Why eDiscovery SaaS Can Be a Good Idea
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
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
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.
Startups Bring Unified Storage to SMBs
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.
7 Tips For Moving From Tape To Online Data Storage
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
Advancing The Case (Again) For Solid State Disk
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
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.
Cymphonix adds iPhone Support to Management Tool
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
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
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.
Primary Storage and The Cloud
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
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.
Microsoft Offers No Response On Response Point
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.
ECM and SaaS: How Strong a Marriage?
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
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
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
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?
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.