New technology blooms in the Storage garden
Can a new switch from Brocade ready unite different SANs based on non-interoperable switches from different vendors?
The company's president and CEO helped create SCSI earlier in his career, and the company has since overcome some interesting technical challenges.
A Computer Associates vice president for marketing of BrightStor products suggests storage management today is a child still in the throes of personality development.
Is Network Appliance's grid storage campaign just marketing fluff?
Could the future of storage be in plastics?
Adaptec and SNAP have found each other—and that bodes well for all of us
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.
Customers say management features for heterogeneous storage should be a "given"—built-in (and free). Vendors say it's an add-on worth paying for. When will vendors wake up?
Can smaller vendors still have a voice in an organization designed to develop hardware standards for the entire industry?
Familiar problems are starting to crop up
Sun announces a development partnership with AppIQ, which offers a combo storage resource management/SAN management product called StorageAuthority Suite.
Acopia is a network-turned-storage-focused company with a new product for managing the network resources that support file access and data movement.
SCSI implementations may be different in terms of the way data packages flow, but all are members of the same family. Arguments over the superiority of any implementation are heated.
Rainfinity's GridSwitch streamlines moving data across platforms for NFS- or CIFS-mounted storage devices.