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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 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 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.
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 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.
This section takes on late-breaking business and partnership news written for industry insiders.
“True” continuous data protection (CDP) enables companies to recover to any point in time (APIT), but do you really need to?
Snia On Storage
There is ample evidence that iSCSI can provide significant benefits to organizations of all sizes today.
Each month, InfoStor rounds up timely new product announcements, providing a buyer?s guide for professionals.
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.
<p>When I started writing this month’s Special Report on continuous data protection (CDP), I had a goal of not gettinginto the “true CDP” vs. “near CDP” discussion/argument.</p>
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.