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News Analysis Trends

Analyst View: Scalability is a multidimensional challenge

Traditionally, scalability has been myopically viewed in terms of capacity growth demands and addressed by simply adding more storage. However, an extreme rate of data growth, greater demands for online data availability and accessibility, and a growing demand for operational efficiencies (power, space, management), are all trends that question the viability of this lazy man?s approach to managing storage growth.

Brocade adds fabric monitoring service

Brocade has revamped an acquired network monitoring technol-ogy to offer customers a more comprehensive remote monitoring, alerting, and reporting service for data center fabrics.

Dell extends EMC deal; Celerra added to lineup

Dell and EMC announced last month that they have extended the length and scope of their storage partnership, and that Dell will add EMC's Celerra NX4 NAS systems to its storage portfolio.

ESG insights: pNFS boosts NAS performance

In our last column (see ?What?s next for NAS?? at infostor.com), we discussed scale-out NAS. As a follow-on to that article, we?re going to explore some new functionality that leverages scale-out architectures to drive performance improvements: parallel NFS (pNFS).

FalconStor brings de-dupe to NAS backups

FalconStor Software has extended the data de-duplication capabilities of its widely used Virtual Tape Library (VTL) product to a new segment of the data protection market?NAS-based disk-to-disk (D2D) backups.

Business Briefs


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

Special Report

CDP delivers granular recovery

“True” continuous data protection (CDP) enables companies to recover to any point in time (APIT), but do you really need to?

Snia On Storage

iSCSI plants roots in the Global 2000

There is ample evidence that iSCSI can provide significant benefits to organizations of all sizes today.

New Products


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

Lab Review

SANmelody = storage virtualization panacea

With DataCore’s SANmelody, SMB IT administrators can create central pools of virtual disk blocks using DAS and SAN-connected arrays, and then apply advanced features from thin provisioning to mirroring from one GUI.


The 'C' in CDP has been downgraded

<p>When I started writing this month&rsquo;s Special Report on continuous data protection (CDP), I had a goal of not gettinginto the &ldquo;true CDP&rdquo; vs. &ldquo;near CDP&rdquo; discussion/argument.</p>

Analysis View

VDI and snapshots: A winning combination

The case for boot image snapshots is compelling in a vast majority of situations, including 75% or more storage space savings of boot image data.

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Volume 13
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January 2009