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Business Briefs


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

New Analysis Trends

CommVault upgrades Simpana software

CommVault has released a new version of its flagship data protection software, Simpana 8, with upgraded recovery management, data de-duplication, virtual server protection, and content management capabilities.

Dell partners with Quantum, EMC

Dell has entered a three-way development partnership with Quantum and EMC under which the trio will develop and standardize all Quantum, Dell and Dell/EMC storage products on a common de-duplication architecture.

Dell to resell Xsigo's I/O directors

Xsigo Systems has landed a big partner: Dell is reselling Xsigo's line of I/O virtualization products as a server and storage connectivity option for its PowerEdge servers and PowerVault, EqualLogic, and Dell/EMC storage systems.

ESG Insights - Upsides of economic downturns: Storage efficiency

Warren Buffett's remark that, "only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked," is apropos for the current economic downturn.

IBM adds DB2, de-dupe to TSM

The newest version of IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) backup/recovery software includes performance, scalability, and availability upgrades, as well as free data de- duplication technology.

SNIA releases 'green storage' metrics

The Storage Networking Industry Association's Green Storage Initiative (GSI) group recently released tools for classifying and measuring the energy consumption of storage systems.

VTLs: Going beyond data de-dupe

Virtual tape libraries (VTLs) have come of age, solidifying their position as a preferred technology for tackling backup windows and data growth.

Storage In The Studio

Digital storage trends for media/entertainment

<p>Higher resolutions require massive increases in storage capacity and bandwidth.</p>

High-speed storage for fast-paced studios

<p>From large production studios to two-person boutiques, the mantra is the same: More bandwidth and more capacity.</p>


Do you really need a SAN?

Application-centric storage models challenge the dominance of SAN architectures.

Analyst View

High velocity data and access density

While doing some research for a white paper, I came across the term ?high velocity data??a term that resonated with me but caused me to wonder what the implications of high velocity data were for storage architectures.


Lights, cameras, storage!

This issue includes our annual Storage in the Studio supplement, which focuses on the role of storage in media/entertainment applications, such as pre- and post-production, non-liner editing, animation, special effects, etc. in the film and TV industries.

New Products


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

Special Report

The benefits of clustered storage

Clusters address performance, scalability, efficiency and other IT requirements, but there are a number of options.

This Issue

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Volume 13
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March 2009