Integration software and middleware

  • November 27, 2006 27 Nov'06

    SAN overview: Chapter 1 - SAN management

    If you're new to SAN technology, or just need to refresh the basics, this guide covers the essential concepts of configuration, provisioning, performance and capacity management, and monitoring and troubleshooting.

  • November 26, 2006 26 Nov'06

    Storage management tools get more flexible

    After a decade of proprietary storage management tools, vendors are finally giving users more choices and freeing them up to buy only what they need.

  • November 20, 2006 20 Nov'06

    Backup software: BakBone upsets in Quality Awards

    This year's Diogenes Labs-Storage magazine Quality Awards for backup software had a come-from-behind winner: BakBone's NetVault.

  • November 14, 2006 14 Nov'06

    Oxfam solves thorny data storage problem

    Oxfam has solved a thorny data storage problem by implementing database backup optimisation software from Quest Software after detecting a bottleneck in its IT system.

  • November 09, 2006 09 Nov'06

    IBM announces 'bulletproofed' midrange arrays

    New additions to the DS4000 line will feature built-in batteries and sealed enclosures to be in compliance with the telecom industry's NEBS standard.

  • November 08, 2006 08 Nov'06

    Virtualisation software purchase considerations

    A focus on specific considerations for key virtualisation software products.

  • November 08, 2006 08 Nov'06

    Storage virtualization acquisitions need careful consideration

    Storage virtualization alleviates traditional storage growth problems by implementing a layer of abstraction between applications and physical storage, allowing storage to be combined and treated as a ubiquitous resource, regardless of location. ...

  • November 07, 2006 07 Nov'06

    Top 10 hot storage technologies

    List what you think are the top 10 storage technologies of 2006 and take our quick quiz to see how many match up to our top 10 picks.

  • November 07, 2006 07 Nov'06

    NetApp to acquire Topio

    Six months after EMC acquired heterogeneous replication provider Kashya, NetApp jumps on the bandwagon by announcing plans to acquire Topio for $160M.

  • October 26, 2006 26 Oct'06

    What storage managers are buying and why

    The second installment of the 2006 edition of Storage magazine's exclusive Purchasing Intentions Survey reveals key storage technology purchasing decisions by storage managers across all industries.

  • October 24, 2006 24 Oct'06

    Bridgehead integrates storage platform with EMC Centera

    Bridgehead has announced the integration of its HT Integrated Storage Management platform with EMC’s Centera content-addressed storage system.

  • October 23, 2006 23 Oct'06

    Oracle ups service level for Enterprise product

    Oracle plans to deliver advanced application management, monitoring, and service level capabilities over the coming months as part of its Enterprise Manager 10g product.

  • October 23, 2006 23 Oct'06

    SATA boosts RAID 6 use

    High-capacity SATA disks are driving up the use of RAID 6, which has prompted vendors to create new ways of overcoming the performance hit incurred with dual-parity protection.

  • October 17, 2006 17 Oct'06

    IBM leans on acquistion to offer data-restructuring platform

    IBM has announced a new software platform designed to bring together data from a range of systems and sources and restructure it to support business processes.

  • October 11, 2006 11 Oct'06

    Virtual tape library specifications

    VTL systems use disk storage to improve backup and restore processes, allowing many organizations to move from tape to disk backups without disrupting current practices. High-end VTL systems can utilize almost 1,000 SATA drives, offering hundreds of...

  • October 11, 2006 11 Oct'06

    IBM improves portability and adds functions to Notes

    IBM has enhanced its Lotus Notes and Domino e-mail communications platforms with a host of new features, including new portable connectivity and an easy set-up corporate blogging facility.

  • October 11, 2006 11 Oct'06

    Symantec brings storage tiering to the enterprise

    In a bid to enable policy-based automated storage management of persistent data profiles, Symantec has announced the ability to leverage its Dynamic Storage Tiering technology to stored data at the enterprise level.

