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  • Kashya provides data replication on the cheap

    Posted September 15, 2003 - 5:49 pm

    Kashya's new KBX4000 data protection appliance costs a lot less ($25,000 vs. $200,000 for EMC's .5 terabyte system), and offers policy-based controls, bandwidth optimization and data replication in a heterogenous environment.
  • ILM remains illusory

    Posted September 15, 2003 - 5:32 pm

    Information Lifecycle Management is one of the hottest buzzwords in storage today, but a lack of consensus among vendors and other experts as to what the policies should be, or even how technology can be applied to help solve the complexity problems inherent in ILM.
  • Sun changes iSCSI tune

    Posted September 15, 2003 - 5:26 pm

    Apparently changing its mind since the Sun CTO described iSCSI as a "mistake", Sun is now certified to work with EqualLogic Inc.'s iSCSI arrays.
  • Can JNI bust HBA 'duopoly'?

    Posted September 15, 2003 - 5:08 pm

    JNI Corp. has released a new host-bus adapter for Windows that will cost up to 30 percent less than products from Emulex and QLogic
  • Spectra Logic makes a move for the enterprise with new tape library

    Posted September 15, 2003 - 5:01 pm

    The new Spectra T950 tape library ("Python") offers support for the LTO-2, SDLT, SAIT and AIT tape formats, scales from 2 to 120 tape drives, and offers high density and mixed media capability.
  • Data retention rules demand a group effort

    Posted September 15, 2003 - 4:56 pm

    Enterprise Storage Group analyst answers questions about regulatory compliance, data retention rules, what the future holds for data retention rules and how to prepare for it.
  • Maxtor OneTouch hard disk to push SMB backup

    Posted September 15, 2003 - 2:41 pm

    Maxtor's new high-capacity OneTouch external hard drives offer a very simple small business backup solution.If you can't afford network attached storage, this is the next best thing.
  • Maxtor's storage solutions for small and medium businesses

    Posted September 12, 2003 - 4:28 pm

    Selected storage offerings for SMBs
  • Dell's storage solutions for small and medium businesses

    Posted September 12, 2003 - 4:16 pm

    Selected storage offerings for SMBs
  • Cisco's storage solutions for small and medium businesses

    Posted September 12, 2003 - 4:10 pm

    Selected storage offerings for SMBs
  • HP's storage solutions for small and medium businesses

    Posted September 12, 2003 - 3:44 pm

    Selected storage offerings for SMBs
  • IBM's storage solutions for small and medium businesses

    Posted September 12, 2003 - 3:36 pm

    Selected eServer and storage offerings for SMBs
  • META Group polls shows 90% of companies engaged in Sarbanes-Oxley projects

    Posted September 12, 2003 - 11:18 am

    Sixty-five percent of over 100 companies polled claim to be involved in an ongoing Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) project, while 25% are said to be planning to initiate a project in the near term.
  • Fiber channel market becomes three-way fight

    Posted September 12, 2003 - 11:18 am

    The intelligent fiber channel switching scene is turning out to be a three-cornered tussle between McData Corp., Brocade Communications Systems Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc., which are all embedding applications in their fiber channel switches.
  • Osterman Research multiclient study on e-mail archiving

    Posted September 11, 2003 - 5:18 pm

    Here are a few select highlights from a full study on e-mail archiving practices. Big question: How do companies ensure that users do not delete messaging system content that is important for your organization to retain long term?
  • Radicati study shows e-mail traffic growing by 80% a year

    Posted September 11, 2003 - 2:40 pm

    The average corporate e-mail user sends/receives 110 e-mails per business day. The report, entitled "E-mail Sent and Received Growth Statistics, 2003-2005" also reveals that e-mail traffic has grown 80% over the past year. See the report press release.
  • It's time to revamp your electronic-records management strategy

    Posted September 11, 2003 - 2:25 pm

    Experts agree that much of the non-compliance is due to businesses just not knowing or understanding which rules apply to them. To address the issue, EMC recently revamped its Centera content-management system which allows applications to include retention periods mandated by law into their meta data. In turn, this information will keep someone from unwittingly erasing data that must be kept for a certain time.
  • E-mail archiving poised for growth

    Posted September 11, 2003 - 1:17 pm

    Expenditures on e-mail archiving technology and services will grow to nearly $1.5 billion by 2007 from $164 million this year, according to market research firm, The Radicati Group. According to this article, archiving vendors feel archiving is headed toward converged content types, where systems combine e-mail, instant messaging, voice mail, and document records into one searchable collection.
  • Microsoft delivers Windows Storage Server 2003

    Posted September 11, 2003 - 8:41 am

    Microsoft Corp. announced general availability of its Windows Storage Server 2003 file and print server software on Wednesday and several storage hardware and software vendors tagged along with product announcements.
  • Cisco fixes on FC switches

    Posted September 10, 2003 - 3:35 pm

    Two new midrange switches round out the company's line of Fibre Channel products.
  • Serial ATA: It's time to get in line

    Posted September 10, 2003 - 3:28 pm

    This newly revised feature covers all you'll need to know about Serial ATA, and where it is headed in the near future.
  • ATT lures storage users

    Posted September 10, 2003 - 3:21 pm

    The company is expanding its web hosting program, and will now offer managed data storage services. Services are designed to help users meet data retention regulatory requirements.
  • Big Blue's great storage expectations

    Posted September 10, 2003 - 3:14 pm

    IBM's general manager for storage systems talks about the evolution of storage systems, storage management software, IBM's use of resellers, lifecycle management and HSM.
  • EMC says goodbye to Wide Sky

    Posted September 10, 2003 - 3:03 pm

    The company is dropping its software initiative as it puts its eggs in the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S).
  • SMI-S: What's in it for storage managers?

    Posted September 10, 2003 - 2:59 pm

    The standard formerly known as Bluefin is designed to make life easier to implement heterogeneous storage environments, but is it worth the effort? Analysts say yes, particularly for those with large, multi-vendor storage systems. Since it's being supported by virtually every major vendor, it's probably a safe bet, too.
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