Software, services are the sweet spots
End-user spending in the overall storage market is expected to creep at an anemic 3.6% CAGR over the next few years, but spending on storage software and services will increase more rapidly and garner a larger share of the market, according to research from International Data Corp.
IBM delivers on SVC promise
In adding support for EMC's complete line of CLARiiON CX disk arrays to its SAN Volume Controller (SVC) virtualization software, analysts say IBM has taken one small step for storage networking and one giant step for users.
Hitachi targets SMBs with SATA array
Hitachi Data Systems yesterday announced availability of its first disk array for the small to medium-sized business (SMB) market--the Serial ATA-based Thunder 9520V Workgroup Modular Storage System.
VARs/integrators/users share D2D experiences
Disk-to-disk (D2D) or disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T) backup architectures are rapidly gaining acceptance by IT organizations constrained by their reliance on tape-based backup and restore.
Crosswalk software aimed at mid-market
Start-up Crosswalk Inc. is targeting the "M" part of the SMB (small to medium-sized business) market with storage management software that is based on a unique (at least in the midrange market, according to analysts) knowledge base engine.
CommVault rolls out next-gen software
With the recent release of its second-generation QiNetix platform, CommVault is taking further steps to differentiate its software from traditional backup-and-recovery applications as well as specialized storage management suites from a variety of vendors, including AppIQ and CreekPath.
Adoption of fabric-based intelligence stalled
Two recent surveys conducted by the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) consulting firm suggest that vendors, not users, are in control of the emerging fabric-based intelligence market.