Industry News and Analysis

Storage pro on the lam
October 30, 2009 -- Storage pro on the lam
Lab Review: Bridging the archive-backup divide
October 30, 2009 -- With the introduction of government regulations for strict archiving of particular data along with new backup technologies such as disk-to-disk backup and data deduplication, IT must now bridge that divide with a flexible archiving solution that easily integrates into current IT procedures.
Bridging the archive-backup divide
October 30, 2009 -- With the introduction of government regulations for strict archiving of particular data along with new backup technologies such as disk-to-disk backup and data deduplication, IT must now bridge that divide with a flexible archiving solution that easily integrates into current IT procedures.
Storspeed accelerates NAS with caching appliance
October 29, 2009 -- <p>Storspeed, a new player in the storage market, emerged from stealth mode earlier this month ...</p>
Data Protection for Virtual Environments
October 29, 2009 -- Data Protection for Virtual Environments Originally Broadcast: Oct 29, 2009 Overview: Join us on this webcast to learn how technology used in Syncsort BEX can dramatically reduce virtual machine backup time and impact, making backup fast, efficient and reliable.
Recent announcements from:
October 28, 2009 -- 3PAR, Asigra, Brocade, Intel and Thales.
VARs rank vendors
October 26, 2009 -- VARs rank vendors
One vendor too many?
October 24, 2009 -- One vendor too many?
Data deduplication: When, why, where and how?
October 23, 2009 -- <strong>October 26, 2009</strong> -- The advantages of data deduplication are obvious, but there are a variety of deployment options.
Zetta delivers NAS-based cloud service
October 22, 2009 -- Cloud storage startup Zetta has announced the commercial availability of its on-demand NAS service and is positioning the cloud as a cost-effective alternative to traditional methods of storing tier-2 data.
VARs upbeat about Q4
October 21, 2009 -- VARs upbeat about Q4
Recent announcements from:
October 21, 2009 -- BlueArc, i365, IBM, InQuinox, Micron, Moonwalk, ParaScale, QLogic, Sorrento Networks and Zmanda.
Quantum offers NAS-based dedupe appliances
October 21, 2009 -- Quantum is out to expand its presence in the disk-based backup market through a new line of NAS-based disk backup and data deduplication appliances for midrange customers.
Riverbed accelerates more apps over WANs
October 20, 2009 -- Riverbed Technology is prepping the release of version 6.0 of the Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS), the software engine for the company's WAN acceleration and optimization appliances, with a slew of new features for speeding applications and storage traffic over the WAN.
Metalogix: Email archiving for $15 per mailbox
October 20, 2009 -- Metalogix recently released the 4.0 version of its Professional Archive Manager (PAM) for Exchange software, and a key lure for end users may be the pricing of the software -- $15 per mailbox, starting at a minimum of 100 mailboxes.
EMC refreshes Data Domain dedupe systems
October 19, 2009 -- EMC overhauled Data Domain's entry-level and midrange deduplication systems with a new batch of disk-based backup systems that offer more performance and capacity than previous generation models.
Brocade, Cisco eye mobile services market
October 17, 2009 -- Brocade, Cisco eye mobile services market
Check out the Channel Chargers
October 16, 2009 -- Check out the Channel Chargers
Product highlights from SNW
October 16, 2009 -- A number of vendors used this week's Storage Networking World (SNW) show in Phoenix to introduce new products. Here's a quick rundown.
AutoVirt tackles management of Windows file data
October 16, 2009 -- Software maker AutoVirt has released version 3.0 of its storage management and data migration software with new features for disaster recovery, business continuity, and archiving in Windows storage environments.
NEC adds iSCSI model to D-Series arrays
October 15, 2009 -- NEC's North American storage division is trying to tap into tight IT budgets with the recent debut of an iSCSI SAN array, as well as thin provisioning technology for its Fibre Channel disk arrays.
Recent announcements from:
October 14, 2009 -- Avnet Technology Solutions, Bus-Tech, Emulex, Fujitsu, Iron Mountain, Ixia, Overland Storage, LSI, ProStor Systems, Scale Computing, Sepaton and SGI.
Microsoft Hyper-V - Scalable, Native Server Virtualization for the Enterprise
October 14, 2009 -- This report documents hands-on testing of Microsoft Hyper-V - paying special attention to ease of deployment, management simplicity, scalability, and performance.
Quantum DXi-Series and Symantec NetBackup OpenStorage
October 14, 2009 -- In this report, ESG Lab examines DXi-Series appliances working in concert with the Symantec NetBackup OpenStorage interface to provide consolidated management and automated data protection services across multiple sites and multiple storage technologies.
BakBone ships NetVault with disk-based backup, dedupe features
October 14, 2009 -- BakBone Software is finally getting into the disk-based backup game with today's release of NetVault: Backup 8.5 and NetVault: SmartDisk for disk-based backup and data deduplication.
ExaGrid offers bigger backup systems, storage grids
October 13, 2009 -- ExaGrid Systems today launched a 10TB deduplicating disk-based backup system and expanded the maximum size of its storage grid to 100TB.
