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This section takes on late-breaking business and partnership news written for industry insiders.
News Analysis Trends
Cisco recently began shipping several additions to its portfolio of Data Center 3.0 unified fabric products and services aimed at helping customers virtualize data centers and provision applications more efficiently.
<p>In an effort to streamline its storage consulting services, Dell is bringing together technologies and storage expertise from recent acquisitions and partnerships to improve its storage management, data protection, and disaster-recovery service offerings.</p>
Hewlett-Packard recently began shipping a new crop of enterprise-class virtual tape libraries (VTLs) equipped with data de-duplication software OEM’d from Sepaton, as well as a homegrown de-duplication feature for its family of disk-based backup systems for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
Pillar Data Systems continued to push its arrays from the midrange into the enterprise with the launch of the Axiom 600 and 600MC (Mission Critical), which have more horsepower and application provisioning profiles than previous versions.
On the surface, the latest addition to JMR’s BlueStor line of disk arrays appears to be a “me too” SAS/SATA subsystem.
According to a recent report from International Data Corp. (IDC), “Worldwide Storage Software 2008-2012 Forecast,” the global market for storage software will exceed $17 billion by 2012, representing a 9.6% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2007 through 2012.
As is often the case, the bulk of the features in this issue focus on data-protection technologies and trends.
Each month, InfoStor rounds up timely new product announcements, providing a buyer?s guide for professionals.
DPM tools have evolved from narrow reporting on backup jobs to expansive control of the data-protection environment.
Adoption of the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) standard will require cooperation between the IT storage and networking teams.