Industry News and Analysis

Unified fabrics: 10GbE iSCSI vs. FCoE
January 29, 2010 -- Unified fabrics: 10GbE iSCSI vs. FCoE
SAN management user case study, part 3
January 29, 2010 -- The third installment in our 4-part series, written by members of the wikibon.org community, focuses on the need for end-to-end SAN monitoring tools for large, heterogeneous storage networks.
Continuity Software adds SLA management to DR software
January 29, 2010 -- Continuity Software is set to release version 5.0 of its RecoverGuard software with enhancements including service level agreement (SLA) management, cluster support, and new signatures for validating disaster recovery configurations.
SAN management user case study, part 2
January 28, 2010 -- The second installment in our four-part series on how a SAN manager solved his SAN management issues focuses on performance monitoring and cost justification.
SolarWinds acquires Tek-Tools for SRM
January 28, 2010 -- Network and applications management software maker SolarWinds has acquired storage resource management (SRM) vendor Tek-Tools in a bid to move into the enterprise storage management market.
Broadcom Enters Converged Network Adapter War
January 27, 2010 -- Broadcom Enters Converged Network Adapter War
Recent announcements from:
January 27, 2010 -- 3PAR, American Megatrends, Atempo, Bell Micro, Coraid, gCLOUD3, GreenBytes, Neterion, Neverfail and StorageCraft Technology.
Oracle becomes one-stop-shop with Sun storage, servers
January 27, 2010 -- One day after officially closing its $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems, Oracle has outlined its new strategy as a complete systems vendor by providing pre-packaged hardware and software systems with operating system, virtual machine (VM), server and storage technology from Sun.
SAN management user case study, part 1
January 27, 2010 -- This is the first installment in a four-part series on how a SAN manager at a major U.S. credit card firm solved his SAN management challenges in a storage network with more than 450TB of capacity.
Avere adds SSDs to tiered NAS appliances
January 26, 2010 -- Avere Systems this week added solid-state disk (SSD) drives to its "tiered NAS" appliances, which also have DRAM and NVRAM storage tiers.
NetApp, Cisco, VMware collaborate on the cloud
January 26, 2010 -- NetApp, Cisco and VMware today extended their existing partnerships via an integration deal focused on the "dynamic data center" that involves virtualization and cloud computing.
Users’ top storage technologies, vendors for 2010
January 26, 2010 -- Users’ top storage technologies, vendors for 2010
Symantec integrates dedupe with Backup Exec, NetBackup 7
January 25, 2010 -- Symantec made good on its promise to integrate data deduplication into its flagship backup and recovery products today with the releases of Backup Exec 2010 and NetBackup 7.
IBM, FujiFilm demo 35TB tape cartridge
January 22, 2010 -- IBM, FujiFilm demo 35TB tape cartridge
Lab Review: Data deduplication for real tape
January 22, 2010 -- January 22, 2009 -- To provide the infrastructure and storage resource virtualization needed to integrate D2T and D2D technologies, Spectra Logic's nTier Deduplication appliances extend the data protection operations of VTLs to physical tape libraries, enabling backup and recovery that meets data retention or off-site storage requirements.
Data deduplication for real tape
January 22, 2010 -- To provide the infrastructure and storage resource virtualization needed to integrate D2T and D2D technologies, Spectra Logic's nTier Deduplication appliances extend the data protection operations of VTLs to physical tape libraries, enabling backup and recovery that meets data retention or off-site storage requirements.
Bocada brings ITSM to data protection with Prism
January 22, 2010 -- Bocada has completed its transition from a backup reporting software maker to a full-fledged Data Protection Service Management (DPSM) vendor with the debut of Bocada Prism, a workflow-driven application that goes beyond backup reporting.
Pillar Data doubles Axiom performance
January 21, 2010 -- Pillar Data Systems is now shipping a new version of its Slammer storage controllers with twice the cache and CPU horsepower of previous Slammers, boosting the overall performance of its Axiom 600 storage system.
Intel, Microsoft top 1,000,000 IOPS in iSCSI tests
January 21, 2010 -- Intel, Microsoft top 1,000,000 IOPS in iSCSI tests
Recent announcements from:
January 20, 2010 -- 3PAR, Akorri, BakBone Software, DataCore Software, Novell and StorageCraft Technology.
Quantum adds deduplication to StorNext software
January 20, 2010 -- Quantum today announced the latest release of its StorNext data management software with integrated file system data deduplication and replication.
