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IBM Makes the V-word Respectable Again - Opinion

The word “virtualization” came into vogue a few years ago with the usual fanfare, hype and the expectation that it would solve all the horrendous storage management problems the industry was facing. Virtualization was to be the cure for all ills.

 

Publish date: 06/01/03
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EMC Buys Legato - Opinion

EMC announced today their intention of buying Legato Corporation. The deal is valued at $1.3B, based upon yesterday’s closing price of $11.76 per share for EMC shares. It is expected to close before year-end 2003. We think this is a good deal for both sides.

 

Publish date: 07/01/03
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MaXXan ships MVX320 - Company Profile

MaXXan this month became the first vendor to actually GA an intelligent director class product. While the architecture is sound and the product has most of the required features for such a product, and the use of standard OTS network processors, rather than custom designed ASICs gives them the ability to upgrade and ship faster than others, MaXXan finds itself in a very interesting position.

 

Publish date: 08/01/03
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McData Acquires Sanera Nishan - Opinion

On August 25, 2003, McData announced its intentions to acquire Nishan Systems for $83M in cash (plus $2M in debt) and Sanera for $102M in cash. McData also announced that they have invested $6M in Aarohi Communications, a storage networking chip vendor.

 

Publish date: 09/01/03
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Cloverleaf Intelligent Storage Networking System - Product Profile

Over the course of 2003, the concept of placing “intelligent” storage management in the heart of the networked fabric has shifted from longstanding industry pipedream into deployed reality. On the end user side, this long-awaited reality is driven largely by an unprecedented requirement to get control over heterogeneous environments and budget-busting management inefficiencies.

 

Publish date: 10/01/03
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Cloverleaf Delivers Muscle To Storage Integrators - Opinion

Though it may hurt the brain to contemplate, the mission-critical design requirements of the enterprise storage integrator exceed those of the individual enterprise data center by several magnitudes. The reason is simple: With dozens or hundreds of customer environments at any given time, economic success depends on bullet-proofing all aspects of the storage architecture against random acts of unreliability.

 

Publish date: 10/01/03
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Legato NetWorker 7.0 & 7.1 - Product Profile

The continued growth in primary data coupled with shrinking backup windows and increasingly demanding recovery time objectives (RTO) have put tremendous pressure on IT administrators. Unfortunately, backup technology has not kept pace with the changing needs of today’s enterprise. Tape alone is no longer a sufficient backup medium for business critical applications.

 

Publish date: 01/01/04
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Candera: Storage Tiers and ATA - Technology Brief

Taneja Group sees many end users deploying multiple classes of storage devices, or “storage tiers” in order to increase the economies and overall utilization of their storage environment. In most of these cases, we see users leveraging lower costs ATA and serial ATA (SATA) arrays alongside more expensive fibre-channel storage fabrics.

 

Publish date: 01/01/04
Profiles/Reports

Taneja Group Field Adoption Report-Quantum DX-Series

In the third quarter of 2003, Taneja Group completed a comprehensive end user analysis of next generation data protection trends, focusing on disk-based backup and restore technologies. To collect our data, we conducted interviews with 235 North American IT executives and managers. This statistically significant survey enabled Taneja Group to develop the industry’s first glimpse into the overall landscape and future trajectory of disk-based data protection.

 

Publish date: 06/01/04
Profiles/Reports

Taneja Group Unitrends Product - Profile

For several decades, IT administrators have coped with the operational challenges of managing tape-based backup architectures. Unreliable backups and inability to perform restores have become facts of life that users have had no choice but to accept. As of late, however, appropriate and cost-effective disk-based alternatives to tape have become available to enterprises in a number of forms.

 

Publish date: 07/01/04
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Microsoft Data Protection Server: Bringing Data Protection to the Masses - Product Profile

Few will argue that over the past several years, Microsoft has had an enormous impact on the data storage industry. Its Windows-based NAS appliances, first brought to market as its Server Appliance Kit, and now packaged as Windows Storage Server have become prevalent across the enterprise. Last year, Microsoft shipped over 50% of the total NAS units sold in the market.

 

Publish date: 09/01/04
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Storactive LiveServe: Application-aware CDP will transform email management - Product Profile

Few CIOs would disagree that email has become a mission critical element in their infrastructure. Nonetheless, until recently, the data protection paradigm has lagged behind this “mission critical” reality with respect to email. Enterprise email environments should have data recovery and data protection architectures that reflect their criticality, in much the same way databases receive “special” consideration due to their mission critical status.

 

Publish date: 01/01/05
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EMC Legato NetWorker 7.2: Continued Leadership in Disk-Based Data Protection - Product Profile

The continued growth in primary data coupled with shrinking backup windows and increasingly demanding recovery time objectives (RTO) have put tremendous pressure on IT administrators. Unfortunately, backup technology has not kept pace with the changing needs of today’s enterprise. Tape alone is no longer a sufficient backup medium for business critical applications.

 

Publish date: 01/01/05
Profiles/Reports

Asigra Televaulting: Agentless Data Protection for the Distributed Enterprise - Product Profile

The continued growth of remote office data continues to pose one of the greatest challenges to enterprise IT administrators. Now more than ever, companies must deliver high levels of data protection for all of their data whether it is central or remote. Most existing enterprise backup applications, however, were not designed with the distributed enterprise in mind and have been pushed to their limits by the proliferation of remote data islands.

 

Publish date: 03/01/05
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Capacity Optimization Technologies - Technology in Depth

The past 3 years have seen rapid and significant shifts in how storage solutions approach capacity management. A new class of archiving and backup solutions on the market are now achieving massive levels of capacity efficiencies, far beyond any technology in history. To date, the industry has not collectively agreed on a common descriptor for this extremely critical enabling technology, and therein rests the purpose of this report.

 

Publish date: 03/01/05
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Quantum Introduces Optyon In-Line Data Compression for DX-Series Virtual Tape Library

With its DX-Series product line, Quantum was first to market with a virtual tape solution targeted at open systems environments. Quantum is once again demonstrating its leadership in the virtual tape category with the introduction of Optyon In-Line Data Compression Technology.

 

Publish date: 05/01/05
Profiles/Reports

EMC Invista: The Power of Network-Based Virtualization - Technology in Depth

There was a time when virtualization was one of the dirty words in the storage industry. Who can forget the enormous expectations around virtualization that existed several years ago? That hype only fizzled, and the broken promise of virtualization left many storage managers disappointed.

 

Publish date: 05/01/05
Profiles/Reports

Asigra Televaulting: Enabling New Service Provider Opportunities - Solution Profile


The continued growth of remote office data continues to pose one of the greatest challenges to businesses. Now more than ever, companies must deliver high levels of data protection for all of their data whether it is central or remote. Many companies, however, lack the internal resources and personnel to go it alone and require external assistance.

 

Publish date: 07/01/05
Profiles/Reports

Quantum’s SDLT 600A with DLTxchange: Extending the DLT Platform for the Video Market


Quantum’s DLT tape technology has become a mainstay data protection platform in the enterprise. The vendor has continuously extended the DLT feature set by introducing enhancements in manageability, diagnostics, and data reliability. Now Quantum is looking to tackle the unique challenges of the professional video market with its SDLT 600A with DLTxchange product, an extension of its SDLT 600 offering.

 

Publish date: 08/01/05
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BakBone Software: A Rising Star in Data Protection - Company Profile

The data protection market is undergoing a major transformation. The introduction of cost-effective disk-based data protection technologies, combined with new regulatory requirements and greater internal business focus on backup and data recovery has created what Taneja Group calls a “perfect storm” in the marketplace.

 

Publish date: 08/01/05