Expert Analysis
Content posted in May 2009
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All Archive Data is Not Alike
Commentary  |  5/29/2009  | 
Just because we call all the data users aren't changing on a daily basis archival, that doesn't mean it's all the same. The 31-day old email that's been replaced with a stub in the user's mailbox and the 15 year old X-ray HIPPA requires you to keep don't need the same SLA and may be better served by different storage systems.
Government Wrestles With Social Media Records Retention Policies
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
The National Archives is trying to navigate complex regulations that require capturing and storing all sorts of content in the age of social media, cloud computing, and seemingly endless storage.
Financial Services Firm Shrinks Secondary Storage
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
Penson Financial Services moved to a tiered storage system, which enabled it to quickly find old documents and emails and cut costs.
NTP Software Announces QFS System Dashboard
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
The QFS System Dashboard allows storage administrators to see the impact of their policies and see trends in their end-users' compliance.
Panduit Launches High Speed Optical System for Servers, Storage, and Network Systems
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
The OM4 Fiber Optic System provides ultra high performance and seamless integration of 10 Gb/s Ethernet and 8Gb/s Fiber Channel network capabilities and beyond.
The Five Dimensions of Storage
Commentary  |  5/29/2009  | 
Scientists are developing new materials and techniques to store data in five dimensions, which could lead to disks that hold 10 TB. That's great for consumers, but does it make sense for enterprise storage systems?
Switch, Router Shipments Down, Backhaul Shipments Way Up
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
Infonetics reports that telecom carriers are increasing the bandwidth on their backhaul networks to handle exploding mobile data traffic.
Linux And Active Directory: Learning To Live Together
Commentary  |  5/29/2009  | 
Looking for a good way to integrate your company's Linux desktops with Microsoft Active Directory? Novell just might offer the easiest solution -- but it certainly isn't the only game in town.
FiberNet Telecom Group Agrees to be Acquired
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
Zayo Group, LLC, a regional provider of bandwidth and telecom services to carrier, enterprise and government customers, will acquire FiberNet.
HP Expands SMB Storage, Virtualization Portfolio
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
New unified storage systems and virtualization software aim to make it easier for small and mid-sized companies to cut costs and manage IT infrastructure.
Promise Tech. Unveils SmartStor NS4600 Next Generation NAS and Digital Media Server
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Affordable and feature-rich network attached storage and digital media server below $500.
RAID Inc. Announces Line of Customized Server Solutions Based Upon Nehalem CPUs
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
RAID, a customized storage, services and HPC solutions provider, will be providing a full line of server solutions ranging from a 1U dual Nehalem CPU system to an enterprise blade solution with fourteen blades in a 7U form factor.
Oasis Records Management Has Been Acquired
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Oasis' service offerings include hard copy storage, media storage, imaging, digital archiving, and destruction.
HP Rolls Out Products and Services for Small and Midsize Businesses
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
HP has introduced infrastructure offerings including storage, virtualization, remote access and consolidation solutions.
VMware Invests $20 Million In Terremark Cloud Services
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
The virtualization giant will own 5 percent of Terremark, which produces cloud and managed IT services for large companies and government agencies.
Are We Putting The Cart Before the FCoE Horse?
Commentary  |  5/28/2009  | 
I have been in several meetings discussing FCoE with a customer, and we were introducing the network guys to the storage guys because they had never met before.
EMC Announces 3,892,179,868,480,350,000,000
Commentary  |  5/28/2009  | 
The IDC Digital Universe study continues to chart the remarkable growth of digital information, which is expanding at very near incomprehensible rates. Much of this growth can be linked to the innovation of storage media vendors.
Intel and FCoE: The Power of Incumbency
Commentary  |  5/28/2009  | 
The Open FCoE initiative will eventually succeed because everyone but QLogic and Emulex wants to leave behind the proprietary driver model that has been the basis of expensive Fibre Channel adapters for years. I believe Intel's approach is a winner and clearly stems from the experience of a company that is the incumbent leader in an adapter market where over 100 million ports migrated to 1 GbE.
EMC Announces Acquisition Of Configuresoft
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
The provider of server configuration, change and compliance management software empowers customers to automate visibility and control across their physical and virtual data centers
Symantec Study Reveals Green IT Now Essential IT Practice
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Respondents indicate Green IT budgets rising and IT willing to pay more up-front for energy efficient solutions.
SATA Revision 3.0 Specs Released
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
SATA Revision 3.0 enables 6-Gb/s link speeds between storage units, disk drives, optical and tape drives and protocol host bus adaptors.
Enterprise Content Grows -- As Does the Need to Manage It
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Enterprise content management systems are popular because they can break down the barriers among various content types, so enterprises can manage their data with one product rather than several.
Hitachi Adds Clustering to USP V for High Availability
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Hitachi High Availability Manager uses Universal Replicator and TrueCopy software to copy data from a pool of virtualized storage to a secondary site.
HDS Adds Clustering Technology for High Availability
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Hitachi High Availability Manager for open system environments increases business resilience and efficiency with 100% data accessibility.
ONStor and Nexenta Partner to Deliver Enterprise Class OpenStorage
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
This partnership has already resulted in the recently announced Pantera LS 2100 models from ONStor and will result in additional capabilities and products in the future.
Global CIO: How Do You Match Up Against 50 Of The World's Top CIOs?
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The global economic downturn is accelerating the evolution of the CIO position, requiring CIOs to be more business-driven, customer-focused, and accountable for growth.
