Table of Contents

Lab Review

Building a SAN for SMBs, part 7: Build a SAN in less than an hour

Hewlett-Packard and QLogic combine forces to develop HP’s SMB SAN Kit.

Business Briefs


Capacity planning for storage on demand

Successful capacity planning is a prerequisite to supplying storage on demand in a storage utility model.

Special Report

Case Studies: How users are addressing regulatory compliance

If you’re in the healthcare or financial industries, regulatory compliance has likely become a significant issue over the past couple of years.


Compliance: Be afraid, be very afraid

Just kidding. I don’t want to fan the Y2K-like hysteria surrounding regulatory compliance.

News Analysis Trends

Make way for SATA II

Serial ATA (SATA) disk drives took the market by storm last year, and the popularity of high capacity (400GB per drive), low-cost SATA subsystems is expected to continue unabated this year.

McData ships 256-port backbone director

Announces CNT acquisition

ONStor ships low-cost NAS gateway

ONStor last month marked its one-year anniversary with the introduction of its second product, the Bobcat NAS Gateway.

Overland intros software PACs

Overland Storage last month introduced the first in a series of software application PACs, or modules, for its REO series of disk-to-disk (D2D) backup-and-recovery appliances.

SMBs address data-protection issues

<i>InfoStor</i> recently took a look at how four small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are tackling their data-protection challenges.

VARs, users weigh in on Symantec-Veritas deal

There was no shortage of financial analysts willing to weigh in on the blockbuster Symantec-Veritas acquisition back in December when the deal was announced.

Veritas courts SMBs with BE 10.0

Virtually every storage vendor is going after the SMB, or SME, market, and Veritas is no exception.

New Products

Snia On Storage

SNIA sets aggressive goals for SMI-S

SMI-S 1.1 will include services for NAS, host volume management, performance monitoring, health/fault management, iSCSI, policy management, and security enhancements.

Reader I O

Sorting out disk drive options

Q: What type of disk drive should I use?

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Volume 9
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February 2005