Stories by Lucas Mearian

  • HDS slides into midrange storage market

    Hitachi Data Systems announced last week that it has released its first all-Serial Advanced Technology Attachment array and has bundled it with switches and network interface cards to create a preconfigured low-to-midrange storage-area network (SAN).

  • HP revamps midrange storage line

    Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday announced several upgrades to its midrange storage products, including disk-to-disk or disk-to-tape backup functionality with its StorageWorks Data Protector software and its first array that can use both SCSI and Serial ATA disk.

  • NetApp updates Data ONTAP software

    Network Appliance this week brought out the latest version of its Data ONTAP software, which it said creates a grid storage architecture on its appliances by creating an abstraction layer between application servers, storage controllers and disk arrays.

  • Sun adds mix-and-match disk storage, multivendor software

    Sun Microsystems this week announced four storage products, including upgraded software with multivendor management capabilities and a pair of midrange storage devices that can mix and match Fibre Channel and Serial ATA disk drives within the same box.

  • Dell CEO: EMC pact could expand

    Dell has been a reseller and manufacturer of EMC low-end and midrange arrays since 2002. As the partnership grows and Dell's annual storage revenue passes the US$1.5 billion mark, Dell CEO Kevin Rollins must clearly define his company's role as a partner and potential competitor to EMC.

  • EMC unveils 'Storage Router'

    EMC this week unveiled its long-anticipated storage virtualization technology, which the company said will allow users to manage its own arrays -- and high-end boxes from major competitors -- through a single interface.

  • Dell CEO on EMC ties, storage standards

    Since 2002, Dell Inc. has had a solid partnership with EMC Corp. as a reseller and manufacturer of its low-end and midrange arrays. As that partnership continues to grow, and Dell's annual storage revenue exceeds the US$1.5 billion mark, Dell CEO Kevin Rollins is faced with clearly defining his company's role as an independent storage vendor that's not at odds with EMC.

  • ILM - a work in progress

    IT managers at a conference last week said they face daunting tasks in trying to implement information life-cycle management approaches, including classifying data based on its business value so it can be stored on different types of devices.

  • Users not ready to jump on the virtualization bandwagon

    When IBM announced its latest high-end and midrange disk storage systems last week, it also hyped its SAN Volume Controller (SVC) appliance for users to pool other vendors' storage behind their boxes as a way to create a single view of all storage and consolidate assets in a heterogeneous environment.

  • EMC buys backup software vendor

    EMC announced Tuesday that it has purchased Dantz Development in a multimillion-dollar deal that the storage vendor hopes will better position it to sell data backup technology in the small-to-medium-size-business market.

  • Storage Managers Seek Better Backup Methods

    Faced with shrinking backup windows and continued data growth, IT managers said at a conference last week that they're trying to cope by consolidating storage-area networks (SAN), getting a better view of their storage infrastructures and increasing the amount of online disk storage at their disposal.

  • Microsoft sets sights on disk-to-disk backup

    Microsoft has detailed plans to sell a disk-to-disk backup application designed to consolidate Windows server backups and cut the time needed to recover data when a server goes down. The move positions it against industry stalwarts such as Veritas Software and EMC's Legato division.