Table of Contents
News Analysis Trends
IBM last month set its sites on the small to medium-sized business (SMB) market with three product introductions.
Particularly if you use Serial ATA (SATA)-based disk arrays, you may be a candidate for RAID 6, which provides an added level of data protection versus more-conventional RAID configurations such as RAID 5.
This month, EMC upped the ante in the high-end storage market with shipments of its biggest array to date.
Hitachi Data Systems recently began shipping two new product lines for the midrange market.
NeoPath Networks and Acopia Networks recently added features to their network file management (NFM) product lines.
Overland Storage recently acquired Zetta Systems, a privately held developer of real-time data-protection software.
Seagate and Western Digital recently began production shipments of Serial ATA (SATA) drives designed for non-desktop applications.
Xyratex Ltd. is nearing completion of its acquisition of nStor Technologies in a cash deal valued at approximately $21.2 million.
Snia On Storage
The Storage Networking Industry Association’s CDP group defines continuous data protection and explains the potential benefits.
Periodically, we step outside our mainstream IT storage milieu and take a look at the unique storage requirements of specific vertical industries.
In the second part of a two-part series, we look at content-addressed storage (CAS) products from some of the founding members of the CAS community.
Storage In The Studio
Advanced file systems solve some of the problems associated with digital intermediate (DI) environments and postproduction workflow inefficiencies.
With SANs and NAS, studios are addressing the unique requirements of digital content creation.
Higher-resolution content is driving the need for huge storage capacities and high-speed bandwidth.
As opposed to adding advanced features such as automated management, vendors are concentrating on expanding their support for heterogeneous platforms and specific applications.
In an earlier report on the progress of information life-cycle management (ILM) initiatives in IT organizations, a few users and analysts were quick to note one obstacle to more widespread ILM adoption.