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Business Briefs


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

News Analysis Trends

Cisco enhances virtual data centers

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.

Dell adds storage services

<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>

HP adds data de-dupe options

Hewlett-Packard recently began shipping a new crop of enterprise-class virtual tape libraries (VTLs) equipped with data de-duplication software OEM&rsquo;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 accelerates disk arrays

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.

SAS/SATA array leverages PCIe

On the surface, the latest addition to JMR&rsquo;s BlueStor line of disk arrays appears to be a &ldquo;me too&rdquo; SAS/SATA subsystem.

Software market to surpass $17 billion

According to a recent report from International Data Corp. (IDC), &ldquo;Worldwide Storage Software 2008-2012 Forecast,&rdquo; 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.


It's all about data protection

As is often the case, the bulk of the features in this issue focus on data-protection technologies and trends.

New Products

New Products

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


What is data-protection management (DPM) 2.0?

DPM tools have evolved from narrow reporting on backup jobs to expansive control of the data-protection environment.

Analyst View

When will we see FCoE?

Adoption of the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) standard will require cooperation between the IT storage and networking teams.

This Issue

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Volume 12
Issue issue-8
August 2008