Users weigh de-dupe options November 26, 2008
-- End users are raising the level of conversation around data de-duplication to a discussion about data integrity, recoverability and ease of use, according to research from TechValidate.
CA offers SaaS-based DR service November 25, 2008
-- Add CA to the list of software vendors turning their data protection products into services. The company has announced the availability of CA Instant Recovery On Demand, a hosted and managed Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) version of its CA XOsoft High Availability technology...
Web hosting provider offers cloud storage November 24, 2008
-- Web hosting company The Planet is beefing up its services to include on-demand storage based on the Nirvanix Storage Delivery Network, a cloud storage platform.
Storage highlights from Supercomputing '08 November 21, 2008
-- A number of storage vendors used this week's Supercomputing '08 (SC08) conference in Austin to launch (or in some cases, pre-announce) systems designed primarily for high performance computing (HPC) environments.
IBM TS7650G ProtecTIER - Enterprise-class Data De-duplication November 14, 2008
-- The IBM System Storage TS7650G ProtecTIER De-duplication Gateway based on innovative Diligent ProtecTIER technology acquired by IBM in 2008, was designed to deliver the scalability, performance, and ease of use required to meet the data protection needs of midrange and enterprise-class data centers. This ESG Lab Report examines the enhanced ease of use, performance, and fault tolerance of the latest version of ProtecTIER inline de-duplication software running within a clustered pair of IBM TS7650G appliances.
Sun's SSD arrays hit the streets November 12, 2008
-- Sun Microsystems made good on its promise to ship new storage arrays designed to take advantage of high-performance solid-state disk (SSDs) drives this week
Cloud-based storage, part 3 November 11, 2008
-- As we have discussed in parts one and two of this three-part series, at the heart of cloud-based computing is a loosely coupled infrastructure that is self-healing,
SANmelody = storage virtualization panacea November 11, 2008
-- DataCore Software's SANmelody provides centralized disk virtualization software for small and medium-sized IT environments with 2TB to 32TB of usable disk space. In the same way that other forms of virtualization improve on server hardware, the notion behind SANmelody is to make disk configurations fail-safe, go-fast, and waste-free.
EMC unveils cloud storage platform November 10, 2008
-- The rumor mill has been working overtime since EMC's Joe Tucci first uttered the word "Maui" last November, hinting at a new storage platform for managing distributed, unstructured data. Some of EMC's competitors and the trade press went as far as to say the project was dead.</font></p>
The benefits of cloud-based storage, part 2 November 10, 2008
-- As discussed in part one of this three-part series (see What is cloud-based storage, part 1?), at the heart of cloud-based computing is a loosely coupled infrastructure
SSDs poised for the enterprise November 6, 2008
-- Although solid-state disk (SSD) drives have seen insignificant adoption in the PC market, considerable excitement exists in the enterprise space for these devices.
Disk Archiving for the 21st Century - New Strategies and Solutions to Improve Storage ROI November 6, 2008
Disk Archiving for the 21st Century - New Strategies & Solutions to Improve Storage ROI
Originally Broadcast: Nov 06, 2008 Overview:
With data growth rates in the 50% - 100% range for most enterprises today and IT budgets declining, it's clear that legacy approaches to managing storage capacity growth need to be rethought. The fact that, for most enterprises, the performance requirements of 70% to 90% of the data currently sitting on expensive primary storage can be met much more cost-effectively with an active archival storage platform provides an opportunity to drastically cut the average blended $/GB most organizations are paying to house all their storage (primary and secondary). The customer problem is how to cost-effectively manage explosive data growth over time horizons on the order of decades while at the same time meeting the demands of new regulatory requirements, such as e-discovery.
This session will present new archiving strategies and solutions that answer the needs of 21st century businesses. It will look at why yesterday's technologies, such as tape or tiered storage devices, fail to address both long term archiving requirements and cost efficiencies required by today's enterprises. Presenters will include case studies to demonstrate the real business benefits and cost savings enterprise can achieve by adopting a 21st century data archiving strategy.
Omneon MediaGrid - Content-Aware, Active Storage for the Enterprise November 4, 2008
-- The MediaGrid storage system from Omneon combines industry-standard server hardware, capacity-rich SATA drives and custom software to meet the performance and capacity needs of IT organizations faced with the unique capacity and performance challenges associated with the storage, editing, and distribution of multi-media and video content. This report explores how the Omneon MediaGrid handles petabytes of capacity with near-linear performance scalability while reducing the management and reliability challenges typically associated with storing rich media on a traditional storage system.
Products November 1, 2008
-- Each month, InfoStor rounds up timely new product announcements, providing a buyer?s guide for professionals.
The hottest technologies at SNW November 1, 2008
-- Cruising the exhibit booths, press conferences, sessions, and bars at the Storage Networking World conference, which we did last month, is always a good barometer of what technologies and trends are hot.
What are the key differentiators in SAN switches and adapters? November 1, 2008
-- Unlike the market for, say, Fibre Channel disk arrays, the markets for Fibre Channel switches and host bus adapters (HBAs) are not crowded. In both cases, two vendors essentially comprise a duopoly in terms of market share: Brocade and Cisco in switches, and Emulex and QLogic in HBAs.
Online backup services gain traction November 1, 2008
-- It has become painfully evident to many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that they don?t have the budgets or the personnel to effectively manage their own backups.
Online backup services gain traction November 1, 2008
-- It has become painfully evident to many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that they don't have the budgets or the personnel to effectively manage their own backups.
Briefs November 1, 2008
-- This section takes on late-breaking business and partnership news written for industry insiders.
ESG Insights: What?s next for NAS? November 1, 2008
-- The information we store today is very different from the information we stored 30 years ago. In the past few years, every electronic device has become a content capture and sharing device.
HP nears LeftHand acquisition November 1, 2008
-- Hewlett-Packard made a move to strengthen its presence in the iSCSI SAN market last month when the company announced it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire LeftHand Networks for $360 million in cash.
Analyst View: Do you need thin provisioning? November 1, 2008
-- Thin provisioning has become one of the hottest storage technologies. There is some consensus among vendors and end users regarding what thin provisioning means?fundamentally or theoretically?but to level the field, let?s define the concept for the purpose of this article.