Content posted in April 2009
GE's Holographic Disk Breakthrough
Commentary  |  4/30/2009  | 
High-density optical storage has been a tough way to make a living. Most of the players have gone bust or moved on to other business
Oracle 'Wins' Sun in Ricochet Romance
Commentary  |  4/30/2009  | 
The companies owe it to their shareholders, customers, and employees to state their plans and positions as quickly and clearly as possible
Shakeup in the Storage Business
Commentary  |  4/29/2009  | 
The big news here is not that Dave Donatelli has departed from EMC after 22 years. No, the big news is where he decided to go - HP
Brocade on FCoE: Baby Steps
Commentary  |  4/29/2009  | 
The vendor thinks converged storage networks will become mainstream in the 2010-2011 timeframe
EMC Targets SharePoint Challenges
Commentary  |  4/28/2009  | 
As SharePoint deployments multiply, IT managers have ranked identifying sensitive information in SharePoint sites as an important issue
Storage Tracking
Commentary  |  4/28/2009  | 
The disappointing fact is that 58 percent of users still are not using SRM tools
The Mystery Of SIP Trunking
Commentary  |  4/28/2009  | 
If SIP trunks can deliver service that's equivalent to PRIs at lower cost, they're a winner. But that's a big "if."
The Virtualization Opportunity (Threat?)
Commentary  |  4/27/2009  | 
Do the challenges posed by virtual servers and virtual storage scare you or excite you?
Host Adapters: Market Leaders, Broad & Niche
Commentary  |  4/27/2009  | 
Here's my take on the prospects of the leading NIC and HBA vendors
Why There Won't Be a Big 3 in Storage
Commentary  |  4/24/2009  | 
As quickly as a consolidation move happens, another four young companies appear
E-Discovery & Canada
Commentary  |  4/24/2009  | 
In Canada, courts badly want to avoid the insane costs associated with US-based e-discovery
Spending More on Storage
Commentary  |  4/24/2009  | 
Nearly two thirds of IT managers in a recent survey said they expect to spend more on storage hardware, software, and services this year than last year
Broadulex: Corporate FCoE
Commentary  |  4/23/2009  | 
Until now, many obstacles kept Ethernet vendors out of the small Fibre Channel HBA pond
Questions About Oracle/Sun
Commentary  |  4/23/2009  | 
There is something to be said for owning just about everything in the stack for delivery of a solution to the customer
Broadcom Offers Megabucks for Emulex
Commentary  |  4/22/2009  | 
Buying Emulex adds Fibre Channel expertise Broadcom didn't have and allows it to play in the FCoE market earlier
Recovery Management: Change Is in the Air
Commentary  |  4/22/2009  | 
A study by CA suggests that organizations would consider abandoning their current backup/recovery software for a more integrated recovery management solution
Why Metadata Matters
Commentary  |  4/21/2009  | 
Metadata is a linchpin of document retention, which is founded on knowing the creation and modification dates of a piece of data
The Sad Future of Sun Storage
Commentary  |  4/21/2009  | 
The reality is that Sun Storage will die a slow and unfortunate death
Oracle Snaps Up Sun
Commentary  |  4/20/2009  | 
The future isn't clear for Sun's traditional storage products like tape drives
Mellanox on FCoE
Commentary  |  4/20/2009  | 
Mellanox believes there are two technologies designed for convergence: Ethernet and InfiniBand
EMC Reworks Symmetrix
Commentary  |  4/17/2009  | 
I must admit I was surprised to see a whole new Symmetrix architecture - and it was modular!
FCoE: No Big Deal
Commentary  |  4/17/2009  | 
I seriously doubt that anyone is going to rip out all the FC in their data center and replace it with FCoE in one fell swoop
What Is Hosted E-Discovery?
Commentary  |  4/16/2009  | 
The hosted model is not for everyone, but it is an excellent choice for many
Mitel's Low-Cost, Anywhere Phone Extension
Commentary  |  4/16/2009  | 
Mitel Networks new Dynamic Extension allows users to ring up to 8 phones simultaneously anywhere in the world and make any phone an extension -- just as long as it has buttons.
NetApp on FCoE
Commentary  |  4/15/2009  | 
The pioneering storage vendor still believes the future is multi-protocol storage over Ethernet
Frozen Data
Commentary  |  4/15/2009  | 
Do you know how much of your data changes and how often? Discovering that information could influence how you plan your storage infrastructure
Is SNW Relevant?
Commentary  |  4/14/2009  | 
SNW needs to adapt to the current economic situation and the way that users are asking for information to be disseminated
The Many Benefits of E-Discovery
Commentary  |  4/13/2009  | 
Enterprises are increasingly forming interdisciplinary teams to research e-discovery services and products
HP on FCoE
Commentary  |  4/13/2009  | 
Is FCoE merely a bridge? Or will it become something more?
Dollars & Deals
Commentary  |  4/10/2009  | 
For the first time in seven years, no billion-dollar tech mergers or acquisitions took place in the first quarter. But some storage companies were able to raise money
Another View From SNW
Commentary  |  4/9/2009  | 
This year, with the economy in the dumps and travel budgets cut to the bone, the show seems a lot quieter
Live From SNW
Commentary  |  4/9/2009  | 
Read a collection of my updates from two days at Storage Networking World. The focus this year was on using new technologies to allow the IT staff to become more
Walking & Talking FCoE
Commentary  |  4/8/2009  | 
For now, the question for Brocade is 'Where's the beef?'
Brocade Raises FCoE Questions
Commentary  |  4/8/2009  | 
I am polling storage companies and the Byte and Switch readership to find out if there is an industry consensus on FCoE
HP Outlines Tech Strategy
Commentary  |  4/8/2009  | 
The company Technology Solutions Groups is focused on business-ready infrastructures, everything-as-a service, and, of course, clouds
De-Duping VM images
Commentary  |  4/6/2009  | 
Unexpected rewards can come from combining data de-duplication, virtualization, and extended read caching using RAM and flash memory
Early Incumbency in FCoE: Does It Matter?
Commentary  |  4/6/2009  | 
Brocade, Emulex, and NetApp appear to be winning the hearts and minds of IT professionals at least a year before even an early adopter market exists
The Joys of Buddy Backup
Commentary  |  4/3/2009  | 
I'm always on the lookout for a good backup solution for friends and family that's almost idiotproof
EMC Bails Out Quantum
Commentary  |  4/2/2009  | 
EMC is not afraid to buy the technology that it wants and has done so in the past. Why not Quantum?
Cisco Innovation + Brand = Server Market Traction
Commentary  |  4/1/2009  | 
Dell, HP, IBM, and Sun all sell servers, networking, and storage and could have delivered highly integrated unified infrastructure architectures

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