Networking hardware

  • February 27, 2007 27 Feb'07

    High-end storage array specifications

    The key specifications for a cross section of popular high-end disk storage array products.

  • February 25, 2007 25 Feb'07

    HP announces iSCSI VTL for SMBs

    HP's new iSCSI VTL devices include automated backup capabilities for users with fewer than four servers.

  • February 22, 2007 22 Feb'07

    Google offers 10 GB inbox

    The search engine giant is offering an email application on a subscription basis with five times the storage capacity of the free version.

  • February 21, 2007 21 Feb'07

    NAS tackles more sophisticated roles in the enterprise

    NAS technology has filled the gap between servers and SANs, providing powerful file serving capability with huge storage capacity and an increasingly comprehensive suite of enterprise-class features. NAS has emerged as a primary storage resource in ...

  • February 08, 2007 08 Feb'07

    New storage IPOs report losses

    Of the 2006 "graduating class" of storage IPOs, two reported losses this week in their first quarter as public companies.

  • February 06, 2007 06 Feb'07

    IP storage adoption plows ahead bringing tangible benefits

    According to IDC, there were 32,124 terabytes (TB) of iSCSI storage deployed worldwide in 2005. That figure had almost tripled to 97,506 TB by 2006. IDC expects that figure to triple again in 2007 to over 320,000 TB of iSCSI storage, with almost 4 ...

  • February 04, 2007 04 Feb'07

    HP fills in gaps with product updates

    HP announced updates to several of its products, but analysts are wondering what its ultimate strategy will be for storage virtualisation.

  • January 31, 2007 31 Jan'07

    Fibre Channel storage to outstrip Ethernet alternatives

    Fibre Channel storage networking will soon take off at firms and outstrip technologies built around Ethernet, said analyst Dell’Oro Group.

  • January 29, 2007 29 Jan'07

    Hybrid drives hit NAS boxes

    DNF will be making hybrid drives available in all of its storage products, but it doesn't recommend them for IP SANs.

  • January 28, 2007 28 Jan'07

    Brocade unveils McData integration roadmap

    McData's directors and FICON routers will remain separate product lines for now; McData's SAN management software will replace Brocade's Fabric Manager.

  • January 25, 2007 25 Jan'07

    Symantec makes major update to Enterprise Vault

    Symantec adds automated data classification and integration with security products in Version 7.0 of its Enterprise Vault archiving tool; EMC reports record earnings for the fourth quarter.

  • January 24, 2007 24 Jan'07

    iSCSI SANs grow in midmarket, enterprise

    Because transporting "SCSI over IP" leverages ubiquitous Ethernet networks, that translates to lower cost, easier maintenance and simpler management, which makes SAN deployment more attractive for SMEs.

  • January 15, 2007 15 Jan'07

    IBM adds more FC and DAS but dithers on iSCSI

    IBM announces new entry-level Fibre Channel and direct-attached storage arrays, but is missing an iSCSI product.

  • January 14, 2007 14 Jan'07

    EMC, NetApp execs debate future of iSCSI

    A discussion between an EMC and NetApp executive, via their blogs, has users and analysts debating: Will the "Year of iSCSI" ever really happen?

  • January 08, 2007 08 Jan'07

    What is the difference between SAN routing, channel extension and virtualization?

    Some folks see SAN routing as just segmentation; some see it as protocol conversion; some see it as distance enablement. SAN routing really embraces all those...

  • January 08, 2007 08 Jan'07

    What is the difference between InfiniBand, SAS and iSCSI and where does each technology fit?

    InfiniBand is an interface; just like Fibre Channel (FC) or Ethernet. As an interface, InfiniBand carries different protocols...

  • January 08, 2007 08 Jan'07

    Is an SMB environment too small for a SAN?

    Almost any size business can benefit from some type of SAN -- or "network storage"; whether it's NAS, iSCSI-based IP storage or FC storage...

  • January 08, 2007 08 Jan'07

    How does IP storage differ from iSCSI, NAS and Fibre Channel?

    Generically, IP storage involves any storage functionality that is leveraging TCP/IP as a network transport...

  • January 08, 2007 08 Jan'07

    When should I use a SAN vs. NAS or iSCSI?

    It's often a matter of block vs. file...

  • January 08, 2007 08 Jan'07

    What's the difference between SONET/SDH, DWDM and OCx -- Why not just use TCP?

    We live in a virtual world where most of us have network access in our homes -- the Internet -- which is a virtual network...

  • January 03, 2007 03 Jan'07

    Security, disaster recovery top SMB predictions for 2007

    What's in store for SMBs over the next year? Analysts weigh in with their thoughts on how security, disaster recovery, application availability and more will affect SMBs in 2007.

