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Virtualization, SRM and FCoE Are Hot at SNW

October 16, 2009
It wasn't all clouds and SSDs at Storage Networking World this week.
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Virtualization and the Cloud Will Change Data Storage

June 19, 2009
Storage and IT luminaries gathered last week to discuss the future, and they agreed that it's in cloud and virtual environments.
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Cloud Computing Poses E-Discovery, Legal Risks

April 10, 2009
The data storage industry may be all agog about cloud computing, but one attorney urged caution at this week's Storage Networking World. And FCoE was a big draw at the show.
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What Are Storage Vendors Doing at CES?

January 9, 2009
With consumer devices and content adding to corporate data stores, it's no wonder that enterprise storage users and vendors are taking note of this week's Consumer Electronics Show.
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The Cloud Offers Promise for Storage Users

December 10, 2008
Cloud computing may be ill-defined and over-hyped, but for storage users, it could represent a new way of looking at storage.
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Storage Technologies for a Slowing Economy

October 17, 2008
This week's Storage Networking World conference seemed to focus more on economic reality than on the hottest new storage technologies.
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Storage Managers Struggle With Security Demands

April 11, 2008
This week's SNW conference showed just how central the role of security has become for storage managers.
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Security Looms Large at SNW

October 19, 2007
With another data tape loss driving the point home, Storage Networking World attendees were told that storage security could become a bigger issue than operating system or network security.
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Power Struggles Take Center Stage at SNW

October 18, 2007
Storage users described their struggles with power and cooling issues at this week's Storage Networking World, and industry officials launched an initiative to try to help them.
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'Green' Is Hot for Storage Managers

August 14, 2007
Soaring energy costs aren't the only reason for storage managers to be concerned about green issues. A growing number of environmental laws and regulations are targeting IT issues.
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Getting Up To Speed On FRCP

June 29, 2007
New amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure make e-discovery everyone's business. A look at what organizations should consider in implementing an e-discovery policy and shopping for an archiving solution.
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Complexity, Legal Demands Plague Storage Users

April 23, 2007
Unwieldy storage environments and e-discovery were very much on the minds of attendees at last week's Storage Networking World conference.
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Making Storage Simpler

November 9, 2006
If there's one thing storage users want, it's simplicity, according to attendees at last week's Storage Networking World.
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Storage Users Don't Shy Away From New Technology

April 7, 2006
Judging from packed sessions at this week's Storage Networking World, storage users are eager to explore new technologies such as virtualization and storage grids.
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It's Still All About The Management

April 6, 2006
IT managers continue to wrestle with the same storage management difficulties, according to attendees at this week's Storage Networking World conference.
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Data Management a Pain for Life Sciences

February 9, 2006
A life sciences IT group plans to develop "good informatics practices" to help make healthcare data management operations more efficient.
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SNIA Tackles Metadata

December 22, 2005
The storage industry group is developing a fixed content programming interface to help with long-term data archiving.
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Storage Management Still a Pain

December 22, 2005
SNIA revisits its storage management survey of end users and finds that the problems haven't gone away.
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Fibre Channel, iSCSI Advances Promise More for Less

October 28, 2005
Storage users looking for greater performance at lower cost found some promising developments in Fibre Channel and iSCSI technology at Storage Networking World this week.
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Disaster Recovery Looms Large at SNW

October 27, 2005
With Hurricane Wilma passing just south of the conference, disaster recovery was very much on the minds of Storage Networking World attendees.
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The State of ILM Best Practices

October 21, 2005
Information lifecycle management practices are still evolving, but there are some steps storage users can take to get started.
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ILM Concepts Become Real at SNW

April 14, 2005
Judging from this week's SNW sessions, information lifecycle management has become more than just a buzzword.
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Fibre Channel Hits the Fast Lane at SNW

April 14, 2005
The first 4-Gig Fibre Channel solutions debut at the storage trade show.
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A Step Closer to Unified Storage Management

April 13, 2005
Storage management should get a little easier after today's announcement of a new industry interoperability testing program.
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Storage Security Back In The Spotlight

April 5, 2005
With public concern over lost and compromised data growing, the time is right to take a closer look at storage security best practices.
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Storage and Records Managers Find Common Ground

February 22, 2005
The once segregated activities of records managers and storage managers seem to be coming together, thanks to the efforts of two organizations.
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CES Becomes Enterprise Storage Showcase

January 7, 2005
With Comdex gone and consumer electronics driving storage trends, enterprise storage vendors are flocking to Vegas.
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A Peek Into the 2005 Enterprise Storage Goody Bag

December 29, 2004
We talk with Tom Coughlin of Coughlin Associates to get a glimpse of the content storage advances to be revealed at next week's Storage Visions 2005 conference.
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Storage Users Speak Out

December 2, 2004
A SNIA survey finds that lack of understanding of how to architect, provision and scale storage networking technology solutions is at the root of most end user difficulties.
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What Does SMI-S Certification Mean for End Users?

July 28, 2004
We discuss SNIA's new SMI-s Conformance Testing Program with Julie Ryan, Engenio's manager of alliances.
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SNIA Aims to Make Storage Education Easier

June 17, 2004
SNIA's new Education Continuum could remake storage education and certification and eventually lead to a storage networking degree.
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ILM: Promise or Reality in Today's Enterprises?

April 14, 2004
Information Lifecycle Management may be the storage buzzphrase of the year, but is it more of a promise or a reality at this point? ESF takes a look at how ILM works and reveals how it's being used in today's enterprises to aid in compliance, management, and ease of use.
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New Enterprise Storage Developments and Challenges, Part 2

March 8, 2004
Forward-thinking enterprises should keep an eye on the entertainment and digital content consumer industries to scope out important storage trends and to get a leg up on their competition. Our two-part interview with Tom Coughlin concludes with a look at some of the digital content storage developments on the horizon and their implications for enterprise storage environments.
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New Enterprise Storage Developments and Challenges, Part 1

February 24, 2004
Forward-thinking enterprises should keep an eye on the entertainment and digital content consumer industries to scope out important storage trends and to get a leg up on their competition. Our two-part interview with Tom Coughlin covers some of the digital content storage developments on the horizon and their implications for enterprise storage environments.
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Security: The Elephant in the Storage Management Room

August 27, 2003
Storage security -- it's the two-ton elephant in the corner of the room that no one wants to mention, much less clean up after. But acknowledging the elephant's presence, and thereby taking the necessary steps to secure your enterprise's critical data, is imperative if your business is to survive, let alone thrive.
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What's the Big Deal about Spam?

July 1, 2003
If you're in IT, then you know about spam and you know you've got problems, but what can you do that will actually slow down the proliferation of spam? Marty Foltyn offers some tips and suggestions that will filter out unwanted spam and thereby free up much needed storage space.
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Keeping It Simple: Building a Storage Network

June 2, 2003
As with all large projects, building a storage network is easier to do if you divide the process into smaller steps. But when you're just getting started, it's hard to know exactly what those steps should be. Marty Foltyn recently discussed with data storage network expert Bill Peldzus where to start and how best to proceed when constructing a storage network.
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