Deploying virtual servers in a SAN environment September 26, 2008
-- <strong>September 27, 2008</strong> -- IT organizations are turning more and more to server virtualization as a means to transform data centers into "service-centric" shared pools of resources
Server virtualization: Storage-based performance 'gotchas' September 26, 2008
-- Server virtualization has become an irresistible force sweeping into the world's data centers. With compelling cost and management savings from server consolidation, server virtualization's future seems secure. Or is it?
IBM SAN Volume Controller - Optimizing Storage Utilization and Availability September 25, 2008
-- IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) is a network-based storage virtualization solution with over 13,000 appliances shipped running in more than 4,300 systems worldwide. This report documents the results of ESG Lab testing of IBM SVC performed in 2006 with a focus on the fundamentals of network based storage virtualization including ease of use, non-disruptive virtualization, data mobility and copy services. The enhanced storage utilization and availability capabilities of SVC 4.3 as validated by ESG Lab in 2008 are also presented.
Overland adds midrange NAS September 25, 2008
-- Overland Storage filled a gap in its family of distributed NAS systems and upgraded its operating system and replication software this week when the company announced availability of the Snap Server 620
Next-Generation Scalable NAS for Digital Media September 25, 2008
Next-Generation Scalable NAS for Digital Media
Originally Broadcast: Sep 25, 2008
The digital industry is in the midst of unprecedented growth and transformation. With so many ways to capture and share digital information, Web 2.0 businesses like social networking sites have propelled the growth and consumption of user generated rich media like photos, graphics, music and video files.
For video portals, live sports events and other online entertainment, the Internet is the vehicle for delivering on-demand digital content. Traditional broadcasting companies are also leveraging the Internet to deliver premium content in high-definition for on-demand viewing. As digital content and delivery evolve, both traditional enterprises and Web 2.0 companies need a solution that can scale to meet increasing demands.
Managing and delivering rich media files requires a special storage infrastructure. Attend this webcast as Srikanth Venkataseshu of HP explores the company’s next generation of Scalable NAS and discusses how its high availability and massive scalability is uniquely suited to address the demands of this new and exciting digital era.
SNIA launches SSD initiative September 24, 2008
-- The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is stepping into the solid-state disk (SSD) fray by announcing the formation of the Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI),
Brocade ships encryption switches September 22, 2008
-- <b>September 22, 2008</b> -- Brocade today announced a pair of new switching products equipped with security features that provide fabric-wide encryption for data-at-rest. The company also unveiled its long-awaited integrated fabric management platform
Double-Take does DR for second-tier servers September 21, 2008
-- <strong>September 22, 2008</strong> -- Double-Take Software has released Livewire, a new disaster-recovery tool for second-tier servers that are low on the priority list in most DR plans.
VMworld product wrap-up September 19, 2008
-- Rounding out our coverage of announcements from the VMworld show this week ...
VMworld: EMC brings Symmetrix thin provisioning to VMware September 17, 2008
-- <B>September 17, 2008</B> -- At the VMworld conference in Las Vegas today, EMC announced a round of upgrades to its ControlCenter storage resource management (SRM) software: Application Discovery Manager and EMC Infra service desk system products
VMworld: Cisco blitzes VMworld with SAN products September 16, 2008
-- As Cisco Systems continues to flesh out its portfolio of products for unified networking, server virtualization has emerged as a major factor in determining the direction of Cisco's storage plans.
Rainfinity File Virtualization Appliance - Transparent, Heterogeneous File Storage Mobility September 16, 2008
-- Rainfinity is a family of file virtualization solutions from EMC that customers utilize to optimize storage across their file sharing environment. ESG Lab validated the Rainfinity File Virtualization Appliance and its ability to non-disruptively move datasets between NAS devices and file servers in a heterogeneous, multi-protocol environment.
VMworld: FalconStor virtualizes SANs, replication for VMware September 16, 2008
-- <strong>September 16, 2008 </strong>-- At the VMworld conference in Las Vegas this week, FalconStor Software unveiled a new virtual appliance that creates iSCSI SANs based on the internal storage resources of a VMware server
VMworld: Symantec adds VM support to Backup Exec September 15, 2008
-- <strong>September 15, 2008</strong>--At the VMworld show in Las Vegas today, Symantec announced that the latest release of its Backup Exec product line includes support for data and system recovery for virtual and conventional physical systems from a single console.
