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News Analysis Trends

ADIC offers iSCSI backup options

Some consultants and vendors believe backup will be the first real "killer app" for iSCSI storage area networks (SANs), just as it was for Fibre Channel SANs.

BlueArc claims to eliminate NAS 'islands'

BlueArc claims it has solved the "islands-of-storage" dilemma that plagues administrators who need to scale network-attached storage (NAS) file systems.

EMC, Veritas continue acquisition sprees

Common goal is extended virtualization

Influx of iSCSI products continues

After three years of fits and starts and false expectations, some analysts predict that 2004 will finally be The Year of iSCSI.

MaXXan gains traction in DR applications

MaXXan claims it is beginning to gain some traction with its intelligent switching platform, particularly in the area of disaster recovery.

Storage market shows signs of turnaround

IDC reports market shares

Survey reveals user interest in D2D backup

A recent <i>InfoStor</i> reader survey reveals continued strong interest in disk-to-disk (D2D) and disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T) backup technologies.

Business Briefs


From storage budgets to security blankets

Storage network security, network-attached storage (NAS), iSCSI planning, blade servers, super tape drives, and limited budgets.


iSCSI planning: Targets, availability, and security

The second article in a two-part series examines iSCSI storage subsystems, data/application availability, and security requirements.

Part II: Blade servers and storage implications

The second article in our series examines management issues, the role of blade servers in grid computing, and the impact of blades on storage.

Steps for ensuring storage network security

The Storage Security Industry Forum (the security forum in SNIA) recommends a five-step review for improved storage network security.

Storage execution in a time of scarcity

An executive summary from a large end-user survey reveals how IT managers are dealing with storage "pain points" within restricted budgets.

Special Report

NAS Market Overview: Issues and Trends

The network-attached storage market is on the verge of another wave of innovations that will at least in part solve issues such as NAS management, scalability, and convergence with SANs.

New Products

Reader I O

PATA vs. SATA: Does it matter?

<p>With the buzz about Serial ATA (SATA), why are leading vendors still shipping parallel ATA-configured systems?</p>

Lab Review

Super tape shoot-out: SDLT vs. LTO

With the introduction of the SDLT 600 the tables are turned in performance and manageability&ndash;at least for the time being.

To The Editor

To the Editor

Regarding "New approaches to managing reference information"

This Issue

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Volume 8
Issue issue-2
February 2004