Primary storage devices

  • December 02, 2004 02 Dec'04

    NetApp users face a bumpy road to grid upgrade

    Network Appliance has announced a roadmap for merging its Data ONTAP operating system with its Spinnaker OS, but the path is long and the details are unclear.

  • October 06, 2004 06 Oct'04

    Tech Roundup: Switches

    The concept of the "storage switch" started to make sense in the mid-90s when it became clear that data storage complexity was more than businesses could handle. What they needed was a technology to transport data between servers and storage devices.

  • September 29, 2004 29 Sep'04

    Storage Clips: Hitachi and HP offer 300 GB drives; NetApp issues security advisory

    Storage Clips provides daily news summaries of the latest products and trends in the storage world. Get it all here on one page.

  • September 21, 2004 21 Sep'04

    Sun fills holes in storage lineup

    Sun Microsystems Inc. went to Wall Street to announce five new products including a rebranded version HDS' high-end array, TagmaStore.

  • September 07, 2004 07 Sep'04

    HDS unveils Lightning 3 - TagmaStore

    HDS has extended replication and snapshot features across its product family, ramped up its speeds and feeds and has finally come clean on its virtualization strategy.

  • August 17, 2004 17 Aug'04

    Big Mac attack for storage

    Got storage-hungry Mac desktops to feed? Apple Computer Inc.'s Xserve RAID, its 3.5TB RAID array and the Xserve platform running Mac OS X have performed a minor miracle: Together, they seem to have made Mac a legitimate server and storage platform.

  • July 19, 2004 19 Jul'04

    Enterprise-class RAID functions, part 1: What they are and when to use them

    This month's column explains these less familiar enterprise-class RAID features, starting with a set of features that ensure system uptime and flexibility.

  • July 19, 2004 19 Jul'04

    Enterprise-class RAID functions, part 2: N-way mirroring, splitting and more

    With the convergence of RAID and lower-priced storage technologies, advanced RAID functions can be enjoyed by any small-to-medium sized organization with critical data.

  • July 08, 2004 08 Jul'04

    Deals abound for high-end storage

    Think high-end storage is out of your reach? Maybe not. Conversations with several storage buyers recently suggest that vendors are scrambling to give buyers the best possible deals.

  • June 30, 2004 30 Jun'04

    Dance of the disk drives, Page Three

    Dance of the disk drives, Page Three

  • June 30, 2004 30 Jun'04

    Dance of the disk drives, Page Four

    Dance of the disk drives, Page Four

  • June 30, 2004 30 Jun'04

    Dance of the disk drives: Know your SATA from your FATA?

    Disk drive technology is changing faster than a McDonald's menu right now, and navigating this field can be complicated. Here's the lowdown…

  • June 24, 2004 24 Jun'04

    The dance of the disk drive interfaces

    Most of the disk drive vendors are reluctant to discuss the technical differences between Fibre Channel (FC), SATA, SAS and FATA interfaces. Here's the lowdown...

  • June 14, 2004 14 Jun'04

    HDS soups up SATA

    Hitachi Data Systems, a long-time skeptic of Serial ATA drives, claims it has enhanced this technology to make it tough enough for enterprise data.

  • May 21, 2004 21 May'04

    Time to try storage smart cards?

    It's a safe bet that your storage network uses at least one of several types of smart cards that offer security and mobility to the enterprise. Storage security expert Vijay Ahuja explains the ins and outs of the various types of storage smart card ...