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Industry News and Analysis

InMage focuses on data continuity
With the release earlier this week of its DR-Scout product, InMage, a start-up led by Brocade co-founder Kumar Malavalli, claims it is making it easier--and more affordable--for mid-tier users to protect their data, as well as consolidate data at remote offices.
EMC adds iSCSI to Clariion arrays
EMC's announcement earlier this week of support for native iSCSI on its Clariion disk arrays is expected to accelerate end-user adoption of iSCSI-based IP SANs.
Deepfile reinvents itself, narrows focus
One of the biggest problems users run into when trying to meet regulatory requirements for unstructured data types (e.g., e-mail and files) is determining what data needs to be saved for compliance purposes and what data doesn't.
STK targets fixed content, compliance
StorageTek this week expanded its write-once, read-many (WORM) capabilities beyond tape to include disk media with the introduction of its Lifecycle Fixed Content Manager (LFCM) 100, a SATA-based disk system for the long-term storage of fixed content and compliance-related data--in particular, e-mail.
ONStor ships low-cost NAS gateway
ONStor last month marked its one-year anniversary with the introduction of its second product, the Bobcat NAS Gateway.
VARs, users weigh in on Symantec-Veritas deal
There was no shortage of financial analysts willing to weigh in on the blockbuster Symantec-Veritas acquisition back in December when the deal was announced.
Sorting out disk drive options
Q: What type of disk drive should I use?
SNIA sets aggressive goals for SMI-S
SMI-S 1.1 will include services for NAS, host volume management, performance monitoring, health/fault management, iSCSI, policy management, and security enhancements.
SMBs address data-protection issues
<i>InfoStor</i> recently took a look at how four small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are tackling their data-protection challenges.
Overland intros software PACs
Overland Storage last month introduced the first in a series of software application PACs, or modules, for its REO series of disk-to-disk (D2D) backup-and-recovery appliances.
Make way for SATA II
Serial ATA (SATA) disk drives took the market by storm last year, and the popularity of high capacity (400GB per drive), low-cost SATA subsystems is expected to continue unabated this year.
McData ships 256-port backbone director
Announces CNT acquisition
Compliance: Be afraid, be very afraid
Just kidding. I don&rsquo;t want to fan the Y2K-like hysteria surrounding regulatory compliance.
Case Studies: How users are addressing regulatory compliance
If you&rsquo;re in the healthcare or financial industries, regulatory compliance has likely become a significant issue over the past couple of years.
Capacity planning for storage on demand
Successful capacity planning is a prerequisite to supplying storage on demand in a storage utility model.
Building a SAN for SMBs, part 7: Build a SAN in less than an hour
Hewlett-Packard and QLogic combine forces to develop HP&rsquo;s SMB SAN Kit.
Veritas courts SMBs with BE 10.0
Virtually every storage vendor is going after the SMB, or SME, market, and Veritas is no exception.