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News Analysis Trends

BC planning software on the rise

Disaster-recovery (DR) planners and storage managers play a key role in getting an organization’s technology assets up and running after an outage, but IT is often out of the loop when it comes to people, facilities, and other non-electronic resources.

CommVault upgrades data-protection software

CommVault has unveiled a major new release of its flagship data-protection software suite with the launch of Simpana 7.

De-dupe market primed for takeoff

Industry analysts and storage vendors have been heralding data de-duplication as one of the hottest technologies to hit the storage industry for more than a year.

EMC overhauls hardware platforms

EMC announced a slew of performance, security, and capacity upgrades across its entire family of hardware platforms today, including new versions of its Symmetrix arrays, an enhanced operating system, a more energy-efficient version of the Centera platform, and entry-level versions of its Celerra NAS products and Rainfinity file virtualization appliances.

HP revamps EVAs, adds LTO-4

Hewlett-Packard used its annual Americas StorageWorks Conference earlier this summer as a launching pad for new models of its Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) systems, a new family of tape drives based on the LTO-4 format, new DAT tape drives, and a first-of-its-kind tape blade developed specifically for HP’s BladeSystem c-Class enclosures.

NetApp offers any-to-any replication

Network Appliance is repackaging and customizing its data-replication technology for mixed-vendor storage environments in the hopes that the software’s ability to move data to and from any vendor’s storage system will spawn new sales of NetApp hardware for use as secondary storage.

Quantum to debut de-dupe options

Quantum has announced plans to extend its family of disk-based backup and replication appliances by adding an enterprise-class version of its DXi system with more capacity, performance, and multiple options for policy-based data de-duplication.

Business Briefs

BUSINESS BRIEFS

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

Editorial

iSCSI vs. FCoE?

iSCSI’s long-standing battle with Fibre Channel for control of the heavyweight SAN belt is far from over, but iSCSI may meet another foe within the next year or two.

Focus On

Making the case for FCoE

Quantum has announced plans to extend its family of disk-based backup and replication appliances by adding an enterprise-class version of its DXi system with more capacity, performance, and multiple options for policy-based data de-duplication.

New Products

NEW PRODUCTS

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

Features

Priming the storage security pump

The storage security market is at an inflection point similar to the inflection point that disaster-recovery and business continuance technologies went through earlier this decade.

To blade, or not to blade?

The idea behind blade computing is a good one: Strip out and share key components such as power, cooling, and storage across multiple servers; reduce costs; and simplify the IT infrastructure.

VTL adoption and market trends

It was just about five years ago that the industry first started talking in earnest about open-systems virtual tape libraries (VTLs).

Special Report

The real state of SRM, part 3

Having examined the storage resource management (SRM) market in general, this article focuses on some of the leading products in the space and what differentiates them from their competitors.

Lab Review

Under the hood: Veritas SFW, part 1

The latest version of Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows-5.0-provides system administrators with a common set of tools that works across all storage devices, providing services such as automated storage provisioning, high availability, volume virtualization, and disaster recovery.

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Volume 11
Issue issue-8
August 2007