Legato shores up portfolio with OTG acquisition February 27, 2002
-- Legato Systems says its planned acquisition of OTG Software, a developer of data storage, data access, and e-mail management software, will result in tangible benefits for end users as early as next quarter. The combined company will reportedly unveil a detailed integration plan and product road map at the close of the deal, which could be as early as May.
Intel ships iSCSI host adapter February 20, 2002
-- Next month, Intel is expected to begin shipments of a Gigabit Ethernet adapter that is optimized for iSCSI storage applications, enabling the creation of IP-based storage area networks (SANs). According to International Data Corp., the iSCSI market is expected to ramp up later this year, growing to almost $2.5 billion by 2005. Eventually, iSCSI is expected to provide an alternative to Fibre Channel at the low end of the SAN market.
Netreon addresses low-cost SAN management February 13, 2002
-- Recently spun off from parent corporation Peerless Systems, Netreon is eyeing the midrange storage area network (SAN) market--a segment it claims has not been serviced by more-established SAN management software vendors.
StorageNetworks bets on software February 6, 2002
-- StorageNetworks put another feather in its software and services cap with a contract win from IT services company EDS, but it also hopes the contract will make a strong impact on the network storage management software market.
Network storage options: FC vs. IP February 1, 2002
-- This year, IP will emerge as an alternative to Fibre Channel for building storage area networks, presenting end users with new options
NDMP acceptance growing February 1, 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 quarter
Software turns PC servers into NAS February 1, 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
New Products February 1, 2002
-- Inrange Technologies recently began a "controlled introduction" of a 256-port Fibre Channel director-class switch, which is part of the company's IN-VSN FC/9000 family
Holographic storage on the horizon February 1, 2002
-- The race is on to commercialize holographic data storage technology. However, products may still be a few years away
Business Briefs February 1, 2002
-- <b>Vixel</b> and <b>BlueArc</b> have signed an OEM agreement, whereby BlueArc's Si7500 Storage System will incorporate Vixel's Fibre Channel switches to provide high-speed connectivity and path redundancy between servers and storage arrays
Early adopters make the case for virtualization February 1, 2002
-- Despite a strong push by nearly a dozen vendors to promote the technology and an almost year-long media/analyst campaign to educate users about its varied benefits, storage virtualization has yet to gain a solid footing in the IT community
Former SSPs target backup/recovery February 1, 2002
-- While storage service providers (SSPs) have shrugged off the SSP business model and label, they are focusing on backup-and-recovery services, which provide one-half to two-thirds of all SSP revenue, according to Adam Couture, senior analyst at the Gartner Inc. consulting firm, in San Jose, CA