Table of Contents


Adoption of tiered storage accelerates

Tiered storage is viewed as a necessary step toward information lifecycle management (ILM).

Data protection over WANs: Recovery and restoration, Part 3

Note: The first two parts of this article series appeared in the November 2005 and January 2006 issues of <i>InfoStor</i>.

How to plan for information lifecycle management

Is ILM simply a repackaging of old methods with a glossy veneer of vaporware, or can you actually improve your operational costs and efficiencies?

Information lifecycle management, from A to Z

Part two of a three-part series examines ILM issues such as data location, information paths and perimeters, data lifecycles, and the changing value of information.

Users moving toward NAS virtualization

To improve performance and ease management headaches,end users are virtualizing NAS environments.

Case Studies

Archiving tools relieve database bloat

Data growth has joined death and taxes as one of the only guarantees in life and, as a result, database-specific archiving tools are growing in popularity.

Business Briefs

Special Report

D2D backup meets the need for speed

&ldquo;&#x2026;It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!&rdquo; - Lewis Carroll, <i>Through the Looking Glass</i>

News Analysis Trends

EMC continues acquisition spree

Last month, EMC continued to push beyond its storage-centric roots with two acquisitions: managed IT services provider Internosis, and information and grid technology from Acxiom.

Is InfiniBand poised for a comeback?

InfiniBand, the interconnect that enjoyed 15 minutes of fame more than five years ago, finds itself back in the spotlight, and this time around storage professionals might want to take a closer look at the technology.

IT sets sights on storage security

Strict regulations for data retention and the rise of information lifecycle management (ILM) strategies are causing more and more interaction between storage and security in many IT organizations.

Modest growth expected in the channel

A survey of 50 value-added resellers (VARs), conducted by the Robert W. Baird investment research firm, indicates that Q4 2005 reflected &ldquo;reasonably healthy&rdquo; VAR revenues.

Seagate to acquire Maxtor

Seagate Technology is in the process of acquiring rival Maxtor in an all-stock transaction worth approximately $1.9 billion.

Tacit acquires Mobiliti

Tacit Networks recently expanded its line of wide area file services (WAFS) products down to the smallest of branch offices and remote worker environments today with the introduction of an entry-level WAFS appliance and the acquisition of Mobiliti Inc., a privately held maker of virtual networking, synchronization, and optimization software.

Trends to watch in 2006

The Needham &amp; Co. investment banking firm last month released a report that reviewed the key storage trends of 2005, as well as the trends and technologies to keep an eye on over the remainder of 2006.

Who&rsquo;s minding the message store?

Storage professionals are fairly comfortable in the world of backups, remote replication, off-site disaster recovery, and disk-based restore.

Lab Review

LTO loader provides impressive performance

Tandberg Data integrates its half-height LTO2 tape drive with clever robotics to solve SMB and remote-site backup woes.

New Products


To encrypt or not to encrypt

Over the last year or so we&rsquo;ve been barraged by press releases from storage vendors that exploit the issue of lost tapes, which seemed to be an epidemic last year (e.g., Citigroup, Ameritrade, Bank of America, Time Warner, etc.).

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Volume 10
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February 2006