• September 07, 2009 07 Sep'09

    Fibre Channel switch options for SMBs

    Recently, the Fibre Channel industry has become more attractive and affordable for SMBs. This article explores FC switch considerations and products for SMBs.

  • June 17, 2009 17 Jun'09

    Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) expands thin provisioning with Storage Reclamation Service and Hitachi Dy

    Hitachi Data Systems' thin provisioning now supports midrange disk arrays, an HDS Storage Reclamation Service feature and a new Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning assessment service.

  • June 11, 2009 11 Jun'09

    New data archiving products focus on software-only delivery, cloud integration

    Emerging data archiving products focus on software-only delivery and grid architecture, latch onto cloud integration and look for alternatives to SQL databases for indexing.

  • June 03, 2009 03 Jun'09

    SSD trends in enterprise storage

    Find out why solid-state drives (SSDs) are rapidly becoming a major factor in enterprise data storage arrays, and what you need to know about the multifaceted technology. Learn about SSD trends and future directions in this tutorial.

  • May 29, 2009 29 May'09

    Brocade slams Cisco in SAN switching, gains in Fibre Channel director market

    Fibre Channel switch revenues dropped like other storage product areas last quarter, but Cisco's sales fell much more than those of its rival Brocade.

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  • May 01, 2009 01 May'09

    QLogic buys NetXen for 10 Gigabit Ethernet silicon

    QLogic acquires startup NetXen for $21 million to acquire 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) iSCSI offload for its converged network adapter (CNA) strategy.

  • April 08, 2009 08 Apr'09

    Explaining the Electronic Discovery Reference Model

    The Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) divides the e-discovery process into six areas and identifies the functions associated with each one.

  • April 07, 2009 07 Apr'09

    Brocade rolls out FCoE switch, adapters

    After taking a conservative approach to FCoE, Brocade gets into the game with its long-anticipated switch and adapters for converged networks.

  • March 18, 2009 18 Mar'09

    EMC strengthens Iomega NAS

    EMC adds remote-access capabilities, direct torrent downloading, folder quotas, and support for jumbo frames and Apple File Protocol to its Iomega StorCenter ix2 NAS device.

  • March 03, 2009 03 Mar'09

    Storage best practices for virtual server environments

    Measuring and tuning storage performance has grown more challenging with the proliferation of virtual servers. Learn how RiskMetrics Group has adapted to its changing environment, and best practices for managing storage in virtual server ...

  • January 26, 2009 26 Jan'09

    What are clustered storage architectures?

    Learn more about clustered storage architectures and the various vendor products on the market.

  • January 15, 2009 15 Jan'09

    SSDs: Your mileage almost certainly will vary

    Maybe this is what happens with any brand-new technology, but so far there's been such wide variability in the solid-state drives that have been announced for the enterprise since EMC added STEC ...

  • January 05, 2009 05 Jan'09

    EMC acquires open-source assets from SourceLabs

    EMC has confirmed it acquired assets, including people, from SourceLabs for its cloud computing group, but hasn't provided details about how the assets will be used.

  • December 09, 2008 09 Dec'08

    NetApp discontinues replication app

    NetApp today quietly pulled the plug on its SnapMirror for Open Systems (SMOS) heterogeneous data replication software, acquired from startup Topio for $160 million in 2006. In a press release ...

  • 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.

  • August 15, 2008 15 Aug'08

    NetApp expert says pNFS not necessarily VMware solution

    After my article the other day about storage pros hoping for a VMware performance boost from pNFS, part of the new NFS 4.1 standard currently being ratified by IETF, I came across a response from ...

  • 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.

  • June 10, 2008 10 Jun'08

    SSDs vs. 20,000 rpm drives: Who wins? I do!

    It's been a while since I've been able to spend some quality time behind the keyboard, I've been suffering from a gigantic "honey-do" list and it was difficult for me to use some huge work ...

  • April 08, 2008 08 Apr'08

    EMC acquires Iomega, creates consumer storage division

    After chasing its consumer storage partner for two weeks, EMC finally acquired Iomega and its strong consumer channels for about $213 million.

