• 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.

  • 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

    Commentary: We've never met a "thought follower"

    A couple of days back, a vendor tried to convince us that their new security consultancy services should be of interest to you, our readers.

  • 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.

  • November 05, 2006 05 Nov'06

    Backup apps -- How newer storage backup products compare, page 3

    Newer and not-so-familiar backup products may offer some functional and operational advantages over the big three backup programs.

  • October 31, 2006 31 Oct'06

    HDS pushes virtualisation benefits, citing Vic health win

    Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has won a contract worth nearly $10 million with The Victorian Department of Human Services (DHS), which will use the company's Universal Storage Platform to manage, data across its heterogeneous storage systems.

  • 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 19, 2006 19 Oct'06

    EMC to bake security into everything, boost consulting efforts

    In a TechTarget Australia Exclusive, EMC's President for Asia-Pacific and Japan reveals the company's plans to release the first products using RSA technology in Q1, 2007.

  • October 17, 2006 17 Oct'06

    What can providers do? Online storage dissected Part 5

    Analyst Forrester suggests that storage service providers are on the way back. But what can they do for your business? In the last of our series exploring online storage, we explore the services to expect from your online service provider.

  • October 16, 2006 16 Oct'06

    The return of outsourcing? Online storage dissected Part 4

    Demand for online storage from has meant a resurgence among external service providers which, as we discover in part four of our series, can now meet customers needs as never before.

  • October 12, 2006 12 Oct'06

    The reseller's friend? Online storage dissected Part 3

    IT services organisations have their eye on online storage as a way to save time and money for their small business customers. Part three of our online storage report explains why.

  • October 11, 2006 11 Oct'06

    Breaking up is easy to do? Online storage dissected Part 2

    What can online storage do for your business that your own kit cannot? In part two of our exclusive report on this new technique, we offer some online storage scenarios.

  • October 09, 2006 09 Oct'06

    Home in the cloud? Online storage dissected Part 1

    The idea of storing your precious data in a giant data centre where multiple redundant facilities provide more protection than you could ever hope to afford is surely tantalising. And that's the promise of online storage. In this exclusive ...

  • 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.

  • September 16, 2006 16 Sep'06

    Universities lean on each other for better disaster recovery

    As another school year begins, colleges and universities are opening their doors to each other in order to get enterprise-level disaster recovery plans working.

  • July 31, 2006 31 Jul'06

    Disaster recovery, security drive financial firm to Private IP

    A Florida financial firm picked a Private IP line to connect its 43 branch offices, build a disaster recovery site, and secure customer information. Also, the company will now have fewer management headaches.

  • July 31, 2006 31 Jul'06

    Real life experiences: Lessons learned in disaster recovery planning

    Debbie Schwartz shares the lessons she has learned in keeping disaster recovery implementations up-to-date with new and changing business needs.

  • July 26, 2006 26 Jul'06

    Archiving made uneasy by lack of metadata

    Lack of metadata standards makes it hard to create and retrieve archives.

  • July 24, 2006 24 Jul'06

    Disaster recovery report card: Measuring your company's disaster recovery profile

    Disaster recovery planning is challenging because you don't know what you're planning for or how well your disaster recovery plan will hold up in the face of an emergency. Use this report card to measure your disaster recovery plan and identify ...

  • June 07, 2006 07 Jun'06

    CDP overview

    Storage volumes are growing at an alarming pace, and tape-based backups are not always possible within an available backup window. Today's businesses are increasingly focused on tighter RTO and RPO. Faster restorations and more recent recovery ...

  • May 15, 2006 15 May'06

    Tape and disk encryption product roundup

    With tape and disk encryption products becoming more popular, storage administrators have more options in how to protect sensitive information at rest in the data center and in flight across public networks.

  • June 26, 2005 26 Jun'05

    Remote backup services get affordable

    Remote backup services, traditionally reserved for major banks and cash-rich Fortune 500 companies, are now available to small and midsized businesses.

  • 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."

  • March 17, 2005 17 Mar'05

    Pros and cons of remote mirroring for DR

    Remote mirroring takes place over MAN or WAN distances. It's usually between storage arrays or storage appliances, and can be synchronous or asynchronous.

  • December 30, 2004 30 Dec'04

    Archive: Bits & Bytes column library

    Bits & Bytes column library archive -- 2003 to 2004

  • June 24, 2003 24 Jun'03

    HP unveils five new storage services

    Hewlett-Packard has unveiled services designed to assist clients with the management and implementation of storage systems.