Industry News and Analysis

Lakeview ships CDP for System p
<B>November 30, 2006</B>—Lakeview Technology, which is known primarily for its data-protection/recovery software for IBM platforms, this week began shipping continuous data protection (CDP) functionality for its flagship MIMIX software portfolio.
iSCSI: Dell switches reach 10Gbps
<B>November 30, 2006</B>—Dell recently released the PowerConnect 6200 series of Gigabit Ethernet switches, which complements the Dell/EMC CX iSCSI/Fibre Channel storage arrays.
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Acronis, Ariba, COPAN, Dallas Digital, DocuLex, dtSearch, Dynamic Systems, Hewlett-Packard, Mendocino, NEC, QLogic, Red Hat, and Storage Networking Industry Association Europe (SNIA-E)
Exanet extends clustered NAS software
<B>November 29, 2006</B>—Exanet this week announced a new module for its ExaStore clustered NAS software, although it won't be available until the first quarter of next year.
VAR View: The time is right for CDP
<B>November 27, 2006</B>&mdash;Advancements in technology do not come without a fight. In recent years we have repeatedly witnessed this phenomenon.
Are you ready for Dec. 1 e-discovery amendments?
<B>November 22, 2006</B>—On December 1, e-discovery amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (Civil Rule 5) will take effect.
IBM SVC reduces the cost and complexity of SAN attached storage
ESG Lab tests IBM San Volume Controller services including online data migration and Global Mirror.
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Arkivio, ATTO, AVNET, AXS-One, Brocade, Dell, Emulex, Gateway, Kalypton, Kanematsu, Microsoft, Oracle, Permabit, Sepaton, and Yosemite
Storage Markets claims to predict the future
<B>November 21, 2006</B>—Can a stock market model accurately predict storage market trends? Yes, according to John Ives, president of Storage Markets, and Rich Pappas, vice president,
Cisco launches entry-level 4Gbps switch
<B>November 20, 2006</B>—Cisco is taking a crack at the small to medium-sized business (SMB) SAN market with the launch of an entry-level fabric switch
Data migration: Acronis comes full circle
<B>November 17, 2006</B>—Acronis recently launched Full Circle, a software application designed to allow organizations to migrate an entire server's data to any other physical or virtual server and back again if necessary.
Crosswalk upgrades grid storage
<B>November 17, 2006</B>—Crosswalk is set to debut a new model of its Intelligent Storage Grid System, as well as an upgraded operating system and enhancements to existing hardware,
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Adaptec, Attune Systems, Exanet, IBM, Intel, Maximum Throughput, Nexsan, Oracle, PowerFile, Sony, SteelEye , Storage Elements, Sun Microsystems, Symantec, Voltaire, and Waterford Technologies.
Symantec opens up APIs
<B>November 16, 2006</B>—In a move enabling intelligent disk devices to integrate natively with NetBackup, Symantec has developed the NetBackup OpenStorage API.
SNIA prioritizes software development
<B>November 15, 2006</B>—The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is adding software development to its repertoire to more efficiently help vendors incorporate standards-based storage management into their products, and ultimately, into end-user environments.
Product highlights from Supercomputing 2006
<B>November 14, 2006</B>—Supercomputing 2006 (SC06), an international conference focused on high-performance computing (HPC), networking, and storage, convened this week in Tampa, FL.
Channel report: VARs upbeat about Q4 2006, 2007
<B>November 13, 2006</B>—Robert W. Baird & Co. recently completed a survey of 60 value-added resellers (VARs), focusing primarily on revenue expectations, OEM partnerships, and technology trends.
