Table of Contents


Application-aware data protection: Databases

New database technologies usher in new approaches to data protection and disaster recovery.

Guidelines for virtualization preparedness

Virtualization is not a project that should be isolated in an IT technology silo.

Strategies for tiered storage

Users can virtualize storage tiers to simplify management, reduce “SAN creep,” and dramatically cut the costs of provisioning and migrating storage.

News Analysis Trends

BakBone integrates CDP with backup

BakBone Software has upped the ante in the backup-and-recovery market by building out the newest version its flagship product, NetVault: Backup 8.

Brocade boosts directors to 8Gbps

When Brocade announced its post-McData-acquisition product road map earlier this year, the company made it clear that it would continue to offer McData’s directors alongside its own SilkWorm 48000 directors.

EMC adds CDP, de-dupe to NetWorker

EMC customers in search of a simple way to incorporate continuous data protection (CDP) and data de-duplication into their environments can rest easy.

FalconStor VTL aimed at SMBs

FalconStor Software’s success in providing virtual tape library (VTL) technology to larger enterprises is undeniable.

Hitachi ships entry-level iSCSI array

Hitachi Data Systems is drawing from its expertise in the consumer electronics market and the technologies it has developed for enterprise storage customers to come up with a new entry-level storage system that could finally give the company a foothold in the small to medium-sized business (SMB) market.

InfiniBand and storage: Why and when?

Anyone who has been following the InfiniBand market knows that the storage industry has been expecting the technology to help them cluster their storage.

iSCSI shines in virtual servers, blades

iSCSI-based IP SANs are becoming a popular storage consolidation solution for Windows environments.

Start-up turns Linux servers into virtual storage

Storage software upstart Parascale has big plans for little servers. This month, the company launched a software-only storage platform called the Parascale Virtual Storage Network (VSN), which uses existing disk capacity on Linux servers to create a petabyte-scale virtual storage pool for storing digital media content, including video, images, and audio files.

Business Briefs


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

Esg Insight

Is going ‘green’ black and white?

What does “green” mean in the storage world? Not surprisingly, the vendor community has been quick to spot a good wave and has grabbed its collective green surfboard-with enthusiasm.

New Products


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

Special Report

Why users opt for online backup

The entry of heavyweights such as EMC and Symantec may spur increased interest in online backup and recovery.

This Issue

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Volume 11
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November 2007