• How VMware wants to reinvent the SAN

    Posted March 13, 2014 - 1:18 pm

    VMware has released a virtual Storage Area Network (Virtual SAN), which the company says will usher in a new era of policy-driven and virtual machine-centric storage provisioning.
  • Review

    Netgear ReadyData review: Making a splash with flash

    Posted March 10, 2014 - 12:15 pm

    Netgear's better, faster rack-mount NAS and iSCSI SAN makes the case for enterprise workloads with read and write caching and unlimited snapshots
  • Seagate Kinetic - Cloud storage on a disk, no server required

    Posted October 29, 2013 - 12:00 am

    Building your own storage area network (SAN) involves many layers, not the least of which is the server layer communicating with the storage devices. Seagate has recently announced a new storage architecture called Kinetic that builds server-like functionality and ethernet right on the drive itself.
  • Growth in teleradiology studies spurs SAN upgrade

    Posted October 28, 2013 - 11:31 am

    As a virtual radiology firm saw its workload nearly triple, storage performance suffered. That, in turn, impacted the underlying database, to the point that maintenance jobs overlapped. Rather than rewrite the database, Virtual Radiologic opted to upgrade its SAN -- and saw latency drop dramatically.
  • QLogic's Mt. Rainier adapter card pools server SSD capacity on the SAN

    Posted September 6, 2012 - 6:16 am

    QLogic announced a host bus adapter card that pools all types of server flash storage resources on a SAN for shared application use.
  • Review

    Review: Dell EqualLogic SANs make the most of automated tiering

    Posted May 3, 2012 - 10:36 am

    Dell EqualLogic SSD and SAS hybrids highlight no-muss, no-fuss, fast storage tiering across multiple arrays
  • Oracle adds SAN vendor to its empire

    Posted June 29, 2011 - 9:09 am

    Oracle is building out its array of hardware products with the acquisition of storage vendor Pillar Data Systems, the company announced Wednesday. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close in July, were not disclosed.
  • Report: Large companies shun cloud for some things it does badly at great expense

    Posted May 23, 2011 - 12:25 pm

    If you wanted to create a low-cost tier of storage for rarely accessed files, would you build a big database that takes a long time to upload and a high cost to maintain?
  • Compellent adds virtualization, hardware upgrades to its SAN

    Posted November 22, 2010 - 9:59 am

    Compellent today announced the next generation of its storage area network, which adds support for non-disruptive movement of data volumes between arrays as well as a new controller that offers Fibre Channel over Ethernet and iSCSI transport protocols.
  • How to deal with a storage capacity crisis

    Posted November 16, 2010 - 4:15 pm

    Sometimes, despite best-laid plans, storage capacity hits the wall and creates an emergency situation. Don't panic -- fix it right.
  • Review

    InfoWorld review: Dell iSCSI SAN sizzles with SSD, dynamic storage tiering

    Posted October 20, 2010 - 8:52 am

    The Dell EqualLogic PS6010XVS with automated storage tiering leverages fast SAS or faster SSD storage depending on workload
  • How I Freed Up Storage at the Speed of SaaS

    Posted October 13, 2010 - 1:20 pm

    What do you do when you're running out of SAN space halfway through the year? Here's one IT group's experience with a SaaS app that quickly identified unnecessary files that were hogging space.
  • Ctera brings the cloud down scale

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 10:35 am

    The Ctera C200 provides SAN, NAS, and cloud storage that's simple and cost-effective.
  • Brocade, HP unveil data center extensions

    Posted June 23, 2010 - 1:25 pm

    Brocade this week unveiled data center products available from OEM HP that are designed to support next-generation Fibre Channel rollouts anchored to optimizing application performance and scaling virtual machines.
  • Within Reach of Most IT Budgets, SANs Pay Off

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 11:01 am

    Storage area network (SAN) technology has been around since the late 1990s, but historically it was priced far out of the range of small IT departments. Now this option for making more-efficient use of data storage has become affordable for all but the smallest of IT shops.
  • Compellent announces SAN, NAS integrated array

    Posted April 27, 2010 - 9:44 am

    Compellent released a new storage device, the zNAS, which allows both file-based and block-level data to be stored and managed through a single user interface.
  • IDC: Worldwide disk storage capacity grows 33% in 2009

    Posted March 6, 2010 - 10:20 pm

    IDC released its worldwide disk storage market report for 2009, which showed the first quarter-over-quarter increase in revenue for disk systems since the third quarter of 2008, with more than 3.3 petabytes of capacity shipping in the fourth quarter alone.
  • FalconStor, Violin team on SAN accelerator

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 9:49 pm

    FalconStor and Violin memory jointly announced the availability of a gateway product that attaches to a SAN and accelerates I/O performance through the use of special software and solid state drives.
  • Review

    Review: Dell EqualLogic iSCSI SAN kicks it to 10G

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 12:07 pm

    Dell's EqualLogic PS6010XV 10G iSCSI array delivers big time performance, offering an easier and lower cost option to Fibre Channel.
  • HP upgrades entry level, mid-range arrays

    Posted February 16, 2010 - 2:47 pm

    HP today announced it is shipping an upgraded configuration of its StorageWorks MSA P2000 array that doubles the drive count and adds 2.5-in, small form factor drive capability. The company also announced the availability of its SAN clustering software, SAN/iQ with its MSA P4000 midrange array.
  • Overland Storage releases its first iSCSI SAN

    Posted February 16, 2010 - 9:47 am

    Overland, which is trying to remake its identity from a tape library company into a full storage systems company, has released its first iSCSI SAN, which it says is easy to deploy and offers robust management capabilities.
  • Holiday Gift Ideas: Storage

    Posted November 19, 2009 - 3:03 pm

    Network storage, hard drives, memory cards and everything in between.
  • Brocade partners with Thales for network-based encryption appliance

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 2:46 pm

    Brocade and Thales have combined switching and encryption technologies to create a SAN-based appliance that encrypts data on the fly at high speed and performs centralized key management.
  • Cheap SANs boast high-end features

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 9:49 pm

    This is a good time to be buying a midrange storage-area network. Gigabytes per dollar is dropping, throughput per dollar is increasing and affordable systems are delivering sophisticated features that used to be reserved for the high end of the market.
  • For sale: Cisco data center rival Brocade

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 3:20 pm

    Brocade has reportedly put itself up for sale, a development that portends significant consolidation within the data center IT industry.
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