CA rolls out new ARCserve release
Computer Associates this week announced the general availability of BrightStor ARCserve Backup r11. Company officials say that highlights of the latest version of the software include support for Microsoft's Virtual Shadow Copy Service (VSS), Windows Powered NAS and Windows Storage Server 2003, and a Microsoft Exchange agent that allows for document-level backup and restore.
SANRAD, Xiran ship iSCSI products
After three years of fits and starts and false expectations, some analysts predict that 2004 will finally be The Year of iSCSI. Although end-user adoption is still miniscule, the rate of iSCSI product introductions is picking up, mostly from relatively new players. Two of the more recent iSCSI introductions came from SANRAD and Xiran (and Adaptec is expected to introduce external iSCSI disk arrays next week).
Veritas acquires Ejasent
Veritas is expected to finalize its $59 million acquisition of virtualization technology start-up Ejasent at the end of the month. Mountain View, CA-based Ejasent specializes in application virtualization, and Veritas plans to use the technology to enhance its own product line.
Serial ATA to take off in 2004
Few disk drive interfaces have generated the buzz that Serial ATA (SATA) is generating. And based on drive shipment predictions, it's easy to understand why.
Maranti touts 'application-aware controllers'
More than a year after it was expected to begin shipments, start-up Maranti Networks last month released its CoreSTOR Adaptive Storage Services Platforms, which the company generically refers to as network storage services controllers.
The ABCs of ILM
Information life-cycle management (ILM), or data life-cycle management, is quickly becoming one of the storage industry's most overused and abused terms.
NetApp, Veritas push DLM, D2D backup
This quarter, Network Appliance's alliance with Veritas will yield integrated products targeting data life-cycle management (DLM) and regulatory compliance as the result of an expanded partnership announced last August.
NetApp furthers 'storage-grid' vision
Network Appliance is continuing to move forward with the storage grid strategy it outlined in November when it announced the acquisition of Spinnaker Networks.
iSCSI and TCP/IP offload engines
TOEs relieve CPUs from protocol processing, but whether or not you need them in an iSCSI environment depends on application requirements.
I-L-M, buy-from-me, M-O-N-E-Y
We—and most likely <i>you</i>, too—have recently been barraged by vendors touting their information life-cycle management (ILM) strategies, products, visions, and snake oil.
Gateway enters SAN, NAS markets
In a move that may propel the company into the competitive storage area network (SAN) market, Gateway recently announced that it will resell Hitachi Data Systems' Thunder 9500V series storage systems.
ExaGrid crisscrosses the competition
While larger and more-established vendors are knee-high in visions of utility computing, start-up ExaGrid is making final preparations for the release of its Grid Protected Storage architecture, a framework analysts say creates a utility-computing-like environment for a variety of integrated storage services.
Cloverleaf targets large SAN/NAS shops
Cloverleaf Communications has begun shipments of an Intelligent Storage Networking (iSN) system that includes a storage administrator's wish list of software functionality.