Trio demonstrates 'wire-speed' iSCSI SAN
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
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?
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
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.
NetApp announces NAS backup device
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
iSCSI adapter vendors jockeying for position
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
iSCSI SANs inch closer to reality
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
Consortium to develop Serial SCSI spec
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
<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
When good terms go bad
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