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  • Brocade: 16-gig Fibre Channel switches moving fast

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 Nov 2011
  • Brocade executives say the 16 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) switches they rolled out earlier this year have been an immediate hit in the market, with customers upgrading at a faster pace than they did ...

  • Thailand floods have NetApp treading water

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 17 Nov 2011
  • NetApp executives admit they are concerned about how the hard drive shortage caused by floods in Thailand will affect their sales over the next few months. Those concerns prompted the vendor to ...

  • Crossroads launches LTFS StrongBox

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 16 Nov 2011
  • Crossroads Systems this week said in December it will start shipping its NAS-based StrongBox data vault that supports Linear Tape File System (LTFS) to provide disk-like access capabilities across ...

  • Fusion-io braces for competition with bigger, faster PCIe flash device

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 Nov 2011
  • Fusion-io has been one of the early successes in solid-state storage, turning its early lead in PCIe flash cards into an IPO this year after winning large deals with customers Facebook and Apple. ...

  • Symantec speeds up failover for Windows apps

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 14 Nov 2011
  • Symantec Corp. today launched Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability 6.0 for Windows, designed for faster failover of Windows server applications and recovery of Windows Server Hyper-V ...

  • DataDirect Networks re-architects HPC storage

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 11 Nov 2011
  • DataDirect Networks has added performance to its top-end high-performance computing (HPC) platform. DDN this week launched its SFA12K series, which will replace the SFA10K product that the vendor ...

  • Nexsan adds petabyte NAS

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 08 Nov 2011
  • Nexsan today launched its E5510 Network Attached Storage (NAS) system that can scale to just over a petabyte. That makes it the highest capacity member of the vendor's E5000 Flexible Storage ...

  • Atkinson steps down as X-IO CEO

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 07 Nov 2011
  • Less than three months after changing its name, X-IO is changing its leader. Alan Atkinson is leaving as CEO after two years on the job to become chairman, and Oak Investment Partners general ...

  • Think business when measuring storage efficiency

    Brein Matturro - TechTarget 06 Nov 2011
  • By Francesca Sales and Rachel Kossman, Assistant Site Editors The best way to approach storage efficiency is to measure storage from a business perspective, Jon Toigo, CEO and managing principal of ...

  • Retrospect backup looks ahead to new era

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 04 Nov 2011
  • After going through two ownership changes since mid-2010, the Retrospect SMB backup software team re-launched this week as an independent company. Most of the team for the newly private Retrospect, ...

  • Fusion-io CEO: EMC's Project Lightning will cost too much

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 03 Nov 2011
  • Fusion-io showed there is a hunger for server-based PCIe solid-state drive (SSD) accelerator cards by beating Wall Street estimates for sales last quarter, and CEO David Flynn said he’s not worried ...

  • Violin tunes up for Big Data analytics

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 26 Oct 2011
  • Violin Memory CTO of software Jonathan Goldick sees solid state playing a key role in storage for Big Data, and he’s not talking about scale-out NAS for large data stores. Goldick says solid-state ...

  • Who makes the call on archiving?

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 26 Oct 2011
  • Data archiving makes sense when primary storage gets filled up with data that is no longer active. Data growth on primary storage – the highest performing storage with the most frequent data ...

  • HDS rolls out private cloud services, eyes Big Data

    Brein Matturro - TechTarget 25 Oct 2011
  • By Sonia R. Lelii, Senior News Writer Hitachi Data Systems is putting technology from its BlueArc and Parascale acquisitions to work in its private storage cloud and Big Data plans. HDS today ...

  • Quantum adds SMB NAS and backup, eyes the cloud

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Oct 2011
  • Quantum today took a break from upgrading its DXi data deduplication platform, and rolled out its first Windows-based NAS systems and expanded its RDX removable hard drive family. The SMB products ...

