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News Analysis Trends

Cisco launches UCS rack servers, CNAs

Cisco is diving deeper into the data center with the additions of rack-mount servers, memory extension technology, and a new line of converged network adapters (CNAs) for its Unified Computing System (UCS).

EMC upgrades Data Domain systems

EMC has overhauled Data Domain's entry-level and midrange deduplication systems with the release of the DD630, DD610 and DD140, a new batch of disk-based backup systems that offer more performance and capacity than previous models.

Quantum ships NAS-based dedupe appliances

Quantum is out to expand its presence in the disk-based backup market through a new line of NAS-based backup and data deduplication appliances for midrange companies.

SNIA attempts to clear up cloud confusion

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) has launched the Cloud Storage Initiative (CSI), a new program to advance the development and adoption of the Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) standard.

Symantec unveils FileStore cloud platform

Symantec's Veritas FileStore is a new clustered file system aimed at enterprises building public or private storage clouds.

VMware beefs up SRM for DR

VMware is shipping a new version of vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) with expanded storage support, tighter controls and expanded failover capabilities for disaster recovery for virtual machines.

Feature

Data deduplication: When, why, where and how?

The advantages of data deduplication are obvious, but there are a variety of deployment options.

Editorial

FCoE no longer a question of why, but wh

<p>We've covered Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) many times and from many angles in these pages and on infostor.com, but for our Special Report on FCoE this month we thought it would be a good idea to round up some actual users.</p>

Special Report

The shift to FCoE is underway

The Mississippi Department of IT Services is prepping for a move to Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) in order to reduce complexity in its new data center.

Snia On Storage

VTL primer and predictions

Upcoming features include support for alternate media, clustered VTL engines, content search capabilities, and support for protocols such as NFS and CIFS.

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Volume 13
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November 2009