Industry News and Analysis

Yosemite adds encryption
<B>March 30, 2007</B>—Yosemite this week released a new version of Yosemite Backup, which includes media encryption to keep data secure in the event the media is lost or stolen.
Sanrad connects 'stranded' servers to SANs
<B>March 29, 2007</B>—Sanrad's V-Switch 3400 hit the market this week with embedded StoragePro management software and iSCSI-to-Fibre Channel protocol conversion.
Moonwalk enters US with ILM software
<B>March 27, 2007</B>—Moonwalk, an Australian developer of data management and protection software, made its US debut this week with the introduction of the Moonwalk 6.0 information lifecycle management (ILM) software suite.
IDC predicts rapid growth for DPRM
<B>March 26, 2007</B>—A recent report from International Data Corp. (IDC) predicts that the worldwide data protection and recovery management (DPRM) market will grow from $58 million in 2006 to $200 million by 2011,
TeraCloud offers free SRM tool
<B>March 22, 2007</B>—TeraCloud launched a free storage resource management (SRM) tool today called TSF Express. TSF Express, which will be available March 23, is a pared-down version of TeraCloud Storage Framework SRM software,
The Latest Storage News
Digi-Data, ExaGrid, FilesX, Integrity Data Systems, LSI Logic, Overland, Riverbed, SenSage, Storewiz, Symantec, Xyratex, and Zycko.
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Digi-Data, ExaGrid, FilesX, Integrity Data Systems, LSI Logic, Overland, Riverbed, SenSage, Storewiz, Symantec, Xyratex, and Zycko.
Tips for data retention and purging
<B>March 23, 2007</B>—With the ever-decreasing cost of primary storage, why bother purging data?
LAB REVIEW: A one-two combo to KO storage costs
<B>March 20, 2007</B>—For IT to function successfully, it must master change as a normal occurrence in an environment where change is constantly accelerating.
Solix extends archiving software
<B>March 19, 2007</B>—Solix has broadened the scope of its archiving software and has re-christened it as the Solix Enterprise Data Management Suite.
Emulex ships fabric application platforms
<B>March 16, 2007</B>—At the CeBIT show in Hannover, Germany this week, Emulex introduced the first systems-level product resulting from its acquisition of Aarohi last year.
Cisco to acquire NeoPath
<B>March 15, 2007</B>—Cisco announced an agreement this week to acquire privately held NeoPath Networks, a maker of file storage management software and appliances.
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Arrow Electronics, Asigra, Avnet, Cisco, CommVault, GlassHouse Technologies, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, Incipient, Ingram Micro, Intel, Level Platforms, MBI, Microsoft, Mimosa Systems, Plasmon, TIM Storage Solutions AG
NEC provides architecture sneak preview
<B>March 14, 2007</B>—Worldwide, NEC is approximately the tenth largest vendor of external disk systems, yet it's relatively unknown in the US.
Adaptec launches SAS/SATA controllers
<B>March 13, 2007</B>—Adaptec announced today six new PCIe-interface products—five "unified" Serial ATA (SATA) and Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) RAID controllers and one Ultra320 SCSI host bus adapter (HBA).
Atto RAID adapters support SAS
<B>March 13, 2007</B>—Claiming performance advantages over some of its more well-known competitors, Atto Technology this week entered the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) adapter market with the ExpressSAS R348 (internal) and R380 (external) RAID adapters.
agami adds iSCSI to NAS servers
<B>March 12, 2007</B>—agami Systems, which introduced its agami Information Server (AIS) NAS product approximately 18 months ago, has added iSCSI support to the AIS operating system.
Iron Mountain offers e-mail management service
<B>March 12, 2007</B>—Today, Iron Mountain Digital launched a new digital service dubbed Total Email Management Suite. Three components make up the suite: active archiving, business continuity service, and security service.
IBM jumps to #2 in disk arrays
<B>March 9, 2007</B>—Worldwide external controller-based (ECB) disk storage revenue totaled $15.2 billion in 2006, a 4.1% increase over 2005 revenue of $14.6 billion, according to Gartner Inc.
Riverbed accelerates secure traffic
<B>March 8, 2007</B>—The wide area data services (WDS) market continues to buzz as a number of vendors are rolling out new or enhanced versions of their wide area files services (WAFS) and WAN optimization products.
