Table of Contents

Editorial

2D or not 2D: That is no longer the question

There seems to be little doubt that disk-to-disk (D2D) backup/recovery is the hottest trend in the storage industry today.

Features

Backup/archiving survey: Tape still dominates

The second in a series of articles on backup-related issues reveals end-user trends in tape and disk strategies.

Disk-to-disk-to-tape backup alternatives, part 2

D2D2T devices can be categorized as appliances, disk libraries, or virtual tape systems, all of which are viable solutions.

Business Briefs

News Analysis Trends

Cisco extends SANs

In what company officials billed as its most significant storage announcement of the year, Cisco recently released a number of products and enhancements in the MDS 9000 line of switches and software, most of which were related primarily to improving SAN extension.

Consortium focuses on information sharing

Twenty-eight vendors representing a cross section of companies in the telecommunications, government, military, aerospace, and IT industries banded together recently to create the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC), a collaborative forum that plans to build a global network environment that promotes information sharing and interoperability.

CreekPath upgrades software

CreekPath Systems recently released an enhanced version of its storage management suite that includes a new active multi-path management capability as well as features that make the software more scalable.

Disk-based WORM eases compliance issues

Compliance Series: Part 3

EMC picks up Dantz

EMC recently acquired Dantz Development Corp., a 20-year-old provider of backup-and-recovery software for the small to medium-sized business (SMB) market, to the tune of about $50 million.

IBM strengthens disk platforms

Focuses on partitioning, virtualization

Iron Mountain to acquire Connected

Iron Mountain last month announced its intent to acquire Connected Corp., a provider of online backup-and-recovery products and services, in an all-cash transaction valued at about $117 million.

McData router consolidates storage area network islands

McData recently extended it SAN router line with the announcement of the 16-port Eclipse 2640, which can link heterogeneous SANs.

Microsoft eyes data-protection market

Microsoft has signaled its intent to jump further into the storage market with the announcement of a continuous disk-based replication and recovery product.

StorageTek acquires Storability

Expands, re-brands disk arrays

Survey reveals users' storage priorities

TheInfoPro (TIP) is in the process of completing Wave 4 of its bi-annual study of the storage networking and storage management markets based on in-depth interviews with hundreds of Fortune 1000 and mid-market companies in North America, as well as European storage professionals.

Special Report

Gateways bring NAS into the data center

NAS gateways converge SAN and NAS, enabling storage consolidation and a single pool of storage to manage

Reader I O

InfiniBand holds promise for HPC environments

Q: In a previous column, you discussed the challenges of providing storage to high-performance computing (HPC) clusters. How does InfiniBand enable storage for HPC clusters?

Lab Review

NAS-SAN fusion: Windows vs. Linux; Building a SAN for SMBs, part 5

We compare a NAS-SAN gateway based on Microsoft's Windows Storage Server 2003 to a file server running SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9.

New Products

Snia On Storage

SNIA road map sets course for ILM

The Data Management Forum plans to clear the confusion surrounding information life-cycle management.

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Volume 8
Issue issue-11
November 2004