  • October 10, 2006 10 Oct'06

    Carpetright boosts data storage with ECM

    Flooring retailer Carpetright has signed a deal with Open Text to provide data archiving software for its SAP Business Suite and Microsoft Dynamics systems.

  • October 05, 2006 05 Oct'06

    IBM acquisition boosts softwawre management offering

    IBM has acquired the DORANA product line and associated assets from an Australian software firm Ubiquity Pty of Melbourne, to improve its software asset management offering to companies.

  • October 04, 2006 04 Oct'06

    Enterprise-class disk array specifications

    Key specifications for a cross-section of enterprise-class disk array systems.

  • September 26, 2006 26 Sep'06

    Storage news highlights

    Microsoft releases Data Protection Manager v.2; Fujitsu launches high-end storage systems; Symantec touts SRM user; Avamar improves VMware backup.

  • September 14, 2006 14 Sep'06

    Three ways to create clustered storage

    Clustered storage systems run on storage servers, NAS gateways and hosts. Here's how to determine which clustered file-system architecture is best for your needs and storage environment.

  • September 11, 2006 11 Sep'06

    Data storage compliance's impact on storage product choices

    Data storage compliance is having a tremendous impact on the storage organization, as well as the management practices employed to retain, search, certify and destroy data. It's not just regulations like SOX or HIPAA that influence storage -- there ...

  • September 11, 2006 11 Sep'06

    IT integration is the key to public safety phone plan

    A project to create a single non-emergency telephone number for accessing public safety services has prompted a spate of systems integration in local government.

  • August 31, 2006 31 Aug'06

    Disaster recovery overview: Chapter 2 -- DR management

    Each organisation must establish plans and implement tools that are appropriate for its particular business model.

  • August 30, 2006 30 Aug'06

    Document management is jewel in crown of Derby's IT transformation

    Greater integration enables collaboration and call centre efficiencies

  • August 23, 2006 23 Aug'06

    IBM grows storage product range

    IBM has announced a series of new products in its storage line, stepping up its rivalry with EMC.

  • August 21, 2006 21 Aug'06

    IBM spruces up storage line

    IBM floated a raft of announcements across its storage line, but analysts say they are still waiting for the updates stuck in the research phase.

  • August 17, 2006 17 Aug'06

    Systems management software may soon include RSS

    RSS has become popular for its ability to filter information on the internet. Now there is talk that RSS could be used in the datacentre.

  • August 15, 2006 15 Aug'06

    IBM looks to support SAP on mainframe

    IBM is investing £21m over the next five years to support SAP enterprise software on its System z mainframe platform.

  • August 14, 2006 14 Aug'06

    IBM talks up voice-based biometric user verification

    IBM is developing software that could enable IT directors to deploy biometric user authentication systems based on voice recognition technology.

  • August 14, 2006 14 Aug'06

    EMC sheds light on RSA integration plans

    As the dust begins to settle on EMC's $2.1 billion acquisition of RSA Security, the hard work of integration begins. What's EMC strategy here?

  • August 14, 2006 14 Aug'06

    Warwick adds SAN to backup data at risk from flooding

    Warwick district council has installed a new storage area network in a bid to safeguard information from the threat of flooding.

  • August 11, 2006 11 Aug'06

    IBM boost for SAP on mainframe

    IBM is planning to invest $40m over the next five years to support SAP on its System z mainframe platform.

  • August 02, 2006 02 Aug'06

    SRM tools improve storage planning and deployment

    Why are storage administrators struggling to identify their storage resources and utilise those resources to their best potential?

  • July 24, 2006 24 Jul'06

    Resellers come around to storage virtualization

    Storage virtualisation has been around as a concept for years, but value added resellers are finally finding ways to sell it.

  • July 17, 2006 17 Jul'06

    Virtual tape system squeezes more in

    A new version of a virtual tape software storage system could reduce an organisation's physical storage requirements by 25 times and offer faster back-up and recovery, according to its manufacturer.

  • June 21, 2006 21 Jun'06

    Frozen chips run at 500GHz

    IBM is developing a chip freezing technology to allow microprocessors to run at vastly greater speeds.

