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Sun Aims To Challenge EMC With New Storage Push -- Enhanced System Will Move, Store, And Manage Data On HP-UX, AIX, And Windows NT Systems
Storage sales of more than $2 billion would make a lot of vendors happy. But not Sun Microsystems, which dominates the Unix server market. Sun will unleash its latest effort against storage market leader EMC Corp. this week when it unveils ...

Gigabit Through The Ringer -- An unexpected choice for Most Innovative Product
Innovation, like the intent behind barely dimpled chads, can be a very subjective thing to discern. This is especially true in an era of development and evolution, as opposed to discovery and revolution....

New Tools Confront Shifting Challenges -- Evolving technologies will help IT managers cope with rapid change in and beyond the enterprise
Call it "The Year Of Acceleration." During 2001, applications will grow more complex, eat more bandwidth and be delivered off-LAN more often. Luckily, the potency of the tools to handle these challenges is also growing....

Fibre Channel SAN system hits 2 Gbits/s
Boxborough, Mass. - SANbloc, claimed to be the industry's first 2 gigabit-per-second Fibre Channel-ready network storage system, has been introduced by Eurologic Systems. The system is the first product line in the company's new FLEXIbloc f...

2001 OUTLOOK -- IN THE CARDS: AN IT SPENDING SLOWDOWN IS COMING, BUT SOLUTION PROVIDERS BETTING ON CRM, SECURITY AND STORAGE WILL FIND GOOD FORTUNE
Marked by roller-coaster stock prices, downsizing and pell-mell strategy shifts, 2000 will be remembered as the year the technology sector returned to business reality. But high-tech's fortunes for 2001 will rest on how well the industry ca...

Data Management & Storage Technology -- The rise of e-commerce is making synergy between data management and storage technologies essential.
What isn't data management? These days, everything we do falls under that heading. From the front end to the back end, the goals of networks are controlled data distribution and manipulation. Businesses need constant access to inventory, an...

OUTSOURCING STORAGE -- KEEP IT SAFE -- Faced with ever-expanding volumes of Web traffic, some companies now trust outsourcers to store their data
What are the chances that your company will be able to double its IT staff in the next year and in the years after? Slim to none? Unfortunately, that's just what most companies need to do-double their IT staffs annually-to keep up with the ...

Intira Is The Brawn Behind The Scenes -- NETSOURCER PROVIDES SERVERS, OPERATING SYSTEMS, DATABASES, AND STORAGE TO 3WK NET RADIO
Every Web startup faces a key choice: how much of its IT and network infrastructure to outsource to the growing legion of service providers. By leveraging an outsourcer's data center, network connections, and technical expertise, Web startu...

Quantum's Storage Technology Offers More Speed -- SOLID-STATE TECHNOLOGY IS FOR CUSTOMERS with LARGE numbers of TRANSACTIONS BUT LIMITED VOLUME
If speed is more important than quantity when it comes to storage, Quantum Corp. is introducing a technology this week that might make IT managers forget about network-attached storage and storage-area networks. Rushmore eSystem Accelerator...

CHARTING THE CHANNEL -- SANs ARE A HARDWARE OASIS
Forecasts portending flat or declining sales in the PC market are sending shivers throughout the industry. Considering this chilly outlook for hardware sales, the market for storage area networks (SANs) is a hot spot....

How MTI Competes In Storage Deals -- GOOD PRODUCTS HELP, BUT PRICING, SERVICE AND SUPPORT ARE KEYS TO BUILDING CUSTOMER BASE
Even in an enterprise storage market dominated by multibillion-dollar companies, it's still possible for smaller companies to carve out a spot. Well-designed products and low prices have helped MTI Technology Corp., a $200 million data stor...

EMC To Offer Low-Priced Network-Attached Storage -- VENDOR CAN'T IGNORE GROWING MARKET, BUT MOVE COULD AFFECT ITS HIGH-END STORAGE BUSINESS
Storage company EMC Corp. has been losing ground to competitors selling network-attached storage systems, which are cheaper and easier to manage than the market leader's own premium-priced products. EMC will launch a counterattack this week...

Vendors Face Market Shift
Enterprise storage vendors have only begun to scratch the surface when it comes to partnering with storage service providers (SSPs)....

