Analysts weigh in on backup, recovery issues February 25, 2004
-- Before you give yourself a pat on the back for a backup-and-recovery job well done, the Enterprise Storage Group (ESG) consulting firm says you might want to take a good look at your backup plan from a business, not just a technology, perspective.
Sandial emphasizes SAN performance, QoS February 18, 2004
-- Last week, start-up Sandial formally introduced its Shadow 14000 storage backbone switch. The company began initial shipments in October and claims more than 20 customers, including New Balance, First Data, and Wide Horizon.
Veritas focuses on mid-tier backup February 10, 2004
-- When it comes to backing up data, mid-tier users are often put in the position of having to either invest big dollars in enterprise-class products that are too feature-rich for their data-protection needs or settle on low-end products that can fall short of requirements.
IBM beefs up NAS-SAN gateway February 4, 2004
-- Hoping to take advantage of one of the hottest segments of the network-attached storage (NAS) market--NAS-SAN gateways--IBM recently announced its high-end TotalStorage NAS Gateway 500, which will replace its midrange 300G NAS gateway. International Data Corp. (IDC) expects the market for NAS gateways to grow at a CAGR of more than 46% through 2007.
Survey reveals user interest in D2D backup February 1, 2004
-- A recent <i>InfoStor</i> reader survey reveals continued strong interest in disk-to-disk (D2D) and disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T) backup technologies.
Super tape shoot-out: SDLT vs. LTO February 1, 2004
-- With the introduction of the SDLT 600 the tables are turned in performance and manageability–at least for the time being.
BlueArc claims to eliminate NAS 'islands' February 1, 2004
-- BlueArc claims it has solved the "islands-of-storage" dilemma that plagues administrators who need to scale network-attached storage (NAS) file systems.
ADIC offers iSCSI backup options February 1, 2004
-- Some consultants and vendors believe backup will be the first real "killer app" for iSCSI storage area networks (SANs), just as it was for Fibre Channel SANs.
NAS Market Overview: Issues and Trends February 1, 2004
-- The network-attached storage market is on the verge of another wave of innovations that will at least in part solve issues such as NAS management, scalability, and convergence with SANs.