The term SAN is an oxymoron when applied to Fibre Channel fabrics. Fibre Channel is a channel protocol, not a network protocol, so it stands to reason that Fibre Channel cannot be used to build a storage area network.
Here's a simple solution to the disk vs. tape debate: use the technologies together and get the best of both worlds.
Resellers should spend more time helping customers to spec out what they want their infrastructure to look like over the next few years.
All of the Energy Stars in the world will not keep the lights from going out.
Learning the difference between single layer cell (SLC) and multi layer cell (MLC) Flash memory technologies opens the door to better understanding solid state drives.
Even before green got hot, it was apparent to many IT mavens that storage was actually consuming the most power and generating the most heat in their shops.
Full-disk encryption specifications developed by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), including key management and self-encrypting drives, can keep data safe.
Sun's Storage 7000 push may lack a crucial component -- vision -- according to one storage analyst.
Encryption directly on the storage device provides the simplest and most effective means to obtain a trusted storage system.
Sometimes innovation is as simple as reviewing, and replacing, a vendor service and support contract with one from a qualified third-party provider.
Why the ISE ecosystem is the new face of storage.
If you want to economize on storage for the massive amount of data you're accumulating, the choice is clear: tape.
IBM says SMB-focused storage consolidation is an idea whose time has come. Its new shared storage option for BladeCenter S aims to deliver on that promise.
A host of trade shows this Fall give a glimpse into what storage vendors are up to.
Ratcheting back on disk power costs via RAID controller management software is one approach to "going green."
During a regional disaster, a large company will quickly discover that the damage to small firms in the area can dramatically reduce its own recovery
Given the nature of technology and of business economics, are we ready for a storage revolution?
Dark storage is disk space that is unmapped, unclaimed, or unassigned.
Why a new technology -- Intelligent Storage Element -- has our storage analyst raving
Tape issues are the result of personnel errors and processes, not of the technology itself.