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In this weekly podcast, featuring a roundup of headlines from TechTarget's Storage Media Group, Senior News Director Dave Raffo and Executive Editor Ellen O’Brien discuss two of the top stories we had on the Storage Soup blog this week. Dell revenue has dropped, and CEO Michael Dell addressed the current data storage climate on a conference call Tuesday night. The two Storage editors also discuss why floods in Thailand, which occurred approximately two months ago, may mean trouble for NetApp.
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SearchDataBackup.com had news that National Geographic is embracing tape archiving to store petabytes of data in a long-term tape archive. National Geographic Global Media uses the Spectra Logic T950 tape library to ensure the protection of the 5 terabytes to 10 terabytes of media content it stores every day. The site also brought us the announcement that Quantum Corp. has enhanced its data backup system for its DXi8500 disk device and Scalar i6000 tape library products.
The Storage Soup blog continued with news that DataDirect Networks launched its SFA 12K series to replace its previous SFA 10K product. The SFA 12K features storage processing, giving customers the ability to embed file systems or applications inside the new appliance. The blog also had news that Fusion-io doubled the capacity and improved the performance of its ioDrive Octal flash-based accelerator card.
And lastly, from across the pond, SearchStorage.co.UK wrote about London-based Risk Management Solutions deploying 300 terabytes of capacity in a DataDirect Networks S2A9900 high-performance computing (HPC) storage subsystem.