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Content posted in July 2009
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OCS Granted Patent For Traffic Load Adaptive Network Physical Layer
News  |  7/8/2009  | 
Optimum Communications Services, Inc. (OCS) has been awarded a patent on its innovation delivering realtime traffic load adaptive physical layer for communications networks. The patent in question can be found with its US Patent Number 7,558,260.
Enterprises Confront The Ugly Truth Of Hidden Malware In Their Networks
News  |  7/8/2009  | 
Trend Micro security threat assessments help enterprises discover stealthy malware slipping through their security systems.
Dot Hill To Launch Trailblazing 24TB RAID Arrays In Compact 2U Footprint
News  |  7/8/2009  | 
WD RE4-GP 2TB hard drives double storage capacity while reducing energy costs
ClusterVision to Offer the Cray CX1 Deskside Supercomputer
News  |  7/8/2009  | 
ClusterVision will help customers choose the various configuration options to best fit their needs, delivering the cluster as well as providing training and support over the Cray CX1 system's life.
Internap Continues Green Data Center Push With New York City Facility
News  |  7/8/2009  | 
Green expansion in premium Manhattan location provides customers with new levels of efficiency for business-critical internet application
QLogic Delivers 10GbE iSCSI Connectivity Solution For HP EVA Storage Systems
News  |  7/8/2009  | 
QLogic Corp. announced that its 6200 Series intelligent Storage Router, branded by HP as the HP StorageWorks MPX200 Multifunction Router, is now available from HP as a 10GbE iSCSI connectivity solution for all HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) storage environments.
Why eDiscovery SaaS Can Be a Good Idea
Commentary  |  7/8/2009  | 
In a hosted/Software as a Service model, an eDiscovery vendor secures collected data in a highly secure hosted infrastructure. The vendor provides the eDiscovery SaaS to process and analyze data, and to provide tiered views, tagging and access rights to potentially hundreds of different reviewers.
What EMC Really Wants with Data Domain
Commentary  |  7/7/2009  | 
The news of EMC's announcement of raising the stakes in the bidding war has the Data Domain stock holders smiling. What does EMC really want from Data Domain? It could be exactly what they say it is or it could be they have another motive; the destruction of their biggest competitor, NetApp.
Neterion Enhances iSCSI Throughput
News  |  7/7/2009  | 
Ethernet vendor Neterion has announced significant throughput enhancements to iSCSI performance in virtualized environments. Working in cooperation with storage software provider RisingTide, Neterion has put together a solution that significantly improves iSCSI performance in a virtualized environment.
CA Aligns With Cisco, VMware To Manage Cloud
News  |  7/7/2009  | 
VMware's vSphere 4 and Cisco's Nexus 1000V distributed virtualized switches will be getting management services from CA.
Reclaim Valuable Storage Capacity With Sungard Availability Services' Storage Optimization Service
News  |  7/7/2009  | 
In today's business environment, organizations face two competing data storage challenges. Tightening budgets are forcing many companies to scale back IT spending, but at the same time, data growth continues to increase exponentially increasing pressure to invest in more storage capacity.
Startups Bring Unified Storage to SMBs
Commentary  |  7/7/2009  | 
Every few years we hit a "Great Minds Think Alike" moment where products based on the same idea appear within months of each other. In Hollywood this gives us "Dante's Peak" and "Volcano" or "Deep Impact" and "Armageddon". Here in Byte and Switch's storage world we had Lefthand, Intransa and Equallogic all releasing iSCSI clusters and now we have startups Prana and Scale Computing both announcing scale out unified storage systems for the SMB market.
