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The following is excerpted from the executive roundtable discussion at this summer's Network Storage 2001 conference
Livermore, CA-based Alacritus hopes to rock the tape library industry next quarter when it begins shipping its Securitus I Disk-based Data Protection (DDP) software into traditional backup-and-recovery markets.
Ending speculation about its IP storage strategy, Hewlett-Packard said it will begin demonstrating its iSCSI "solution set" at industry events this fall and will deliver first products early next year
Call it what you will-"SAN virtualization" or "Automated Information Storage"-but when it comes to managing increasingly large, data-rich heterogeneous storage networks, one thing is certain: The ability to mask the complexity of these environments, automate activities, and reduce associated IT administration costs will be paramount
McData recently expanded into the emerging storage network management arena with the launch of its Enterprise Solutions Architecture.
Last month, Nexsan Technologies announced that it has moved its headquarters from the U.K. to the U.S. Founded in 1998, Nexsan offers a variety of standard RAID subsystems with ATA, SCSI, and Fibre Channel interfaces
Last month, Novell started delivering a software-based network-attached storage (NAS) product that lets users leverage their directories to manage storage
Quantum is targeting the midrange network-attached storage (NAS) market by acquiring key technology, intellectual property, assets, and personnel from Connex, a NAS manufacturer and subsidiary of Western Digital
Amid a declining storage service provider (SSP) market, Scale Eight recently debuted its global storage service for unifying file storage access across geographic locations
The recent multi-faceted pact between Sun Microsystems and Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) aims to shore up problems in Sun's high-end storage strategy and gives HDS new distribution opportunities
The tape industry is undergoing a sea change, says Bob Abraham of Freeman Reports, an industry research firm in Ojai, CA. While overall drive shipments continue to fall, revenue for all classes of compact tape drives is expected to post a 6% increase this year-in sharp contrast to last year's 19% decline
Sometimes, trade publications, consultants, and systems integrators just aren't enough. And that can be the case with something as potentially challenging as implementing a storage network. In those cases, you need a book. A book
Demystifying iSCSI, iFCP, mFCP, FCIP, and iSNS
Tips on configuring and optimizing Oracle and SQL Server databases for maximum performance in OLTP and decision support systems.
Storage management techniques can boost Windows 2000 environments to rival the high availability of Unix environments
Storage networking is built on three fundamental components: wiring, storing, and filing
Although virtualization is often associated with storage area networks, its benefits are not new and can be realized in "non-SAN" environments
Expect slow, but steady, end-user adoption as Fibre Channel SANs progress from 1Gbps to 2Gbps
MTI Technology recently began shipments of its V-Cache, a shared file caching technology based on solid-state disks
RapidIO is a packet-switched intra-system interconnect that is a potential successor to the PCI and PCI-X buses
Backup solution is based on an unlikely tape format-DTF-2-but despite upfront costs, the utility expects to save $300,000 over the next three years.
ServeLinux's Xgate provides file sharing for Windows, Mac, and Unix/Linux clients-for less than $1,000.