Table of Contents

News Analysis Trends

Asigra reels in remote data

Making sure that data generated at remote locations is properly backed up can be problematic for many enterprises, especially those with multiple, distributed sites and little to no IT support to leverage.

EMC integrates ECM and storage

EMC this month will introduce a new product—EMC Documentum Content Storage Services (CSS)—that will allow its customers for the first time to define and automate storage policies for unstructured content based on the business value of that content.

How secure is your storage?

According to a recent end-user survey conducted by the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) consulting firm, storage security is a lingering and growing problem among companies of all sizes and across all industries.

Nimbus joins iSCSI crowd

Intransa lowers IP SAN costs

Quantum introduces WORM tape

But tapes can be re-used

Reporting tools address backup problems

It's no secret that backups have become a high priority among IT executives.

STK enters database archiving market

StorageTek recently jumped into the database archiving market with its Life-Cycle Director software for IBM's DB2 database.

SVC for MDS supports non-IBM arrays

IBM, with partner Cisco Systems, has released a new version of its TotalStorage SAN Volume Controller (SVC) software for Cisco's MDS 9000 switches.

Tech Data, EMC target federal accounts

EMC and Tech Data last month expanded their distribution agreement to offer products and services to resellers and integrators targeting federal IT contracts, just in time for the end of the federal fiscal year, which ends on September 30.

Users receive a compliance wake-up call

A joint study recently conducted by AIIM, the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Association, and Kahn Consulting concludes that while organizations are making headway when it comes to information management and compliance, for the most part they are not doing enough.

Veritas to integrate backup, replication

Ships Storage Replicator 3.0

Business Briefs

Special Report

Case Studies: SMBs turn to SANs

Whether it's Fibre Channel or iSCSI, small and medium-sized businesses are realizing that SANs make more sense than direct-attached storage.

Storage In The Studio

EFILM relies on SANs and SATA

The production studio uses storage area networks for sharing hundreds of terabytes of digital content, and Serial ATA-based disk arrays to keep costs down.

Small studio requires huge storage

Cry Havoc uses disk arrays based on the latest generation of the venerable SCSI disk drive interface for high capacity and high performance.

Special effects and shared file systems

The Orphanage visual effects studio leverages a shared file system and a SAN to coordinate artists and save time and money.

Visual effects studio sticks with DAS

Although the trend is toward networked storage configurations such as SAN and NAS, Stargate Digital is sticking with direct-attached storage.


Key benefits of Serial Attached SCSI

SAS provides a number of advantages over parallel SCSI in the areas of performance, configuration flexibility, scalability, and reliability/availability.

What you need to build an iSCSI SAN

Here are some tips on what to look for in iSCSI target devices, including disk arrays, bridges, and tape libraries.

New Products

Snia On Storage

SNIA launches new education, certification programs

The SNIA Technology Center Institute offers vendor-neutral storage networking education for end users and storage integrators.


The Slow Moving Industry Standard

The Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) is slowly making its way through standards committees and is starting to show up in vendors' products. Although SMI-S is laudable in every respect, I think it's important for users to take a sober view of the standard and when they'll be able to reap the benefits.

This Issue

Image Available
Volume 8
Issue issue-9
September 2004