  • EMC changes the channel on Dell sales

    Brein Matturro - TechTarget 24 Oct 2011
  • By Sonia R. Lelii, Senior News Writer EMC president Pat Gelsinger said EMC had already moved on by the time Dell officially ended their storage partnership last week after a 10-year relationship. ...

  • Dell pulls the plug on EMC relationship

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 17 Oct 2011
  • Dell today officially ended its 10-year partnership with EMC, saying it would no longer sell EMC products after making a series of storage acquisitions over the past four years. Customers who ...

  • Dell adds Ocarina compression to object storage

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 12 Oct 2011
  • Dell today revealed the first product it will release using data reduction technology from its Ocarina acquisition 15 months ago: The DX6000G Storage Compression Node (SCN) for its DX object ...

  • FlashSoft makes quick upgrade to SSD-caching software

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 06 Oct 2011
  • Startup FlashSoft, which was first out with flash caching software, is looking to stay ahead of impending competition with a major upgrade to its FlashSoft SE barely four months after making the ...

  • DataCore adds support for cloud as storage tier

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 04 Oct 2011
  • When DataCore added automated tiering to its SANsymphony-V storage virtualization software in July, it left out support for one tier – the cloud. Today, DataCore addressed that omission through a ...

  • Arkeia adds dedupe, SSDs to backup appliances

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 28 Sep 2011
  • Arkeia Software CEO Bill Evans has watched Symantec roll out a steady stream of backup appliances over the last year, and he asks, “What took so long?” Arkeia began delivering its backup software ...

  • FalconStor founder Huai found dead

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 27 Sep 2011
  • FalconStor founder ReiJane Huai, who stepped down as CEO last year after disclosing accusations of improper payments to a customer, was found dead from a gunshot Monday outside his Old Brookville, ...

  • DataDirect Networks discusses new system, IBM relationship

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 20 Sep 2011
  • DataDirect Networks (DDN) today launched a new member of its Storage Fusion Architecture (SFA) family of high-performance computing (HPC) arrays, and quickly pointed out a large customer deal ...

  • Hitachi Data Systems snaps up BlueArc

    Brein Matturro - TechTarget 07 Sep 2011
  • By Sonia Lelii, Senior News Editor Hitachi Data Systems earlier today announced it has scooped up its OEM partner BlueArc for $600 million, and hours after the news broke, not many seemed to be ...

  • VMWorld notebook: Symantec prepares Storage Foundation 6 with primary dedupe

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 02 Sep 2011
  • LAS VEGAS – Storage-related notes from this week’s VMWorld 2011: Symantec has done a lot lately to try and catch up to smaller rivals on virtual machine support for its backup products. Now it is ...

  • Imation removes ProStor, buys InfiniVault assets

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 01 Sep 2011
  • RDX removable disk pioneer ProStor Systems officially dissolved this week when Imation picked up ProStor’s remaining intellectual property. That consists of mostly ProStor's InfiniVault data ...

  • VMware and the importance of storage

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 24 Aug 2011
  • With VMWorld approaching, vendors have already made announcements regarding storage and VMware with many to follow after the show begins next week. These announcements come mostly from storage ...

  • Dell adds 2.5-inch SAS, MLC SSDs to EqualLogic

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 Aug 2011
  • Dell revamped its EqualLogic iSCSI SAN hardware today, adding new entry-level and midrange platforms with support for 2.5-inch SAS drives and multi-level cell (MLC) solid state drives (SSDs) for ...

  • Political, economic uncertainty hits storage

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 19 Aug 2011
  • The debt ceiling crisis and market uncertainty have impacted storage sales – particularly in the government and financial services markets – leaving storage executives wondering if the buying ...

  • Xiotech changes name, improves ISE

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 17 Aug 2011
  • Xiotech is changing its name to X-IO (pronounced X-I-O) Technologies as part of an overhaul that really started in 2008 when it launched its ISE architecture and accelerated with the appointment of ...

