Networking hardware

  • February 04, 2008 04 Feb'08

    IP Version 6 switches on

    A new range of internet "telephone numbers" will be activated today (2 February) to allow more devices to connect to the internet in the future.

  • February 01, 2008 01 Feb'08

    Deadline key to ubiquitous broadband plan

    The only way the UK can ensure access for all to high-speed broadband is to set a deadline, a Japanese minister has advised.

  • February 01, 2008 01 Feb'08

    Cable strike brings down internet link to India

    Internet services between India and Europe were disrupted after two undersea internet cables in the Mediterranean were damaged.

  • January 31, 2008 31 Jan'08

    Self-assessment deadline extended

    The HMRC self assessment website was down for at least four hours on the day forms had to be completed by and the deadline has been extended.

  • January 31, 2008 31 Jan'08

    Indian internet disruption hits UK businesses

    Internet services between India and Europe have been disrupted after a ship accidentally severed two undersea cables in the Mediterranean.

  • January 31, 2008 31 Jan'08

    UK should learn lessons from Japanese on broadband

    The UK government must set a deadline for ensuring ubiquitous access to high-speed broadband if any plan to improve access is to succeed, a Japanese minister has advised

  • January 30, 2008 30 Jan'08

    Cairn Housing association improves customer service with new network infrastructure

    Cairn Housing Association has implemented a network infrastructure to help it connect 45 remote locations and improve customer service.

  • January 30, 2008 30 Jan'08

    Farnham Castle deploys self-adjusting wireless internet access

    Staff at Farnham Castle Conference Centre in Surrey have overcome challenges at the 900-year-old site by implementing a self-regulating wireless network to meet visitor demand for access to the internet throughout the venue.

  • January 28, 2008 28 Jan'08

    Virgin Media to offer 50Mbps broadband to UK homes

    Following successful trials in Ashford, Folkstone and Dover, Virgin Media is planning to offer 50Mbps broadband to nine million homes in the UK by the end of the year.

  • January 28, 2008 28 Jan'08

    Sluggish speed is top broadband pain

    A quarter of UK broadband customers are unhappy with their service and one-in-eight of them are looking to switch provider in the next three to six months.

  • January 24, 2008 24 Jan'08

    Councils consider using sewers for broadband delivery

    A number of councils are considering delivering fast fibre-based broadband to their citizens using the sewer system.

  • January 08, 2008 08 Jan'08

    Virtualisation systems optimise storage performance

    New package designed to offer the benefits of a virtualised IT infrastructure with the cost advantages of iSCSI storage networking.

  • January 03, 2008 03 Jan'08

    Dell to acquire The Networked Storage Company

    The Networked Storage Company (TNWSC), a leading IT consultancy, that specialises in transitioning customers to proven, simplified and cost-efficient IT data storage solutions has been bought by PDC giant Dell.

  • December 18, 2007 18 Dec'07

    ITU announces first set of IPTV standards to promote technology adoption

    The International Telecommunication Union has announced the first set of global standards for Internet Protocol TV (IPTV).

  • December 06, 2007 06 Dec'07

    Broadband satisfaction levels take a nosedive

    Customer satisfaction levels among broadband users have taken a nosedive over the last year.

  • November 28, 2007 28 Nov'07

    UK broadband use rising, but speeds still slow

    Seventy five per cent of the UK will connect to the web via broadband by December 2007 but top speeds are low compared to the rest of the world, analysts have said.

  • November 26, 2007 26 Nov'07

    PoE drives record quarter in switch sales

    Gigabit Ethernet PoE port sales increased almost 80% when compared to the same quarter last year.

  • November 26, 2007 26 Nov'07

    Copper could save on fibre as boffins aim for 100gbps

    Engineers at Pennsylvania State University in the US are attempting to achieve data speeds of 100 gigabits per second over Cat 7 copper cables.

  • November 20, 2007 20 Nov'07

    Cisco introduces 20Gbps switch

    Cisco has launched a gateway switch that boosts the performance of applications that run on InfiniBand-clustered servers and network-attached storage and Fibre Channel based storage devices.

  • November 07, 2007 07 Nov'07

    Dell buys iSCSI storage firm EqualLogic for £700m

    Dell is acquiring iSCSI storage virtualisation firm EqualLogic for £700m.

