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News Analysis Trends

Acopia addresses common NAS gripes

Acopia, a two-year-old start-up in Lowell, MA, is among a growing list of vendors that have come to market with network-based products designed to address common problems with file server and NAS environments (e.g., difficult management, poor utilization, and scalability).

Adaptec acquires Snap Appliance

Veritas acquires Invio

CNT launches new directors

This month, CNT began a rollout of its next generation of director-class storage networking switches.

EMC enhances Centera

EMC recently added more protocol support to its Centera content-addressed storage (CAS) system so that customers can archive data generated from applications that have not been integrated with Centera.

HP to ship shared file system

Next month, Hewlett-Packard is expected to ship its StorageWorks Scalable File Share (SFS) to technical customers in high-performance computing (HPC) environments.

STK takes steps toward ILM portfolio

Storage Technology recently added a new backup monitoring and automation software tool that can be used with its L-Series and StreamLine tape libraries (including the recently released StreamLine SL500 and SL8500), a move that fits into the company's larger goal of becoming a player in the information life-cycle management (ILM) market.

Tape trends: LTO gaining momentum

Despite all the talk about disk-based backup, the tape industry appears to be on a minor rebound after three years of decline.

User survey: SRM finally takes off

But homegrown code still prevalent

Users, integrators give SATA 'thumbs up'

But reliability concerns remain

Business Continuity Planning

Backup is dead. Long live backup!

New methods of backup and restore are needed to meet today's complex requirements.

Data protection, business continuity, and compliance

HIPAA stakes are high: Penalties for non-compliance include personal civil and/or criminal penalties to $250K and up to 10 yrs. in prison per incident.

Emerging and innovative disaster-recovery strategies

End users should consider new techniques such as "stretching" clusters, backup-to-disk with remote replication and de-duplication, remote mirroring, and virtual machines.

The realities of business continuity

It's not just about backup anymore. It's about a confluence of data protection, disaster recovery, and business continuity.

Business Briefs

New Products


SRM improves backup operations

Integrating storage resource management (SRM) tools with backup/recovery software streamlines the overall backup process.


Users prefer homegrown code

We anxiously await each "wave" of TheInfoPro's end-user survey results, which are the most comprehensive storage-specific IT surveys we've seen.

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Volume 8
Issue issue-8
August 2004