Industry News and Analysis

EMC acquires change management vendor
<B>October 30, 2007</B>—EMC added another piece to its management software portfolio today with the announcement that it has acquired privately held Voyence,
NetApp rolls out sub-$3K array
<B>October 29, 2007</B>—Network Appliance continued its push into the small to medium-sized business (SMB) market today with the introduction of StoreVault S300—a sub-$3,000 member of its StoreVault family of multi-protocol disk arrays.
IBM acquires NovusCG: Analysis
<B>October 26, 2007</B>—On October 24, IBM announced its acquisition of NovusCG, a seven-year old, 100-or-so-employee provider of enterprise storage solutions and related tools. NovusCG will be integrated into the Storage and Data Services business unit within IBM Global Technology Services.
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IBM to buy storage services provider NovusCG
<B>October 25, 2007</B>—IBM this week struck a deal to acquire storage services specialist Novus Consulting Group (NovusCG) for an undisclosed sum.
Storage Expo product wrap-up
<B>October 24, 2007</B>—Here's a sampling of product announcements from last week's Storage Expo show in London.
Guidelines for virtualization preparedness
<B>October 22, 2007</B>—Virtualization is one of the hottest topics in the IT world these days, due to compelling stories about return on investment (ROI), rapid provisioning capabilities, and application deployment flexibility.
SNW product highlights, Day 4
<B>October 19, 2007</B>—We wrap up our coverage of partnership and product announcements at this week's Storage Networking World conference with news from Emulex, QLogic, Nuova, JMR, Rasilient, Seanodes, Aristos Logic, Wasabi, BridgeHead, and Mendocino Software.
FalconStor VTL aimed at SMBs
<B>October 16, 2007</B>—FalconStor Software hopes to take the success it has enjoyed in the enterprise-level virtual tape library (VTL) market downstream with today's announcement of two lower-capacity VTLs targeting remote offices, departments, and mid-sized companies
Hitachi ships entry-level iSCSI array
<B>October 15, 2007</B>—Hitachi Data Systems is drawing from its expertise in the consumer electronics market and the technologies it has developed for enterprise storage customers to come up with a new entry-level storage system that could finally give the company a foothold in the small to medium-sized business (SMB) market.
Choosing the right backup solution
<B>October 12, 2007</B>—All data-protection strategies are subject to the same challenges and outside pressures. The strategies that you choose must take into account these considerations.
Panasas pushes 'tiered parity' RAID
<B>October 11, 2007</B>—Panasas, which focuses primarily on the high-performance computing (HPC) market, this week introduced a twist on standard RAID implementations that addresses the problem of disk media errors
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AmeriVault, Bridgeworks, Data Center Moves International, Diligent Technologies, Emulex, GlassHouse Technologies, Memeo Inc., RCN Business Solutions, Spectra Logic, Sun, Toshiba America Information Systems, Toshiba Digital Products Division, and VMware.
BakBone integrates CDP with backup
<B>October 10, 2007</B>—BakBone Software has upped the ante in the backup-and-recovery market by building out the newest version its flagship product, NetVault: Backup 8.0,
LSI adds iSCSI support
<B>October 9, 2007</B>—LSI today announced support for iSCSI across its Engenio line of disk subsystems and introduced the Simplicity 1532 array, which supports iSCSI host connections and Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) disk drives.
Start-up accelerates iSCSI
<B>October 8, 2007</B>—Start-up 4Blox Inc. today announced software, dubbed 4Mezzo, that is designed to decrease CPU utilization in iSCSI implementations. The company claims a 3X to 10X reduction in CPU utilization.
EMC buys online backup services provider
<B>October 5, 2007</B>—EMC announced this week that it has acquired online backup-and-recovery services provider Berkeley Data Systems for $76 million, a deal which gives EMC access to the consumer storage market.
VAR survey: iSCSI, de-dupe are hot
<B>October 4, 2007</B>—Robert W. Baird & Co. (RW Baird) recently completed its quarterly survey of resellers in the enterprise space. In terms of Q3 revenues, about half of the 36 respondents (representing more than $3 billion in aggregate revenues) were "on plan,"
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Abrevity upgrades classification software
<B>October 3, 2007</B>—In an effort to accommodate the data classification and management needs of larger enterprises, Abrevity has announced version 3.0 of its FileData Classifier and FileData Manager products,
AMCC enters SAS space
<B>October 2, 2007</B>—Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) this week became the last of the major RAID controller vendors to enter the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) market with the introduction of the 3ware 9690SA controller.
Attune adds replication to file virtualization appliance
<B>October 1, 2007</B>—It's no secret that managing file-based storage is becoming a complex task, and as unstructured data continues to grow so does the need for file virtualization platforms.
The benefits of data footprint reduction
Users should consider archiving, data compression, and data de-duplication.
Storage vendors target virtual servers
In a keynote at last month&rsquo;s VMworld show in San Francisco, Cisco CEO John Chambers likened the rise of virtualization to the rise of the Internet, saying that virtualization will &ldquo;usher in a new generation of productivity, changing how we work, where we work, and the nature of work itself.
Start-up virtualizes I/O connectivity
Over the past few years virtualization has evolved from an industry buzzword into a full-fledged revolutionary force in the data center.
Solid-state disks stage a comeback
Traditional hard disk drives (HDDs) have been the storage technology of choice for decades.
Server virtualization drives cross-domain management
A relatively new set of tools enables IT administrators to manage across multiple domains, including servers and storage.
Each month, InfoStor rounds up timely new product announcements, providing a buyer?s guide for professionals.
IT&rsquo;s new &lsquo;dirty little secret&rsquo;
About five years ago,</b> I wrote an article in this magazine exposing one of IT&rsquo;s now- infamous dirty little secrets. Backup and recovery, as it was done then, was grossly inefficient, and IT was fully aware of it.
NEC ships array for backup, archive
End users in search of a way to consolidate backup and archive data onto a single system may be in luck.
HP ships &lsquo;Shorty&rsquo; blade server
Hewlett-Packard is out to bring blades to the masses with an all-in-one system complete with server, storage, networking, and data protection in an enclosure about the same size as a desk-side PC.
Hitachi shrinks USP for midrange
It has been just a few months since Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) overhauled its enterprise-class Universal Storage Platform (USP).
Happy 10th, INFOSTOR!
This issue marks our 10-year anniversary and, since our staff is geographically dispersed, we virtualized the celebration, complete with virtual martinis (VMs).
Data Domain expands de-dupe to nearline
After helping bring data de- duplication to the forefront as a must-have capability in the backup process, Data Domain is taking de-dupe a step further by expanding its operating system to go beyond backup with support for nearline applications.
Choosing the right backup solution
There are a range of products and technologies available to meet your RTO and RPO requirements.
This section takes on late-breaking business and partnership news written for industry insiders.
The benefits of file virtualization services (FVS)
FVS, or file/NAS virtualization, simplifies the management of proliferating, heterogeneous NAS systems.