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BladeLogic, Blue Coat Systems, Data Domain, Expand Networks, FAST, FilesX, Huawei-3COM, IC Technology, Imation, LeftHand Networks, LexisNexis, Microsoft, Network Appliance, Onaro, Sun Microsystems, Xyratex, and Zetera
Storewiz unveils third-generation compression
<B>March 7, 2007</B>—Storewiz this week introduced its third-generation data-compression appliances—the STN-6000 product line.
Isilon fills out clustered-storage software suite
<B>March 6, 2007</B>—Isilon this week added a new migration software product and an upgraded version of its replication software. Both MigrationIQ and SyncIQ run on the company's OneFS operating system and IQ family of clustered-storage systems.
NetApp bolsters midrange FAS, V series
<B>March 5, 2007</B>—This week, Network Appliance will add new models to its midrange FAS (stand-alone) and V (virtualization) series of "unified storage" disk arrays.
BakBone adds MySQL module
<B>March 2, 2007</B>—BakBone Software this week released its NetVault: Backup APM (Application Plugin Module) for MySQL v.3.0 software.
HP buys PolyServe for NAS virtualization
<B>March 1, 2007</B>—Hewlett-Packard broadened its plans in the NAS market this week when the company announced it has inked a deal to acquire OEM partner and clustered file system vendor PolyServe.
iSCSI breaks through all market tiers
Introduced only a few years ago, iSCSI SANs have clearly hit the mainstream and are now hosting virtually all types of applications, although e-mail, Web applications, and Microsoft Exchange are still the most popular.
Vendors address power, cooling
Some call it a crisis, and others call it a growing problem, but everyone agrees that powering the data center is becoming increasingly expensive.
Users combine VTLs and data de-dupe
Virtual tape libraries (VTLs) have been thoroughly vetted by the end-user community and have proved to be a reliable, cost-effective option for speeding the backup-and-recovery process.
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AlphaCom, Dynamic Network Factory, GST Inc., IBM, Incipient, PAC Data, Scentric, and StoneFly.
Open source project challenges traditional storage
A number of open source storage projects have popped up in recent months, most with a focus on developing heterogeneous storage management software.
New Products
Each month, InfoStor rounds up timely new product announcements, providing a buyer?s guide for professionals.
It&rsquo;s not disk vs. tape; it&rsquo;s disk and tape
For most IT organizations, a combination of the two technologies provides the optimum data-protection solution.
iSCSI goes beyond SMBs and Windows
Until recently, iSCSI was generally deployed only in small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) running Windows applications.
HP enhances virtualization, security
Hewlett-Packard recently announced enhancements to a range of its hardware and software products in the areas of virtualization, file services, switching, and security, all of which are designed to help users consolidate and manage their storage environments in a simpler, more secure way.
IBM upgrades TSM
IBM recently unveiled the latest version of its Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) software with an eye toward better data security, improved application performance, and tighter integration with its storage hardware systems.
Hitachi acquires Archivas
Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) increased its presence in the content archiving and management market recently with the acquisition of privately held digital archiving specialist Archivas.
Enterprise Vault 7.0 automates classification
Symantec is beefing up its digital archiving software with a new level of automated data classification, broader support for upcoming Microsoft applications, and support for a variety of enterprise content management (ECM) platforms.
EMC beefs up Symmetrix security
EMC officially began integrating security technology from its RSA Security division into its enterprise storage hardware last month with the news that stronger authentication, authorization, and audit capabilities are now native to the Symmetrix DMX-3 disk arrays.
Creative solutions for creative challenges
Studios are turning to new storage technologies, products, and configurations to meet stringent quality, budget, and deadline requirements.
Business Briefs
This section takes on late-breaking business and partnership news written for industry insiders.
Brocade reveals post-merger road map
Now that the deal is done and Brocade has officially acquired McData for close to $1 billion, the company is beginning to pull back the curtain on its highly anticipated product plans and answer questions about which products will-and will not-survive the merger.
A caveat about user surveys
In the first of the two articles that make up our Special Report on iSCSI in this issue . . .
Vendors tackle information access
The advent of new federal electronic discovery (e-discovery) regulations, coupled with the recent list of vendors splicing enterprise search with indexing technologies, is resulting in a wave of new data-classification tools designed to clean up the messy business of information access.