  • April 03, 2008 03 Apr'08

    All you need to know about storage area network switches

    Today, many storage area network switches provide powerful features that can help administrators organize and manage the storage network, including storage virtualization, provisioning/zoning, ISL trunking, performance planning and security features...

  • 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 ...

  • March 20, 2008 20 Mar'08

    Mendocino Software, R.I.P.

    Not all storage startups either went public or got acquired for big bucks over the past two years. Mendocino Software sold little of its  continuous data protection (CDP) software and found no ...

  • February 22, 2008 22 Feb'08

    3PAR supports SATA disk drives

    3PAR claims it will support SATA without a reduction in performance; Pillar to ship application-aware thin provisioning; Incipient gets $15.6 million in new funding.

  • February 21, 2008 21 Feb'08

    EMC buys Pi and forms a cloud computing group

    EMC acquired Pi Corp., a company with Microsoft roots that was still in stealth, and has formed a new cloud computing business unit around it.

  • December 31, 2007 31 Dec'07

    Top 10 technology IPOs of 2007

    The market for tech IPOs heated up in 2007, and while EMC spinoff VMware attracted investors beyond anyone's expectations, other stocks tailed off late in the year.

  • October 31, 2007 31 Oct'07

    Iron Mountain acquires Stratify for $158M

    Iron Mountain will add legal processing to its e-discovery services through the purchase of its legal review partner.

  • October 24, 2007 24 Oct'07

    Clustered storage vendor Isilon hot-swaps CEOs

    Beset by disappointing sales since it went public last December, Isilon turns to founder Sujal Patel as its CEO.

  • July 11, 2007 11 Jul'07

    IBM washes hands of IceCube storage project

    IBM is spinning out its long overdue next-generation storage system, code-named IceCube, and is seeking $15 million in funding to commercialize the product.

  • June 26, 2007 26 Jun'07

    Iron Mountain buys Accutrac for records management

    Continuing its effort to reinvent itself as an online backup and records management company, Iron Mountain announces its second acquisition in this market in as many months.

  • June 08, 2007 08 Jun'07

    Introduction to network attached storage (NAS)

    NAS offers accessibility and performance that falls between server storage and SAN storage. Multiple NAS boxes can be added to the LAN as needed for additional network storage but every NAS box will require some amount of routine management work. As...

  • June 08, 2007 08 Jun'07

    Introduction to SAN technology

    SANs overcome the problems of traditional network storage by moving storage resources off the common user network and reorganizing those storage components into an independent, high-performance network. SANs also support storage features such as ...

  • June 01, 2007 01 Jun'07

    WAN storage guide -- Chapter 1: WAN basics

    It's easy to get WAN connectivity, but getting the right connectivity requires knowledge of WAN essentials such as bandwidth, cost, latency and reliability.

  • 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.

  • April 12, 2007 12 Apr'07

    ISCSI for beginners

    iSCSI is an Internet Protocol (IP)-based storage networking standard for linking data storage facilities. Learns the basics in this fast guide.

  • February 05, 2007 05 Feb'07

    HDS to acquire Archivas for up to $120M

    HDS will acquire archiving software partner Archivas for close to $120 million, stepping up its effort to compete with EMC in this market.

  • January 30, 2007 30 Jan'07

    Hybrid drives hit NAS boxes

    DNF will be making hybrid drives available in all of its storage products, but it doesn't recommend them for IP SANs.

  • January 18, 2007 18 Jan'07

    Brocade migration tool does the trick for EMC user

    The University of New Mexico Hospital first tried EMC's SANCopy to migrate data off of an old Xiotech array, but ended up having to use Brocade's Data Migration Manager instead.

  • August 01, 2006 01 Aug'06

    Storage analysts: RAID 6 is bringing changes

    Larger disk drives and storage growth are magnifying concerns over dual-parity rebuild times. Fortunately, analysts say, help is on the way.

  • March 31, 2006 31 Mar'06

    HP storage chief blasts EMC

    Bob Schultz, GM of HP's storage business, says EMC's partnership with Dell is uncertain at best, and the company's major acquisitions have not burned up the market.