Trio demonstrates 'wire-speed' iSCSI SAN January 30, 2002
-- In an effort to prove the viability of storage area networks (SANs) based on the emerging iSCSI standard, three vendors demonstrated a configuration running at "wire speed" over Gigabit Ethernet. Participating in the demo were Alacritech, Hitachi Data Systems, and Nishan Systems.
Software turns PC servers into NAS January 23, 2002
-- One-year-old San Francisco-based Mountain View Data (MVD) has created a software kit that allows OEMs to turn a standard PC server into a network-attached storage (NAS) appliance that supports Windows, Unix, and Macintosh files in addition to offering high-end features such as snapshots.
Will WideSky help EMC morph from caterpillar to butterfly? January 15, 2002
-- If other storage vendors cooperate with the WideSky initiative, it would let EMC software manage other vendors' hardware. If so, virtualization and IP storage would flip from threats to opportunities--if EMC can morph into a software company, that is.
NDMP acceptance grows, vendors target 4.0 spec January 9, 2002
-- The Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) is expected to gain a stronger foothold in the end-user community as several vendors plan to ship products compliant with the latest Version 4.0 specification over the next few months.
When good terms go bad January 1, 2002
-- Storage virtualization hit the scene a few years ago, initially from a small group of start-ups. At first, the concept seemed straightforward, provided you took the time for a few demos
NetApp announces NAS backup device January 1, 2002
-- In further evidence of a developing trend toward backup to disk (as part of a disk-to-disk-to-tape scheme), Network Appliance last month announced the NearStore family of network-attached storage (NAS) devices for backup consolidation
Tape library vendors embrace iSCSI January 1, 2002
-- A number of tape library vendors recently outlined their plans for supporting iSCSI, and each is going about it a different way.
iSCSI adapter vendors jockeying for position January 1, 2002
-- A number of network interface card (NIC) and host bus adapter (HBA) vendors are poised to enter the iSCSI market in the first half of 2002 with cards that offload TCP/IP and iSCSI protocol processing from host servers
Business Briefs January 1, 2002
-- <b>Veritas Software</b> is teaming with <b>IBM</b> to deliver storage management solutions for complex multi-vendor environments. IBM will add Veritas' products to its data infrastructure services for platforms including AIX, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, and Windows
BlueArc boosts NAS-SAN architecture January 1, 2002
-- Relative newcomer BlueArc is adding new features and functionality via silicon updates to its architecture over the next two quarters.
ATA puts the squeeze on SCSI January 1, 2002
-- Analysts say it is no longer a question of if, but when and just how much market share Serial ATA will take from SCSI over the next four years
Consortium to develop Serial SCSI spec January 1, 2002
-- In November, Compaq, IBM, LSI Logic, Maxtor, and Seagate formed a consortium to develop a serial-attached point-to-point SCSI (Serial SCSI) specification that the group says will complement Serial ATA in entry-level server markets
iSCSI SANs inch closer to reality January 1, 2002
-- End users are aware of the potential benefits of building storage networks based on the emerging iSCSI protocol, which enables block-level storage traffic over standard IP networks (IP SANs), but a number of gating factors have delayed adoption
Inside the SPC-1 benchmark January 1, 2002
-- The SPC Benchmark-1 (SPC-1), a standard performance measurement workload for enterprise network storage, produces both performance and price/performance results.