• January 08, 2008 08 Jan'08

    University of East Anglia dumps DEC Alphas for IBM SAN

    UEA migrates from direct-attached DEC Alphas to an IBM SAN – saving time, space and energy. More capacity and tiered architecture are next.

  • January 08, 2008 08 Jan'08

    New business continuity standard a hit

    A newly-minted British Standard – BS25999 part two – which specifies business continuity best practices is proving a must-have for UK firms who want to demonstrate compliance.

  • January 08, 2008 08 Jan'08

    Archiving software product specifications

    Archive software provides many of the features we take for granted in modern archive systems, including index and search, data classification and migration, retention and deletion, litigation hold and even data reduction technologies, such as data ...

  • January 06, 2008 06 Jan'08

    Forestry firm picks Riverbed WAFS over Cisco

    Cisco shop picks Riverbed after head-to-head performance testing between Riverbed's Steelhead appliance and Cisco's wide area application services card.

  • November 06, 2007 06 Nov'07

    LeftHand adds hardware to iSCSI SANs

    LeftHand makes its iSCSI SAN software available on two prepackaged appliances; sources indicate the hardware comes from Dell.

  • October 30, 2007 30 Oct'07

    Isilon arrives in Australia

    Clustered storage vendor Isilon has opened its doors in Australia, with a familiar name at the helm.

  • October 29, 2007 29 Oct'07

    Virtual appliance lets users convert DAS to iSCSI SAN

    NetApp is continuing a push down-market with the release of the S300, the latest SMB iSCSI SAN in its StoreVault line.

  • October 29, 2007 29 Oct'07

    NetApp releases $3K iSCSI SAN

    NetApp is continuing a push down-market with the release of the S300, the latest SMB iSCSI SAN in its StoreVault line.

  • October 25, 2007 25 Oct'07

    EMC CTO considering hybrid storage appliances

    EMC CTO Jeffrey Nick sees great potential in storage appliances that blend tasks. He wants better virtualisation too, as we find in this special interview!

  • October 24, 2007 24 Oct'07

    3Com to enter storage market

    Networking vendor 3Com plans to enter the storage market with an IP SAN.

  • October 23, 2007 23 Oct'07

    Disaster recovery: Strategies for rapid restoration

    Disaster recovery depends on how rapidly you restore mission-critical data, but many organisations are still hesitant prioritise rapid recovery strategies.

  • October 21, 2007 21 Oct'07

    HP will give you your old, broken disk

    If the disk in your laptop dies, HP want to give it back to you ... for a price.

  • October 16, 2007 16 Oct'07

    Download NAS Upgrades Buying Guide: Chapter 2 -- NAS management software

    You asked for it, so here it is -- a printable version of our NAS Buying Guide.

  • October 16, 2007 16 Oct'07

    HDS makes SME play

    Hitachi Data Systems has announced a new iSCSI SAN for smaller businesses.

  • October 14, 2007 14 Oct'07

    How to back up Microsoft Exchange Part Five

    We wind up our look at protecting Exchange with a list of products to help you get the job done.

  • October 14, 2007 14 Oct'07

    iVec heads for the Sun

    West Australian advanced computing lab has selected Sun for a new nearline storage archive.

  • October 11, 2007 11 Oct'07

    Archiving vendors beef up integration

    CA, Autonomy and Prostor look to differentiate products in a sea of archiving and e-discovery compliance players.

  • October 11, 2007 11 Oct'07

    How to back up Microsoft Exchange Part Four

    Everyone knows that lawyers can demand to see old emails years after they were sent. Best be able to archive Exchange data then...

  • October 10, 2007 10 Oct'07

    How to back up Microsoft Exchange Part Three

    Can you live without email? Thought not! That's why part three of our Exchange protection guide considers continuous availability.

  • October 09, 2007 09 Oct'07

    How to back up Microsoft Exchange Part Two

    Part two of our guide to protecting Exchange considers backing up older versions of Exchange.

  • October 09, 2007 09 Oct'07

    Tape encryption purchases Part One: Essential issues

    Part one of our buying guide details which factors go into purchasing a data encryption hardware or software product.

  • October 08, 2007 08 Oct'07

    How to back up Microsoft Exchange Part One

    Need storage software for Microsoft Exchange? This week we explain how to protect the vital emails the server contains and list the software to do the job.

  • October 08, 2007 08 Oct'07

    Happy Birthday to TechTarget ANZ

    It's our first birthday and we offer you the rather small present of a roundup of the most-read stories across our sites over the last month.

  • October 03, 2007 03 Oct'07

    The future of Unix Part 3: IBM's view

    Ian Yates' interview series on the future of Unix concludes with IBMs Phil MacLochlainn.

  • October 03, 2007 03 Oct'07

    Storage Basics Part 3: Getting the most out of iSCSI

    The Storage Basics series continues, with a look at how to get the most out of iSCSI.

