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Snia On Storage

iSCSI + virtual servers = better DR

Implementing a solid disaster-recovery system may not be as costly or complex as you think.

ILM advice: Collaboration is critical

Successful implementation of information lifecycle management starts with collaboration among various IT and non-IT groups within an organization.

Features

A quick review of storage benchmarks

First you need to know what benchmarks are available, and then you need to know how to interpret the benchmark results.

Tying e-discovery needs to storage architectures

The growing requirement for supporting digital computer forensics within the enterprise is a direct result of the use of computers in more than 80% of business communications today.

Analyst View

Analyzing I/O performance bottlenecks

Adding more hardware is not the answer to eliminating performance bottlenecks in the data center.

Business Briefs

Business Briefs

Attune Systems has secured $14 million in a new round of funding led by RWI Ventures.

Special Section

Data protection, BC and DR for SMBs

A number of end-user surveys reveal IT managers’ biggest problems with data protection, as well as solutions that small and medium-sized businesses should consider.

News Analysis Trends

Dell adds removable hard drives

Dell has entered the removable disk-drive market with the PowerVault RD1000, which is designed to back up and restore data for small to medium-sized businesses, branch offices, and individual power users.

EMC acquires de-duplication vendor

In the latest of its ongoing string of software-related acquisitions, EMC was expected to complete its acquisition this month of Avamar Technologies for $165 million in cash.

EMC upgrades disk arrays

EMC has doubled the performance and storage capacities of several of its hardware platforms with the rollout of new models of the Symmetrix DMX-3, Clariion CX3 UltraScale series, Celerra NS NAS platform, and its enterprise disk library.

File virtualization tops users’ priority list

According to a recent end-user survey by TheInfoPro (TIP) research firm, file-based virtualization technologies are topping the shopping lists of enterprise IT professionals as they battle faster-than-anticipated storage growth and mounting budget pressures.

LSI Logic buys StoreAge

LSI Logic completed its acquisition of StoreAge Networking Technologies this month in a deal valued at approximately $50 million in cash.

NetApp completes Topio acquisition

Network Appliance this month completed its acquisition of Topio in an all-cash transaction worth approximately $160 million.

QLogic enters SAN director market

In a somewhat surprising move, QLogic recently entered the director-class switch market with shipments of a 128-port SAN switch, putting the company in competition with Brocade, McData (which is being acquired by Brocade), and Cisco (with which QLogic has an OEM relationship for fabric switches).

SNIA prioritizes software development

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is adding software development to its repertoire to more efficiently help vendors incorporate standards-based storage management into their products, and ultimately, into end-user environments.

Case Studies

How users address compliance, part 1

Given the amount of vendor hype surrounding compliance, you would think IT managers spend (or should spend) most of their time sorting out how best to comply with the latest spate of federal and state regulations, or how to prepare their data to be ready for the threat of looming lawsuits.

New Products

Overland RAID array supports SAS

Overland Storage has begun shipments of the first RAID arrays in its Ultamus product family that support the emerging Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) disk interface.

Opinion

The pros and cons of NAS virtualization

Even though NAS virtualization</span> is still in the early adopter phase, it provides the same benefits of SAN virtualization, and more.

Var View

The time is right for CDP

Continuous data protection offers clear-cut advantages over traditional backup, snapshots, and replication.

Editorial

Wanted: VARs, integrators . . . writers

At first glance it may seem that InfoStor is written solely for end users. That&rsquo;s not the case.

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Volume 10
Issue issue-12
October 2008