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Brocade still has the lion's share of the Fibre Channel fabric switch market, but the company has struggled in the high-end director-class segment against competitors Cisco, McData, and, to a lesser degree, CNT.
Belgium-born DataCenter Technologies (DCT) this month announced its entry into the increasingly crowded content- addressed storage (CAS) market with its DCT Content Director software.
Not surprisingly, information life-cycle management (ILM) was front and center at the EMC Technology Summit last month.
Drawing from its seven-month partnership with AppIQ, a provider of storage area management software, Hitachi Data Systems last month made several enhancements to its software lineup, including the addition of two more jointly developed products.
IBM recently announced its TotalStorage Productivity Center with Advanced Provisioning, in a move to integrate more automation capabilities into its storage management portfolio.
It used to be that if you wanted to replicate data you had to do it at the array level using proprietary products such as EMC's SRDF, Hitachi Data Systems' XRC, or IBM's PPRC. But users' needs have changed, and vendors have responded.
Signiant, a provider of software and services for remote data protection, recently announced several enhancements, including a new release of its flagship Mobilize platform and a suite of remote data management products that can be layered on top of the platform to improve remote backup.
Symantec, a leading supplier of security software and services, last month created a new business division tasked with solving users' end-to-end security management problems.
News from NetApp, Snap, FalconStor, String Bean Software
But integration still poses challenges
How to go from boxed HBAs and switches to a fully functional, fault-tolerant SAN in 30 minutes.
An industry analyst provides tips on setting up a sound information life-cycle management strategy and avoiding the next client/server trap.
Strategic, tactical, and operational policies must be in place for IT managers and various business units to work cooperatively toward their respective goals.
Later this year you will be able to combine Serial-Attached SCSI and PCI Express to maximize server-storage performance.
Information life-cycle management has suffered from vendor hype, but by understanding ILM fundamentals you can realize operational benefits.
It's all about putting data at the right place, at the right time.
Service level agreements are the key to information life-cycle management (ILM) and tiered storage.
Snia On Storage
SNIA's Storage Security Industry Forum provides guidelines for ensuring storage network security.
Serial ATA is somewhere between 'desktop' ATA and 'enterprise' SCSI and Fibre Channel disk drives, but will drive makers continue to classify (and price) disk drives based on interface technology?
According to our reader surveys, you're very interested in trends such as disk-to-disk backup/restore, tiered storage, fixed-content storage, and other nearline applications.