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News Analysis Trends

…and IBM eyes SMBs

IBM last month set its sites on the small to medium-sized business (SMB) market with three product introductions.

Do you need RAID 6?

Particularly if you use Serial ATA (SATA)-based disk arrays, you may be a candidate for RAID 6, which provides an added level of data protection versus more-conventional RAID configurations such as RAID 5.

EMC takes the high road…

This month, EMC upped the ante in the high-end storage market with shipments of its biggest array to date.

Hitachi attacks the midrange…

Hitachi Data Systems recently began shipping two new product lines for the midrange market.

NeoPath, Acopia upgrade NFM

NeoPath Networks and Acopia Networks recently added features to their network file management (NFM) product lines.

Overland to enter primary storage market

Overland Storage recently acquired Zetta Systems, a privately held developer of real-time data-protection software.

Seagate, WD improve SATA drives

Seagate and Western Digital recently began production shipments of Serial ATA (SATA) drives designed for non-desktop applications.

Xyratex acquires nStor

Xyratex Ltd. is nearing completion of its acquisition of nStor Technologies in a cash deal valued at approximately $21.2 million.

Business Briefs

Snia On Storage

CDP: What it is, and why you need it

The Storage Networking Industry Association’s CDP group defines continuous data protection and explains the potential benefits.


Movies mean more than megabytes

Periodically, we step outside our mainstream IT storage milieu and take a look at the unique storage requirements of specific vertical industries.

New Products


Part 2: Managing fixed content with CAS

In the second part of a two-part series, we look at content-addressed storage (CAS) products from some of the founding members of the CAS community.

Storage In The Studio

Shared file systems enhance postproduction

Advanced file systems solve some of the problems associated with digital intermediate (DI) environments and postproduction workflow inefficiencies.

Storage propels the creative process

With SANs and NAS, studios are addressing the unique requirements of digital content creation.

Storage requirements for digital content

Higher-resolution content is driving the need for huge storage capacities and high-speed bandwidth.

Special Report

SRM vendors focus on breadth of support

As opposed to adding advanced features such as automated management, vendors are concentrating on expanding their support for heterogeneous platforms and specific applications.

Case Studies

Users tier storage for ILM

In an earlier report on the progress of information life-cycle management (ILM) initiatives in IT organizations, a few users and analysts were quick to note one obstacle to more widespread ILM adoption.

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Volume 9
Issue issue-9
September 2005