Despite the tens of millions of dollars spent by vendor marketing departments since the late 1990s to evangelize network storage, it has never happened. Until now.
At least one company has been doing something right with its secure, managed-storage solution.
You’re supposed to dance with the one who brought you—it says here in small print.
SANscreen tells you what you have, where it is, and who’s using it
Without storage manageability, we can't effectively address storage costs, which take up to 60 cents of every storage hardware dollar. So why, in the distributed systems world, are we stuck without decent management tools?
Important announcements from Hitachi Data Systems and Computer Associates may look similar from 50,000 feet, but on closer inspection they're quite different.
SNIA gets into the education business
Does it take money and membership in SNIA to get that organization to consider a good product?
Is there a role for the independent integrator in the well-demarcated world of storage vendor relationships?
The time for application-centric storage performance monitoring is now
Lousy component integration and ever-present infighting among Fibre Channel vendors may leave a hole in your wallet
Think you're getting the space your storage vendor says you're getting? Think again.
Testing is absolutely required to ensure that storage “solutions” will actually resemble the pretty picture in the vendor brochure. But what's really needed is the ability to test storage products before you buy them—and under real workloads.
Was development of the SMI specification by the SNIA usurped by a small group of vendors? A developer provides his real-world experience.
Can smaller vendors still have a voice in an organization designed to develop hardware standards for the entire industry?
What, exactly, is SMI-S anyway? We may finally be able to find out.
Recent legislation doesn't mandate changes to your storage infrastructure, but it does mean you'll have to manage your data more effectively.
In a market with few innovations, we find some noteworthy achievements among storage vendors and their promoters.
The reality is that demand for more storage is not growing as much as originally forecast—and the forecast revisions are significant. How are analysts deriving their numbers?
Sun announces a development partnership with AppIQ, which offers a combo storage resource management/SAN management product called StorageAuthority Suite.