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Are You Managing Your Storage Resources? You Can No Longer Afford Not To

Are You Managing Your Storage Resources? You Can No Longer Afford Not To – Industry Trend or Event Beverly Casstevens There are only two relevant questions requiring affirmative answers to justify a storage resource management (SRM) solution. Did it save money and did it improve application performance? Historically companies made the mistake of focusing only […]

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The SCSI evolution continues: a look at Ultra320 and Ultra640 SCSI

The SCSI evolution continues: a look at Ultra320 and Ultra640 SCSI – Connectivity Paul Aloisi The Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) has been setting the standard for storage I/O for over 20 years. From its starting performance of 5MB/sec to its current performance of 320MB/sec, SCSI has continued to evolve through seven generations. Disk drive […]

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Speeding up the network: D2D backup lets VARs beat the Bottleneck Bugaboo – Nectivity

Speeding up the network: D2D backup lets VARs beat the Bottleneck Bugaboo – Nectivity – Buyers Guide Bob Farkaly VARs specializing in storage solutions are increasingly confronting demands from their customers to provide more powerful backup solutions that can meet their growing need for data protection The underlying problem is that many of the current […]

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SANs Are Here

SANs Are Here – Technology Information Peter Tarrant Storage Area Networks (SANs) are here. They’re widely discussed and they’re in demand. Storage performance and storage space dilemmas are all too common for sites running memory “killer” applications like imaging, transaction processing, multimedia, data warehousing, and Internet downloads. And, as networks continue to expand and applications […]

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From DDS-1 to DAT 72: a brief history of DDS media

From DDS-1 to DAT 72: a brief history of DDS media – Tape/Disk/Optical Storage Dan Murphy The arrival of DAT 72 technology has given a mid-life boost to the 4mm Digital Data Storage (DDS) format with an affordable tape drive solution that offers a convenient, backward- compatible upgrade path to high-capacity backup for the huge […]

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CryptoStor secures vital data

CryptoStor secures vital data – Security Ken Phillips Data storage security, lot avoided as a sinkhole for mission-critical service performance, warrants fresh attention. In independent test a pair of products from NeoScale Systems, Inc. (CryptoStor FC and CryptoStor for Tape) sealed up data in primary and secondary storage by encrypting it at maximum speed–transparently and […]

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beware, it could engulf you

The black hole of death: beware, it could engulf you Mark Rasch We all hate spam. The dozens, if not hundreds, of emails you receive promising new investment opportunities in Nigeria, refinancing your house or attracting men or women. They are more than annoying–they cost time, resources and in cases when you are accessing email […]

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Managing Storage On The San With Jini

Managing Storage On The San With Jini – Technology Information Paul Massiglia For a moment, try to put yourself in the shoes of an automated tape library company. These companies’ products are inherently multi-vendor in that they must work with other vendors’ servers, network infrastructures, and software. These companies spend a lot of time and […]

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NAS and SAN: putting it all together

NAS and SAN: putting it all together – Storage Automation Christine Chudnow I was at a conference when a reseller approached me. “Can you please, he said wearily, “Explain the difference between NAS and SAN to me?” He paused. “In twenty-five words or less?” I didn’t blame him for asking. Definitions of networked attached storage […]

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The New Ultra ATA/66 Interface: A Highly Reliable, Cost-effective Solution To PC Users’ Need For Speed – from Quantum

The New Ultra ATA/66 Interface: A Highly Reliable, Cost-effective Solution To PC Users’ Need For Speed – from Quantum – Evaluation Steve Wilkins Bigger, more capable operating systems on the desktop. Bigger, more media-rich files on the hard drive. Higher capacities, faster rotational speeds, and, hence, faster internal transfer rates within the drive itself. It […]