Stories by Scott Tyler Shafer

  • Storage vendors address SMBs

    Many believe the differences between an enterprise and an SMB (small to midsize business) storage problem is a matter of size. Overland Storage Inc. hopes to bridge those differences this week by introducing the REO 4000, its second disk-based family of storage appliances aimed at SMBs.

  • Check Point beefs up network protection

    Check Point Software Technologies is set to take its first step toward fulfilling its pledge to evolve beyond being firewall provider by introducing a family of security appliances designed to protect internal networks.

  • StorageTek defines ILM strategy

    Storagetek next year plans to flesh out its ILM (information lifecycle management) strategy with a raft of products designed to help customers manage data from creation to obliteration.

  • Security vendors unleash silver bullet

    At separate events for their respective customers and partners, Network Associates and Internet Security Systems (ISS) have outlined strategies and product road maps that consolidate many security functions — such as anti-virus protection, intrusion detection, and firewalls — into single products.

  • Foundry goes wireless

    If it wasn't already clear that wireless networking was working its way into the enterprise, the latest announcement by Foundry Networks should seal the deal.

  • Grid computing poised to shake up storage

    The concept of grid computing has been a hot topic for some time, and as the year has unfolded the future application of grids is becoming more clear. Sandial Systems’ director of technical marketing, Rob Strechay, spoke with IDG’s Scott Tyler Shafer about how grid computing will transform from the domain of high-performance computing and into the enterprise.

  • Nortel smartens the edge

    Looking to capture today's more innovative enterprises as customers, Nortel Networks has released two new switches positioned at those running distributed applications.

  • CA updates backup software

    Addressing the pain points of storage administrators, namely shrunken budgets, fewer staff, and too many back-up applications, Computer Associates (CA) has introduced version 10.5 of its backup and recovery software, BrightStor Enterprise Backup.

  • Veritas jumps on utility bandwagon

    At the Veritas Vision annual user conference in Las Vegas , the storage software company said it planned to extend its products beyond storage and into the server management market.