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A small step to improve disk reliability

The storage industry isn't necessarily known for being a fast mover. Take for example <a href="">this memo, dated October 2003</a> (it's in Microsoft ...

Will virtual servers end the FC-iSCSI debate

Let's take a trip to the future this week. Imagine that we travel forward in time -- say, 100 years from now. How will the technological landscape of storage change in one century? What will our descendants think of the state of our technology?

Will SAS 2.0 grow greener storage?

FC, SCSI, SAS, SATA ... the alphabet soup of different connectivity protocols for disk drives can be confusing. Why do we have so many? The simple answer is because new technologies like SATA and SAS pop up fast, old technologies like SCSI do not dis...

A single protocol in your SAN?

A newly proposed standard, dubbed FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet), aims to bring together the efficiency of the FC (Fibre Channel) transport and the ubiquity of Ethernet.

Moving beyond the SAN

Are you satisfied with the way you manage storage at your company? If you are, good for you, but according to a survey just released by the SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association), your company is a lucky minority.

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