Analysts weigh in on backup, recovery issues
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
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
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
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.
NAS Market Overview: Issues and Trends
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.