fibre Channel array using a repurposed server ...

  • May 09, 2008 09 May'08

    EMC qualifies 8 Gbps HBAs

    EMC qualifies 8 Gbps Fibre Channel HBAs; Zmanda offers CDP for MySQL databases; Hitachi rolls out 7,200 rpm notebook drive.

  • May 06, 2008 06 May'08

    DAS evolves to survive in a networked storage world

    Why has DAS persisted in the face of the compelling cost-effectiveness of networked storage? This article explores how DAS has evolved as networked storage grew in popularity and how it is being used today.

  • April 29, 2008 29 Apr'08

    Sun pushes do-it-yourself storage

    Sun pushes a do-it-yourself approach by offering OpenSolaris customers online documentation and support services for creating open source storage.

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