Stories by Scott Tyler Shafer

ISCSI takes on Fibre Channel

It is difficult to find a traditional storage vendor to bad-mouth FC (Fibre Channel) despite the increased adoption of iSCSI.

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.

F5 brings traffic management to blades

F5 Networks is extending its presence in the emerging blade-server management market with new security and packet-inspection enhancements to its BIG-IP Blade Controller software.

Application firewalls add Web services

Web application firewalls are evolving to support XML- and Web services-based applications, and vendors Teros and NetContinuum are both driving upcoming product releases in that direction.

Forum delivers XML firewall

Forum Systems Inc. is turning its attention to preventing threats targeted at Web services. The move comes after the company has provided mechanisms to ensure the validity of XML documents.

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.

NetApp launches expanded NAS line

As Microsoft becomes a credible foe in the NAS arena, Network Appliance this week will unveil a wide range of enhancements to its product line.

Security vendors unleash silver bullet

At separate events for their respective customers and partners, Network Associates International 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.

IBM Tivoli updates ID management

Automating identity management is the latest move from IBM Tivoli. The company announced on Monday that all of the components that make up its identity management software platform have been updated to allow automation of policies and processes.

Dell does the datacenter: One gray box at a time

Michael Dell is preaching again. On stage delivering a keynote at September’s OracleWorld in San Francisco, he explained to the assembled masses how Dell, with the help of Oracle, will become a dominant player in the enterprise datacenter.

Foundry goes wireless

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

McData preps for automated storage

Looking to bring increased intelligence and automation to storage networking, McData Corp. acquired two companies with the technology it believes will get the company there faster than the competition.