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SAN, NAS, solid state, RAID

  • September 02, 2007 02 Sep'07

    Sun wants to dis-integrate storage industry

    Sun believes the storage industry is mired in mainframe-era thinking and plans to release an open source NAS it hopes will open storage to cheaper solutions.

  • 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

  • July 31, 2007 31 Jul'07

    Make an iSCSI SAN with a USB key

    An intriguing open source technology lets you turn old servers and their direct-attach storage into a NAS or SAN.

  • July 30, 2007 30 Jul'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 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 16, 2007 16 Jul'07

    EMC upgrades hardware range, goes green - UPDATE

    EMC has upgraded its five main hardware lines, introduced power-saving technology and hinted at enhancements to its data de-duplication tools.

  • July 16, 2007 16 Jul'07

    Sun reveals open appliances

    EMC has upgraded its five main hardware lines, introduced power-saving technology and hinted at enhancements to its data de-duplication tools.

  • June 28, 2007 28 Jun'07

    Temp agency moves hundreds of terabytes to iSCSI SAN

    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 12, 2007 12 Jun'07

    LUN management at the heart of SAN configuration

    Disk drives are the foundation of modern data storage, but operating systems cannot use physical storage directly. The physical drive must be translated into a logical space that an operating system sees as a linear address space comprised of ...

  • May 28, 2007 28 May'07

    EqualLogic banks on simplicity, price to make local inroads

    EqualLogic arrives in Australia hoping to shake up the SAN scene with easy adminstration and low prices for mid-tier businesses

  • May 08, 2007 08 May'07

    ISCSI TCP/IP TOE card specifications

    One means of improving iSCSI traffic performance is to include TOE (TCI/IP Offload Engine) capability on the Ethernet card itself. An iSCSI TOE allows the network adapter to process iSCSI traffic (often all Ethernet LAN traffic) locally -- relieving...

  • April 02, 2007 02 Apr'07

    Quantum boosts SAN virtualization

    Quantum has enhanced its SAN file system to aid virtualization.

  • March 18, 2007 18 Mar'07

    Sun gets hot about 'Storvers

    Sun thinks the mutant offspring of a server and NAS device could be the next big thing in storage!

  • March 06, 2007 06 Mar'07

    EMC Australia creates new IP storage team

    EMC Australia believes medium-sized organisations are ready for a new tier of infrastructure to unlock access to unstructured data.

  • February 11, 2007 11 Feb'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 ...

  • February 02, 2007 02 Feb'07

    Trio targets midrange with new arrays

    EMC, IBM and Dell have all hit the market with new storage arrays aimed at mid-sized users.

  • January 24, 2007 24 Jan'07

    ISCSI SAN grows in the midmarket and enterprise

    ISCSI SAN carries SCSI commands and storage traffic over existing IP networks to address traditional SAN problems. Transporting "SCSI over IP" leverages ubiquitous Ethernet networks that translates to lower cost, easier maintenance and simpler ...

  • December 17, 2006 17 Dec'06

    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 ...

  • December 14, 2006 14 Dec'06

    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, ...

  • December 07, 2006 07 Dec'06

    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. ...

  • December 07, 2006 07 Dec'06

    NAS management software purchase considerations

    Typical NAS management software might automatically discover a vendor's storage resources in a network, manage and adjust RAID configurations, back up NAS contents to standard backup software, track storage utilization and offer capacity growth ...

  • November 27, 2006 27 Nov'06

    Virtualisation buying guide [Day Three: Building a virtual SAN]

    SANs have proven invaluable in enterprise storage deployment; however, administrators must frequently overcome scaling, managing and troubleshooting issues. Large SAN architectures are often broken down into one or more virtual SANs (VSAN), which ...

  • November 26, 2006 26 Nov'06

    Virtualisation buying guide [Day Two: Virtualisation software examined]

    Deploying software on a server or dedicated appliance is often easier for smaller organisations, but the actual product choice demands careful consideration. Now that you've reviewed the essential issues involved in any virtualisation product, this ...

  • November 23, 2006 23 Nov'06

    Virtualisation buying guide [Day One: Why virtualise]

    Virtualisation 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. This ...

  • November 08, 2006 08 Nov'06

    NetApp emphasizes software, security

    Network Appliance has updated its product line, but only one of its new announcements describes a new hardware product.

  • October 23, 2006 23 Oct'06

    EMC revamps hardware line

    Tired of being asked about its software strategies, the storage giant fires back with a massive refresh of its hardware lines.

  • October 04, 2006 04 Oct'06

    ISCSI gains strength from servers

    More powerful servers are helping ease some performance concerns for users considering IP SANs, but others say they still want to see more improvement.

  • June 06, 2005 06 Jun'05

    NAS buying Tip: Common sense approach to buying NAS

    I am often asked by end users what NAS they should buy? My answer always surprises them. The answer is usually the same with minor variations: "It depends."

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