Table of Contents

Business Briefs


This section takes on late-breaking business and partnership news written for industry insiders.

Snia On Storage

Choosing the right backup solution

There are a range of products and technologies available to meet your RTO and RPO requirements.

News Analysis Trends

Data Domain expands de-dupe to nearline

After helping bring data de- duplication to the forefront as a must-have capability in the backup process, Data Domain is taking de-dupe a step further by expanding its operating system to go beyond backup with support for nearline applications.

Hitachi shrinks USP for midrange

It has been just a few months since Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) overhauled its enterprise-class Universal Storage Platform (USP).

HP ships ‘Shorty’ blade server

Hewlett-Packard is out to bring blades to the masses with an all-in-one system complete with server, storage, networking, and data protection in an enclosure about the same size as a desk-side PC.

NEC ships array for backup, archive

End users in search of a way to consolidate backup and archive data onto a single system may be in luck.

Solid-state disks stage a comeback

Traditional hard disk drives (HDDs) have been the storage technology of choice for decades.

Start-up virtualizes I/O connectivity

Over the past few years virtualization has evolved from an industry buzzword into a full-fledged revolutionary force in the data center.

Storage vendors target virtual servers

In a keynote at last month’s VMworld show in San Francisco, Cisco CEO John Chambers likened the rise of virtualization to the rise of the Internet, saying that virtualization will “usher in a new generation of productivity, changing how we work, where we work, and the nature of work itself.


Happy 10th, INFOSTOR!

This issue marks our 10-year anniversary and, since our staff is geographically dispersed, we virtualized the celebration, complete with virtual martinis (VMs).

Esg Insight

IT’s new ‘dirty little secret’

About five years ago,</b> I wrote an article in this magazine exposing one of IT&rsquo;s now- infamous dirty little secrets. Backup and recovery, as it was done then, was grossly inefficient, and IT was fully aware of it.

New Products


Each month, InfoStor rounds up timely new product announcements, providing a buyer?s guide for professionals.


Server virtualization drives cross-domain management

A relatively new set of tools enables IT administrators to manage across multiple domains, including servers and storage.

The benefits of data footprint reduction

Users should consider archiving, data compression, and data de-duplication.

Special Report

The benefits of file virtualization services (FVS)

FVS, or file/NAS virtualization, simplifies the management of proliferating, heterogeneous NAS systems.

This Issue

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Volume 11
Issue issue-10
October 2007