Caringo introduces CAS router September 12, 2008
-- <strong>September 12, 2008</strong>--In an effort to expand the capabilities of its CAStor CAS clusters, Caringo is set to announce a new router that can move data based on metadata values.
Evaluating ROBO data protection September 11, 2008
-- <b>September 12, 2008</b> -- Although remote office and branch office (ROBO) environments host a large percentage of a company's critical data, they usually receive short shrift in terms of data protection.
Xsigo beefs up virtual I/O director September 11, 2008
-- <B>September 11, 2008</b> -- Xsigo Systems this week has launched the VP780x2, a faster, lower-cost version of its virtual I/O director with a new batch of management tools that map the links between virtual servers and physical switch ports
NEC unveils grid storage system September 9, 2008
-- <b>September 9, 2008</b> -- NEC today announced the second generation of its HYDRAstor HS8 grid storage system with new storage and compute nodes that bring higher capacities and faster speeds at a lower cost than its first-generation products.
ProStor's RDX gains momentum September 8, 2008
-- <b>September 9, 2008 </b>-- When ProStor Systems and its partners began shipping RDX removable hard disk drive (RHDD) technology almost two years ago, there were questions regarding whether the technology could gain a foothold in a backup market
InfoStor teams with Virtual Strategy Magazine September 2, 2008
-- <b>September 3, 2008</b> -- <em>InfoStor</em> magazine and infostor.com this week announced a partnership with <em>Virtual Strategy Magazine</em> (VSM), a leading online publication dedicated to covering virtualization trends, technologies, and products.
HP bundles EVA with clustering September 2, 2008
-- <B>September 2, 2008</b> -- Hewlett-Packard today announced a new virtual storage system comprised of an Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) 4400 topped with scalable NAS file serving software developed via HP's acquisition of PolyServe.
SSDs vs. HDDs: Pre-game warm-up September 1, 2008
-- The upcoming battle between solid-state disk (SSD) drives and traditional hard disk drives (HDDs) is looming, and the heat in the controversy is reminiscent of the old iSCSI vs. Fibre Channel debates, even though the game hasn’t really begun.
SSD flash drives enter the enterprise September 1, 2008
-- <p>Solid-state disk (SSD) drive manufacturers have solved most of the problems associated with flash memory technology, paving the way for use in enterprise-level storage systems.</p>
Storage buyers battle weak economy September 1, 2008
-- Economic downturns typically touch off budget cuts, and if IT buyers have not felt the squeeze yet you will: It’s coming and coming fast. As a result, some promising new storage technologies are facing an uphill battle in terms of adoption and others may be shelved altogether.
Storage device trends for data centers September 1, 2008
-- Drive and interface options are multiplying, making it easier for integrators and OEMs to meet a wider range of end-user requirements.
What’s in a name? September 1, 2008
-- You know that awkward feeling; it happens in a meeting with a client or a vendor, or with your team or your manager.
SSD flash drives enter the enterprise September 1, 2008
-- Solid-state disk (SSD) drive manufacturers have solved most of the problems associated with flash memory technology, paving the way for use in enterprise-level storage systems.
De-dupe inches into VTL backup September 1, 2008
-- The exodus from tape-to disk-based backup is well underway as IT managers attempt to find a way-any way-to escape the money pit that is tape management.
Disaster-recovery management comes of age September 1, 2008
-- DRM collects information from DR processes to identify vulnerabilities in the recovery paths. It mitigates these gaps by repairing them or providing administrators with detailed, actionable reports, which fulfills many DR requirements.
Briefs September 1, 2008
-- This section takes on late-breaking business and partnership news written for industry insiders.
EMC loads up midrange arrays September 1, 2008
-- EMC last month began shipping the Clariion CX4 Series of midrange disk arrays, which bring together a myriad of features and functions-including flash-based solid-state disk (SSD) drives, disk spin-down technology and dual-protocol SAN connectivity-that have previously been unavailable to midrange customers in a single array.
NetApp de-dupes competitors' arrays September 1, 2008
-- NetApp has fired a shot across the respective bows of its competitors with the announcement that its V-Series family of storage virtualization controllers can now front-end primary storage systems from any vendor with virtualization and data de-duplication capabilities.
Pivot3 combines server, storage virtualization September 1, 2008
-- Pivot3 is hoping to break out of its niche role as a storage provider for the digital video surveillance market with the debut this month of a new platform for the masses that runs both server virtualization and storage virtualization on one massive IP storage cluster.
Products September 1, 2008
-- Each month, InfoStor rounds up timely new product announcements, providing a buyer?s guide for professionals.