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Two recent surveys conducted by the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) consulting firm suggest that vendors, not users, are in control of the emerging fabric-based intelligence market.
With the recent release of its second-generation QiNetix platform, CommVault is taking further steps to differentiate its software from traditional backup-and-recovery applications as well as specialized storage management suites from a variety of vendors, including AppIQ and CreekPath.
Start-up Crosswalk Inc. is targeting the "M" part of the SMB (small to medium-sized business) market with storage management software that is based on a unique (at least in the midrange market, according to analysts) knowledge base engine.
The rapid proliferation of NAS devices over the last several years has led to management problems.
Launches Data ONTAP 7G
Quantum buys Certance, Sony launches new AIT
What to look for in 2005
Disk-to-disk (D2D) or disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T) backup architectures are rapidly gaining acceptance by IT organizations constrained by their reliance on tape-based backup and restore.
Benefits include improved problem diagnosis and better performance, response times, and reliability.
Serial ATA (SATA) disk drives in low-cost RAID arrays and disk-to-disk (D2D) backup are usually thought of as server technologies.
As the management of storage supersedes management of servers, system administrators may need to morph into system/storage administrators.
The third in a series of articles on data protection focuses on business continuance and disaster recovery.
Case studies illustrate how IP Storage protocols such as iSCSI, FCIP, and iFCP provide more-affordable storage connectivity options.
Although it varies depending on what type of storage product you're talking about, the majority of storage purchases go through the channel
One issue is how vendors will distribute their SMI-S interfaces.