  • December 25, 2006 25 Dec'06

    Top 10 storage stories of 2006

    SAN and NAS converged and shook up the industry, iSCSI went mission-critical, users conquered tiered storage and more.

  • December 20, 2006 20 Dec'06

    Top 10 storage acquisitions of 2006

    Industry consolidation was fast and furious this year. We rank the deals by quality, not quantity.

  • December 14, 2006 14 Dec'06

    Storage news weekly: Symantec sues plus more

    Symantec sues alleged software counterfeiters; iconic founder of Seagate has died; EMC software revenues up, IDC says.

  • December 10, 2006 10 Dec'06

    Hitachi, BlueArc announce OEM partnership

    What had been rumored to be an acquisition has turned out to be an OEM deal, but HDS has also made an investment in BlueArc, indicating an acquisition could be the next step.

  • December 10, 2006 10 Dec'06

    Storage Decisions in the wild, wild west

    Dedupe, iSCSI, backup, virtualisation and cowboys in Stetson hats -- Storage Decisions Las Vegas 2006 had it all.

  • December 07, 2006 07 Dec'06

    Dell, Microsoft tout joint NAS product

    The new NX1950 product is vastly more expensive than its counterparts from HP and NetApp, but it scales higher, supports clusters and has redundant controllers.

  • November 30, 2006 30 Nov'06

    Symantec blames piracy for Veritas licensing snafu

    Weekly compilation of storage news: Symantec says that software counterfeiting is throwing a wrench in tech support ; FRCP rules take effect.

  • November 21, 2006 21 Nov'06

    Skills gap grips India's budding storage market

    India is the second fastest growth market for storage technology in Asia Pacific after China, according to IDC, but a skills shortage could hamper growth, experts say.

  • November 21, 2006 21 Nov'06

    Virtual SAN purchase considerations

    The specific considerations for key virtual SAN products plus a series of specifications to help make on-the-spot product comparisons between vendors.

  • November 21, 2006 21 Nov'06

    San storage gets simple

    Sanbolic, a developer of software designed to simplify and share storage area network (SAN) storage, has unveiled Simple Information Lifecycle Manager (SILM).

  • November 20, 2006 20 Nov'06

    Virtualisation hardware specifications

    Product snapshots highlighting key specifications for a cross-section of popular virtualisation hardware products that run the gamut from dedicated appliances, to intelligent switches.

  • November 15, 2006 15 Nov'06

    EMC, NetApp duke it out in the midrange storage

    As NetApp gains market share in midrange storage, EMC makes a rare response to performance claims.

  • November 14, 2006 14 Nov'06

    SAN overview: Chapter 2 - SAN connectivity

    This overview highlights the role of Fibre Channel (FC), Ethernet, and iSCSI connectivity on the SAN.

  • November 14, 2006 14 Nov'06

    Fiber optic networks vulnerable to attack

    Fiber optic networks aren't hack-proof: A savvy attacker can crack them with ease.

  • November 08, 2006 08 Nov'06

    High-end clustering users contemplate snapshots

    Some users and analysts say the line between high-performance NAS clusters and enterprise NAS systems continues to blur as clustering vendors begin to include enterprise features.

  • November 07, 2006 07 Nov'06

    Post-production house standardises network storage

    Rushes, a post-production house for CSI Miami, Match of the Day, Hard Candy and Arctic Monkeys, has standardised on a network storage system from Exanet.

  • November 05, 2006 05 Nov'06

    NetApp adds a midrange box, tunes up software

    NetApp adds the FAS3070 to its midrange lineup to compete with EMC's CX3-80 and updates a number of its software products.

  • November 02, 2006 02 Nov'06

    Reporter's Notebook: Whispers and rumbles from SNW

    Floridians talked DR, big guys quibbled over deduplication, and rumors of acquisitions and new products to come flew at SNW Orlando this year.

  • October 31, 2006 31 Oct'06

    E-vaulting's many faces can confuse IT efforts

    E-vaulting is the process that describes how enterprise IT departments ship backup tapes and replicate data to remote disk arrays and VTLs. E-vaulting is not a new concept, but more recently it has grown to mean remote backups and replication for ...

  • October 30, 2006 30 Oct'06

    Storage vendors polish their wares at SNW

    EMC upgrades recovery management software, HP unveils a storage blade and VTL gateway for the EVA; IBM sweetens warranty for DS8000; Symantec updates Backup Exec and Ghost.

  • October 30, 2006 30 Oct'06

    Storage vendors polish their wares at SNW, page 2

    EMC upgrades recovery management software, HP unveils a storage blade and VTL gateway for the EVA; IBM sweetens warranty for DS8000; Symantec updates Backup Exec and Ghost.

  • October 26, 2006 26 Oct'06

    LeftHand launches field integration for HP servers

    LeftHand Networks has introduced a new San/iQ field integration offering for HP ProLiant DL380 servers.

