Start-up acquires EMC technology for tape virtualization November 26, 2002
-- Framingham, MA-based start-up Diligent Technologies has acquired EMC's Israel-based R&D facility that specializes in developing software--including tape virtualization products that are currently on the market as an EMC brand--and other technologies Diligent plans to commercialize over the next nine months.
Entry-level NAS race heats up November 20, 2002
-- Network-attached storage (NAS) vendors are targeting small to mid-sized businesses that want increased capacity and performance beyond what typical entry-level NAS has delivered in the past. This month, several vendors announced products to meet these users' needs.
Users support SNIA's SAN certification program November 12, 2002
-- It's no secret that implementing and managing storage area networks (SANs) can be challenging. Leading SAN vendors have training programs, but one drawback to those programs is that they're not exactly vendor-neutral. That's one reason why the Storage Networking Industry Association (<a href="http://www.snia.org">www.snia.org</a>) established the SNIA Fibre Channel SAN certification program.
Microsoft touts 'SAN friendliness' November 6, 2002
-- A major highlight of the storage features that will debut next year with Microsoft's .NET Server will be its storage area network (SAN) support, including flexible volume mounting, boot-from-SAN, optimized drivers for Fibre Channel, and enhanced host bus adapter (HBA) management.
Network Appliance enters SAN market November 1, 2002
-- Network Appliance recently entered the storage area network (SAN) market with the FAS900—a fabric-attached storage device that combines network-attached storage (NAS) and SAN functionality in one box.
Start-ups address end-user pain points November 1, 2002
-- A trio of newcomers is attempting to break through the cacophony of start-up announcements with products they claim address common shortcomings of mainstream alternatives.
Start-up feeding frenzy will benefit users November 1, 2002
-- According to PriMetrica Inc. (www.storagewatch.com), 190 storage vendors—the majority being start-ups—have received funding over the last two years.
Spinnaker takes on EMC, NetApp November 1, 2002
-- Spinnaker Networks, a Pittsburgh-based start-up, is looking to take on EMC and Network Appliance with its first network-attached storage (NAS) product—SpinServer 3300—which leverages a distributed file system for scaling up to 512 servers.
Quantum spins off NAS business November 1, 2002
-- Citing a need to concentrate on its data-protection line, Quantum recently spun off its network-attached storage (NAS) business into a new company called Snap Appliance Inc.
Distributed file systems enhance NAS November 1, 2002
-- Forrester Research studies show that storage management can cost a company seven times the original equipment outlay—a fact that every IT manager understands all too well by now.
Disk-to-disk increases backup-and-restore speeds November 1, 2002
-- Fast backup and recovery of data has been facilitated by two recent developments: disk-to-disk backup/recovery and "data typing," in which applications and data types are prioritized by importance to improve business continuance.
Consultants urge IT to build strategic storage plans November 1, 2002
-- While some IT shops have built strategic storage plans, analysts say the adoption rate should be much higher, especially among mid-sized and large companies about to embark on large storage investments (e.g., a storage area network) or those looking to standardize their storage environments.
Business continuity planning and technologies November 1, 2002
-- When critical business data is lost, every minute that goes by means missing information, lost revenue opportunities, and perhaps even the closing of a department or company.
ARM software saves time, money November 1, 2002
-- If you're acquainted with the ARM acronym, then you know why the industry is buzzing about it and why vendors are racing to bring such products to market.
Applications-centric path to managing storage November 1, 2002
-- A popular practice of storage vendors is to use statistical data to hype the implementation of an architectural model like storage area network (SAN) or the acquisition of a particular product such as a storage management application.
Sun acquires Pirus, furthers N1 strategy November 1, 2002
-- With its upcoming acquisition of hybrid switch maker Pirus Networks, Sun Microsystems is rounding out its Network One (N1) strategy for combining data resources into a single system.
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