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2008: The Year of . . .

It?s customary to take a year-end look back at the key trends and technologies that shaped, or re-shaped, our industry.

Lab Review

8Gbps FC SAN bolsters VOE

An 8Gbps SAN infrastructure from QLogic provides both the performance and functionality to scale the next generation of virtual machines.

Special Report

BC/DR advice for SMBs

Many small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have limited, or non-existent, business continuity and disaster-recovery plans, but their risks are the same as those of larger enterprises.

Business Briefs


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

News Analysis Trends

EMC unveils cloud storage platform

<strong>November 10, 2008</strong> -- The rumor mill has been working overtime since EMC's Joe Tucci first uttered the word "Maui" more than a year ago, hinting at a new storage platform for managing distributed, unstructured data. Some of EMC's competitors and the trade press went as far as to say the project was dead.</font></p>

HP launches virtualization platform

This month, Hewlett-Packard began shipping the HP StorageWorks SAN Virtualization Services Platform (SVSP), a network-based storage virtualization system that can migrate and manage data between midrange arrays in heterogeneous SAN environments

Overland adds REO appliances

Overland Storage has added a new family of disk-based appliances to its product lineup in an effort to simplify moving data between disk and tape-based backup systems across the WAN.

Sun ships arrays with SSDs

Sun Microsystems made good on its promise to ship new storage arrays designed to take advantage of high-performance solid-state disk (SSDs) drives last month with the launch of the first three systems in its Open Storage portfolio?the Sun Storage 7000 family.

New Products


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


SAS product roundup

Recent product releases for OEMs, integrators/VARs and end users range from 6Gbps SAS components and test/analysis equipment to 3Gbps SAS RAID arrays.

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Volume 12
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December 2008