ADIC Completes Hat Trick January 31, 2001
-- In its third acquisition in as many years, Redmond, WA-based storage vendor Advanced Digital Information Corporation (ADIC) today announced plans to purchase Pathlight Technology, a privately owned manufacturer of storage area network (SAN) products, in an effort to broaden its overall storage portfolio.
Little Mountain Group Acquired by QLogic January 31, 2001
-- ALISO VIEJO, CA -- QLogic Corporation earlier this month acquired the outstanding common stock of Little Mountain Group, Inc. for a combination of cash and stock that could reach as high as $30 million over four years.
Netreon Demos Directory-Based SAN Management January 31, 2001
-- Although the product won't ship until at least this summer, Netreon recently provided a glimpse into the future of Windows 2000-based SAN management with a 'proof of concept' demonstration of directory-based software.
Jiro Adoption Picks Up Steam January 24, 2001
-- Sun Microsystems is hoping that recent support from a handful of component and software vendors - most notably, Veritas Software - will help drive adoption of its Jiro technology, especially among other software and systems vendors.
Cereva Targets Internet Storage January 24, 2001
-- Marlborough, MA-based startup Cereva Networks came out of stealth mode last month when it announced an Internet storage system capable of scaling to almost one petabyte (PB), accelerating content delivery, and simplifying infrastructures for Internet data centers (IDCs) and service providers, the company claims.
Storage Vendors Turn to Linux for Quick Fix January 22, 2001
-- As evidence of the growing appeal of Linux in non-server-specific markets, San Francisco-based Linuxcare, a provider of professional services and solutions for Linux and other open-source technologies, last month announced strategic partnerships with storage vendors Hewlett-Packard, Maxtor, Network Appliance, Silicon Graphics, Sun Microsystems, and Tricord Systems.
Sun to Acquire SRM Vendor January 2, 2001
-- In a stock-for-stock swap valued at $400 million, Sun later this quarter is expected to finalize its acquisition of storage resource management (SRM) software vendor HighGround Systems. The deal, which has been widely applauded by analysts, lends credibility to Sun's open-storage initiative and, by default, makes the company a leader in the fast-growing SRM market.
Comdisco Hops on SSP Bandwagon January 2, 2001
-- Comdisco is staking claim to a piece of the fast-growing storage service provider (SSP) market by launching a managed storage services division. The Comdisco Storage Services (CSS) division will plan, build, and manage on-site storage area network (SAN) and network-attached storage (NAS) architectures.
SANs rely on storage virtualization January 1, 2001
-- A number of approaches exist for virtualizing heterogeneous storage environments, including SAN appliances, "SAN-in-a-box," and distributed enterprise solutions
Optical formats spar over 20GB mark January 1, 2001
-- Hitting the 20GB mark is the next milestone for high-capacity optical technology. So far, that magic number has eluded optical manufacturers and taken its toll on one company that couldn't deliver on its promise of higher capacity
New Products January 1, 2001
-- <b>Procom brings fault tolerance to NAS</b><br>Procom Technology's NetFORCE 3000 series of network-attached storage (NAS) appliances are based on Fibre Channel RAID controllers and a clustered, fail-over architecture
Software vendors speak out January 1, 2001
-- Tivoli tests show that data movers (i.e., bridges or routers) are less available and less robust than application servers are.
Tricord targets server appliance market January 1, 2001
-- While other vendors are largely focusing on storage area network (SAN) applications, Minneapolis-based Tricord Systems last month announced plans to bring "aggregation" technology-a type of virtualization software-to the server appliance market later this quarter
Tape library requirements for SANs January 1, 2001
-- Storage area networks demand connectivity options, high availability for shared environments, and storage resource management software
Sun to acquire SRM vendor January 1, 2001
-- In a stock-for-stock swap valued at $400 million, Sun later this quarter is expected to finalize its acquisition of storage resource management (SRM) software vendor HighGround Systems
NAS muscles into the limelight January 1, 2001
-- For the past few years, most of the glory-and excessive hype-in the storage industry has centered on storage area networks (SANs). But over the last few months, the considerably older network-attached storage (NAS) seems to be pushing SANs somewhere to the left of center stage
Conference targets I/O, InfiniBand January 1, 2001
-- Next month, the e-Commerce Infrastruc-ture Technology Conference and Tradeshow (eCIT) hopes to bring together InfiniBand users before the new architecture hits the streets in volume over the next two to three years
Business Briefs January 1, 2001
-- Dell Computer is partnering with Imation to establish its most recent Dell Technology Solutions Center (DTSC)
Block-level storage over IP January 1, 2001
-- The following Q&A-an interview with storage analyst Steve Duplessie, with a focus on iSCSI-was excerpted from an online chat session hosted by www.searchstorage.com, a Web-based search engine site for storage-related articles and information (searchstorage.com). Questions were posted by end users
Comdisco hops on SSP bandwagon January 1, 2001
-- Comdisco is staking claim to a piece of the fast-growing storage service provider (SSP) market by launching a managed storage services division
EMC attacks midrange NAS January 1, 2001
-- Taking aim at network-attached storage (NAS) leader Network Appliance, EMC's recent entry into the midrange market is bad news for all NAS players but good news for end users looking for more choices in a market dominated by a handful of vendors
Maxoptix buys Breece Hill January 1, 2001
-- On the heels of securing more than $18 million in funding to further finance development of its new optical storage products, Maxoptix acquired tape automation manufacturer Breece Hill Technologies last month for an undisclosed amount
HDSA promotes automated storage January 1, 2001
-- Hoping to promote removable storage technologies such as tape and optical libraries, the non-profit High Density Storage Association (HDSA) was launched last month