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News Analysis Trends

Analyst View: Do you need thin provisioning?

Thin provisioning has become one of the hottest storage technologies. There is some consensus among vendors and end users regarding what thin provisioning means?fundamentally or theoretically?but to level the field, let?s define the concept for the purpose of this article.

ESG Insights: What?s next for NAS?

The information we store today is very different from the information we stored 30 years ago. In the past few years, every electronic device has become a content capture and sharing device.

HP nears LeftHand acquisition

Hewlett-Packard made a move to strengthen its presence in the iSCSI SAN market last month when the company announced it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire LeftHand Networks for $360 million in cash.

Online backup services gain traction

It has become painfully evident to many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that they don?t have the budgets or the personnel to effectively manage their own backups.

Business Briefs


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

New Products


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


The benefits of cloud-based storage, Part 2

What are the core capabilities that end users should look for when evaluating ?storage-in-the-cloud? solutions?


The hottest technologies at SNW

Cruising the exhibit booths, press conferences, sessions, and bars at the Storage Networking World conference, which we did last month, is always a good barometer of what technologies and trends are hot.

Special Report

What are the key differentiators in SAN switches and adapters?

Unlike the market for, say, Fibre Channel disk arrays, the markets for Fibre Channel switches and host bus adapters (HBAs) are not crowded. In both cases, two vendors essentially comprise a duopoly in terms of market share: Brocade and Cisco in switches, and Emulex and QLogic in HBAs.

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Volume 12
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November 2008