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Business Briefs


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

News Analysis Trends

CA upgrades Recovery Management

<p>CA has released new versions of three products in it Recovery Management portfolio, including ARCserve Backup, XOsoft High Availability, and XOsoft Replication, offering customers and channel partners centralized management, security, and faster data recovery.</p>

CommVault adds SaaS-based service

<p>CommVault is shipping a new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering designed to help companies enhance system availability and better manage their storage environments.</p>

Dell EqualLogic launches iSCSI array

<p>One week after finalizing its $1.4 billion acquisition of EqualLogic, Dell introduced the PS5000 series of iSCSI disk arrays and held a town meeting to assuage its channel partners regarding pricing and overlap between the channel and Dell&rsquo;s direct sales force.</p>

EMC unveils SaaS strategy

<p>EMC launched a new strategy for delivering software-as-a-service (SaaS) with the introduction of a new online backup-and-recovery service dubbed MozyEnterprise.</p>

Emulex delivers 8Gbps FC HBAs

<p>Emulex has begun shipments of 8Gbps Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs)&ndash;effectively doubling the I/O performance of existing HBAs&ndash;to its OEMs.</p>

FalconStor ships clustered VTL with de-dupe

<p>FalconStor Software has released the next generation of its virtual tape library (VTL) product, this time with an eye toward enterprise environments in need of scalable VTLs with global data de-duplication.</p>

HDS launches pre-configured VTLs

<p>Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has quietly made a name for itself in the virtual tape library (VTL) market by selling custom VTL systems with data de-duplication capabilities to enterprise customers.</p>

HP first to ship 8Gbps QLogic gear

<p>Hewlett-Packard recently began shipping a new StorageWorks Simple SAN Connection Kit based on 8Gbps Fibre Channel switches and host bus adapters (HBAs) from QLogic.</p>

VTLs with de-dupe produce real ROI

<p>The rapid maturation of virtual tape library (VTL) technology&ndash;specifically, the integration of data de-duplication into many of the systems&ndash;is elevating VTLs from platforms for speeding backup-and-restore operations into a source of significant cost savings in the data center.</p>

Analyst View

Evaluating options for file system software

<p>Options include single-instance file systems and distributed file systems&ndash;both federated and clustered.</p>

New Products


<p>Each month, InfoStor rounds up timely new product announcements, providing a buyer&rsquo;s guide for professionals.</p>

Case Study

Storage solutions for fast-paced studios

<p>Digital content creation studios have unique requirements when it comes to their storage infrastructures.</p>

Special Report

The benefits of clustered block storage

<p>Clustered storage offers advantages in both performance and scalability, but users need to evaluate three different architectures.</p>


The quest for unified storage management, part 1

<p>In April 2005, the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) held a press conference to announce the results of a conformance testing program focused on its Storage Management Initiative&ndash;Specification (SMI-S).</p>

Snia On Storage

XAM standard addresses archiving issues

<p>Fixed content consists of data that doesn&rsquo;t change over time, such as digital images, e-mail messages, presentations, video content, medical images, and check images.</p>

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Volume 12
Issue issue-3
March 2008