  • November 06, 2007 06 Nov'07

    Users leaving Fibre Channel for iSCSI Sans find pros, cons

    Users who recently updated aging Fibre Channel equipment with new iSCSI San products have found ease of use can be a double-edged sword.

  • November 06, 2007 06 Nov'07

    Adaptec reports losses

    Adaptec's revenue was down year over year, as well as sequentially; DataDirect says the InfiniBand business is booming.

  • November 01, 2007 01 Nov'07

    IBM refreshes storage arrays, adds file virtualisation

    IBM bolsters DS8000 high-end systems and Nas management application, but it leaves out Maid, data deduplication, thin provisioning and 1Tbyte Sata drives.

  • November 01, 2007 01 Nov'07

    ISCSI storage gets performance makeover

    Suppliers, including Ibrix, Mellanox, Alacritech and EqualLogic, are offering juiced-up new iSCSI configurations, while 3PAR, CipherMax and NeoScale boost data security products.

  • October 30, 2007 30 Oct'07

    EMC's Tucci vows to keep up with new features

    EMC CEO says storage giant is widening its technology net to match innovations of smaller competitors.

  • October 28, 2007 28 Oct'07

    NetApp releases $3K iSCSI SAN

    NetApp pushes further down-market with the release of the S300, the latest SMB iSCSI SAN in its StoreVault line.

  • October 24, 2007 24 Oct'07

    Advanced storage area networks overview

    A storage area network (SAN) is vital to the enterprise. SANs concentrate storage into one ubiquitous and specialized network. But SAN deployments can be complicated -- an administrator must configure the hardware elements to achieve a mix of high ...

  • October 23, 2007 23 Oct'07

    Product Roundup: ISCSI

    Here's a look at some of the vendors and products that make up the iSCSI market.

  • October 21, 2007 21 Oct'07

    Fibre Channel over Ethernet takes its next step

    At Storage Networking World, QLogic, NetApp and startup Nuova demo Fibre Channel over Ethernet, but the race to 10 Gigabit Ethernet is far from over.

  • October 14, 2007 14 Oct'07

    SNW Preview: Data protection makes a stand

    Led by EMC's integration of data deduplication and CDP into its backup software, data protection products are prominent at Storage Networking World.

  • October 14, 2007 14 Oct'07

    LSI moves to iSCSI arrays

    All of LSI's products will support iSCSI connectivity, but its higher end arrays will have to wait for native support.

  • October 09, 2007 09 Oct'07

    Switch upgrades and replacements

    In this chapter of our guide to SAN expansion best practices, you'll learn about the physical limitations of switches, how to architect the switching infrastructure and how to find opportunities to deploy ISCSI.

  • October 07, 2007 07 Oct'07

    Oracle simplifies managing 11g database storage

    An NFS client developed by Oracle and NetApp and embedded in version 11g will make life easier for storage administrators managing the database when it's attached to Nas.

  • October 04, 2007 04 Oct'07

    Dot Hill plots iSCSI, RAID 6 and midrange SANs

    Money-losing vendor chases new OEM business with plans for IP SANS, better data protection and new midrange system.

  • October 04, 2007 04 Oct'07

    Disk array expansion and replacement

    No matter how much storage capacity you squeeze into a disk array, eventually it will run out of room. You can turn to tiered storage tactics and data deletion policies to stay one step ahead in the storage game, but no matter what, you will ...

  • October 02, 2007 02 Oct'07

    Storage Decisions: data storage product news

    Suppliers at Storage Decisions are launching new Nas systems and data storage technologies such as heterogeneous snapshots and HBA-based authentication. Find out who's unveiling what in New York.

  • October 01, 2007 01 Oct'07

    HP overhauls Riss

    Fessing up to bugs and an unworkable pricing scheme in previous versions of its data archiving product, HP has relaunched RISS as the Integrated Archive Platform.

  • September 26, 2007 26 Sep'07

    ONStor releases new range of virtualised storage products

    ONStor, a provider of network attached storage products, has introduced a range of virtualised storage products offering twice the capacity and improved performance over the previous model.

  • September 16, 2007 16 Sep'07

    BlueArc teams with Texas on storage networks

    BlueArc Corporation, a network storage manufacturer, and Texas Memory Systems have jointly tested and certified product interoperability of BlueArc's Titan 2000 unified storage system family and Texas Memory Systems' RamSan-400.

