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Currently focused on Windows-powered network-attached storage (NAS) software, Microsoft's new Enterprise Storage Division plans to introduce more storage products.
Venture capital firms have invested big bucks in a new category of storage products that many believe may hold the key to helping end users better manage and scale network-attached storage (NAS) environments.
Overland partners with leading ISVs, ADIC acquires virtual tape company
Although storage area networks (SANs) allow users to share storage resources, without a shared (or clustered) file system, users can't actually share data. One of the key advantages of shared file systems is that they allow multiple users or platforms to read and write to the same file or disk volume concurrently.
Storage start-ups 3PAR Data and Zambeel believe they have the products, services, and support in place to compete against a slew of other start-ups in addition to well-entrenched incumbents.
Former storage service provider (SSP) pioneer StorageNetworks is shifting gears to focus on delivering storage management software, while continuing to support its managed service customers.
Acknowledging that tape-based backup can be an onerous task with a number of drawbacks, a group of software and hardware vendors have banded together to form the Enhanced Backup Solutions Initiative (EBSI).
According to B2B Data Corp. (www.b2bdatacorp.com), 108 storage vendors—the majority of which were start-ups—received funding over the last two years.
New drive interfaces will meet end-user demand for better performance, lower costs, and greater flexibility.
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PCI Express will be used to connect support chips, while InfiniBand will be used primarily for connecting systems and storage across data centers.
On the SAN front, it's Fibre Channel vs. iSCSI and InfiniBand. For disk subsystems, ATA, SCSI, and Fibre Channel face serial versions of ATA and SCSI.
Options range from software RAID to IDE/ATA and SCSI RAID to chip-level implementations.
Storage policies bring IT management closer to the goal of 'hands-free' management and data protection.
The Aberdeen Group surveyed 150 ISO managers at mid-sized to large corporations about their SAN experiences. Here are the results.
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