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August 2009

  • EMC acquires FastScale, deepens connection with VMware

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 31 Aug 2009
  • It's strange to think of a parent company finding new ways to grow closer with a subsidiary -- after all, an ownership relationship seems about as deep as it gets. But for years now, VMware and EMC ...

  • Photos from Iron Mountain site visit

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 28 Aug 2009
  • Yesterday, SearchDataBackup.com Site Editor Andrew Burton and I took a trip to Iron Mountain Digital's headquarters in Southborough, Mass., for some face-to-face meetings with Iron Mountain ...

  • 08-27-2009 Storage Headlines

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 28 Aug 2009
  • As mentioned below, it's been the Week of 8 Gbps FC. [display_podcast] Stories referenced: (0:24) NetApp begins rollout of Data Ontap 8 NetApp plans SSDs in arrays by end of 2009 (3:26) EMC remakes ...

  • Emulex and IBM to ship virtual NIC

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 27 Aug 2009
  • Emulex executives said yesterday that IBM has qualified a new Virtual Fabric Adapter for BladeCenter servers, which will allow the consolidation of Ethernet and Fibre Channel connections. The ...

  • Could simpler QA testing bring down the cost of SSDs?

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 26 Aug 2009
  • The Holy Grail for SSDs is to make SLC performance cost as much as MLC, or, even better, as much as hard disk drives. The CTO of SSD manufacturer STEC says it won't happen, pointing out that every ...

  • NetApp plans SSDs in arrays by end of 2009

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 26 Aug 2009
  • While there was a “flash” of NetApp’s solid state strategy evident in its product launch this week, a big part of it was missing in all the talk of Data Ontap 8 and the vendor’s cloud strategy. The ...

  • LSI joins 8 Gbps FC party with new disk array

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 25 Aug 2009
  • There's a lot of 8 Gbps Fibre Channel going around these days. LSI Corp. joined EMC Corp. today in announcing new support for the next leap in Fibre Channel throughput with the Engenio 4900 system ...

  • 08-20-2009 Storage Headlines

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 21 Aug 2009
  • [display_podcast] (0:23) NetApp names Georgens CEO, says Data Ontap 8 is coming (2:52) Will 2011 be the year of Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)? (4:59) Ex-Brocade CEO Reyes gets a new trial ...

  • Storage blogosphere rumbles with rumors of EMC Atmos Compute

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 20 Aug 2009
  • Reports from storage industry blogs and an a EMC Corp. customer event suggest EMC is getting ready to launch a new cloud computing service based on its Atmos onLine storage as a service offering. ...

  • NetApp passes CEO torch from Warmenhoven to Georgens

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 19 Aug 2009
  • After 15 years as CEO – practically an eternity in the storage business – NetApp’s Dan Warmenhoven stepped down today and named Tom Georgens his successor. The move was anticipated since NetApp ...

  • More storage industry perspectives on FCoE

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 19 Aug 2009
  • Yesterday, we posted a story about Dell'Oro Group's prediction that Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) sales growth would outpace that of FC by 2011. That report got us lots of great feedback ...

  • Ex-Brocade CEO Reyes gets a new trial

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 19 Aug 2009
  • Remember the 2007 stock option backdating trial that ended in the conviction of former Brocade CEO Greg Reyes and cost Brocade hundreds of millions of dollars in legal fees? Well, get ready for the ...

  • e-discovery software vendors continue to broaden scope

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 18 Aug 2009
  • Recommind and Clearwell Systems expanded their e-discovery and regulatory compliance records management product lines this week with support for more areas of the e-discovery Reference Model ...

  • Amazon fleshes out S3 sneakernet

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 17 Aug 2009
  • Amazon now supports data export from its S3 storage cloud onto customers' removable hard drives. Amazon first opened up this "sneakernet" for import/upload to the Amazon cloud earlier this spring, ...

  • Akorri boosts VMware support, adds SAN performance analysis

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 17 Aug 2009
  • Akorri's cross-domain reporting software, BalancePoint, is getting deeper into VMware analytics with version 3.0, which also contains some storage updates including support for more vendors and SAN ...

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