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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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NAS Market Research - Technology In Depth

In 2003, if one trend is emerging in NAS, it is that it has become a diverse, increasingly robust technology platform for enterprise storage. We believe the NAS market is at the early stages of several broad-based pushes in functionality that will bring this technology base into every corner of the data center, from easily deployed and manageable departmental filers to enterprise class appliances and file services atop SANs.

 

Publish date: 09/01/03
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Server Blades - Technology In Depth

Blade servers are a next generation, modular computing architecture aimed at driving operational efficiencies by reducing overall management and physical data center costs. The first generation of blades, geared towards edgeapplications, promised to deliver savings through their ultra-dense, low power consumption design.

 

Publish date: 10/01/03
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ExaGrid Debuts Grid Protected Storage - Product Profile

ExaGrid, a startup located in Westborough, MA, announced on November 17, 2003 an architecture for storing and managing files that combines a variety of technologies to essentially create a self managing, self healing NAS product that scales simultaneously in the dimensions of capacity and performance and offers built in data protection. The product based on this architecture will be delivered in Q1, 2004. We think the architecture has considerable merit and the product will have a serious positive impact on the customer.

 

Publish date: 11/01/03
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Delivering NAS on the SAN: Critical Requirements - Technology Brief

One of the more discussed topics of the past two years in the storage industry has been the viability and desirability of converging of NAS on the SAN fabric in the enterprise data center. The working hypothesis: consolidate file and block services and you will increase your storage ROI through previously untapped efficiencies in your storage management and total capacity utilization.

 

Publish date: 11/01/03
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ONStor Announces SANfiler - Product Profile

Taneja Group believes that if end user desire alone were the determining factor, NAS on SAN convergence would already be widespread. Alas, the onus is on vendors to create solutions that are truly interoperable, ready for mission-critical deployment and designed to leverage the SAN environment.

 

Publish date: 12/01/03
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Key Solutions for NAS on SAN - Opinion

As more end users seriously evaluate the deployment of NAS gateways or SAN filers in front of their SAN infrastructure, we need to better understand what drives their interest. Taneja Group believes that two general areas of solutions focus will drive NAS on SAN adoption in the near term: Storage consolidation efforts, and improved data protection for file data, and tiered storage strategies.

 

Publish date: 12/01/03
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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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Sun AppIQ Announcement - Opinion

Sun and AppIQ have announced a broad strategic relationship whereby Sun plans to offer co-branded management solutions leveraging AppIQ’s Storage Authority Suite under its StorEdge Enterprise Storage Manager framework. As part of the deal, Sun and AppIQ have agreed to jointly develop new management solutions based on AppIQ’s technology platform.

 

Publish date: 04/01/04
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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
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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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Taneja Group DLT Ice - Product Profile

Meeting industry specific regulatory compliance requirements for data retention and electronic records management is one of the biggest issues facing businesses and IT administrators today. Whether you are a financial services institution, hospital, or a pharmaceutical company, compliance with regulations has become an integral part of the IT strategy and a key consideration for many infrastructure purchasing decisions.

 

Publish date: 09/01/04
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EMC Gets Serious With Midrange NAS - Opinion

On August 30th, EMC made a significant product announcement regarding the expansion of their mid-range NAS strategy. While announcements that result in greater breadth of choice at better price/performance levels for customers are always welcomed, the most interesting insight from this announcement is what it implies at the macro-level regarding EMC’s NAS strategy. Taneja Group believes that EMC has just crossed a very critical—but little heralded—threshold.

 

Publish date: 09/01/04
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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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StorageTek Acquires Storability - Opinion

StorageTek announced that it has acquired Storability Software, a provider of SRM solutions to the enterprise market. We believe this acquisition will deliver significant value to StorageTek as it continues its transformation into an integrated provider of data management solutions. Storability gains a massive channel for its differentiated storage management products.

 

Publish date: 10/01/04
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ExaGrid Advanstor: Redefining Data Storage for the Mid-Market - Product Profile

ExaGrid, an emerging storage company located in Westborough, MA, is bringing to market its Advanstor product. The Advanstor Self-Protection Storage solution is positioned for the mid-range and consists of a distributed architecture that provides NAS storage for primary use and integrates a combination of backup, site disaster recovery, and tiered storage functionality out of the box.

 

Publish date: 11/01/04
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IBM’s Next Generation Storage Systems - Product Profile

In a recent announcement, IBM unveiled its next generation line of storage systems aimed at delivering on its promise of an OnDemand data center with modular infrastructure components, seamless scalability in capacity and performance, all managed with a common, global framework. The announcement was highlighted by the introduction of two new products, the IBM TotalStorage DS6000 modular enterprise class array and the IBM TotalStorage DS8000 high-end enterprise array.

 

Publish date: 10/01/04
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Next Generation Storage Management: Enabling End-to-End Transparency and Operational Control

Enterprise storage infrastructures are undergoing major transformations. The adoption of disk-based data protection architectures and online archives has shifted the focus of IT administrators towards the management of secondary or replicated data. These changes bring about a whole new set of operational challenges, thereby significantly redefining traditional notions and requirements for storage management.

 

Publish date: 01/01/05
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Montilio RapidFile: Redefining File Server Price/Performance - Company Profile

General purpose file servers and integrated Network-Attached Storage (NAS) appliances have become a mainstay in today’s enterprise IT environments. As companies increasingly rely on these solutions for the storage of their critical data, many end-users are running into operational challenges. With massive data growth, scaling up file server I/O performance in line with back-end storage capacity can be incredibly difficult.

 

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