Datacastle Delivers Secure, Compliant PC Backup and Data Protection Service via Amazon Web Services
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The Datacastle Cloud Service, a unified PC backup and data protection solution running on Amazon Web Services, addresses the security, compliance and time to market challenges of outsourced IT and managed services providers.
Sun Expands Unified Storage Family with New Mission-Critical System
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
New Sun Storage 7310 brings breakthrough performance and simplified management to customers and delivers up to 75% cost savings versus traditional storage products.
SGI Deploys Ice Cube Modular Data Center for i/o Data Centers
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
i/o Data Centers offers advanced data center capabilities to a broader audience with Ice Cube.
Super Talent Launches PCIe RAIDDrive Workstations
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Up to 6-terabyte systems enable 1.5-GB/s read, 1.35-GB/s write performances
Storing Archival Data - Part Deux
Commentary  |  5/27/2009  | 
Now that you've decided to build a real archive you need to figure out where, both physically and technically, you're going to keep it. Archives are data Roach Motels -- data goes in but doesn't check out for a long time. Which means it will outlast the 5-7 year useful life of most disk systems. Archive systems need to insure data integrity beyond vendor's end of life declarations.
Donatelli Finally Joins HP, But Can't Work on Storage (Yeah, Right)
Commentary  |  5/27/2009  | 
A Massachusetts court says the former EMC executive can go to work at Hewlett-Packard, but he has to stay away from storage systems for 12 months. If you believe that will happen, I've got a nice bridge to sell you.
Small Biz Focus with Cisco Router, Switch Enhancements
Commentary  |  5/27/2009  | 
While much of the attention recently has been on Ciscos Nexus router line, the company rolled out a number of enhancements to its legacy lines. Improvements were made to the companys Integrated Services Routers (ISR) and Catalyst 4500 and 6500 switches, so these products offer more network integration, are more energy efficient, and do a better job of supporting unified communications (UC) applications.
Dell Poaches IBM's Top M&A Exec
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Plans to anoint David Johnson as Dell's top acquisition planner likely signals a shift in strategy. Johnson has overseen IBM's frenetic merger activity for the past nine years.
Another Way To Kill The Desk Phone
Commentary  |  5/27/2009  | 
How do Cisco and Avaya not surrender the IP phone as a high-margin sale?
EMC's New Backup Capabilities Can Boost Efficiency
Commentary  |  5/26/2009  | 
All in all, EMC's new backup efficiency offerings offer a number of new and enhanced capabilities that customers should find attractive.
Did My FCoE Prediction Come True?
Commentary  |  5/26/2009  | 
FCoE vendors will fight it out over OEM relationships and systems vendors will align with those hardware suppliers who are on the fast track to deliver tangible connectivity products to market.
IBM To Embrace Fibre Channel over Ethernet
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
Qlogic says Big Blue will use its converged network adapters on all rack and tower servers to provide native FCoE connectivity.
Seanodes Begins Shipping Exanodes VM Edition Storage Virtual Appliance
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
Exanodes VM Edition Storage Virtual Appliance is ideal for designing high-end, clustered virtual iSCSI SANs that leverage the storage resources of VMware ESX servers and turn them into a powerful virtual SAN in minutes.
Production Pain Points
Commentary  |  5/26/2009  | 
You don't have to use Production software to please opposing counsels. Use it to make your life easier -- and the judge happier.
Virtual Environments Get Enhanced Backup, Recovery Via Vizioncore
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
The move reflects Vizioncore's sense that more mission-critical applications are now running in virtual machines and extra measures are needed to protect data.
QLogic Single-Chip CNAs Power New IBM FCoE-enabled Blade Servers
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
QLogic CNAs and 10Gb CEE Pass-Thru modules integrated in next generation IBM HS22 blade servers; IBM puts enterprise weight behind FCoE
Emulex Provides SAN Connectivity for New IBM Blade Servers
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
Emulex 8Gb/s Fibre Channel expansion card provides increased scalability and higher performance for next-generation IBM data centers.
Emulex Board Continues to Recommend Against Broadcom's Offer
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
Corrects misleading and inaccurate statements made by Broadcom and details Emulex strategy for delivering significant value to stockholders.
Storage Industry Consolidation
Commentary  |  5/22/2009  | 
The move by NetApp to buy Data Domain has rekindled speculation that more deals are on the way. It is time to place some small bets on who will buy who.
Fibre Channel Customers Must Consider FCoE Options
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
The faster 8-Gbps Fibre Channel offers companies a way to boost the speed of their storage networks. But IT managers are looking at Fibre Channel over Ethernet as a possible long-term alternative that can simplify their data centers.
The Question of Tape
Commentary  |  5/22/2009  | 
Companies used to plead hardship in an attempt to avoid searching tape for discovery motions, but that excuse is swiftly falling by the wayside.
SingleHop Opens New Data Center
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
The Elk Grove Village, Ill., facility marks the hosting provider's second data center and is part of SingleHop's aggressive expansion.
QNAP Unveils the First 2.5" SATA, 4-bay, Intel Atom-based NAS
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
The NAS supports four 2.5" SATA hard drives which are featured with high stability, low power consumption, low vibration, and longer life expectancy.
Phoenix Offers Fast SSD VME Mass Data Storage Module
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
The VS1-250-SSD delivers high capacity, high performance data storage for military, aerospace and industrial applications requiring rugged, secure and durable mass data storage.
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