Table of Contents

Special Report

Beyond backup: Ensuring data protection

The name of the game isn't backup and recovery; it's data protection

Business Briefs

Business Briefs

<b>Vixel</b> and <b>BlueArc</b> have signed an OEM agreement, whereby BlueArc's Si7500 Storage System will incorporate Vixel's Fibre Channel switches to provide high-speed connectivity and path redundancy between servers and storage arrays


Continuous replication enhances tape backup

Disk-to-disk replication can offload the backup process from production servers

DVD-RAM, DVD-R find a home in healthcare

Advantages include low cost, media removability and durability, and random access

How to implement a network storage policy

Establishing formal storage policies can help you get a grip on storage resource allocation and capacity usage

Introduction to storage virtualization: Definitions and benefits

An in-depth look at virtualization approaches as well as in-band and out-of-band and other solutions

Make way for the Serial ATA interface

The new disk drive interface is designed for PCs as well as low-end servers and network-attached storage file servers

Network storage options: FC vs. IP

This year, IP will emerge as an alternative to Fibre Channel for building storage area networks, presenting end users with new options

Tips on enterprise storage management

IT managers should focus on heterogeneity, centralization, snapshots/replication, and storage virtualization.


Early adopters make the case for virtualization

Despite a strong push by nearly a dozen vendors to promote the technology and an almost year-long media/analyst campaign to educate users about its varied benefits, storage virtualization has yet to gain a solid footing in the IT community

Former SSPs target backup/recovery

While storage service providers (SSPs) have shrugged off the SSP business model and label, they are focusing on backup-and-recovery services, which provide one-half to two-thirds of all SSP revenue, according to Adam Couture, senior analyst at the Gartner Inc. consulting firm, in San Jose, CA

Holographic storage on the horizon

The race is on to commercialize holographic data storage technology. However, products may still be a few years away

NDMP acceptance growing

The Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) is expected to gain a stronger foothold in the end-user community as several vendors plan to ship products compliant with the latest Version 4.0 specification over the next quarter

New optical drive, media boost capacity

Within the next quarter, TDK will ship a 2GB CD-RW burner with a custom MultiLevel (ML) integrated circuit (IC) built into the drive

Software turns PC servers into NAS

One-year-old San Francisco-based Mountain View Data (MVD) has created a software kit that allows OEMs to turn a standard PC server into a network-attached storage (NAS) appliance that supports Windows, Unix, and Macintosh files in addition to offering high-end features such as snapshots

Tape vendors fight back

New, more-powerful drives on the horizon


EMC at the crossroads: Wide-eyed over WideSky

EMC faces a challenge equaled only by its assault on IBM's hegemony in the mainframe storage market a long time ago


Interoperability: What it is and what users really want

Interoperability encompasses many layers, including conformance to standards, component-level interoperability, and end-to-end system interoperability.

New Products

New Products

Inrange Technologies recently began a "controlled introduction" of a 256-port Fibre Channel director-class switch, which is part of the company's IN-VSN FC/9000 family

Analysts View

Why you need storage resource management

An independent analyst defines SRM and its benefits to IT administrators tasked with strategic storage planning

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Volume 6
Issue issue-2
February 2002