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To The Editor
I'd like to take exception to comments in Bob Hansen's article, "LANs, MANs, SANs, and WANs to converge at 10Gbps" (see InfoStor, January 2002, p. 32)
<b>Intelligent Information Systems, iReady, QLogic</b>, and <b>Quantum</b> recently demonstrated an iSCSI SAN linking a facility in Israel with three sites in California
Building bulletproof security when connecting SANs over WANs, while maintaining gigabit speeds, presents challenges
A solid data-protection strategy involves various backup schemes, media rotation, media management, and choosing the right equipment
Group and individual memberships, interactive discussions, and a Consumer Council keep end users involved in SNIA activities
Virtualization technology will encompass many applications, one of the most significant possibly being backup/recovery
News Analysis Trends
Recently, several distributors have sharpened their focus on storage, even though they have always had storage-related practices to meet the needs of their OEM, value-added resellers (VARs), and system integrator customers
Smaller enterprises may be the sweet spot for the storage area network (SAN) market in the next few years, according to a recent survey conducted by RBC Capital Markets and the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).
Fujitsu Softek, which entered the storage management software market less than a year ago, recently announced that it has expanded its OEM relationship with DataCore Software
This month, Intel began shipments of a Gigabit Ethernet adapter that is optimized for iSCSI storage applications, enabling the creation of IP-based storage area networks (SANs)
Recently spun off from parent corporation Peerless Systems, Netreon is eyeing the midrange storage area network (SAN) market-a segment it claims has not been serviced by more-established SAN management software vendors.
Online backup and recovery is not a new concept but one that has experienced a rebirth of sorts since September 11.
The economic slump hasn't stalled the entry of dozens of new storage vendors over the past year
Long criticized for its lack of a storage vision, Sun Microsystems last month made a series of product announcements that some analysts say is evidence of the company's renewed focus on storage.
While vendors like DataCore and TrueSAN grapple with storage management from the ground-level up, industry leader Veritas Software is tackling the issue at a different-some might say higher-level.
Recent announcements from storage virtualization vendors reflect a growing trend toward comprehensive storage management and a de-emphasis on individual components, including virtualization.
Emerging standards such as FCIP, iFCP, and iSCSI may lower costs and make storage transfers over IP wide area networks affordable to more companies
Reader I O
Q: I need to add switches to an existing multi-switch Fibre Channel fabric.<br>Should I stick with 1Gbps switches or mix in 2Gbps switches?
Inrange Technologies last month announced a series of storage networking products and services-called IN-VSN, or Virtual Storage Networking-that the company says not only simplifies the management of storage networks, but will also enable end users to scale and extend these networks over time
It's no secret that storage area networks (SANs) have been the most exciting-and the most hyped-storage trend over the last few years. But how many of you have actually deployed a SAN?