Networking hardware

  • 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.