PATA vs. SATA: I guess it does matter
January 20, 2010 -- PATA vs. SATA: I guess it does matter
EMC doubles density of Clariion with 2TB HDDs
January 19, 2010 -- EMC today announced its latest offerings in the midrange SAN market with new high-density configurations of the EMC Clariion CX4 and Celerra Gateway systems, delivering twice the capacity of previous systems in half the floor space using 2TB hard disk drives (HDDs).
LSI adds 6Gbps SAS controllers, adapters
January 19, 2010 -- LSI today introduced a slew of controllers and adapters that support the 6Gbps SAS interface, including cards in its MegaRAID and 3ware RAID controller families.
Nexsan, FalconStor team on data deduplication appliances
January 18, 2010 -- Nexsan Technologies and FalconStor Software are rolling out a new version of the Nexsan DeDupe SG data deduplication appliance this week based on version 2.0 of FalconStor's File-interface Deduplication System (FDS).
InfoStor welcomes new bloggers
January 16, 2010 -- InfoStor welcomes new bloggers
The best storage investments for 2010
January 15, 2010 -- January 15, 2009 -- Technologies that reduce costs and risks should have the highest priority over the next few years.
Cisco beefs up network-based SAN services
January 14, 2010 -- Cisco today released the Data Mobility Manager (DMM) migration appliance and the Storage Services Node-16 (SSN-16), a new 16-port line card that turns the Cisco MDS 9000 family of Fibre Channel storage switches into a platform for delivering storage services to any device on the fabric.
Survey: DR plans slipping through the cracks
January 14, 2010 -- Survey: DR plans slipping through the cracks
Recent announcements from:
January 13, 2010 -- Atto Technology, Bocada, CommVault, EMC, IBM, Index Engines, KOM Networks, Promark Technology and Virtensys.
Dell boosts DAS performance with 6Gbps SAS
January 13, 2010 -- Dell rolled out a new line of 6Gbps SAS storage controllers and enclosures today that tout twice the performance of its previous family of SAS-based DAS products.
i365 targets ISVs with cloud storage services
January 12, 2010 -- i365 this week launched the EVault Cloud-Connected Services Platform and is looking to partner with independent software vendors (ISVs) that need a way to connect existing on-premise enterprise applications to cloud storage.
Compellent simplifies replication, cuts pricing
January 11, 2010 -- With the introduction of its Storage Center 5 SAN array and software today, Compellent has added a number of features designed to simplify storage management tasks such as replication and to cut initial and ongoing storage costs.
Top storage stock picks (and Super Bowl predictions) for 2010
January 8, 2010 -- Top storage stock picks (and Super Bowl predictions) for 2010
Storage for 2010 - Integration Innovation
January 7, 2010 -- Storage for 2010 - Integration Innovation
Recent announcements from:
January 6, 2010 -- Integrated Document Technologies, Isilon Systems, LaCie, NetEx, ProStor Systems, Sony Electronics and Wuala.
Single-solution data protection
January 6, 2010 -- Using CommVault's Simpana, IT can deploy a single solution to integrate backup, archive, replication and SRM processes, leveraging data compression and deduplication across physical and virtual servers.
Lab Review: Single-solution data protection
January 6, 2010 -- Using CommVault's Simpana, IT can deploy a single solution to integrate backup, archive, replication and SRM processes, leveraging data compression and deduplication across physical and virtual servers.
“Only” 43 storage mergers/acquisitions in 2009
January 4, 2010 -- “Only” 43 storage mergers/acquisitions in 2009
How to control the storage impact of virtual servers
January 4, 2010 -- This article compares six techniques for VM storage management and examines which approach - or combination of approaches - works best for various data management challenges.
Five Data Storage Trends to Watch
January 1, 2010 -- Five Data Storage Trends to Watch The way that organizations store and secure their data is undergoing a major shift, from physical servers with networked storage to virtualized servers and clouds. Download this Internet.com eBook to see how technologies like deduplication, virtualization, and cloud computing are changing the storage game and affect the best practices for data security, backup, recovery, and more.
Solid State Drives: The Future of Data Storage?
January 1, 2010 -- Solid State Drives: The Future of Data Storage? Solid state disks (SSDs) made a splash in consumer technology, and now the technology has its eyes on the enterprise storage market. Download this Internet.com eBook to see what SSDs can do for your infrastructure and review the pros and cons of this potentially game-changing storage technology.