  • June 15, 2006 15 Jun'06

    Sybase acquires Solonde

    Sybase has acquired German company Solonde to bolster its data integration offering to customers. With its purchase, Sybase aims to offer firms a more comprehensive view of their data from a bigger variety of sources.

  • June 13, 2006 13 Jun'06

    Siebel will be the centrepiece of next-generation Oracle Fusion CRM

    Siebel CRM will be the centrepiece of Oracle’s next-generation Oracle Fusion customer relationship management (CRM) applications platform, the software giant said today (13 July).

  • June 13, 2006 13 Jun'06

    Mega merger sparks IT integration race

    Dramatic cost savings through IT consolidation are at the heart of the planned merger of two of the world’s largest stock exchanges, but IT experts have raised doubts about the ambitious integration timescales.

  • June 09, 2006 09 Jun'06

    Apps integration and middleware market grows 7.1%

    The worldwide application integration and middleware software market was worth a total of $8.5bn (£5bn) last year, a 7.1% increase over 2004, said analyst Gartner.

  • June 06, 2006 06 Jun'06

    IBM develops tool to aid IT usage billing

    IBM has developed software to help IT directors track the use of computing assets across different types of systems.

  • June 05, 2006 05 Jun'06

    IBM introduces next-generation storage virtualisation software

    IBM is claiming that enhancements to its storage virtualisation engine software extend its reach to greater distances, greater speeds and a greater number of platforms.

  • June 01, 2006 01 Jun'06

    Cisco leads investors in storage virtualisation company

    NeoPath Networks, a provider of file storage virtualisation systems, has received £5.8m in a funding round that included participation by Cisco Systems.

  • May 26, 2006 26 May'06

    Verari drives new family of Fibre Channel storage arrays

    Verari Systems has announced the availability of its VS4000 family of storage systems featuring full front-end to back-end 4-gigabit Fibre Channel connectivity.

  • May 23, 2006 23 May'06

    IBM integrates Notes with SAP applications

    IBM has added SAP business software integration to two of its main productivity applications.

  • May 12, 2006 12 May'06

    IBM integrates SAP with Notes and Workplace

    IBM is offering SAP business software integration for two of its main collaboration products.

  • May 09, 2006 09 May'06

    IBM claims extended lead in storage virtualisation

    IBM is claiming an extension of its lead in the storage virtualisation market, with the capture of a new contract with ShopKo, a US retailer of quality goods.

  • May 09, 2006 09 May'06

    SAP and Microsoft to Duet in June

    SAP and Microsoft plan to launch their business process integration product, Duet, next month.

  • May 03, 2006 03 May'06

    Avid breaks real time storage barrier

    Avid Technology claims to have shattered major real-time storage barriers by introducing an open storage initiative that allows customers to run third-party applications on its storage systems and by offering massive increases to its entire ...

  • May 02, 2006 02 May'06

    SAP and Microsoft rename Mendocino for next month's launch

    SAP and Microsoft are to ship their business process integration product, Duet, from next month.

  • May 02, 2006 02 May'06

    Cut-price mainframe from IBM

    IBM has introduced its cheapest mainframe, with pricing starting at about £55,000, as a platform for supporting service oriented architecture transactions.

  • April 20, 2006 20 Apr'06

    Dell shows superior San

    Dell has launched an enhanced disk storage system, the next generation of its storage area networking (San) offering that is delivered through the collaborative partnership of EMC.

  • April 06, 2006 06 Apr'06

    NEC and EMC to jointly develop storage solutions

    NEC and EMC have agreed to jointly develop new storage and enterprise content management systems.

  • March 29, 2006 29 Mar'06

    SAS expands data integration reach

    SAS is expanding its reach in the data integration market to help companies link up their various operational data silos.

  • March 22, 2006 22 Mar'06

    EMC and IBM take credit in enterprise storage survey

    Storage giants EMC and IBM took the honours in a survey by IDC investigating the enterprise storage arena.

