openBench Lab Review Series

openBench Lab Review: Nexsan VCS
November 9, 2011 -- Nexsan Promotes Flexibility for Cloud Infrastructure via API Support for Veritas Cluster Software.
openBench Lab Review: Veeam Backup & Replication vs. Symantec Backup Exec
September 2, 2011 -- openBench Labs compared the functionality of Veeam Backup & Replication v5, designed explicitly for VMware virtual infrastructure, with Backup Exec 2010 R2, designed as a full-featured data protection package for SMEs.
openBench Labs Reviews: Nexsan API Integration
June 10, 2011 -- Nexsan drives down storage TCO by tightly integrating management  software with Windows APIs.
openBench Lab Review: Veeam Backup & Replication v5
May 2, 2011 -- With the introduction of new vPower technology, Veeam Backup & Replication v5 provides IT with game-changing capabilities that radically alter previous notions about Recovery Time and Point Objectives and business continuity.
openBench Lab Review: CloudShare
January 25, 2011 -- Jumpstart staging and collaborative testing of business workflows via cloud-based VMs
openBench Labs Review: Software optimizes physical/virtual environments
November 12, 2010 -- Testing up.time software in a VMware vSphere infrastructure.
OpenBench Labs Review: Xiotech array with Hyper-V
October 12, 2010 -- Testing a Xiotech array supporting VDI, with Hyper-V supporting VMs running Citrix.
openBench Lab Review: Nexsan's SASBeast
October 1, 2010 -- Hands-on testing of Nexsan's iSCSI + FC array in a vSphere 4.1 VOE.
Maximize ROI with Diskless Desktop VMs, Low-Latency Autonomic Storage
July 9, 2010 -- This openBench Labs review tests a Xiotech Emprise 5000 SAN array in a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment with Citrix XenServer and XenDesktop Enterprise Edition.
VDI: For virtual desktops, latency matters
May 28, 2010 -- Some call it "Distributed Computing 2.0," and others call it the most profound infrastructure change since the start of distributed computing; but whatever the label, the virtualization of desktop systems is about to bring IT infrastructure to an important tipping point.
How to jumpstart SAN + LAN convergence
May 13, 2010 -- For IT, the simplest and most immediate strategy to begin to leverage 10GbE in a data center, especially when dealing with a virtualized environment, is to begin implementing iSCSI along with LAN networking to provide critical data management services.
A radical approach to better storage in virtual environments
April 20, 2010 -- By virtualizing a sealed DataPac of homogenous drives as a super disk, Xiotech delivers scale-out storage on a building block that automates low-level device management, slashes operating costs, and delivers data at 1GBps.
Disk imaging for physical and virtual machines
February 5, 2010 -- Paragon's Drive Backup 10 Server software leverages disk imaging tools to simplify storage management issues, from consolidation to disaster recovery protection, in both physical and virtual environments.
Unifying backup and replication for VMware
February 3, 2010 -- With support for all of the new features in vSphere 4, Veeam Backup & Replication brings near-CDP levels of data protection to virtual machines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Turning the tables on data deduplication
August 20, 2009 -- Rather than slow a backup job by comparing current data to previous backup data to remove common blocks from the current job, Sepaton's DeltaStor leaves current data untouched.
Reducing risk via lifecycle management for backup media
July 30, 2009 -- Spectra Logic is incorporating into its tape libraries advances in data protection, including encryption key management, media lifecycle management, and automated initiation of SpectraGuard Support that go beyond incremental innovations in tape density and performance.
Cost-effective iSCSI SANity
July 24, 2009 -- As a software-only product for iSCSI storage virtualization, StarWind Enterprise Server from StarWind Software provides IT with a cost effective means to leverage storage virtualization and help deliver critical data management services for business continuity.
Streaming multiple VM backups to minimize RTO
June 15, 2009 -- To meet a minimal recovery time objective (RTO), IT needs software that can run multiple VM backup processes in parallel, as well as HBAs, such as Brocade's 815 and 825, that are capable of streaming full-duplex I/O at wire speed.
Delivering iSCSI storage by policy
June 2, 2009 -- iQstor enhances the value proposition of its iSCSI disk array with policy-driven dynamic storage configurations.
Simpler storage management for VOEs
March 25, 2009 -- Via Web Services, Xiotech moves storage administration out of its device-centric ghetto into the world of virtual operating environments.
SAN clarity in a virtual cloud
February 2, 2009 -- As the number of virtual servers sharing the physical FC HBA ports of a VOE server increase, SAN fan-out is no longer just a switch issue: It becomes a server HBA issue that mandates holistic management of SAN infrastructure from switches to HBAs.