Storage World Conference Digest: New Tech and Initiatives

Storage management and education on tracks at this week's storage get-together in Anaheim, Calif. Here are some early announcements.

The theme of this weeks Storage World Conference 2003 in Anaheim is "Education=Job Security." A good sentiment, however, given that storage is such a critical technology, and the perhaps Storage Education could be more to the point. Here are some of the early announcements from the conference:

IBM to Demo StorageTank Pieces

IBM this week will take the wraps of some components related to its autonomic computing vision, including technology formerly known as Storage Tank. The components include a number of storage virtualisation applications, including its TotalStorage SAN Volume Controller, a scalable in-line storage virtualization appliance; the TotalStorage SAN Integration Server, a "SAN-in-a-can" bundle aimed at easing the transition to virtualized storage; and the TotalStorage SAN File System, allows all storage capacity from nonlike array vendors to be pooled into a single file space.

Read the full story at CMPnet Asia.

StorageTek Preps New Backup Technology Intro

StorageTek said it will launch EchoView on Tuesday. The new technology will help businesses by "eliminating downtime and the need for scheduled backups, therefore allowing data center managers to maximize their resources."

Read the press release here.

New Data Management Institute to Advocate for Users

Storage analyst Jon Toigo this week will announce the Data Management Institute at the Storage World conference. The new group will be an advocate for customers and vendors will be barred from joining, Toigo said. DMIs agenda includes lobbying vendors to allow transferable product licenses; publication of 500 case studies by September; the creation of a Web forum for sharing technical advice; vendor-neutral certifications; and head-to-head product reviews conducted by independent laboratories.

Read the full story at eWeek.

Procom To Demonstrate NetFORCE 4000 Series NAS Filer and ProMirror Disaster Recovery Software

The NetFORCE 4000 series brings to Procoms popular NAS filer family improved storage density and performance, with lower-profile components and a 2-gigabit-per-second Fibre Channel back end.

Read the full press releasehere.