  • March 15, 2006 15 Mar'06

    Storage software market now worth £5bn

    The worldwide data storage software market is continuing to enjoy double-digit growth, with replication systems seeing the biggest recent sales increase.

  • March 14, 2006 14 Mar'06

    Intel launches SMB storage system

    Intel has launched a storage system designed to make storage easier for SMBs. The Intel Entry Storage System SS4000-E is based on standard Network Attached Storage (NAS) technology, and can store up to two terabytes of data. It aims to centralise ...

  • March 07, 2006 07 Mar'06

    Users urged to move on beyond SAN

    Data compliance and management issues have brought storage technologies to the fore at this year's CeBit exhibition.

  • February 28, 2006 28 Feb'06

    IBM and Novell plan rival to Microsoft identity management platform

    IBM and Novell are joining forces to launch an open-source identity management system to rival Microsoft’s forthcoming InfoCard identity management technology.

  • February 06, 2006 06 Feb'06

    IBM produces new high-bandwidth wireless chip

    IBM has produced a wireless chip based on the evolving 802.15.3c specification, which is capable of passing high-definition files and other content at distances of up to 10 metres.

  • February 02, 2006 02 Feb'06

    EMC sets out storage and virtualisation range

    Storage giant EMC has unveiled a broad range of storage and virtualisation solutions.

  • January 30, 2006 30 Jan'06

    Oracle to close Siebel deal tomorrow, users await product integration

    Oracle is expected to formally close its acquisition of Siebel Systems tomorrow (31 January) following a Siebel shareholders meeting.

  • January 27, 2006 27 Jan'06

    IBM to introduce mainframe processor for CRM and ERP

    IBM is adding a specialised, high-speed data processor to its z9 mainframes to accelerate processing speeds when dealing with data intensive business applications.

  • January 26, 2006 26 Jan'06

    IBM aids virtualisation with CIMS acquisition

    IBM has acquired CIMS Lab, a leading provider of software that helps businesses track the use of computing resources across virtualised technology environments.

  • January 25, 2006 25 Jan'06

    IBM makes UIMA open-source

    IBM has made its Unstructured Information Management Architecture (UIMA) open-source, to encourage independent software developers to create a range of enterprise text analytics applications.

  • January 24, 2006 24 Jan'06

    Collaboration systems are key to Lotus future

    Delegates at the annual Lotusphere conference in Orlando this week face important questions about the future direction of the IBM-owned Lotus Notes and Domino e-mail platforms.

  • January 23, 2006 23 Jan'06

    CA cuts virtualisation software deal

    CA to resell StoreAge's cross-platform virtualisation and multi-tiered data protection solutions

  • January 19, 2006 19 Jan'06

    Project Fusion almost a done deal, says Oracle

    Oracle says it is half way through its Project Fusion product integration effort, and is preparing to release a number of new products this year.

  • January 16, 2006 16 Jan'06

    NHS Cancer Registry tests data integration system

    The NHS Cancer Registry, which monitors the treatment history of cancer patients, has started testing a data integration system to improve the quality of records.

  • December 14, 2005 14 Dec'05

    Storage software market jumps 10%

    The worldwide storage software market grew 10% year-on-year to be worth $2.1bn (£1.24bn) in the third quarter of 2005.

  • December 13, 2005 13 Dec'05

    Infrastructure managers moving from consolidation to automation

    European IT infrastructure decision makers will next year shift their focus away from consolidation and look to infrastructure automation and managing storage more efficiently, according to a report from analyst firm Forrester Research.

  • December 13, 2005 13 Dec'05

    Microsoft and SAP to release Mendocino next week

    Some companies will be able to start testing the Mendocino data integration package from SAP and Microsoft next week.

  • December 07, 2005 07 Dec'05

    SAP and Microsoft to start first Mendocino integration tests

    SAP and Microsoft are about to start customer tests on the Mendocino business integration platform.

