Storage Soup:

April, 2007


April 9, 2007  7:02 AM

Triple whammy, not enough



Posted by: mwright16
Storage backup

Like many in the storage industry, I keep wanting to declare tape is dead, or at least on its last legs, when it comes to data protection. I surely thought the triple whammy of emerging technologies like deduplication, asynchronous replication and removable disk cartridges were going to finally...

April 6, 2007  2:30 PM

Are you a FAN fan?



Posted by: JoMaitland
NAS

FAN or File Area Network is the latest buzz word for file virtualization, coined by Brad O'Neill, senior analyst at The Taneja Group. (He has some big clients in...


April 6, 2007  12:54 PM

The uncomfortable marriage of Fibre Channel and iSCSI



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage protocols (FC / iSCSI)

We received the following comment from a VAR based in Florida on our piece covering the newly proposed Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) standard:

The...


April 4, 2007  12:41 PM

Vista to make WAN optimization a thing of the past?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
WAN Optimization / WAFS

TechTarget's networking reporter Andrew R. Hickey wrote an insightful piece on WAN optimization technologies embedded in Microsoft Windows Vista and...


April 3, 2007  8:31 AM

Unstructured data management podcast



Posted by: Karen Guglielmo
Data storage management, Podcast

Unstructured data is... well, it's unstructured. Unruly, even. Unbearable? Well, maybe that's a bit too much, but it's definitely hard to deal with. Word documents, email, images and MP3s, among other types of files, are crowding storage systems at an exponental rate and classifying this data...


April 2, 2007  2:09 PM

Mimosa gets funding, hints at new products



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

It's not quite a product announcement yet, but it's worth noting here that the friendly folks at Mimosa say they're going to use a new $17 million in Series C funding in part to launch two new products before the end of the year. The email archiving company, which claims 160-plus customers, says...


April 2, 2007  2:09 PM

Google responds to “gotchas”



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage

On March 22, we posted a Q & A with Burton Group analyst Guy Creese about potential "gotchas" for companies considering Google Apps Premier Edition. Recently, we heard back...


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