SANgate ships data migration alternative
Hoping to change the way large companies migrate data, Southboro, MA, start-up SANgate Systems earlier this week announced its first product, SANblaster S1000, which the company claims is the first dedicated, non-host-based data migration tool.
SNIA forms network security forum
In October, the Storage Networking Industry Association's Security Industry Forum (SSIF) hopes to unveil a best-practices document for storage networking security, an issue that end users have identified as a primary concern.
NSI broadens replication, targets NAS
NSI Software is touting affordable replication, especially for small to mid-sized companies that use Windows-based network-attached storage (NAS). This week, NSI announced enhancements to its Double-Take data replication software as well as a new product for Windows-based NAS.
IBM delivers ATA NAS
This week, IBM announced that it will ship within the next month its first network-attached storage (NAS) device to take advantage of ATA disk drives. Increasingly more NAS servers are being outfitted with ATA drives to cut costs while moving the devices into the midrange and high-end markets.
CreekPath tackles policy-based management
CreekPath Systems, formerly a storage service provider (SSP), recently began shipping automated policy-based storage management software. The Application Intelligent Management (AIM) suite is a compilation of four types of products that integrate policy-based management and automatic storage provisioning and include storage resource management (SRM) and storage network management (SNM) functionality.
Vendor group advocates disk-based backup
Acknowledging that tape-based backup can be an onerous task with a number of drawbacks, a group of software and hardware vendors have banded together to form the Enhanced Backup Solutions Initiative (EBSI).
StorageNetworks shifts focus to software
Former storage service provider (SSP) pioneer StorageNetworks is shifting gears to focus on delivering storage management software, while continuing to support its managed service customers.
Start-ups take on SAN, NAS leaders
Storage start-ups 3PAR Data and Zambeel believe they have the products, services, and support in place to compete against a slew of other start-ups in addition to well-entrenched incumbents.
Shared file systems help justify SANs
Although storage area networks (SANs) allow users to share storage resources, without a shared (or clustered) file system, users can't actually share data. One of the key advantages of shared file systems is that they allow multiple users or platforms to read and write to the same file or disk volume concurrently.