Stories by Bryan Betts

  • Fans and skeptics argue on Fibre Channel over Ethernet

    This year's Storage Networking World Europe show focused attention on Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). However, while SAN vendors promoted FCoE as a way to extend Fibre Channel's reach and longevity, skeptics described it as unnecessary -- and perhaps even a Cisco-powered Trojan horse intended to wipe out rival networking supplier Brocade Communications.

  • ParaScale pushes private storage clouds

    Cloud storage startup ParaScale is targeting enterprises, as well as service providers, with new software that it claims can turn a group of heterogeneous servers and storage arrays into a redundant and self-healing private cloud of storage.

  • Network Instruments data recorder holds 288T bytes

    Network Instruments has developed what it claims is the largest network data recorder available. The GigaStor SAS has a capacity of up to 288 terabytes, and was originally developed for a U.S. military customer which needed to store a month's worth of the traffic on its network, said Douglas Smith, the company's president and co-founder.

  • Nexsan gets beastly with business data

    Nexsan has introduced a storage subsystem which it said could enable users to consolidate their long-term business-critical data stores into a single consolidated platform.

  • Akamai and Citrix link up on app acceleration

    Akamai and Citrix are linking up to offer global application optimization, combining Akamai's Internet-based web application acceleration (WAA) service with Citrix NetScaler application optimization gear in customer sites.

  • Ocarina claims online de-dupe breakthrough

    De-duplication has become popular for backup data, but not for primary storage. Now, US start-up company Ocarina Networks wants to change that, with a data reduction technology which it claims can shrink live production data too - even if the file formats are already compressed.