Stories by Lucas Mearian

Feds build SANs to handle growing user demand

Two ongoing projects by federal agencies underscore the need in the public and private sectors for building storage-area networks (SAN) because of increasing demands from end users and customers to access information.

US ATTACK: Y2k plans aided in recovery

The US$5 billion that Wall Street spent to address the Y2k problem is now paying off with last week's terrorist attack on New York's financial district, IT managers said. But there have been other issues, from communications to personnel management, that in many cases were never considered in past disaster planning, experts said.

EMC keeps focus on high-end Symmetrix

Data storage market leader EMC Corp. last week announced three new Symmetrix disk arrays, saying they offer users twice the raw storage capacity and 16 times the number of mainframe Escon connections supported by the company's existing devices.

US ATTACK: The toll on Wall Street

Financial services firms face spending billions of dollars to replace IT equipment and software in the wake of the terrorist attack on New York's World Trade Center last week, said industry experts. But customer and business-critical data appear to have been saved by robust automated remote data-backup technologies and effective disaster-prevention strategies.

EMC keeps focus on high-end Symmetrix

Data storage market leader EMC Corp. last week announced three new Symmetrix disk arrays, saying they offer users twice the raw storage capacity and 16 times the number of mainframe Escon connections supported by the company's existing devices.

US ATTACK: The toll of terror on Wall Street

Financial services firms may have to spend billions of dollars to replace IT equipment and software in the wake of this week's terrorist attack on New York's World Trade Center, said industry experts. But customer and business-critical data appear to have been saved by robust automated remote data-backup technologies and effective disaster-prevention strategies.

Brick-and-click bank sites outpacing online-only banks

Brick-and-mortar banks' Web sites saw a far greater increase in use during the past year than online-only banks, according to a report released today that predicts the demise of Internet banks that don't embrace a particular niche audience or build physical locations.

EMC disputes Compaq 'lead' in storage marketplace

EMC Corp., which has long proclaimed itself the data storage market leader, was miffed Wednesday over statements by Compaq Computer Corp. that two research firms say it now dominates the storage marketplace.

Top financial clearinghouse moves to SAN infrastructure

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. (DTCC) is in the middle of a two-year migration from a mostly mainframe and decentralized client-server model to a storage-area network (SAN) that will centrally control more than 15TB of internal data related its to its US$23 trillion worth of securities.

IBM moves to open up mainframes to SANs

IBM Corp. today announced a series of new storage products aimed at large corporate users, including a Fibre Channel link that's supposed to let users directly connect their mainframes to the same storage-area networks (SAN) used by Unix and Windows servers.

SafeDebit is NYCE's answer to smart cards

The NYCE Corp. expects to launch its own technology for secure online shopping that it said will rival smart cards because it will use automated teller machine (ATM) networks, is cheaper for merchants and doesn't require member banks to install a single piece of software.