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Products based on the next generation of Fibre Channel, which has a maximum throughput rate of 4Gbps, began trickling out early this year, and a deluge is expected in the fourth quarter.
When EMC’s Centera content-addressed storage (CAS) system hit the market in 2002, customers tried it with single applications such as e-mail, imaging, etc.
According to IT consulting firm Gartner Inc., the storage software market grew 7.9% in 2003 and 12.3% in 2004, reaching $5.6 billion in total revenue.
This month, Microsoft released to manufacturing its first disk-to-disk (D2D) backup/recovery software, Data Protection Manager, designed to help companies reduce the time spent on data backup and recovery.
Citing customer demand for data security, Network Appliance is in the process of acquiring Decru, a privately owned storage security company, for approximately $272 million in cash and stock.
Once considered separate disciplines within IT organizations, enterprise content management (ECM) and storage management are converging.
Adoption of storage virtualization is accelerating in Fortune 1000 companies, with many IT organizations planning to implement virtualization first to manage unstructured data and NAS environments.
Implementing tiered hardware is actually the last step to take.
In the second part of our series we look at intelligent fabric devices from Brocade, Cisco, EMC, IBM, Maranti, MaXXan, and others.
In the first part of a two-part series, we look at object-based storage, or content-addressed storage (CAS), and “active archiving.
Features to look for include search, classification, tracking and auditing, policy enforcement, information movement, and access control.
A great thing about the storage industry is that innovation can spring from anywhere.
Most IT organizations impacted by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) have had more than nine months to work out the kinks in their efforts to comply with SOX Section 404, which went into effect last November.
Recent reports of missing data tapes out of Bank of America, CitiGroup, and Time Warner highlight a growing concern in the industry about the potential security risks of saving data in clear-text format to tape media during backup, disaster recovery, and archival procedures.
The story Jim Livingston, technology architect and director of the Data Resource Center for the University of Utah Health Sciences Center (UUHSC), recounts is one that many IT administrators-particularly those at medium-sized and large enterprises-can relate to.
Microsoft’s recent release to the channel of its Data Protection Manager (DPM) backup/recovery software will no doubt fuel what is already one of the hottest trends in the storage industry: disk-to-disk backup.
Credit a healthy tape market to the popularity of LTO, IT initiatives such as compliance, and applications such as ILM.