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March 19, 2014
BroadAspect CTO says he picked X-IO's ISE and Hyper ISE storage systems because of their unique hardware, not any software-defined features.
December 14, 2010
Explore this expert FAQ as three analysts weight in and tell us what they think are the hottest data storage technologies and data storage trends for 2011.
November 22, 2010
University of Michigan Health System uses a tiered archiving system of disk and tape instead of backup to protect and access critical large-image patient medical files stored on Picture Archiving Communications Systems (PACS).
August 24, 2010
EMC rolls out bevy of products previewed in May, including EMC FAST upgrade, Unisiphere and block compression for primary data reduction; promises native Fibre Channel over Ethernet by end of year.
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