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News Analysis Trends

agami targets SMBs with iSCSI-NAS combo

agami Systems is taking its unified NAS and IP SAN technology downstream with a new storage system designed for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), claiming enterprise-class features and performance at an entry-level price.

Caringo upgrades CAS software

Start-up Caringo recently rolled out the second version of its CAStor content-addressed storage (CAS) software with new local and wide area replication features and better performance and expectations that its software can change end-user perceptions of not only CAS technology, but also the entire concept of information lifecycle management (ILM).

Cisco unites virtual resources

Cisco recently introduced a slew of new products for managing virtualized server and storage resources, including new fabric switches, encryption features, a data migration tool, and VFrame Data Center-an appliance that automatically configures and provisions shared pools of virtualized server, storage, and network resources.

De-dupe tops users’ to-do list

The latest study from TheInfoPro (TIP) research firm has revealed that data de-duplication is the top storage technology in the adoption plans of Fortune 1000 organizations, while the same enterprises say data archiving and archive management issues are keeping their storage professionals up at night.

HP buys Opsware for $1.6 billion

Hewlett-Packard is expected to complete its acquisition of data-center automation software vendor Opsware next month in a deal that was valued at approximately $1.

Symantec ships next-gen SRM software

Symantec recently released the next generation of its Veritas CommandCentral storage resource management (SRM) software, with added support for both physical and virtual environments, advanced process automation and reporting features, and increased scalability.

Business Briefs

Briefs

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

Features

Clustered file storage is enterprise-ready

clustered storage is an idea whose time has finally come. For the past decade, the concept of a “pay-as-you-grow” resource with unlimited scalability has been an elusive vision of end users and vendors alike.

Focus On: E-mail management and archiving

The center of gravity for e-mail archiving is shifting from the IT server room to the boardroom via the courtroom, and the technologies and business processes associated with e-mail archiving are shifting as well.

Open-source backup coming of age

Enterprise data centers are usually joined at the hip to high-priced, feature-heavy backup software.

Thin provisioning goes mainstream

By now, the benefits of thin provisioning are clear- reducing physical storage requirements, cost savings, better capacity utilization, and even improved application performance.

New Products

Products

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

Editorial

Thin provisioning, clusters, e-mail, and open-source backup

By now, the benefits of thin provisioning are clear- reducing physical storage requirements, cost savings, better capacity utilization, and even improved application performance.

Case Studies

WAFS influences data-center design

The surface benefits of deploying integrated wide area file services (WAFS) and WAN acceleration/optimization products are apparent.

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Volume 11
Issue issue-9
September 2007