The Next EMC? The New Age of Storage -- McData conjures up images of fast delivery, but there's meat to this solution
If you hear the name McData and think of the fast-food model of doing business, you're not too far off. What McData brings to the table is a means of bringing storage to the enterprise that improves application availability and scalability....

Comdisco Builds Wide Area SAN Services
Success in e-business increases the demands for data storage and access to back-end servers, and storage devices. Comdisco Inc. last week joined the growing number of storage service providers that enable e-businesses to outsource the plann...

Comdisco Expands Into Managed Storage Services -- SERVICE PROVIDER HOPES ITS PLATFORM NEUTRALITY WILL APPEAL TO BUSINESSES
Comdisco Inc., an experienced IT service provider, is entering the increasingly crowded managed storage services market. It's hoping that companies will find its wide-ranging portfolio of offerings and hardware platform neutrality an advant...

YOU CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH HARDWARE -- Capacity-on-demand programs meet future growth needs
Irvine, Calif. - Fast-growing dot-coms and other e-businesses no longer have to be so concerned that underestimating hardware requirements will mean delays in delivery down the road....

CRN AT COMDEX INTERVIEW: MICHAEL DELL -- DELL ON THE MOVE
AT A COMDEX PRESS CONFERENCE, DELL COMPUTER CHAIRMAN AND CEO MICHAEL DELL DISCUSSED THE ECONOMY, SERVICES, STORAGE AND THE WINDOWS 2000 AND PENTIUM 4 TRANSITIONS WITH CRN ONLINE EDITOR STEVEN BURKE AND SENIOR EDITOR SCOTT CAMPBELL....

Internet Week > Linux > Next-Generation Unicenter Embraces Linux > November 21, 2000
Linux users wanting advanced management tools for their environments will have a new option Friday when Computer Associates releases a new version of Unicenter TNG, The Next Generation....

LETTERS -- Lack Of Knowledge Hurts SANs
Many new products are being highlighted as the answer to everyone's storage area network woes ("Storage Nets: What Works?" Nov. 6, p. 22; informationweek .com/811/san.htm). Unfortunately, these systems don't replace the general lack of know...

Information Week > SAN Management > Startup Gets Attention By Simplifying SAN Management > November 15, 2000
Nexl Inc. replaces Legato Systems Inc.'s Networker backup and recovery product with Bakbone Software Inc.'s NetVault backup and recovery product. Bakbone was founded in March and expects to generate between $10 million a...

Minding the Storage -- Attack inappropriate files and gain storage capacity
When a corporate network nears its storage capacity, the usual response from IT managers is to add hardware....

INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNOLOGY -- COMPANIES BRACE FOR HEAVY TRAFFIC -- QoS, load balancing top list of technologies that will help companies build new e-business infrastructures
ompanies that are building their business on the Internet are counting on some big gains: new customers, better supplier relationships and more productive employees-all of which should add up to higher profits. But businesses that fail to b...

CAN YOU SPELL S-A-N?
The New York metropolitan area's home for Big Bird and the Sesame Street gang isn't in the television business to make money. That means WNET, a Public Broadcasting System television station, doesn't have a lot of money to spend on servers ...

InternetWeek > Reviews > This Week's Reviews > Nov. 13, 2000
A listing of this week's reviews, as well as previous reviews....

Storage Nets: What Works?
ABN-Amro Information Technology Services Co., the IT unit of the international financial-services firm, is a full year behind in moving 8 terabytes of data to a storage area network. The problem: The company can't make some of its switches ...

Veritas Offering Promises Faster Backup And Recovery -- APPS REMOVE SERVER FROM BACKUP EQUATION AND SPEED REAL-TIME PROCESSING
Users don't care about backup processes-they just want their information restored quickly after an outage. "When you're under the gun recovering Oracle, you really don't want to use manual methods," says John Maxwell, senior product manager...

BUILDING A BETTER MOUSETRAP -- Vendors tout IP as the next big thing in storage networks
Irvine, Calif. - The complexity of Fibre Channel, along with interoperability issues between products from multiple vendors, has the industry scrambling for alternatives in building storage area networks (SANs) and for different ways to con...

PRISA PAID -- Net storage market grows
Irvine, Calif. - A couple of hefty investments recently help highlight the growth of storage management software....