  • October 26, 2006 26 Oct'06

    Storage news round-up:EMC pledges $20M for Oracle

    EMC will invest $20 million over the next year in its partnership with Oracle; LSI Logic makes StoreAge acquisition official; Nexsan, FalconStor partner.

  • October 25, 2006 25 Oct'06

    Direct storage losing out to IP-based systems

    Users are set to move away from direct attached storage and on to IP-based storage as the cost of the technology falls.

  • 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

    Arkeia sources new San system

    Arkeia has launched a new version of its Network Backup system in order to reduce costs, improve backup performance and increase flexibility for distributed infrastructures such as organisations with storage area networks.

  • October 09, 2006 09 Oct'06

    Isilon adds snapshots, makes play for mainstream NAS

    Users and analysts say Isilon's new snapshot features are a challenge to NetApp, but the NAS cluster specialist still has a way to go to compete in the enterprise.

  • October 05, 2006 05 Oct'06

    Storage news round up: EMC and Microsoft cozy up

    EMC Documentum tightens integration with Microsoft apps; QLogic acquires InfiniBand switch supplier SilverStorm; U.S. Department of Defense builds giant SAN.

  • October 04, 2006 04 Oct'06

    Tiered storage becoming tried and true

    Tiered storage matches the value of data with the performance (and expense) of storage. Ideally, tiered storage can save money, while easing the access demands to any single storage tier. While tiered storage has clearly brought storage costs and ...

  • October 04, 2006 04 Oct'06

    Enterprise-class disk array specifications

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

  • September 25, 2006 25 Sep'06

    ISCSI gets a boost from InfiniBand

    The InfiniBand protocol has already gained popularity in some bleeding-edge storage systems; a new spec will now standardise connection to iSCSI storage.

  • September 14, 2006 14 Sep'06

    Three ways to create clustered storage, page 2

    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 12, 2006 12 Sep'06

    Dell and EMC: Five more years

    Dell leans on EMC for support in the face of an SEC investigation and possible delisting from NASDAQ.

  • September 10, 2006 10 Sep'06

    Brocade monetises SAN Health tool

    For an annual fee of roughly $2,500, Brocade will provide more advanced features to its SAN Health tool; also new are updates to directors and file management software.

  • September 10, 2006 10 Sep'06

    ISCSI vs. Fibre Channel IQ

    What's your IQ when it comes to iSCSI and Fibre Channel protocols? Take our iSCSI vs. Fibre Channel IQ quiz and find out.

  • August 31, 2006 31 Aug'06

    Emulex acquisition could cloud future of FC-SATA spec

    New Emulex subsidiary Sierra Logic's strength is in FC-SATA bridging technology. Meanwhile, ONStor launches midrange clustered NAS, and Quantum shareholders withhold votes.

  • August 28, 2006 28 Aug'06

    Riverbed update offers users more bandwidth, better reporting

    Riverbed announced a package of hardware and software updates, which some customers say they've been waiting for.

  • August 27, 2006 27 Aug'06

    3PAR adds midrange array for secondary sites

    3PAR has introduced a smaller version of its InServ Storage Server, which it describes as a product-line extension into its existing customer base.

  • August 03, 2006 03 Aug'06

    EMC updates SAN Advisor design tool

    EMC's SAN design tool now recognises zones and allows users to customise rules; HP and EMC sign five-year cross-licensing deal.

  • July 19, 2006 19 Jul'06

    DTI gives flexiwork an infrastructure boost

    The Department for Trade and Industry is supporting a drive towards more flexible working with a new structured cabling installation contract with NTL Telewest.

  • July 10, 2006 10 Jul'06

    IT firms admit struggle to secure wireless Lans

    Almost 66% of technology businesses plan to expand their wireless local-area network (WLAN) deployments during the next 12 months, but most admit they do not have adequate security, according to analyst firms Gartner.

  • June 28, 2006 28 Jun'06

    Network Appliance adds to Brocade SAN portfolio

    Brocade says switch is capable of scaling from 32 to 64 ports in single domain

  • June 28, 2006 28 Jun'06

    SMB storage first from Net App

    Enterprise storage provider says scalable solution is perfect for SMBs

  • April 20, 2006 20 Apr'06

    Microsoft seeks San solution

    As part of its Universal Distributed Storage commitment Microsoft has announced the availability of Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 and a software-enabled storage area network (San) boot of Microsoft Windows Server 2003.

  • April 12, 2006 12 Apr'06

    EMC focuses on SMBs for storage

    EMC Corporation has launched networked storage systems for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and the distributed enterprise.

  • April 11, 2006 11 Apr'06

    Network news in brief

    Brief takes on the week's news

  • March 29, 2006 29 Mar'06

    Emulex provides added San control

    Storage networking connectivity provider Emulex Corporation has launched a new line of multi-protocol storage router products, the Emulex Storage Router Models 725 and 735.

