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September 27, 2010  1:03 PM

Optical storage solutions alternative: Software-only WORM



Posted by: Eric Slack
Eric Slack, Optical storage, Storage Channel, WORM

For years, companies have used optical...

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September 20, 2010  10:17 AM

Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL): IP networking’s future



Posted by: Eric Slack
Eric Slack, FCoE, Storage Channel, Storage networking, TRILL

Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) was...


September 13, 2010  10:30 AM

Backup alternative: Arkeia Network Backup



Posted by: Eric Slack
backup, Eric Slack, Storage Channel

In the last post, I talked about a couple of interesting storage alternatives for VARs who maybe weren’t thrilled with their existing disk vendors. As a VAR, having alternatives to show is your stock...


September 7, 2010  11:24 AM

Alternatives for VARs that feel unloved by their current storage vendors



Posted by: Eric Slack
Eric Slack, Storage Channel, Storage vendors, vendor partner business issues

I was talking with a storage VAR at VMworld last week and realized how little has changed even in the midst of so much change. First the change: Technology marches on, and that march is...


August 23, 2010  10:52 AM

SSD arrays skip the disk form-factor package



Posted by: Eric Slack
Eric Slack, SSD, Storage Channel

The term “SSD” has usually been a mnemonic for “solid-state disk” drives, as in flash memory modules that are put into traditional disk drive form-factor packages. This format is perhaps the...


August 16, 2010  11:25 AM

Metadata management: A free NAS performance upgrade



Posted by: Eric Slack
Eric Slack, NAS performance, Storage Channel

In the ongoing effort to improve application performance, tiered storage -- especially using SSDs -- is a tool vendors often use. The concept is simple: Move the files supporting these applications to...


August 2, 2010  10:16 AM

Hybrid cloud storage: An answer to customers’ cloud storage questions



Posted by: Eric Slack
cloud storage, Eric Slack, Storage Channel

IT professionals love new stuff and are often quick to agree to a meeting when you call to talk about new products. But there’s a gap between discussions and projects. It’s part of the “funnel”...


July 27, 2010  3:43 PM

Log management as storage VAR opportunity



Posted by: Eric Slack
Eric Slack, log management, Storage Channel

For many storage VARs, e-discovery was one of those promising technologies that generated a lot of interest, drove quite a few appointments but didn’t result in many new customers. A lot of products...


July 18, 2010  11:15 AM

SSD in existing arrays: Managing customer expectations



Posted by: Eric Slack
Eric Slack, SSD, Storage Channel

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July 12, 2010  3:10 PM

Low-cost networked storage option: ATA over Ethernet (AoE)



Posted by: Eric Slack
Eric Slack, Storage Channel, Storage networking

Networked storage started...


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