  • September 09, 2007 09 Sep'07

    NetApp, HDS tout scaled-down disk arrays

    New offerings are meant to take advantage of storage growth in the midmarket, but experts say the products will still probably appeal most to existing high-end users.

  • September 09, 2007 09 Sep'07

    Virtual appliance lets users convert DAS to iSCSI San

    LeftHand Networks has released an edition of its SaniQ iSCSI San software that will convert locally attached disc to networked storage.

  • September 06, 2007 06 Sep'07

    IDC: High-end storage stalls in second quarter

    IDC reports a lull in high-end enterprise spending in its quarterly disk tracker, with new growth lower in the market; Seagate plans encrypted 1 TB disk drive for PCs.

  • September 03, 2007 03 Sep'07

    Storage news weekly: Cisco still creeping up on Brocade

    The latest quarterly report from Dell'Oro shows Cisco continuing to gain market share on Brocade in certain areas.

  • August 31, 2007 31 Aug'07

    IP extends its reach in data storage

    It is 15 years since internet pioneer Vint Cerf tore off his shirt to reveal a T-shirt bearing the slogan "IP on everything" at a meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force. But while Internet Protocol has become a de facto standard for voice ...

  • August 26, 2007 26 Aug'07

    IBM back in iSCSI SAN fray

    IBM is looking to take on HP's MSA and EMC's AX150, as well as EqualLogic and LeftHand, with a new iSCSI SAN product OEMed from LSI.

  • August 13, 2007 13 Aug'07

    EMC cashes in with VMware IPO

    EMC officially spins off part of its server virtualization subsidiary to the tune of $1.1B. Analysts are hoping the windfall will lead to deeper storage partnerships.

  • August 09, 2007 09 Aug'07

    Buying Guide for NAS management software

    Learn the key evaluation factors for purchasing NAS management software in this Buying Guide.

  • August 09, 2007 09 Aug'07

    NAS appliance purchase considerations

    NAS appliances are frequently touted for bringing convenience and simplicity to network storage. Appliances include their own dedicated disks for storage and RAID, and most NAS appliances can be upgraded with more or larger disks for additional ...

  • August 08, 2007 08 Aug'07

    New iSCSI SAN/NAS box touts better performance

    Agami's new low-end iSCSI SAN/NAS box is pricier than other scaled-down offerings, but has a few more high-end features.

  • August 08, 2007 08 Aug'07

    NAS appliance specifications

    NAS appliances are noted for their convenience, offering dedicated internal storage that is relatively straightforward to identify and manage. The biggest issue for NAS appliances is avoiding network bottlenecks and supporting expansion without ...

  • August 08, 2007 08 Aug'07

    NAS management software specifications

    Network attached storage (NAS) appliances and gateways must be configured and managed using NAS management software that allows administrators to allocate space, manage RAID and storage behaviors, perform routine maintenance, and other tasks. ...

  • August 08, 2007 08 Aug'07

    NAS gateway specifications

    A NAS gateway offers file-based accesses to external storage on a disk array -- or a SAN, where users can take advantage of superior performance and reliability while maintaining a level of simplicity. Since storage is moved off of the NAS device, ...

  • August 08, 2007 08 Aug'07

    NAS gateway purchase considerations

    NAS gateways overcome the inherent limitations of scale and flexibility by utilizing externally connected storage as external standalone disk arrays. NAS storage capacity is typically expanded by simply adding more disks to the appliance, but this ...

  • August 06, 2007 06 Aug'07

    Storage news weekly:Sun storage revs eclipsed

    Data storage continues to be a struggle for Sun, according to the company's quarterly earnings report. One bright spot is Thumper, and Sun is working on more products like it.

  • August 03, 2007 03 Aug'07

    VMware tweaks virtualisation backup option

    VMware quietly made a dot release this week to VMware Consolidated Backup that now includes support for iSCSI storage.

  • August 01, 2007 01 Aug'07

    Users make iSCSI Sans with USB keys

    Users say that Open-E's iSCSI San software, which is delivered on a USB stick, is more affordable than prepackaged systems and has more support than free iSCSI target products.

  • July 31, 2007 31 Jul'07

    Storage news weekly :Symantec profits down, EMC stocks slip

    Symantec's profit for the quarter was down 5.3%, blamed on restructuring costs; EMC reported record revenues, but its stock still fell on outlook for the rest of the year.

