Stories by Lucas Mearian

  • EMC readies virtualization technology

    EMC at its annual users conference this week formally announced its storage virtualization technology, which will reside on products from the three leading switch vendors and will be generally available next quarter.

  • Large hospital chain deploys 'MAID' storage

    To say that Baptist Memorial Health Care's data storage needs are growing would be an understatement. In 2001, the hospital had 1.5TB of capacity on its storage-area network. By the end of its fiscal year this coming September, the Memphis-based health care organization expects to have 138TB on that same SAN. And it is projecting that its capacity needs will grow by five times over the next four years.

  • EMC bucks earnings trend with Q1 growth

    EMC Tuesday reported double-digit, year-over-year revenue growth for the seventh consecutive quarter, bucking a string of lower-than-expected first-quarter earnings announcements by other storage industry leaders such as IBM and Sun Microsystems.

  • New chips, standards expected at SNW event

    New intelligent network management chips, 4Gbit/sec. Fibre Channel technology and a multitude of iSCSI switches, controllers and network cards are anticipated at this week's Storage Networking World (SNW) show in Phoenix. Attendees can also expect an update on the status of several storage standards during the event.

  • Cisco announces new storage virtualisation module

    Cisco Systems is upgrading its line of multiprotocol storage switches to allow partner vendors to port their storage management software to a line card that enables across storage-area networks (SAN) functions such as long-distance data replication, volume management and point-in-time copies.

  • EMC targets SMB market with new packages

    EMC announced a new line of bundled networked storage packages targeting the midsize enterprise and small-to-medium-size business (SMB) marketplace that include lower pricing, a greater emphasis on channel sales and a Web portal tool that expedites the process of configuring and ordering products based on industry best practices.

  • HP exec explains plan for storage operation

    Although Hewlett-Packard Co.'s storage revenue has been on the upswing since last year's third quarter, it remains down from a year ago. HP's first-quarter results showed a slight year-over-year decline in storage revenue, but a smaller one than in previous periods. Bob Schultz, HP's general manager of storage solutions, spoke with Computerworld about HP's plan for improving its competitive position in the storage market. One thing Schultz wouldn't talk about is whether the departure of former HP CEO Carly Fiorina will affect his plans.

  • IBM, Sun look to simplify IT infrastructure

    IBM and Sun Microsystems are both building software to provide systems administrators with a single, consistent view of their IT infrastructures, from business applications and related servers, through the network and down to the storage arrays.

  • Experts warn some CAS arrays at risk

    Security experts are warning against the use of a flawed hashing algorithm, MD5, for digital signatures to store data securely on increasingly popular content addressed storage (CAS) systems.

  • Veritas CEO Defends Merger With Symantec

    Veritas Software CEO Gary Bloom last week conceded that it has been difficult to convince users and investors of the benefits of his company's planned US$13.5 billion merger with Symantec, a deal that's expected to close by midyear.

  • Cisco to resell EMC NAS arrays

    Cisco Systems announced on Monday that it has expanded its partnership with EMC in order to resell EMC's network-attached storage (NAS) servers -- marking the first time Cisco has ventured into selling an enterprise-class storage subsystem.