  • Zerto closes funding round to chase virtual machine replication

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 16 Aug 2011
  • The founders of Zerto are hoping to replicate the success they had with Kashya Networks, and they have $15 million in new funding to help fuel their plans. Zerto was founded by the Kedem brothers, ...

  • InMage changes CEO, cultivates partner-friendly image

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 Aug 2011
  • InMage Systems has a new boss. He’s the same as its first boss. InMage founder Kumar Malavalli moved back into the CEO role today, replacing John Ferraro at the helm of the disaster recovery ...

  • How to evaluate storage products from startups

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 10 Aug 2011
  • Startup companies will often innovate and bring a unique product to market that can have high value for customers. The product may fit a specific need or solve a problem in a unique and economical ...

  • Fusion-io picks up SSD caching startup IO Turbine

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 04 Aug 2011
  • Fusion-io just completed it's first quarter as a public company, and already its acting like a grown-up vendor. The PCI-based solid state storage vendor today acquired caching software startup IO ...

  • Automated tiering: Enabler for storage consolidation

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 26 Jul 2011
  • Storage tiering, where data is automatically placed and migrated between different storage media, improves the performance of a system by exploiting the access characteristics of data. However, the ...

  • Gluster combines object and file storage

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 Jul 2011
  • Object storage has been hailed as a better way to store files than traditional NAS, and perhaps even a long-term replacement for file storage. Now open-source software vendor Gluster has integrated ...

  • Technical innovation and the Department of Revenue Prevention

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 19 Jul 2011
  • All new storage technology doesn’t come from startups, although you might get that impression by reading about industry acquisitions. The reasons most often listed for acquisition of a start-up ...

  • IBM unveils next-gen XIV

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 Jul 2011
  • While EMC formally launched its VMAXe enterprise storage system to compete with IBM’s XIV (as well as Hewlett-Packard’s 3PAR) this week, IBM was giving XIV an overhaul. IBM launched what it calls ...

  • Oracle buys Ellison's storage company, Pillar

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 29 Jun 2011
  • Oracle CEO Larry Ellison today answered the question of what he will do with Pillar Data Systems, which he has invested hundreds of millions of dollars of his own money into. Oracle said it has ...

  • BlueArc files for IPO, again

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 27 Jun 2011
  • Following a year of large storage acquisitions, it looks like 2011 might be more IPO-friendly for storage vendors. Two weeks after solid-state storage vendor Fusion-io went public, clustered NAS ...

  • Xiotech's SSD strategy: beat Fusion-io

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 23 Jun 2011
  • The people who run Xiotech are closely watching Fusion-io these days. That’s because the rollout of its Hybrid ISE solid state storage system this month has increasingly brought Xiotech into ...

  • Misconcpetions about storage tiering in the mid-tier

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 21 Jun 2011
  • During many of my discussions with IT managers and directors who would be classified in the mid-tier enterprise space (over 1,000 employees), it has become clear that few have deployed storage ...

  • Vendors’ Battling Business Units hurt customers most

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 15 Jun 2011
  • Understanding storage technology can be difficult enough without vendors adding to the problem with odd product positioning. Yet vendors often make things worse when talking to customers or ...

  • Quantum pockets Pancetera for virtual server backup

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 14 Jun 2011
  • Quantum acquired startup Pancetera Software today, giving it virtual server backup for its DXi data deduplication family right away. In the long run, Pancetera can also add intelligent storage ...

  • Best of need vs. best of breed

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 10 Jun 2011
  • I was recently teaching a class on storage technology and systems to a group of IT professionals. I’m always interested in finding out what they know about storage products and what they hear about ...

  • EMC ready to roll out Symmetrix VMAXe against 3PAR, XIV

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 08 Jun 2011
  • EMC is preparing to launch a baby Symmetrix VMAX system called the VMAXe, which lacks mainframe connectivity and fills the gap between the vendor’s midrange VNX unified storage platform and the ...