  • July 29, 2007 29 Jul'07

    Cabling best practice: your guide

    Your server is working slowly and the accounts department is complaining that queries are taking three times as long as normal. You start by checking everything from the top of the network stack down.

  • July 25, 2007 25 Jul'07

    EMC reports Clariion surge, data archiving slump

    EMC's revenues are up this quarter, attributed in part to a big boost in Clariion sales, but CEO Joe Tucci is critical of the company's execution in data archiving.

  • July 23, 2007 23 Jul'07

    LeftHand refreshes iSCSI SAN software

    Version 7.0 of LeftHand's iSCSI SAN software contains dozens of new features, including support for four-way replication and brushed-up thin provisioning.

  • July 19, 2007 19 Jul'07

    Windows Home Server offers low-end NAS

    Microsoft has released the latest version of its Home Server software, available as low-end NAS by HP and Iomega; SunGard acquires Vericenter.

  • July 18, 2007 18 Jul'07

    Nas a step closer for Compellent

    Compellent has switched from a partnership with OnStor to its own branded Nas gateway for file access to its San, but some users are waiting on deeper integration.

  • July 18, 2007 18 Jul'07

    Storage disc arrays updated by EMC

    Now that last year's acquisition tear appears to be settling down, EMC disk arrays across the board are getting some attention in the form of hardware and software improvements.

  • July 17, 2007 17 Jul'07

    Storage news weekly compilation:mainframe VTL, virtualisation, San and more

    IBM added virtual tape library and tape products for mainframes and says the latest version of SVC is 75% faster than the previous release.

  • July 02, 2007 02 Jul'07

    Weekly compilation of storage news: moving terabytes to iSCSI San

    Round up including: Adecco replaces 120 TB of Fibre Channel storage with an iSCSI SAN from LeftHand, including storage for large production databases; Exanet adds search; NetApp unleashes Topio.

  • June 21, 2007 21 Jun'07

    HP users mull blade storage

    HP's "blade everything" strategy is starting to emerge in storage. Users at the HP Technology Forum this week mulled the possibilities for the technology.

  • June 21, 2007 21 Jun'07

    HP serves up new storage

    HP launched several storage hardware products at its StorageWorks show, but most of them either won't be available or won't have key features until later this year.

  • June 17, 2007 17 Jun'07

    Burton Group Catalyst Conference San Francisco 2007 brings you the latest news, interviews, podcasts and more from the Burton Group Catalyst Conference 2007 in San Francisco.

  • June 01, 2007 01 Jun'07

    AOL sidelines major virtualisation tools

    America Online rolls out appliances from YottaYotta for storage virtualisation, preferring its scalability and design over EMC's Invista and HDS' USP.

  • June 01, 2007 01 Jun'07

    Brocade buffs up WAFS and virtualisation

    Brocade announces a number of updates to its products, including deeper integration between its StorageX file virtualisation and WAFS products.

  • May 30, 2007 30 May'07

    Brocade gets into the HBA business

    Experts say the move, based on a partnership with LSI, could lower HBA pricing across the board and be the first step toward a Brocade-developed storage virtualization product.

  • May 29, 2007 29 May'07

    SAN School: Table of contents

    What is a storage area network? What are the benefits and pitfalls of installation? How can a SAN fit into your organization? These questions and more are answered SAN School.

  • May 24, 2007 24 May'07

    Cisco, EMC partner on SAN encryption

    Cisco will ship encryption in switches later this year integrated with EMC's RSA key management software. Users are curious but cautious about its impact on other services.

  • May 22, 2007 22 May'07

    How jobs in data storage will change

    Developments in technology may see the role of data storage specialists merging with that of the networking team. John Kavanagh looks at how the scope of data storage is evolving

  • May 10, 2007 10 May'07

    Packeteer and Microsoft to launch iShaper ‘branch office in a box’

    Network optimisation supplier Packeteer is working with Microsoft to develop a “branch office in a box” to help users deploy wide area networks (Wans) and file systems.

  • May 07, 2007 07 May'07

    SAS vs. SATA vs. Fibre Channel and FATA disk drives and when to use which one

    Well, with the right marketing and packaging, we could say there's already an iSCSI disk drive today...

  • May 07, 2007 07 May'07

    What's the deal with SAS? (its adoption seems to be overwhelmed by Fibre Channel and SATA disks)

    The price of a SAS disk drive now (whether 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch form factor) is higher than it will be in six, 12 or 18 months. If you need them today, go ahead and buy them. You will realize the SAS benefits...

