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News Analysis Trends

Brocade ships FCoE/CEE blade

This month, Brocade began shipping a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) blade that brings Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) and FCoE capabilities to its DCX Backbone platform.

Cisco accelerates data over WANs

Cisco recently released a round of software upgrades for its MDS 9000 family of Multilayer Directors that improve data encryption and accelerate traffic over distances for IBM System z mainframe storage environments and open systems SANs.

FalconStor ships turnkey iSCSI/FC SAN

Billing it as "the only SAN that can virtualize other SANs," FalconStor Software recently began shipping its first turnkey SAN system.

IBM adds replication to deduplicating VTLs

This month, IBM added native replication capabilities to its family of ProtecTIER virtual tape library (VTL) appliances in an effort to extend data deduplication to remote disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC) operations.

NetApp taps QLogic for FCoE

NetApp recently announced native Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connectivity across its line of FAS and V series storage systems.


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.


Do you have the need for speed?

Whenever a disk/host interface doubles in speed, the question is: Who needs it? Such is the case with 6Gbps SAS and 8Gbps Fibre Channel.


Go green by monitoring storage environmentals

A variety of storage technologies are available to reduce energy consumption, but you need tools for metering and monitoring power usage.

Options for disk-based backup and recovery

There are now a lot of alternatives for disk-to-disk (D2D) backup and recovery, and choosing the right solution depends largely on business requirements.

Why you need disaster recovery management

DR testing can be a complex and costly proposition, but DRM products can help by automating the test and change management processes.

Analyst View

I/O virtualization's a sweet spot for 10GbE

Server virtualization technologies, such as VMware or Citrix's Xen, allow multiple applications to run on different "guest" operating systems and share a physical server.

Special Report

The need for speed: 6Gbps SAS and 8Gbps FC

The latest versions of the most popular host/drive interfaces have 2X the throughput (or more), and RAID arrays and controllers are finally hitting the channel and end users.

Snia On Storage

The role of deduplication in disaster recovery

The combination of replication and data deduplication in DR operations can save costs and bandwidth.

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Volume 13
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September 2009