  • October 02, 2007 02 Oct'07

    The future of Unix Part 2: The Sun view

    Ian Yates continues his interview series on the future of Unix, in conversation with Sun's Laurie Wong.

  • October 02, 2007 02 Oct'07

    Storage Basics Part 2: What is iSCSI?

    Day two of our storage basics special explains iSCSI.

  • October 01, 2007 01 Oct'07

    The future of Unix Part 1: IBRS' view

    Ian Yates kicks off a three-part Q&A on the future of Unix in conversation with IBRS analyst Dr Kevin McIsaac.

  • September 26, 2007 26 Sep'07

    Data centre turns to gas

    Refrigerated gas cooling is helping Sydney data centre Equinix to deploy dense blade server implementations.

  • September 26, 2007 26 Sep'07

    Review: Nano-NAS impresses, despite flaws

    D-Link's DNS-323 is one of a new batch of very small NAS devices on the market. Simon Sharwood puts it through its paces.

  • September 25, 2007 25 Sep'07

    Archive integration woes dog healthcare providers

    Healthcare providers are getting up to speed with networked storage, but say integration of new storage systems with medical applications is still rocky.

  • September 23, 2007 23 Sep'07

    Quantum's Tamlin jumps to Spectrum Data

    EXCLUSIVE: Craig Tamlin, Quantum's country manager, is heading west to take up a position at the head of Perth's Spectrum Data.

  • September 03, 2007 03 Sep'07

    HDS makes services a formality

    HDS has hired four new staffers and given its storage services operation the status of a "Practice".

  • 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 23, 2007 23 Aug'07

    Fibre Channel director face-off: Brocade vs. Cisco Part 2

    In the second part of our face-off we investigate other directors, and answer your most frequently asked questions about directors.

  • August 12, 2007 12 Aug'07

    Storage basics

    From the pages of Voice & Data, Simon Sharwood explores storage basics for businesses about to take their first steps into dedicated storage equipment.

  • 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 05, 2007 05 Aug'07

    Disaster recovery outsourcing: Simple and cheap

    Outsourcing disaster recovery efforts can be smart for SMBs.

  • August 01, 2007 01 Aug'07

    Kent Police pick San for back-up, explore virtualisation

    Kent Police have bought a £120,000 EqualLogic storage area network from Infrasys to manage "exponential growth" of the force's data storage needs. Not only is it saving incremental costs now, but the force expects the system to pay for itself within...

  • 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 26, 2007 26 Jul'07

    Riverbed extends WAFS to laptops

    Steelhead Mobile installs on workstations without an onsite appliance. Users say they'd like to see better integration between the mobile and data centre versions of the product.

  • July 24, 2007 24 Jul'07

    IBM Australia to expand storage-as-a-service faciilties

    Big Blue says customer demand for outsourced storage will see it bolster its local on-demand facilities.

  • 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.

  • July 08, 2007 08 Jul'07

    RFID still faltering despite technology improvements

    CHEP director of information systems Murray Fane is keen on RFID's promise, but concedes that many CIOs are still finding it hard to justify.

  • June 28, 2007 28 Jun'07

    Data migration tool purchase considerations

    This chapter of the Tiered Storage Buying guide focuses on specific considerations for data migration tools.

  • June 28, 2007 28 Jun'07

    WA Newspapers upgrades to virtual tape

    West Australian Newspapers needs to backup two terabytes of data each week, a task it finds much easier thanks to a new virtual tape library.

  • 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 24, 2007 24 Jun'07

    First in, best dressed?

    Telephony company Link Communications Group bought storage from EqualLogic before the vendor had opened its doors in Australia. The company's Vice-President of Global Engineering explains why the organisation took this risky-looking move.

  • 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 ...

  • June 12, 2007 12 Jun'07

    Symantec wants your disks

    NetBackup 6.5 is being pitched as the one tool you need to manage all your disk, no matter what kind of hardware you own

  • June 04, 2007 04 Jun'07

    Sensis replaces EMC with NetApp?

    Has NetApp pulled off a coup in one of Australia's largest storage users?

  • May 29, 2007 29 May'07

    Brocade buffs WAFS, virtualisation

    Brocade has previewed a range of enhancements to its products that should become available in June

  • 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 20, 2007 20 May'07

    Moonwalk's plans to float over the chasm

    Australian storage company Moonwalk has big plans. Simon Sharwood explains how it hopes to take over the world!

  • May 17, 2007 17 May'07

    Australia's Moonwalk takes on the storage world

    Australian company Moonwalk has come from nowhere to become one of the world’s hottest storage management companies. Simon Sharwood tells how it has achieved that status.

  • May 15, 2007 15 May'07

    COMMENTARY: What EMC didn’t say at ‘Inform’

    EMC's Inform event hit Sydney yesterday. But what did it really mean for storage professionals?