  • May 06, 2007 06 May'07

    Intransa launches 10 GigE IP SAN

    Intransa is now shipping a standalone 10 GigE system, but it may take a while for applications and operating systems to be ready for the big pipe.

  • April 24, 2007 24 Apr'07

    Scaling storage networks demands careful consideration

    In the Fibre Channel world, scaling often means adding more and faster switch ports to extend the fabric's bandwidth and connectivity. But IP storage (mainly iSCSI) is a growing area of SAN expansion, using ubiquitous Ethernet network technology to ...

  • April 23, 2007 23 Apr'07

    Weekly compilation of storage news:Dell LTO-4 drive, new Sun array

    Dell is first out of the gate with the new LTO-4 drive, which offers native encryption; Sun unveils new array and deepens its relationship with FalconStor.

  • April 20, 2007 20 Apr'07

    Storage virtualisation is no silver bullet, users say

    Storage virtualisation is the hottest topic at SNW this week, but many users are still struggling with how to implement it.

  • April 17, 2007 17 Apr'07

    Storage consolidation: Disks and disk subsystems overview

    Any storage consolidation effort must involve a serious consideration of disk subsystems and the specific disk types that those systems will contain

  • April 16, 2007 16 Apr'07

    Storage consolidation: Weighing the pros and cons

    Storage consolidation holds out the promise of more efficient storage management. But pitfalls include slower network performance and a difficult data migration process.

  • April 16, 2007 16 Apr'07

    Storage networking: product news highlights

    A glimpse of some of the hot new products from HP, IBM, Intel, Symantec and others on show at Storage Networking World (SNW) in San Diego this week.

  • April 10, 2007 10 Apr'07

    Emulex stands alone with FC-SATA switch

    Emulex has released an embedded storage switch based on the newly approved FC-SATA standard, but it's unclear if any other companies in the industry are on the bandwagon.

  • April 10, 2007 10 Apr'07

    Capacity planning software specifications

    Gauging storage needs over time is one of the biggest challenges faced by IT administrators, and a new generation of capacity planning tools is emerging to help forecast growth and utilisation of storage resources.

  • April 09, 2007 09 Apr'07

    HP renews SMB storage campaign

    With the launch of the new All-in-One 1200 and the shifting of executives to a new SMB business unit, HP is focused on its low-end products in an effort to boost growth.

  • April 05, 2007 05 Apr'07

    Goldman Sachs: Interest in NetApp SAN products wanes

    A survey by the investment firm shows enterprise storage buyers had a declining interest in NetApp SAN products over the last year.

  • April 05, 2007 05 Apr'07

    Weekly compilation of storage news: AmeriVault, NetApp, Omega and more

    A new lifecycle service automatically migrates older backup files to cheaper storage at AmeriVault facilities.

  • April 04, 2007 04 Apr'07

    Storage vendors propose FC over Ethernet standard

    A group of nine storage vendors led by Emulex is proposing a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) standard .

  • April 03, 2007 03 Apr'07

    Sun plans open source network attached storage

    Sun is planning to announce a new strategy around network attached storage (Nas) that is meant to be an open source competitor to NetApp and Microsoft, according to industry sources.

  • April 02, 2007 02 Apr'07

    Quantum leaps into file virtualization with StorNext

    Quantum is trying to bring ADIC's StorNext SAN file system out of the HPC market with new features for file virtualisation and data deduplication with version 3.0.

  • April 01, 2007 01 Apr'07

    Weekly compilation of storage news: NetApp touts Happy Feet

    Weekly round up of storage news including Animal Logic, an Australian visual effects and animation company behind the recent movie Happy Feet , using over 300 TB of NetApp storage.

  • March 29, 2007 29 Mar'07

    Virtual storage tape library purchase considerations

    Specific considerations for VTLs plus a series of specifications to help make on-the-spot product comparisons between the suppliers

  • March 28, 2007 28 Mar'07

    Enterprise switch upgrade specifications

    Product snapshots highlighting key specifications for a cross section of popular enterprise-class switch products.

  • March 28, 2007 28 Mar'07

    Enterprise storage switch purchase considerations

    Considerations of enterprise switches with a series of specifications to help make on-the-spot product comparisons between vendors.