Dell adds removable hard drives
<B>November 10, 2006</B>—Dell has entered the removable disk-drive market with the PowerVault RD1000, which is designed to back up and restore data for small to medium-sized businesses
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Brocade, CBL, Data Domain, Electro Sonic, Emulex, Hewlett-Packard, McData, Memory Tech Corporation, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media, Network Appliance, Plasmon, SiliconSystems, Storage Networking Industry Association, Storewiz, VMware, and Xiotech
Network Appliance to buy Topio
<B>November 9, 2006</B>—Network Appliance has entered into a definitive agreement to buy Topio for approximately $160 million in an all-cash transaction.
Virtualization: Product highlights from VMworld
<B>November 8, 2006</B>—At the VMworld 2006 conference in Los Angeles this week, a number of storage vendors demonstrated products that integrate with a variety of VMware offerings,
Storage clusters: Panasas upgrades HPC systems
<B>November 7, 2006</B>—Panasas this week introduced two ActiveStor families of storage clusters and an upgraded ActiveScale storage operating system.
SAN switches: QLogic enters director space
<B>November 3, 2006</B>—In one of the more interesting announcements at this week's Storage Networking World conference, QLogic introduced a 128-port SAN switch,
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agami systems, Alacritech, Arkivio, Avamar Technologies, Brocade, Cisco, CommVault, Decru (a NetApp company), EMC, Emulex, ExaGrid Systems, Hitachi Data Systems, Infortrend, Luminex Software, McData, NEC, Onaro, Oracle, Plasmon, Promise Technology, Sepaton, Storage Networking Industry Association, StoreAge Networking Technologies, TimeSpring Software, Topio, Vitesse
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agami systems, Alacritech, Arkivio, Avamar Technologies, Brocade, Cisco, CommVault, Decru (a NetApp company), EMC, Emulex, ExaGrid Systems, Hitachi Data Systems, Infortrend, Luminex Software, McData, NEC, Onaro, Oracle, Plasmon, Promise Technology, Sepaton, Storage Networking Industry Association, StoreAge Networking Technologies, TimeSpring Software, Topio, Vitesse
IBM brings &lsquo;CDP&rsquo; to the masses
Recent surveys of backup practices at mid-sized businesses show a surprising lack of concern for performance or time constraints.
Vendors battle for remote office backup
Backing up data at remote locations has been the bane of the IT administrators&rsquo; existence since the dawn of distributed computing.
SANs dominate at readers&rsquo; sites
We continually survey our readers to find out what trends, technologies, and products you&rsquo;re most interested in reading about, but once a year we conduct an extensive readership survey.
Isilon releases software for clusters
Isilon has released a new version of its OneFS operating system in addition to two data-protection and management applications that run on top of OneFS.
iSCSI arrays are not created equal
How do you differentiate one iSCSI storage array from another?
InfiniBand edging into storage market
InfiniBand, the screaming-fast interconnect with low latency and loads of bandwidth, has seen a slow adoption rate in the storage arena.
EMC software automates ILM
EMC recently began shipments of a new software suite that helps users discover, classify, and manage unstructured file data.
HP array targets SMBs
For most users, the term all-in-one invokes the image of a device that handles printing, imaging, and fax functions.
Guidelines for evaluating NAS virtualization
NAS virtualization is a software-based solution that, in its broadest definition, lets you manage a heterogeneous environment-including stand-alone and clustered file servers-as one storage pool.
EMC fuses file and archive virtualization
EMC beefed up its management platform for file virtualization with the announcement this month of version 7.0 of the EMC Rainfinity Global File Virtualization platform.
Data reduction improves backup, reduces capacity
Data reduction technologies, including data de-duplication, reduction, and compression, have quickly become one of this year&rsquo;s most-talked-about new technologies.
CDP: Awareness up, adoption slow
The entrance of large vendors such as EMC, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, and Symantec into the continuous data protection (CDP) market has raised end users&rsquo; awareness of the technology, according to a new report on the CDP market by International Data Corp.(IDC).
Business Briefs
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and EMC Education Services will jointly recognize certification programs offered by each organization.
Why you need data-protection management
Data protection is a must-do-well responsibility for all IT organizations.