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A number of storage-over-IP initiatives exist, but tall technology hurdles remain.
Cluster appliances are expected to emerge with a number of approaches, ranging from shared-nothing architectures to shared-everything configurations.
The MIB enables users to manage Fibre Channel components in heterogeneous storage area networks.
Particularly in Fibre Channel environments, one solution is alternate path software, which provides multiple-path management and load balancing.
Once viewed as strictly a desktop or mobile play, parallel IDE-specifically, Ultra ATA/100-has been making great strides in traditional high-end SCSI markets
OpenBench Labs fires up EST's Backup and Restore Utility for a Linux-based backup test.
<b>Nishan Systems</b>-one of the pioneers of Storage over IP (SoIP)-last month received an additional $50 million in venture capital, bringing total funding to some $90 million
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Last month, Connex released version 1.0 of its SANavigator software, which is designed for managing heterogeneous storage area networks (SANs)
IBM recently announced the first product rollout associated with its strategic agreement with Compaq. Based on Compaq's Storage Works Modular Array 8000, IBM's Modular Storage Server (MSS) is a high-end disk array
The IEEE Computer Society recently passed its first storage systems standards. Approved were four standards describing key components of the IEEE Media Management System (MMS), including its architecture, data model, and protocols for media, drive, and library management
NetConvergence recently became one of the more vocal proponents of IP-centric storage area networks (SANs), hoping to establish a quick lead in the emerging IP storage field
In May, startup Nishan Systems promised to ship "Storage over IP" (SoIP) products by year-end, and the company may actually beat that deadline by delivering IP storage switches as early as next month
New storage service providers (SSPs) are popping up on almost a weekly basis. Although the market for SSPs, also known as storage outsourcers or storage utilities, is still unproven, industry analysts predict huge growth
Vicom Systems, a San Jose-based developer of storage area network (SAN) routers for use with SSA, SCSI, and Fibre Channel systems (10,000+ systems in the field), has announced some major expansions to its product line
TeVeo Inc. turned to Intira for outsourcing services that include demanding storage requirements.
Network-attached storage benefits include improved performance, faster access times, and file sharing.
This issue marks three-year anniversary. Our growth has paralleled the explosive growth in the storage industry, which has been fueled by a number of exciting trends.
The following Q&A session was excerpted from an online chat session with David Hill, research director, Aberdeen Group. The session was hosted by searchstorage.com, a Web-based search engine site for storage-related articles and information
The low-end (workgroup) network-attached storage (NAS) market may be bordering on commodity status, but that doesn't mean the price-capacity-performance wars are letting up
Storage services providers are embracing different models for delivery.
The focus will be on availability, manageability, application integration, and heterogeneous interoperability.