  • December 05, 2005 05 Dec'05

    IBM delivers open-document format to prevent user data lock-in

    IBM says that the new version of its IBM Workplace Managed Client software will support the open-source Open Document Format (ODF) standard.

  • December 02, 2005 02 Dec'05

    IBM launches self-healing data centre software

    IBM has released a new range of “self-healing” data centre software that can automatically detect and fix performance problems.

  • November 28, 2005 28 Nov'05

    IBM to integrate XML based eForms with Workplace -- and more tech news briefs

    Brief takes from this week's technology news.

  • November 28, 2005 28 Nov'05

    IT management evolves to better support heterogeneous systems

    Delegates at CA World user conference hear plan to control IT costs.

  • November 21, 2005 21 Nov'05

    CA revamps Unicenter to aid management

    CA, formerly Computer Associates, used its delayed CA World user conference last week to outline a major refresh of 26 products based around a common IT architecture.

  • November 17, 2005 17 Nov'05

    Big Blue strengthens systems management with acquisition

    IBM has acquired IT resource management company Collation to improve its systems management portfolio.

  • November 17, 2005 17 Nov'05

    IBM releases new DB2 beta

    IBM has released a beta of the next version of its DB2 database, which is designed to handle both structured and unstructured XML data.

  • November 09, 2005 09 Nov'05

    IBM software checks companies' public image

    IBM has launched software to help businesses track what is being said about them in personal weblogs, newsgroups, consumer review websites and news feeds.

  • November 08, 2005 08 Nov'05

    Axe falls on worms and viruses

    Researchers at IBM have come up with a way of stamping out the worms and viruses plaguing our desktops, without using antivirus software.

  • October 31, 2005 31 Oct'05

    Open source storage software created

    IBM is donating source code to an open source storage management initiative.

  • October 26, 2005 26 Oct'05

    Open source storage software body launched

    IBM and other storage vendors have teamed up to form an open source storage software organisation.

  • October 24, 2005 24 Oct'05

    Stroud and Swindon builds on digital system

    The Stroud and Swindon Building Society achieved full payback in 24 months following its move from a paper-based operation to digitised document imaging, storage and workflow.

  • October 20, 2005 20 Oct'05

    EMC continues acquisitions with Captiva purchase

    Information storage firm EMC is to buy Captiva Software, which makes software that converts information from paper documents into electronic business information, in a $275m deal.

  • October 19, 2005 19 Oct'05

    Elements of a data protection strategy

    In this excerpt from Data Protection and Lifecycle Management, Tom Petrocelli addresses the importance of securing data for regulatory compliance and outlines the five components of a data protection strategy.

  • October 14, 2005 14 Oct'05

    Larry Ellison launches storage company in Europe

    This week’s Storage Expo exhibition in London saw the launch of Larry Ellison’s new storage company, Pillar Data Systems, which is offering users a single product for controlling both NAS and SAN data storage systems.

  • October 14, 2005 14 Oct'05

    Oasis focuses on web services app integration

    Standards body Oasis, the Organisation for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, has announced an initiative to define a set of protocols that will standardise the integration of applications in service oriented architectures.

  • October 11, 2005 11 Oct'05

    IBM expands virtualisation offering

    IBM has expanded its virtualisation portfolio to make it easier for companies to operate mixed hardware and software environments.

  • October 11, 2005 11 Oct'05

    Boots merger could pose IT headache

    The £7bn merger of pharmaceutical chain Boots with Alliance UniChem will require the integration of very different IT infrastructures.

  • October 10, 2005 10 Oct'05

    Maxell goes global on IBS

    Battery and storage media manufacturer Maxell is using its UK IT team to help roll out enterprise resource planning systems to its global operations as part of a worldwide implementation of ASW software from IBS.

  • September 26, 2005 26 Sep'05

    Maersk and IBM keep tabs on cargo

    Maersk Logistics and IBM are introducing a wireless tracking system for the international cargo industry.

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    IBM and Maersk develop container tracking system

    IBM and Maersk Logistics are introducing a wireless tracking system for the international shipping industry.