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News Analysis Trends
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 it has solved the "islands-of-storage" dilemma that plagues administrators who need to scale network-attached storage (NAS) file systems.
Common goal is extended virtualization
After three years of fits and starts and false expectations, some analysts predict that 2004 will finally be The Year of iSCSI.
MaXXan claims it is beginning to gain some traction with its intelligent switching platform, particularly in the area of disaster recovery.
IDC reports market shares
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.
Storage network security, network-attached storage (NAS), iSCSI planning, blade servers, super tape drives, and limited budgets.
The second article in a two-part series examines iSCSI storage subsystems, data/application availability, and security requirements.
The second article in our series examines management issues, the role of blade servers in grid computing, and the impact of blades on storage.
The Storage Security Industry Forum (the security forum in SNIA) recommends a five-step review for improved storage network security.
An executive summary from a large end-user survey reveals how IT managers are dealing with storage "pain points" within restricted budgets.
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.
Reader I O
<p>With the buzz about Serial ATA (SATA), why are leading vendors still shipping parallel ATA-configured systems?</p>
With the introduction of the SDLT 600 the tables are turned in performance and manageability–at least for the time being.
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