Exploding data growth on college campuses, driven by rich media, virtual classrooms and fast-growing e-mail files, is forcing IT managers to quickly find ways to quickly boost storage capacity.
Stories by Brian Fonseca
Microsoft announced at the Storage Networking World conference this week that it has started shipping its System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 software.
Corporate storage systems and networks are an attractive target for hackers looking to steal sensitive data or launch computer attacks, Alan Lustiger, security architect at TD Ameritrade, told an audience at Computerworld's Storage Networking World user conference in the US this week.
Hitachi unveiled a new technology that it said can be used to cut the size of hard disk drive recording heads in half, which would dramatically boost storage capacity.
Amazon this week unveiled a new service level agreement (SLA) that it said guarantees that customers using its hosted Simple Storage Service (S3) will receive at least 99.9 percent uptime each month.
Alienware introduced this week a 64GB solid-state storage option for its Alienware Area-51 ALX and Aurora ALX desktop computers.
Sun Microsystems CEO and president Jonathan Schwartz claimed in his blog that the company will combine its storage and server product organisations into a new group called Sun Systems. The realignment comes about two years after Sun paid about US$4.1 billion to acquire tape vendor Storage Technology.
Hewlett-Packard this week moved to boost its e-discovery capabilities with the unveiling of an upgraded and renamed Reference Information Storage System archiving product, updates to its HP Data Protector backup software and new data retention services.
Former Network Appliance executive Bernadette Escue is scheduled to be arraigned in a US federal court on October 11 on a charge of embezzling more than US$90,000 from the storage vendor.
Looking to boost sales to businesses running Apple's Macintosh computers, Iomega at the Apple Expo 2007 conference in Paris this week unveiled two new external dual-drive products and added three new products to the existing UltraMax product line.
A group of major technology vendors last week unveiled the USB 3.0 Promoter Group, which will oversee the development of specifications for Version 3.0 of the high-performance Universal Serial Bus (USB). The consortium was announced at Intel's annual Developers Forum in San Francisco.
The surging popularity of user-content driven social networking Web sites and greater corporate demand for Web 2.0 applications is putting pressure on storage vendors to expand and diversify their offerings to meet the demands of a broader audience, say storage analysts.
IBM has issued a warning to customers that security fixes should be installed for two vulnerabilities in the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) backup software client. The security holes could allow a buffer overrun attack or enable unauthorized access to stored data, IBM said.
EMC may be set to close a US$76 million purchase of the Mozy online backup product from Berkeley Data Systems, according to a report on the TechCrunch blog.
Facebook has quietly launched an open Data Store API beta program that may indicate plans to offer a data storage service to developers.