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News Analysis Trends

Adoption of fabric-based intelligence stalled

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.

CommVault rolls out next-gen software

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.

Crosswalk software aimed at mid-market

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.

NeoPath joins NFM ranks

The rapid proliferation of NAS devices over the last several years has led to management problems.

NetApp moves toward storage grid

Launches Data ONTAP 7G

Quantum, Sony target DDS market

Quantum buys Certance, Sony launches new AIT

VARs/integrators/users share D2D experiences

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.

Case Study

Bank uses monitoring tools to manage 250TB SAN

Benefits include improved problem diagnosis and better performance, response times, and reliability.

Business Briefs

Lab Review

In the lab: SATA D2D backup for desktops

Serial ATA (SATA) disk drives in low-cost RAID arrays and disk-to-disk (D2D) backup are usually thought of as server technologies.

New Products


Storage-specific teams a necessity

As the management of storage supersedes management of servers, system administrators may need to morph into system/storage administrators.

User survey reveals BC/DR trends

The third in a series of articles on data protection focuses on business continuance and disaster recovery.

What are the applications for IP Storage?

Case studies illustrate how IP Storage protocols such as iSCSI, FCIP, and iFCP provide more-affordable storage connectivity options.


The role of the channel is rising

Although it varies depending on what type of storage product you're talking about, the majority of storage purchases go through the channel

Special Report

Users, vendors face SMI-S hurdles

One issue is how vendors will distribute their SMI-S interfaces.

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Volume 8
Issue issue-12
December 2004