DELL, MICROSOFT STORAGE DEAL
Dell Computer and Microsoft are joining to create a suite of storage products. The vendors will focus on network-attached storage that resides on the existing IP network and doesn't require a separate Fibre Channel network as storage area n...

Cybersettle Settles On SANs -- Server-attached storage could no longer support the company's needs
Cybersettle turned to storage area network gear from Dell to maintain the data that's essential to its growing online legal settlement business....

IBM HOPES REBRANDING PAYS OFF FOR ESERVERS
What's in a name?...

STORAGE BUSINESS EXPLODES -- E-business prompts boom
New York - Strong demand in the storage market for the foreseeable future means plenty of opportunities for storage partners, according to a recent report released by Goldman Sachs Global Equity Research....

Universal Use
Many of this year's most innovative users of IT are investing heavily in storage devices to accommodate growing data needs. Demand for such solutions is being generated by more-robust data warehousing applications and apps that cull data in...

JNI Host Bus Adapters Offer Fibre Channel Support -- OFFERINGS ISOLATE ADAPTER COMPONENTS TO EASE MAINTENANCE OF STORAGE AREA NETWORKS
Seeking to achieve faster data access, longer distances between nodes, and data consolidation, many companies are implementing expensive Fibre Channel-based storage-area networks. JNI Corp. this week introduces host bus adapters and softwar...

Standing Tough When It Comes To Price
How aggressive is Dell on price? At last week's analysts' meeting, CEO Michael Dell put it this way: The company hopes to put network-attached storage and storage area network competitors in a position "where they're no longer able to gouge...

Switching platforms could challenge Gigabit Ethernet in metro networks -- Quad Research takes Fibre Channel to the Web
Irvine, Calif. - If the Gigabit Ethernet switching community can reinvent itself to handle Web front-end duties, can the Fibre Channel world be far behind? Quad Research hopes to be the first Fibre Channel specialist to take on that challen...

TECH DATA DIVIDES TO CONQUER -- Creates 10 business units to focus on niche markets
Clearwater, Fla. - Think of Tech Data as 10 separate distributors. That's what the $22 billion company plans to accomplish with a new, aggressive stance to corner existing and emerging markets....

Businesses Cope With Tidal Waves Of Data
It used to be necessary to travel to the South Seas or Asia during the monsoon season to witness the sheer force of a tidal wave breaking on the shores. Nowadays, you can experience the same deluge without leaving your office. The business ...

EVERYTHING IN ITS OWN PLACE
Storage area networks are effective storage solutions, but making them work seamlessly requires planning and hard work. Interoperability suffers for throughput, and managing them isn't for the weak of heart. System integrators can expect to...

Compaq Clusters TaskSmart Servers

Compaq makes executive changes

Look On The Bright $ide

Next big thing? It's storage, baby!

EMC SAN system delivers

Inrange stretches Fibre Channel's reach

EMC takes the HighRoad

From McNealy's Mouth To Your Ears

TidePoint Offers Business Partner Infrastructure

EMC vows to end NAS vs. SAN wars

Sun acquires storage specialist HighGround

Refined standards, new concepts taking shape

Brocade beats Q4 forecasts, sets 2-for-1 split

Outsource To The Internet

Backup Exec makes the most of Windows 2000

Best of COMDEX 2000

Storage over IP gets Comdex spotlight

To InfiniBand—and beyond

Brace Yourself For Another Acronym

SANs' future is filled with challenges

BMC avoids API bottleneck

Internet access on display

Gadzoox expects 25 percent revenue growth in Q4

Startup GiantLoop to offer managed optical networking services

Move Over

Big Telecom Companies Ready To Make A Splash

Security? Site On!

MSPs

Universal Access Does The 'Dirty Work'

StorageTek pins hopes on new storage domain manager

Safe Keeping

IBM Hopes To Win With ZSeries

Legato gets new CEO, CFO

Storage: A Line In The SAN

Microsoft, Hitachi, McData team on SAN

NetApp Unleashes A Storage Supertanker

Netvault aces stable backup

Storage: A Line In The SAN

SAN Care Debate Pits Centralization Vs. Distribution

Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter Market to Grow 60% Annually Through 2003
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Storage's Ascent in Importance Sparks Lucrative Opportunities for Service Providers
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Asset Management Services: Servers and Peripherals
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European Storage Systems
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