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Our second installment delves into the details of the Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS) specification for device discovery in IP storage area networks
A look at the competing (or complementary) protocols for networking, storage networking, and inter-processor communications
Not making security part of your storage strategy can be a costly and time-consuming oversight
Analysts say it is no longer a question of if, but when and just how much market share Serial ATA will take from SCSI over the next four years
Relative newcomer BlueArc is adding new features and functionality via silicon updates to its architecture over the next two quarters.
In November, Compaq, IBM, LSI Logic, Maxtor, and Seagate formed a consortium to develop a serial-attached point-to-point SCSI (Serial SCSI) specification that the group says will complement Serial ATA in entry-level server markets
The SPC Benchmark-1 (SPC-1), a standard performance measurement workload for enterprise network storage, produces both performance and price/performance results.
A number of network interface card (NIC) and host bus adapter (HBA) vendors are poised to enter the iSCSI market in the first half of 2002 with cards that offload TCP/IP and iSCSI protocol processing from host servers
End users are aware of the potential benefits of building storage networks based on the emerging iSCSI protocol, which enables block-level storage traffic over standard IP networks (IP SANs), but a number of gating factors have delayed adoption
In further evidence of a developing trend toward backup to disk (as part of a disk-to-disk-to-tape scheme), Network Appliance last month announced the NearStore family of network-attached storage (NAS) devices for backup consolidation
With the onset of iSCSI, a new breed of interface cards is evolving to support block-file transfers over TCP/IP networks
The Storage Performance Council (SPC) recently announced the SPC-1 benchmark, a standardized test to measure the performance of disk subsystems
Networked storage will account for 67% of disk storage systems by 2005, according to a recent report by International Data Corp. (IDC)
A number of tape library vendors recently outlined their plans for supporting iSCSI, and each is going about it a different way.
<b>Veritas Software</b> is teaming with <b>IBM</b> to deliver storage management solutions for complex multi-vendor environments. IBM will add Veritas' products to its data infrastructure services for platforms including AIX, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, and Windows
Four possible scenarios regarding FC and IP SANs exist, and the stakes are huge for both end users and vendors
Snia On Storage
The first in a series of articles from SNIA focuses on current activities and future initiatives
This month, Crossroads Systems announced the Model 10000 router, the high-end member of its multi-protocol router family
Requirements for blade-server storage could include a SAN, virtualization, and support for multiple boot sectors, mirroring, point-in-time copying, and continuous uptime.
Our lab combines Quantum's Super DLT drives, Overland Data's Neo Series libraries, and BRU-Pro backup software. The results follow
Now that the hype has faded, how are organizations successfully deploying storage area networks to lower total cost of ownership and maximize return on investment?
Storage virtualization hit the scene a few years ago, initially from a small group of start-ups. At first, the concept seemed straightforward, provided you took the time for a few demos