Seagate to offer Serial ATA drive June 26, 2002
-- Seagate Technology this week became the first disk drive manufacturer to announce plans for a Serial ATA product family. The company says it will offer a native Serial ATA interface as an option to its new Barracuda ATA V drive this fall.
Dell to resell FalconStor software June 19, 2002
-- FalconStor and Dell Computer's software and peripherals unit have inked a reseller agreement that authorizes Dell to resell FalconStor's IPStor storage software suite. Both companies announced the agreement this week.
SGI delivers heterogeneous, shared file system June 12, 2002
-- This month, SGI delivered a version of its CXFS shared file system software that supports heterogeneous platforms, including Solaris and Windows NT. Previous versions of CXFS, which was introduced in 1999, supported only SGI's IRIX operating system. This latest version has been in development for three years.
StorageNetworks shifts focus to software June 5, 2002
-- Former storage service provider (SSP) pioneer StorageNetworks is shifting gears to focus on delivering storage management software while continuing to support its managed service customers.
SPC releases benchmark results June 1, 2002
-- The Storage Performance Council has begun posting results of the SPC Benchmark 1 (SPC-1) tests, which are designed to test performance of disk subsystems.
StoneFly virtualizes IP SANs June 1, 2002
-- Last week, start-up StoneFly Networks began shipments of storage virtualization appliances designed specifically for IP storage area networks (SANs) based on the emerging iSCSI protocol.
SNIA builds two end-user councils June 1, 2002
-- The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is recruiting end users to be part of its Consumer Advisory Council (CAC), one of two councils providing feedback to SNIA's vendor membership.
Serial ATA: The truth behind the hype June 1, 2002
-- Beyond being a replacement for Parallel ATA (and an alternative to SCSI and Fibre Channel), Serial ATA will provide benefits in NAS/SAN configurations.
To collocate or not to collocate June 1, 2002
-- I need to arrange for off-site data storage for a small data center with three servers (e-mail, database, and file server) and roughly 500GB.
Quantum bets on Linux for midrange NAS June 1, 2002
-- Almost nine months after acquiring Connex's assets, including its Linux development team, Quantum has incorporated a Linux-based operating system into its new Guardian 14000 midrange network-attached storage (NAS) server.
Hitachi, IBM consolidate disk-drive operations June 1, 2002
-- In April, Hitachi Ltd. and IBM announced the intent to combine their hard-disk-drive operations into a stand-alone, joint venture company that may become the third-largest drive manufacturer in the world, according to analysts.
EMC targets 'content addressable storage' June 1, 2002
-- EMC last month rattled storage markets with the announcement of Centera—a purpose-built online storage system for fixed content—a partner list of more than 30 vendors, and a new division devoted to Centera development.
Alacritech, HP boost NAS performance June 1, 2002
-- A testing lab recently proved a significant increase in network-attached storage (NAS) performance using Alacritech's "integrated storage network interface card"
Hospital goes digital with Centera June 1, 2002
-- Ellen Maloney, vice president of outpatient services at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, is about to implement a 5TB Centera system along with a picture archive and communication (PAC) system.
Is ASA Veritas' answer to EMC's Auto IS? June 1, 2002
-- At its recent Vision conference, Veritas Software took the wraps off its new software strategy, and in doing so, raised more than a few industry eyebrows.
NAS versus SAN all over again June 1, 2002
-- Some end users are bucking conventional wisdom and using NAS filers for RDBMS-based applications. The appeal: simplicity and cost.
N+I attendees weigh in on storage networking June 1, 2002
-- I was anxious to see the results from a storage networking survey conducted at last month's Networld+Interop show, primarily because it polled networking professionals who may or may not be involved with the storage side of their businesses.