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July 18, 2019
Infinidat storage takes direct aim at IBM with Data Rescue Program. IBM users can trade in IBM XIV and FlashSystem A9000 gear for Infinidat InfiniBox disk arrays.
June 25, 2019
Retrospect backup software has survived a series of owners ranging from EMC to Dantz, and now is part of StorCentric's plan of acquiring storage vendors for midsize enterprises.
June 10, 2019
Mall of America IT director says she'd rather have her staff working on other things -- such as data analytics -- than managing storage and data backup.
May 28, 2019
NetApp said 'execution challenges' cut into earnings last quarter due, in part, to changing data center buying patterns. All-flash vendor Pure Storage's losses grew to $100 million.
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Broadcom automates SAN management using a command-line interface and open source tools connecting to Brocade fabric and switches in a storage area network. Continue Reading
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Zoning can be set up according to server, storage and SAN switch. Discover what type of zoning to use, how zone sets extend SAN segmentation and about the various zoning schemas. Continue Reading
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Having trouble choosing a storage system? While there are some basic differences between SAN and NAS, there are also nuances to consider when making your choice. Continue Reading
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