The enterprise storage utility is a self-diagnosing, self-healing, policy-based, intelligent storage system that dynamically allocates and re-allocates a virtual pool of storage, and automatically handles saving and backup. Sound too good to be true? It is, for it doesn't exist -- yet.
Public monorails and hovercrafts may be a thing of the future, but for data moving and sharing, the future is now. Fibre channel has blazed its way to the top of next-level networking technologies.
IBM takes bold steps to recapture a major part of the disk storage market from UNIX and NT with its new disk subsystem, the IBM 2105 Enterprise Storage Server (ESS).
The key to tape library problem-solving and preventive maintenance relies on the automated tracking of performance indicators. And a performance package makes tape library preventive maintenance realistic for the data center by placing minimal demands on data center staff resources.
To meet business requirements in an age where data is the lifeblood of the corporate world, dispense with misconceptions and consider leveraging existing network switching fabrics to create an enterprise storage network.
Database marketing firm Acxiom Corporation relies on SyncSort Inc.'s PipeSort to help slash the company's MVS elapsed time by 40 percent.
As competition increases, companies will further intensify their efforts to gain a competitive advantage. Virtual storage solutions offer an exciting way to address these demands and provide companies with the edge they need by increasing sales, improving customer satisfaction and reducing expenses.
In the chicken-and-egg world of vendor marketing and user need, clustering has achieved "hot topic" status. Depending on individual needs, a variety of vendors manufacture appliances to target specific points of failure. To be effective, however, the solutions you choose must provide simultaneous coverage for multiple points of failure.
Euro conversion is expected to have major implications for companies that operate from the European Union. Similar to the Year 2000 conversion, the euro conversion is causing organizations to analyze certain aspects of their Information Systems Operations and decide whether to repair, upgrade, retire or replace affected applications.
Using Enterprise Productivity Software, day-to-day operations are significantly improved and problems are eliminated before they have a chance to become problems. The bottom line in operations is doing more, while using fewer resources and minimizing headcount, while maintaining acceptable SLAs.
A counter view of today's Fibre Channel frenzy.