Table of Contents


Analyzing scalable NAS architectures

There are many ways to manage NAS capacity growth while meeting performance requirements.

Trends in the SMB storage market

In many ways, small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have the same storage requirements as larger enterprises.

Welcome to the file area network (FAN)

A FAN combines and integrates a wide variety of technologies, enabling IT organizations to get a grip on file-level management and control.

News Analysis Trends

Aperi group loses Sun, moves ahead

There is dissension within the ranks of the Aperi group, an open source storage management initiative and community started last October by IBM and a handful of other major storage vendors.

CA acquires XOsoft

CA recently completed yet another acquisition-this time data-protection vendor XOsoft.

Cisco breathes life into InfiniBand

The industry has been extolling the benefits of InfiniBand as a next-generation data-center interconnect for years, but the technology has experienced fits and starts due to management complexity and lack of user interest.

EMC to buy security vendor RSA

EMC is in the process of acquiring data security software maker RSA Security for approximately $2.1 billion.

NetApp targets SMBs with hybrid array

Network Appliance is looking to become a major player in the small and medium-sized business (SMB) market, and it’s betting that a new hybrid storage system will get it into the game.

New FC standards on the horizon

Although alternative disk drive interfaces such as SATA and SAS, and alternative SAN protocols such as iSCSI, tend to get more ink these days, Fibre Channel is holding its own in the disk drive market and still rules the SAN space.

Opsware buys Creekpath for SRM

Another storage resource management (SRM) software vendor has been snapped up in an acquisition, but this time it wasn’t one of the big storage vendors doing the buying.

Business Briefs

Business Briefs

Microsoft has acquired Winternals Software LP, a privately held company based in Austin, TX, that provides Windows-based enterprises with systems recovery and data-protection solutions in addition to offering a freeware tools Website called Sysinternals.


It's a great time to be an SMB

A lot of InfoStor’s readers qualify as small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and if you’re in that camp you’re lucky, because virtually every storage vendor has set its sights on this market.

New Products

New Products

Overland Storage has introduced a new series of entry-level tape automation products targeted at small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

Special Report

Tape advances in capacities, transfer rates

Tape’s role may be shifting from backup and recovery to archiving, but that hasn’t stalled technology innovations.

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Volume 10
Issue issue-8
August 2006