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In the first of the two articles that make up our Special Report on iSCSI in this issue . . .
News Analysis Trends
Now that the deal is done and Brocade has officially acquired McData for close to $1 billion, the company is beginning to pull back the curtain on its highly anticipated product plans and answer questions about which products will-and will not-survive the merger.
EMC officially began integrating security technology from its RSA Security division into its enterprise storage hardware last month with the news that stronger authentication, authorization, and audit capabilities are now native to the Symmetrix DMX-3 disk arrays.
Symantec is beefing up its digital archiving software with a new level of automated data classification, broader support for upcoming Microsoft applications, and support for a variety of enterprise content management (ECM) platforms.
Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) increased its presence in the content archiving and management market recently with the acquisition of privately held digital archiving specialist Archivas.
Hewlett-Packard recently announced enhancements to a range of its hardware and software products in the areas of virtualization, file services, switching, and security, all of which are designed to help users consolidate and manage their storage environments in a simpler, more secure way.
IBM recently unveiled the latest version of its Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) software with an eye toward better data security, improved application performance, and tighter integration with its storage hardware systems.
A number of open source storage projects have popped up in recent months, most with a focus on developing heterogeneous storage management software.
Some call it a crisis, and others call it a growing problem, but everyone agrees that powering the data center is becoming increasingly expensive.
The advent of new federal electronic discovery (e-discovery) regulations, coupled with the recent list of vendors splicing enterprise search with indexing technologies, is resulting in a wave of new data-classification tools designed to clean up the messy business of information access.
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Storage In The Studio
Studios are turning to new storage technologies, products, and configurations to meet stringent quality, budget, and deadline requirements.
Introduced only a few years ago, iSCSI SANs have clearly hit the mainstream and are now hosting virtually all types of applications, although e-mail, Web applications, and Microsoft Exchange are still the most popular.
Until recently, iSCSI was generally deployed only in small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) running Windows applications.
For most IT organizations, a combination of the two technologies provides the optimum data-protection solution.
Virtual tape libraries (VTLs) have been thoroughly vetted by the end-user community and have proved to be a reliable, cost-effective option for speeding the backup-and-recovery process.