  • 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 26, 2007 26 Apr'07

    Spectrum Data shoots for the stars

    In Part Two of our profile of Perth storage leader Spectrum Data, Simon Sharwood learns how about the work the company is performing for NASA.

  • April 26, 2007 26 Apr'07

    UPDATE: Storage Networking World cancelled

    The decision to move Storage Networking World to a one-day format - and resulting drop-off in sponsor interest - seems to be behind the cancellation of this year's event.

  • April 25, 2007 25 Apr'07

    Spectrum Data digs a whole new niche

    Perth's Spectrum Data has become a world leader in the storage industry, thanks to its understanding of how to extract data from near-extinct tape drives. Today, Simon Sharwood explains the company's origins and services.

  • April 10, 2007 10 Apr'07

    Capacity planning tools require serious purchase consideration

    Capacity costs money, and new disk acquisitions stand out as a notable part of every IT budget. The trick is to match new capacity with actual storage needs. Gauging storage needs over time is one of the biggest challenges faced by IT administrators...

  • 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 utilization of storage resources, and even perform predictive ...

  • April 02, 2007 02 Apr'07

    Quantum boosts SAN virtualization

    Quantum has enhanced its SAN file system to aid virtualization.

  • March 25, 2007 25 Mar'07

    EMC prepares storage 2.0

    EMC is developing new types of storage suited to the needs of Web 2.0 companies and says the technology involved will differ from the approach used in its current products.

  • March 22, 2007 22 Mar'07

    EMC CEO Tip hat on future storage plans

    At a media event in Sydney, EMC CEO, Joe Tucci said the company is working on storage tuned to the needs of Web 2.0 apps and also plugged the company's deduplication product.

  • 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.

  • March 05, 2007 05 Mar'07

    SAN and WAN means happy holidays

    Resort operator Voyages has installed three new SANS as part of a storage consolidation project aimed at improving your next holiday.

  • February 26, 2007 26 Feb'07

    How to buy continuous data protection

    Continuous data protection is a new and powerful concept, expressed in more and more products each day. This exclusive guide offers advice on how to shop for those products.

  • February 22, 2007 22 Feb'07

    Google ups mailbox size

    Google has increased the online storage for its Gmail to 10G for the new enterprise version of its hosted applications service.

  • February 22, 2007 22 Feb'07

    Remote backup: Plan for your WAN

    Our remote backup feature concludes with a look at one important tool you may overlook when you plan to protect your off-site data.

  • February 21, 2007 21 Feb'07

    Queensland school recovers in real time

    Ferny Grove High School in Queensland has adopted recovery solutions from StorageCraft, with impressive results.

  • February 21, 2007 21 Feb'07

    Remote backup Day Four: What hardware?

    Your remote offices need storage hardware. But how to decide what hardware? Part four of our series offers some options.

  • February 20, 2007 20 Feb'07

    Remote backup: Software secrets

    In day three of our series on Remote Backup, we examine software's role in ensuring your data remains safe.

  • February 19, 2007 19 Feb'07

    WAFS helps with weightier matters

    Online backup has its limits. Wide Area File Services blows them away, as we explain in part two of our series on remote office backup strategies.

  • February 18, 2007 18 Feb'07

    CDP platform purchase considerations

    Busy IT organizations are employing continuous data protection (CDP) technologies to guard data on the fly, essentially eliminating the backup window and allowing granular file and system restoration -- sometimes down to the individual disk write ...

  • February 18, 2007 18 Feb'07

    Watching your remote back(up)

    Your corporate headquarters has all the big iron needed to secure your data. But what about your remote offices? In this new series, we explore the different techniques you can use to keep your remote office securely stored.

  • February 18, 2007 18 Feb'07

    CDP platform specifications

    Continuous data protection (CDP) products track changes to files and data -- typically in real time -- recording activity and allowing recovery to an extremely granular level. This effectively reduces backup windows and restore points, allowing busy...

  • 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 07, 2007 07 Feb'07

    Archives overview

    When a file is lost due to user error, or data is corrupted because of system problems, the affected data can be restored from a backup. An archive is different from a backup because the data may not be used for months, even years, but must be ...

  • February 05, 2007 05 Feb'07

    EMC CEO postpones Australia visit

    EMC Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Joe Tucci has postponed his first-ever visit to Australia.

  • 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 30, 2006 30 Nov'06

    Gartner: Existing business continuity plans will fail in a pandemic

    Existing business continuity plans will not protect a company during an avian flu pandemic, says a Gartner analyst. Business continuity plans assume a geographically specific disaster, while a pandemic will strike everywhere nearly simultaneously.

  • November 28, 2006 28 Nov'06

    HP enters Australian storage as a service market

    HP has launched a storage as a service offering in Australia, promising to reduce recovery time objectives to as little as eight hours.

  • 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

    HBAs prop virtualisation

    N_Port ID Virtualisation enables you to determine which applications run on specific hardware and even when they run.