Storage Management Featured Articles

Lustre 2.0 support limited to Oracle hardware customers
April 28, 2010 -- Oracle reportedly plans to offer paid support for version 2.0 of the open source Lustre clustered file system, but only to Oracle hardware customers.
Data reduction for primary storage: Benefits and options
April 27, 2010 -- Ideally, both data compression and deduplication should be used together to provide maximum reclamation of primary storage capacity.
SolarWinds integrates Tek-Tools SRM
April 21, 2010 -- SolarWinds took its first step towards integrating Tek-Tools' Profiler storage resource management (SRM) software into its management stack with downloadable versions of the software and a new pricing model that lowers the cost of the Profiler suite.
How to combat storage entropy
April 14, 2010 -- Users should consider technologies such as capacity reclamation, data deduplication, thin provisioning and virtualization.
Symantec partners pledge support for Thin Reclamation
April 14, 2010 -- Compellent, EMC, Fujitsu, HP and NetApp have announced support for Symantec's Veritas Thin Reclamation API, which allows Veritas Storage Foundation to automatically reclaim storage capacity on disk arrays.
EMC debuts Data Domain Global Deduplication Array
April 12, 2010 -- EMC took a step towards global data deduplication with today's debut of the Global Deduplication Array, a high-end inline deduplication storage system based on an extension of the Data Domain architecture.
SNIA enhances SMI-S CTP for users
April 12, 2010 -- The Conformance Testing Program (CTP) for the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) version 1.4 was recently enhanced by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA).
Consider compression for primary storage optimization
April 9, 2010 -- Capacity optimization has long been a tale of secondary storage, where large amounts of duplicate data -- often the product of disk-to-disk backup -- and less demanding I/O patterns rule the roost.