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Start-up veteran Larry Boucher (founder of companies such as Adaptec and Auspex) has launched a new company called Alacritech
At last week's Comdex show, hard-disk-drive manufacturers demonstrated the latest improvements in drive technologies
A conversation with Doug Fiero, EMC's manager of enterprise storage networks
With a goal of keeping up with throughput advances in the Ethernet market, Fibre Channel vendors are drawing up a roadmap for 10Gbps speeds
IBM's Global Services division recently announced that it was entering the "hosted and managed storage services" game with a wide range of on-demand storage and storage management services
The upcoming merger of Maxtor and Quantum's hard disk drive (HDD) division early next year portends a growing trend toward greater consolidation in the storage industry-a trend dictated by razor-thin margins and intense competition
At the recent Microsoft Enterprise 2000 conference, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), McData, and Microsoft announced a "Trusted Solution Platform" designed to overcome a litany
Next month, Prisa Networks hopes to complete a company turnaround by shipping the first module in its storage area network (SAN) management software suite
Drive lacks backward compatibility
This month, Tivoli Systems began shipments of its Storage Network Manager v1.1 software, which is designed to simplify the deployment and management of heterogeneous storage area networks (SANs)
Storage area network backup will take place in three stages: LAN-free, integrated media and devices, and server-less backup.
Fibre Channel devices operating at 2Gbps are shipping, and adoption is expected next year.
SAN management software promises to simplify the administration and management of storage networks.
When designing a storage area network, be sure to plan for future requirements as well as current needs.
Potential benefits include centralized management, data protection, and support for heterogeneous platforms.
There are three main methods to virtualize storage, each with advantages and disadvantages.
<b>Compaq </b>has selected <b>QLogic</b>'s GEM359 enclosure management controller chip for its servers and storage systems.
An excerpt from the 2000 Storage Area Network Report provides market and technology details on key Fibre Channel components.
The following Q&A was excerpted from an online chat session hosted by searchstorage.com, a Web-based search engine site for storage-related articles and information (www.searchstorage.com).
The following Q&A session was excerpted from an online chat session hosted by searchstorage.com, a Web-based search engine site for storage-related articles and information
Although the rate of adoption of storage area networks at the end-user level is difficult to gauge, SANs represent the most exciting-yet daunting-architectural challenge since storage started migrating from mainframes to open systems.
Allowing users to support both SAN (block-level) and NAS (file-level services) operations in a single disk array, TrueSAN Networks' Paladin Storage Network System provides up to 50TB
In the lingua franca of storage area networking, server-less backup is the "killer app," but coordinated, concurrent data sharing is the "Holy Grail."
OpenBench Labs goes under the hood of Hewlett-Packard's NAS server, unveiling some interesting performance results.