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Business Briefs

Business Briefs

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and EMC Education Services will jointly recognize certification programs offered by each organization.

News Analysis Trends

CDP: Awareness up, adoption slow

The entrance of large vendors such as EMC, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, and Symantec into the continuous data protection (CDP) market has raised end users’ awareness of the technology, according to a new report on the CDP market by International Data Corp.(IDC).

EMC fuses file and archive virtualization

EMC beefed up its management platform for file virtualization with the announcement this month of version 7.0 of the EMC Rainfinity Global File Virtualization platform.

EMC software automates ILM

EMC recently began shipments of a new software suite that helps users discover, classify, and manage unstructured file data.

HP array targets SMBs

For most users, the term all-in-one invokes the image of a device that handles printing, imaging, and fax functions.

InfiniBand edging into storage market

InfiniBand, the screaming-fast interconnect with low latency and loads of bandwidth, has seen a slow adoption rate in the storage arena.

Vendors battle for remote office backup

Backing up data at remote locations has been the bane of the IT administrators’ existence since the dawn of distributed computing.

Special Report

Data reduction improves backup, reduces capacity

Data reduction technologies, including data de-duplication, reduction, and compression, have quickly become one of this year’s most-talked-about new technologies.

Why you need data-protection management

Data protection is a must-do-well responsibility for all IT organizations.


Guidelines for evaluating NAS virtualization

NAS virtualization is a software-based solution that, in its broadest definition, lets you manage a heterogeneous environment-including stand-alone and clustered file servers-as one storage pool.

Lab Review

IBM brings ‘CDP’ to the masses

Recent surveys of backup practices at mid-sized businesses show a surprising lack of concern for performance or time constraints.

Reader Expert I O

iSCSI arrays are not created equal

How do you differentiate one iSCSI storage array from another?

New Products

Isilon releases software for clusters

Isilon has released a new version of its OneFS operating system in addition to two data-protection and management applications that run on top of OneFS.


SANs dominate at readers’ sites

We continually survey our readers to find out what trends, technologies, and products you’re most interested in reading about, but once a year we conduct an extensive readership survey.

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Volume 10
Issue issue-11
November 2006