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We are looking for options to back up our SAN. We have a XIOtech disk array, eight servers, a Brocade switch, an SDLT library, and Veritas software.
If a disaster were to strike your company today, are you confident you could fully restore all of your data? An effective data-protection strategy is as critical to ensuring business continuity as a property insurance policy, but unfortunately many businesses may be at risk because they are using outdated backup methods.
In recent years, maximizing budget dollars has become an increasingly important IT consideration. Now more than ever before, storage professionals are weighing purchasing options, which raises the all-too-critical question: Should organizations lease or buy storage equipment?
News Analysis Trends
News last month that Brocade had signed up seven more independent software vendors (ISVs) as Fabric Application Development Partners signals a growing trend in the industry to move storage applications off hosts and disk arrays and into the fabric.
Hewlett-Packard is increasing performance and cutting prices on its next generation of StorageWorks network-attached storage (NAS) devices.
Two network-attached storage (NAS) start-ups offering ATA-based systems are targeting the fixed content—or reference information—market, which is expected to grow 92% per year, according to The Enterprise Storage Group (ESG).
Sony recently began volume shipments of Super AIT (S-AIT) tape drives, which the company claims creates a new class of "super" tape drives—a distinction warranted by the drive's industry-high 500GB native capacity.
Austin, TX-based Deepfile is adding a new twist to stand-alone storage resource management (SRM) products by offering automated SRM functionality built into a hardware appliance that supports CIFS and NFS.
When it comes to purchasing storage management software, end users generally fall into two camps: those who prefer to purchase products from a single vendor and those who prefer to buy best-of-breed (or point) products from multiple vendors.
In a recent InfoStor survey, industry analysts and integrators gave disk-based backup high marks.
This month, Microsoft finally introduced its long-awaited Windows Server 2003, which includes new storage management capabilities as well as other features.
Many IT managers today find themselves struggling to efficiently manage "islands of storage."
Storage professionals have become accustomed to fighting fires. Even the basic task of provisioning a request for storage can become a headache for over-stressed IT departments.
The first generation of storage resource management (SRM) software provides basic features such as reporting, monitoring, and trend analysis that help IT administrators understand the complexity of their storage environment. However, users are demanding more-advanced features so that SRM can be used for strategic planning. SRM software must mature and provide advanced features that can be used to achieve this new objective.
Few storage technologies have shown as much promise—and inflated expectations—as iSCSI, which enables end users to build purportedly low-cost storage area networks (SANs) that run over standard Ethernet TCP/IP networks.
Despite the economic slowdown and IT spending clampdown, venture capitalists keep funneling money into storage start-ups at a surprising rate.
Recently, there has been a lot of buzz about storage security, but it is still a confusing issue to many IT administrators. Why? Because although security is a huge puzzle for any IT organization, the concept of focusing on security as it applies specifically to storage is a relatively new topic.