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April 2009

  • Brocade cuts staff after Foundry integration *UPDATED*

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 30 Apr 2009
  • A week that started happily for Brocade will end with pink slips. Brocade’s OEM deal with IBM for its Foundry switches won’t save the company from laying off a chunk of its workforce. Brocade today ...

  • Emulex: We’re about more than Fibre Channel

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 30 Apr 2009
  • We don’t know yet what Emulex’s board will do about the takeover offer from Broadcom, but Emulex management hardly seems resigned to becoming the Fibre Channel piece of a larger vendor’s ...

  • Quantum survives rough fiscal year

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 30 Apr 2009
  • Quantum completed what its CEO called a “challenging” fiscal year at the end of March, and the fourth quarter was similar to the entire year for the backup vendor. Quantum continued to increase ...

  • HP poaches EMC's Donatelli *Updated*

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 29 Apr 2009
  • You can scratch Dave Donatelli’s name off the list of possible successors to Joe Tucci at EMC. There are no signs that Tucci’s departure as CEO is imminent, but people in the storage world ...

  • Brocade bags IBM deal for Foundry switches

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 28 Apr 2009
  • IBM today confirmed one of the worst kept secrets in IT – it will begin rebranding Brocade’s Foundry Ethernet switches under an OEM arrangement next month. The move is seen as IBM retaliation ...

  • Tandberg files for bankruptcy

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 27 Apr 2009
  • Tandberg Data, the Norwegian company that sells tape libraries and removable disk drives, filed for bankruptcy in Norway and has been taken over by one of its creditors. Day-to-day operations ...

  • Behind the scenes at Carbonite's online backup service

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 27 Apr 2009
  • Carbonite CEO David Friend in his Boston-area office "Do-it-yourself" infrastructure is a competitive differentiator among providers of storage services, I've learned in conversations with ...

  • Storage shops vote for efficiency over capacity

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 24 Apr 2009
  • Fears of decreased storage budgets proved real in the first quarter of 2009, as EMC and IBM suffered large dropoffs from their 2008 revenue. Yet smaller and more focused vendors Data Domain and ...

  • 04-23-2009 Storage Headlines

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 24 Apr 2009
  • Is it just me, or has this been an insanely busy week in IT news? Here are some highlights in case you had some trouble keeping up with the fire hose. [display_podcast] Stories referenced: (0:25) ...

  • Panasas adds solid state to NAS

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 22 Apr 2009
  • Parallel clustered NAS vendor Panasas is the latest vendor to put solid state drives (SSDs) in it storage arrays. Panasas will includes SSD in the highest end of the three ActiveStor Series systems ...

  • Seagate boosts low-power RPM

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 22 Apr 2009
  • Seagate is claiming the world’s first 5900-RPM low-power disk drive today with the 1 TB, 1.5 TB and 2 TB Barracuda LP series. Seagate claimts its internal tests show the series draws 3.0 watts of ...

  • LSI updates Engenio 7900, talks FCoE *Updated*

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 21 Apr 2009
  • LSI Corp. has updated its Engenio 7900 storage system sold by IBM and others with new support for 8 Gbps FC, boosted capacity, and Seagate's full-disk encryption  encryption services that include ...

  • Broadcom turns up the heat on Emulex

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 21 Apr 2009
  • Storage insiders predicted the Oracle-Sun deal would kick off a series of acquisitions, and now today chipmaker Broadcom is making a move on HBA vendor Emulex. Broadcom’s unsolicited offer of ...

  • 04-16-2009 Storage Headlines

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 17 Apr 2009
  • All the news that's fit to read aloud for this week - [display_podcast] Stories referenced: (0:25) EMC clusters Symmetrix high-end disk arrays (2:00) Atrato adds solid state, smarter software ...

  • Samsung adds encryption to consumer SSDs; Dell to ship in notebooks

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 16 Apr 2009
  • Samsung is claiming it's the first to ship a consumer solid state drive (SSD) with full-disk encryption (FDE) through a new partnership with security vendor Wave Systems Corp. The 256GB, 128GB, and ...

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