3PAR puts a new twist on thin provisioning
October 13, 2009 -- In an effort to keep thin provisioned volumes thin over time, 3PAR today released four new technologies designed to lower the costs associated with storage capacity over time.
Brocade on the block
October 13, 2009 -- Brocade on the block
SNW: SNIA attempts to clear up cloud confusion
October 12, 2009 -- The SNIA has formed the Cloud Storage Initiative (CSI), a new program to advance the development and adoption of the Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) standard.
The future of storage is cloudy
October 10, 2009 -- The future of storage is cloudy
Cisco launches UCS rack servers, CNAs
October 9, 2009 -- Cisco is diving deeper into the data center with the additions of rack-mount servers, memory extension technology, and a new line of converged network adapters (CNAs) to its Unified Computing System (UCS).
i365 offers cloud replication service
October 7, 2009 -- Seagate's storage software arm, i365, today announced a cloud storage-based replication service for medium-sized businesses that takes data offsite to the i365 Cloud.
Recent announcements from:
October 7, 2009 -- Asigra, CTERA Networks, EMC, Laurus Technologies, Precise and Zettapoint.
Unified Storage for Virtual Servers: iSCSI SANs and NAS
October 7, 2009 -- Unified Storage for Virtual Servers: iSCSI SANs and NAS Originally Broadcast: Oct 07, 2009 Overview:  In particular, the Webcast will explore the benefits of using a combination of iSCSI-based IP SANs and NAS to maximize storage performance and efficiency in virtual server environments.
VMware beefs up SRM for DR
October 6, 2009 -- VMware is now shipping a new version of vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) with expanded storage support, tighter controls and expanded failover capabilities for disaster recovery for virtual machines.
iSCSI + NAS for virtual servers?
October 5, 2009 -- iSCSI + NAS for virtual servers?
Symantec unveils FileStore cloud storage platform
October 5, 2009 -- <p><font size="2">Symantec today released Veritas FileStore, a new clustered file system aimed at enterprise customers looking to build public or private storage clouds.</font></p>
Avere introduces "tiered NAS"
October 5, 2009 -- Avere Systems introduced its FXT line of appliances, which are designed to accelerate the performance of existing NAS filers by introducing layers of "tiered NAS" consisting of DRAM, NVRAM, 15,000rpm SAS drives, sATA drives and, by the end of the year, solid-state disk (SSD) drives.
SMB DR preparedness is not what it seems
October 3, 2009 -- SMB DR preparedness is not what it seems
Automating D2D backup of virtual machines
October 1, 2009 -- With NetBackup 6.5, IT is able to address the issues of data growth and storage resource utilization in a virtual operating environment via policy-driven data protection processes that reduce operator errors and promote automation.
Lab Review: Automating D2D backup of virtual machines
October 1, 2009 -- With NetBackup 6.5, IT is able to address the issues of data growth and storage resource utilization in a virtual operating environment via policy-driven data protection processes that reduce operator errors and promote automation.
It's not your father's NAS anymore
October 1, 2009 -- Traditional NAS approaches often fall short in environments with rapid growth in file-based data.
NetApp positions ONTAP 8 for clouds
October 1, 2009 -- NetApp officially entered the cloud storage arena with the launch of Data ONTAP 8, the latest version of the company's operating system and, according to NetApp, a foundation for delivering IT as a service.
New Products
October 1, 2009 -- Each month, InfoStor rounds up timely new product announcements, providing a buyer?s guide for professionals.
Where do SSDs fit: Servers or arrays?
October 1, 2009 -- Each approach to integrating enterprise-class solid-state disk (SSD) drives has advantages and disadvantages.
How real is cloud computing/storage?
October 1, 2009 -- Cloud computing and cloud storage are becoming more viable, but a number of issues still remain&mdash;including security.
Focus On: SSDs and cloud storage
October 1, 2009 -- If you polled end users, industry analysts and vendors, and asked them what the hottest storage technologies are today and into 2010, I'm sure that solid-state disk (SSD) drives and cloud-based storage would make the Top Five.
Avere introduces "tiered NAS"
October 1, 2009 -- This month, startup Avere Systems introduced its FXT line of appliances, which are designed to accelerate the performance of existing NAS filers by introducing layers of "tiered NAS" consisting of RAM, 15,000rpm SAS drives and, by the end of the year, solid-state disk drives.
Brocade adds VM visibility
October 1, 2009 -- The latest release of Brocade's Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM) software includes enhanced support for VMware and a new function called Server Application Optimization (SAO), all of which are designed to give SAN administrators better visibility into virtual machine (VM) environments.
Dell taps Brocade for FCoE, CEE
October 1, 2009 -- Dell has expanded its partnership with Brocade to sell Dell-branded versions of Brocade's Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), converged network adapters (CNAs), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) switching products as part of a new focus on data center virtualization and unified networking.
FalconStor targets VMware
October 1, 2009 -- FalconStor Software has taken its entire product line virtual with the launch of the File-interface Deduplication System (FDS) virtual appliance as part of a VMware initiative announced last month.
HDS ships midrange NAS
October 1, 2009 -- Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) recently began shipping two new Hitachi Network Attached Storage (NAS) Platform systems?the NAS 3080 and 3090?setting its sights squarely on the midrange NAS market.