LSI 3ware SATA RAID Controllers Add Support For Intel Solid State Drives
News  |  7/7/2009  | 
LSI controller cards enhance performance of solid state drives in tiered storage networks and ease integration with existing hard drives
7 Tips For Moving From Tape To Online Data Storage
News  |  7/7/2009  | 
Online Data Storage has Become More Cost Effective for Many Applications. As Internet and storage costs continue to decline, the cost of online data storage is falling dramatically. Many CIOs and IT Managers are reassessing the use of traditional tape backup methods and moving to online data storage and online data backup
Overland Storage Introduces REO Business Continuity Appliance
News  |  7/7/2009  | 
Leading insurance underwriter achieves optimal RTO/RPO with real-time replication, application-aware failover and failback to safeguard physical and virtual server environment
SGI Secures Top Rankings In New Survey Of TOP500 Supercomputer Sites
News  |  7/7/2009  | 
Company leads in performance efficiency; number one among open systems hpc deployments
Altor Unveils The Altor VF 3.0: VMsafe Virtual Firewall With Intrusion Detection
News  |  7/7/2009  | 
Industry 1st fast-path firewall delivers defense-in-depth, performance and reliability to virtual servers & clouds
New BlueArc Mercury' Network Storage System Unleashes High-end Storage To A Broader Market
News  |  7/7/2009  | 
Solution delivers unrivaled data management, scale and performance to redefine the economics of storage
Advancing The Case (Again) For Solid State Disk
News  |  7/7/2009  | 
Enterprise adoption of solid state disk (SSD) has at best been steady as companies wait for more compelling results in areas like price points and write endurance, but this hasn't stopped storage providers from revisiting traditional enterprise objections and continually reinventing SSD to where it is becoming a viable option.
Round And Round It Goes
Commentary  |  7/7/2009  | 
Where it stops, nobody knows... The recent events in the on-going saga of the purchase of Data Domain certainly have a lot of heads spinning. While many thought the FTC may have been a worry for EMC in its acquisition efforts, they may have actually cleared the way for a further bidding war.
Whiteboard Tutorial: FCoE - The Necessary Elements
Whiteboard Tutorial: FCoE - The Necessary Elements
Network Computing Videos  |  7/7/2009  | 
In part 2 of our FCoE Whiteboard series Storage Switzerland's George Crump discusses some of the elements of a fibre channel over ethernet infrastructure, covering both the converged network adapter and the switch.
Cymphonix adds iPhone Support to Management Tool
Commentary  |  7/7/2009  | 
As small and medium businesses adopt cloud computing, the need for different network management and security products becomes clear. Cymphonix has been building a business delivering such products and recently upgraded its Cymphonix Network Composer with better reporting features and support for a wider range of end user devices.
Larry Roberts Says 'Net Broken, Proposes Flow Management
Commentary  |  7/6/2009  | 
Lawrence Roberts, the illustrious engineer who led the development of ARPAnet, is back with a provocatively titled IEEE Spectrum article, "The Internet Is Broken". The piece makes the case for his long-standing proposal to ease Internet congestion with a bandwidth-management technique called flow management.
EMC Outbids Rival NetApp For Data Domain
News  |  7/6/2009  | 
EMC has offered to acquire all of Data Domain's outstanding stock at $33.50 per share, or approximately 2.1 billion dollars. EMC has removed restrictions to the deal, urging Data Domain to do the same and wants to close in 2 weeks.
How Government's Driving Cloud Computing Ahead
News  |  7/6/2009  | 
Federal agencies are testing use cases as well as pushing standards and definitions that could help the business world.
Netapp Receives All Regulatory Clearances To Proceed With Data Domain Acquisition; Stockholder Vote Set For August
News  |  7/6/2009  | 
Agreement offers Data Domain stockholders attractive value, compelling strategic rationale and a timely path to close
EMC Increases Its All-Cash Offer to Acquire Data Domain to $33.50 Per Share
News  |  7/6/2009  | 
EMC's all-cash offer clearly superior to Netapp proposal; EMC receives early termination from FTC removing all regulatory conditions to proceed with data domain transaction
IDT Introduces New PCI Express Gen2 Switches With Integrated Temperature Sensor Functionality
News  |  7/6/2009  | 
Optimized for high performance applications such as servers, storage and communications/networking
Neterion, Inc. Announces iSCSI Support For I/O Intensive Applications
News  |  7/6/2009  | 
Industry's first iscsi network adapter that enables virtual machines to run at 10gbe line rate
Marc Andreessen Launches VC Firm
News  |  7/6/2009  | 
The $300-million Andreessen Horowitz venture capital fund will focus on "best new entrepreneurs," says Netscape pioneer.
VirtenSys Delivers Industry's First Solution to Virtualize Servers' Direct-Attached Storage and Disk Drives
News  |  7/2/2009  | 
Company adds support for the LSI Megaraid controllers in its i/o virtualization switches
Primary Storage and The Cloud
Commentary  |  7/2/2009  | 
A fellow Byte and Switch Blogger recently wrote about Emulex's new Cloud Adapter and I think correctly nailed it as essentially a write splitter. While I as hung up on whether or not they get to call this a Cloud...
