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Hewlett-Packard's NAS 9000 provides a NAS-SAN fusion that combines the best of both worlds.
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For Ted Barlow, chief security officer at McAfee, a provider of security products for networking and computer environments, security was an integral part of the SAN implementation process.
In what the company billed as its most significant product introduction since the launch of its BrightStor platform in 2001, Computer Associates last month introduced 13 product updates and a new automation platform-BrightStor Process Automation Manager.
Adds iSCSI support
EMC's new "EMC Select Program" signals a subtle but significant change in its relationship with resellers and other partners-a move that analysts say reflects CEO Joseph Tucci's vision of moving the company away from its direct sales, hardware-centric business model toward a more partner-centric approach.
Virtualization approach stirs debate
In mid-2001, IBM became the first major disk subsystem vendor to introduce an iSCSI-based disk array.
IBM's recently introduced Total-Storage NAS Gateway 500 is a single-processor configuration designed for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and remote offices.
A recent survey conducted by the Forrester research firm suggests that technology decision-makers are paying significantly more attention to regulatory compliance today than they were a year ago.
It's not often that discernable trends occur in the host bus adapter (HBA) market, but a number of factors are driving developments that will come as good news to end users, particularly those at small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that have been hesitant to adopt SANs due to high costs and complexity.
Three years ago, most of Jim Damoulakis' clients wanted to discuss technology comparisons, such as which vendor had the better disk array or which switch was superior.
A number of companies have implemented a relatively new category of products that one consulting firm—the Taneja Group—refers to as wide area file services (WAFS) appliances, which significantly speed up file transfers over WANs.
Certance expected to ship first
Veritas' recent $225 million acquisition of UK-based KVS Inc. fills a hole in Veritas' e-mail archiving product line, say analysts.
An evaluation of various data-protection solutions shows that IT organizations should consider a combination of technologies.
NFM solutions address file serving and NAS challenges such as file management, scalability, and utilization.
There are a number of storage options for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to get a grip on burgeoning e-mail systems.
An end-user survey underlines the trend toward disk-to-disk backup and the reasons why.
Snia On Storage
SMI-S becomes an ANSI INCITS standard and is on its way to ISO standardization.
We tapped a number of smart industry analysts this month to help us out with the wide range of topics covered in our features section.
Despite lack of adoption, an end-user survey shows that storage professionals would prefer to run applications in the fabric vs. hosts or disk arrays.
Some applications are constrained by today's 1Gbps/2Gbps Fibre Channel SANs, and 4Gbps, 8Gbps, or 10Gbps connections may be the answer.