Several open source storage vendors have incorporated data deduplication into their solutions, with positive results and low price tags. Are they a match for proprietary solutions?
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As part of Open-FCoE, Intel is leading an effort to make FCoE native to Linux and is literally giving away its code to accomplish that.
Cisco is no longer pursuing InfiniBand, but other vendors and analysts see continued growth and opportunities in the IB market.
Sun Microsystems is partnering with BridgeHead to help hospitals store and manage data a move that just might get the company some healthcare stimulus dollars.
With cross-platform compatibility, a plethora of features and a hard-to-beat price tag, Openfiler is giving enterprises an attractive alternative to proprietary network storage operating systems.
Data storage vendors are forming partnerships and repositioning themselves in hopes of getting a piece of the electronic medical records stimulus spending.
EMC wants to be enterprises' one-stop shop for data management, but the company's vision doesn't end with storage.
Organizations need to set up policies around the use of social networking apps like Facebook and Twitter, just as they did with e-mail in the 1990s.
As storage vendors debate encryption key management, experts weigh in on steps you can take to protect your data now.
If you think you've got data storage headaches, wait till you see what the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration is facing.
The top social networking site works with a formidable list of data storage vendors and is working on some home-grown solutions too.
For enterprises that rely on Sharepoint, Microsoft's popular collaboration platform, and want the most reliable backup and restore solution, a third-party utility is probably their best bet.
IBRIX's clustered storage software helps users save on both hardware and software costs.
With their ability to reduce storage needs, storage optimization technologies are gaining favor with end users.
The storage vendor helped East Carolina University solve everything from rapidly growing backup windows to strained power capacity.
GreenBytes claims its new Cypress NAS is efficient and energy conscious and cheap.
If you want to preserve data for the really long term, as in thousands of years, Norsam Technologies' analog HD-Rosetta disk may be your best bet.
3PAR's utility storage will help NASA Ames find other Earth-like planets.
With all the storage technologies out there, how do you choose which one's right for you?
Pliant believes its new EFD solid state technology will change the way enterprises store data.
Is Xiotech's innovative, self-healing storage system too good to be true?
Fujitsu's Eternus line provides mid-range and high-end customers the performance, reliability and scalability they crave they just don't know it yet.
NEC's grid architecture helps the Anderson Center for Autism and others scale performance and storage as needed while eliminating duplicate data.
RAID pioneer Garth Gibson discusses Tiered Parity, the latest step in the storage technology's evolution.
Archiving, active storage and compliance are all found in a single USB key.
Parascale's Virtual Storage Network allows the Stanford Genome Technology Center to store massive files on x86 servers.
The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are forcing companies to adopt e-discovery solutions and processes, and storage vendors are all too happy to help.
Kazeon helps the J. Craig Venter Institute get a handle on 15 years' worth of genomic research data.
Cisco's Virtual SAN technology helps an Iowa hospital partition and protect critical data more efficiently.
With the deployment of its A-SIS solution at Polysius, NetApp shows that deduplication can work for primary data sets too.
After several years of planning and testing, the Library of Congress is about to put its new petascale archive into production.
Storage pioneer Garth Gibson looks at the latest trends in large-scale storage and talks about advances at the Petascale Data Storage Institute.
Attune is taking advantage of its close ties to Microsoft and its independent status to woo and wow customers.
When it came time to boost performance and capacity, Adecco abandoned its Fibre Channel SAN for a 120TB LeftHand iSCSI SAN.
GlassHouse helps the National Library of Scotland build a 200-terabyte storage system, with help from Hitachi, Brocade and ONStor.
Acopia's intelligent file virtualization system helps the publisher of the "Dummies" book series get a handle on all its data.
How Decru is helping customers like ISCorp encrypt and protect sensitive client data stored on tape and disk.
How Omnium Worldwide is using Kazeon's Information Server to protect customer privacy.
Sepaton's virtual tape libraries are helping customers like the American Institute of Physics migrate from tape.
Cray and IBM are taking storage to the next level as part of a U.S. government supercomputing program.
With a range of products to seemingly suit any storage environment, easy integration with industry standard products, low TCO and some 50 OEM partners, can Microsoft be stopped?
While the promise of de-duplication is red hot, the reception for the technology has been lukewarm.
Imation proves that for backup, you can have your tape and disk-to-disk too.
Just when you thought you had a grip on regulatory compliance, along come new federal rules requiring companies to produce documents in legal cases or face stiff penalties.
As storage systems get bigger and bigger, failures become a big problem. A new academic and scientific project headed by industry pioneer Garth Gibson hopes to solve that problem.
The San Diego Supercomputer Center is making available more than 400 TB of disk space and even more archival tape space for academic and scientific data in search of a good home.
How the multi-petabyte Internet Archive project stores data.
The Library of Congress recently brought together enterprise storage and digital preservation experts for a first-of-its-kind meeting on preservation storage.
The Library of Congress selects a Sun-based solution for its groundbreaking digital archiving project.
When a fire disabled Fulcrum Pharma's new headquarters, the company's new wide area file system from Availl enabled business to continue as usual.
With 2,000 customers, Big Blue's storage virtualization solution is dominating the storage virtualization field.
DigitalGlobe supplies Google and other clients with satellite images of Earth, with help from ADIC's StorNext data management solution.
CommVault worked its way to profitability and an IPO by making data management and protection easier.
Xiotech's focus on the needs of mid-range storage users has given it high marks from customers.
The Library of Congress is undertaking an ambitious effort to build a storage infrastructure for the world's largest collection of films, television and radio broadcasts and recorded sound.
Greenwich Hospital has always been on the cutting edge of technology, so when growth began to strain its storage capacity, it wasted no time in finding a system that could grow with it.