A Quick Look at Concept Search
Commentary  |  7/2/2009  | 
With most meet-and-confer still concentrating on keyword and Boolean searches, is concept search worth the investment in supporting products and time? The answer is sure -- if you know what you're doing.
FUJIFILM UK Focuses On DataCore's SANmelody For Storage Virtualization Cost Savings And Disaster Recovery
News  |  7/2/2009  | 
Virtualized storage solution protects IT infrastructure and provides effective disaster recovery and storage management
Microsoft Offers No Response On Response Point
Commentary  |  7/2/2009  | 
If you were wondering about the future of Microsoft's Response Point small business VoIP system, you can keep wondering. The system's future has been in doubt for months, and the company declined to clear up the confusion at a meeting with Voice over IP resellers this week.
IBM Power Systems Again Trump Latest Intel Offering, Highlights Total Systems Value
News  |  7/2/2009  | 
Study shows how power systems advantages help IBM's clients running sap solutions save up to 33 percent
Open-E Announces General Availability Of Open-E Data Storage Software V6
News  |  7/2/2009  | 
World recognized storage management software developer offers its latest storage management OS at a fraction of the cost of alternative storage offerings
Why VMWare Won't Follow In Novell's Footsteps
Commentary  |  7/2/2009  | 
VMWare shares only surface features with Novell and won't follow the latter's path to oblivion.
ECM and SaaS: How Strong a Marriage?
News  |  7/2/2009  | 
SaaS has gained traction in market segments, such as CRM. However, acceptance has been slow to take hold in the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) space, although a couple of vendors are trying to change the status quo.
F5 Highlights BIG-IP Integration With vSphere
News  |  7/1/2009  | 
Guides like these are invaluable to administrators, even if their own environment doesn't exactly match the use case, as well as provides exposure to the latest capabilities of their products.
Cisco's UCS Next Year's Servers This Fall
Commentary  |  7/1/2009  | 
When the rest of the blogosphere went crazy over Cisco's UCS announcement pronouncing it the biggest change in the data center since the microprocessor I was skeptical to say the least. While others touted they had management software that did the admin's job for him and revolutionary networking that made IBM and HP blade servers look like Model T Fords. I failed to understand the excitement.
Green Active Primary Storage
Commentary  |  7/1/2009  | 
How do you make primary active storage green? If you followed the advice of archiving old data as we discussed in Archiving Basics and have moved all that old data from primary storage to a less expensive tier of storage, you should be left with a much smaller but very active data set.
Is It Time To Offload IT Gateway Security To A Cloud?
News  |  7/1/2009  | 
Managing the security risks that multiply with technologies like Web 2.0 comes at a time when Gartner estimates that less than 30 percent of organizations have devised or implemented effective malware-fighting strategies.
Global IT Spending To Drop 10.6%: Forrester
News  |  7/1/2009  | 
The good news: IT spending growth will resume in the US in the fourth quarter, and in the first half of 2010 in other markets, according to Forrester Research.
Cloverleaf And Promise Technology Mutually Certify Cloverleaf's Intelligent Storage Networking (Isn) System With Promise Storage
News  |  7/1/2009  | 
Combination provides unique solution for all promise customers, delivering true heterogeneous, open storage management
Dorado Software Announces Redcell Traffic Flow Analyzer
News  |  7/1/2009  | 
Quickly Resolve Bandwidth Issues and Improve Capacity Planning
Tarmin Technologies Forges Technology Partnership With Bakbone Software
News  |  7/1/2009  | 
Collaboration to expand Tarmin's market presence and add new technology to Bakbone portfolio
New Ricoh Visual Online Storage Service "quanp" Enters New Testing Stage, Expands Private Beta
News  |  7/1/2009  | 
3D View Windows Client and Desktop Widget "quanp drop" Available Now
Asigra Advises Organizations To Review Disaster Recovery Strategy As 2009 Hurricane Season Makes Landfall
News  |  7/1/2009  | 
Asigra cloud backup and recovery platform providing assurance in onsite/offsite data protection with automated redundant backup and fast recovery
Open-E Announces General Availability Of Open-E Data Storage Software V6
News  |  7/1/2009  | 
World recognized storage management software developer offers its latest storage management OS at a fraction of the cost of alternative storage offerings.
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