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News Analysis Trends

Consultants identify 2005 storage issues

Backup still a big issue

E-mail archiving on track for rapid growth

It's clear that the e-mail archiving market will continue to grow rapidly over the next few years.

Emulex debuts next-gen embedded switches

It may be an apples-to-oranges comparison, but Emulex last year shipped more Fibre Channel ports than all of the fabric switch vendors combined, and that includes Brocade, Cisco, and McData.

Hitachi targets SMBs with SATA array

Hitachi Data Systems recently began shipping its first disk array for the small to medium-sized business (SMB) market-the Serial ATA-based Thunder 9520V Workgroup Modular Storage System.

HP expands 'tiered-storage' options

Hewlett-Packard last month expanded its storage portfolio with the introduction of three "tiered-storage" systems and a new release of its OpenView Data Protector software, which facilitates the movement of data/information among these resources.

IBM delivers on SVC promise

Supports full line of EMC disk arrays

IP SANs enable storage consolidation

By now, most enterprise IT groups have undergone some form of server and storage consolidation aimed at correcting problems with backups, provisioning storage, or reducing storage management burdens.

MCI offers disk-to-disk backup services

Uses Avamar's D2D software

Software, services are the sweet spots

End-user spending in the overall storage market is expected to creep at an anemic 3.

Special Report

Fabric-based replication: new option for BC/DR

Running applications such as replication from network-based devices provides a number of benefits, including lower costs and increased flexibility.


How to build a tiered storage infrastructure

The key is to start by classifying data to determine the business value of information.

Overcoming resistance to centralized storage

Building a storage utility center requires storage consolidation as well as cooperative partnerships.

Reader I O

Is ILM HSM in disguise?

Q: ILM and HSM seem like the same thing. What's the difference between them?

New Products


Analyst View

Say hello to Symantec, the new Veritas

Last year, EMC reached outside its traditional storage space to acquire Documentum.

Understanding information life-cycle management

A successful ILM strategy encompasses four segments: data classification, data policy, data management, and a tiered storage infrastructure.

Snia On Storage

Solving the RAID compatibility puzzle

SNIA's Common RAID Disk Data Format (DDF) promises to alleviate compatibility issues.

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Volume 9
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January 2005