  • March 08, 2006 08 Mar'06

    QLogic SANbox ships with HP StorageWorks EVA platform

    Network equipment provider QLogic’s SANbox 6000 Series intelligent storage router is now available as the HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) iSCSI Connectivity Option.

  • March 07, 2006 07 Mar'06

    EMC expands NAS offering

    EMC has unveiled two new network attached storage (NAS) devices and a system for root-cause diagnosis of NAS systems.

  • February 12, 2006 12 Feb'06

    Iron Mountain sticks with NetApp Nas

    In a classic tale of business decisions trumping technology choices, Iron Mountain bought 800 terabytes of IBM-branded NetApp filers, against the choice of its storage department.

  • February 08, 2006 08 Feb'06

    Linksys launches switches for SMB networks

    Linksys unveils new range of web and SNMP Switches designed especially for SMBs

  • February 07, 2006 07 Feb'06

    Fast Guide: Storage technologies

    A guide to storage technologies for both SMBs and enterprise users. This will help you sort out the advantages, limitations and applications of each technology.

  • November 14, 2005 14 Nov'05

    WHSmith News cuts storage costs by 50% with three-tier EMC systems architecture

    WHSmith News, the newspaper and magazine wholesaler and distributor, has reduced storage costs by 50% and cut backup time from 13 to six hours by deploying a storage infrastructure based on EMC's technology.

  • October 26, 2005 26 Oct'05

    Chatham Grammar solves data storage issues with low-cost San

    Chatham Grammar School for Boys has implemented a low-cost storage area network to cope with the growing volume of data being created by pupils' course work.

  • October 06, 2005 06 Oct'05

    WiFi voice and video quality standard wins approval

    A specification that should improve the quality of voice and video on wireless Lans has received approval from the IEEE standards body.

  • September 20, 2005 20 Sep'05

    SAS drives product roundup

    Serial-attached SCSI (or SAS) drives offer significant storage capacity at a much lower cost, while maintaining reasonable performance. Find out who the vendors are in this market.

  • September 18, 2005 18 Sep'05

    Cisco revamps VoIP products for SMBs

    The networking giant, hoping to also become the VoIP giant, is offering a new line of SMB voice products and services that may increase its advantage against competitors like 3Com and Avaya.

  • September 13, 2005 13 Sep'05

    Standards-based data management unveiled

    Storage suppliers demonstrated products supporting the latest Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) at last week's Storage Networking World Europe 2005 show.

  • August 31, 2005 31 Aug'05

    EMC acquisition boost to customer support

    EMC is to acquire network virtualisation company Rainfinity.

  • August 29, 2005 29 Aug'05

    Storage area network quiz

    It's all about the storage area network (SAN) -- man. The more you know, the easier it is. Take our SAN quiz and find out where you stand as a SAN guru.

  • August 18, 2005 18 Aug'05

    EMC set to acquire Rainfinity

    EMC is to acquire network virtualisation company Rainfinity to support businesses deploying network attached storage (NAS).

  • July 12, 2005 12 Jul'05

    Tony Asaro: Blogs and more

    Read what Tony Asaro is talking about in this month's blog, and listen to him speak in a number of webcasts.

  • June 02, 2005 02 Jun'05

    Virgin overhauls storage to cope with Sweetie and Crazy Frog

    Virgin Mobile is halfway through a full-scale storage redesign and implementation, centred on Network Appliance (NetApp) storage...

  • May 11, 2005 11 May'05

    Sun expands product range with acquisitions

    Sun Microsystems is expanding in the thin client and network attached storage (NAS) markets with the acquisition of Tarantella...

  • March 24, 2005 24 Mar'05

    Microsoft updates iSCSI storage

    Microsoft is preparing to launch version 2.0 of its iSCSI software to improve Windows-based server connectivity to enterprise...

  • February 16, 2005 16 Feb'05

    EMC offers cheaper IP-based storage

    EMC has started offering iSCSI-based storage on a new line of its CLARiiON arrays.

  • February 03, 2005 03 Feb'05

    Accounting firm overhauls data center - under budget

    A need to consolidate and update storage technology propelled a 400-seat enterprise to overhaul its IT infrastructure and standardize on Windows -- on a budget that was meant for maintenance.

  • January 11, 2005 11 Jan'05

    Cisco adds Nas to its infrastructure portfolio

    Cisco Systems is to sell EMC’s network attached storage (Nas) arrays as part of its portfolio of networking infrastructure...

  • October 19, 2004 19 Oct'04

    HP releases low-cost NAS for small firms

    Hewlett-Packard has released a Windows-based storage server product for small and medium-size enterprises with limited resources...