  • NetApp, CommVault forge OEM deal around SnapProtect, tape

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 31 May 2011
  • NetApp and CommVault today said they have signed an OEM deal that lets NetApp sell and brand CommVault’s SnapProtect to move replicated data to tape. SnapProtect is part of CommVault’s Simpana 9. ...

  • Don't turn data archiving into data hoarding

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 31 May 2011
  • Archiving has the potential to change individual behavior, depending on how it is implemented and introduced to data owners. An archiving system can prompt data owners to alter the way they handle ...

  • Symantec spends $390M for Clearwell, discovery

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 20 May 2011
  • Symantec took a big plunge into the e-discovery market Thursday night when it acquired Clearwell Systems for $390 million, giving it technology that will complement its Enterprise Vault email ...

  • Quantum plans source-side dedupe for DXi, StorNext on appliance

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 18 May 2011
  • Quantum is preparing to add source-side data deduplication to its DXi disk backup platform, which currently performs target-side dedupe. Adding source-side dedupe will help Quantum take on EMC, ...

  • SanDisk acquires Pliant to tackle enterprise SSD market

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 16 May 2011
  • It’s no secret that there are more solid state drive (SSD) vendors in the market today than can possibly survive, and there is bound to be consolidation through acquisition and some companies ...

  • EMC World notebook

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 13 May 2011
  • LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Notes, quotes and anecdotes from EMC World 2011: All of EMC’s talk about the cloud this week brought up the inevitable questions about public trust in the cloud, especially after ...

  • EMC flashes lofty SSD plans *UPDATED*

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 09 May 2011
  • LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The first big storage product launch at EMC World is “Project Lightning,” code-name for a PCIe flash-based server cache device to accelerate performance of its storage systems. It ...

  • NetApp closes Engenio deal, launches three storage sytems

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 09 May 2011
  • NetApp closed its $480 million acquisition of LSI’s Engenio storage system division today and hit the ground running with three new systems based on Engenio technology. NetApp rechristened Engenio ...

  • Archiving's two primary use cases

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 05 May 2011
  • Data archiving is often incorrectly assumed to be an extension of backup. That’s mainly because earlier technology limitations necessitated the use of backup software to store data on devices. ...

  • Brocade, Emulex kick off 16-gig FC hype

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 04 May 2011
  • Ready or not, 16 Gbps Fibre Channel is coming. Emulex and Brocade this week said they have 16-gig FC devices being qualified by storage and server vendors, although there doesn’t appear to be any ...

  • HP prepares new EVA, vows to keep XP *Update*

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 03 May 2011
  • Hewlett-Packard today said it will launch its next-generation EVA midrange storage system in June, and denied that it will stop selling its Hitachi-manufactured P9500 XP enterprise platform. For ...

  • Flash SSD systems redefine storage tiers

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 25 Apr 2011
  • The popularity of storage systems that support tiering within the box, driven primarily by NAND Flash solid state drives (SSDs), has created confusion about the meaning of storage tiering. While ...

  • Is it raining on the cloud storage parade?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 19 Apr 2011
  • Last week was a dark one for cloud storage vendors. The week began with confirmation that Iron Mountain had closed its file and archiving cloud services and ended with news that startup Cirtas laid ...

  • Seagate pushes deeper into SSDs with Samsung acquisition

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 19 Apr 2011
  • Seagate’s $1.375 billion acquisition of Samsung’s hard drive business today also strengthens Seagate’s solid state drive (SSD) hand by extending the NAND flash partnership between the two vendors. ...

  • Cloud evaporates over Iron Mountain

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 11 Apr 2011
  • Iron Mountain today confirmed it will end its Virtual File Store (VFS) and Archive Service Platform (ASP) cloud storage services because of “modest levels of adoption.” Iron Mountain released a ...

  • Belluzzo takes Quantum leap from CEO job; COO Gacek steps up

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 04 Apr 2011
  • Backup vendor Quantum switched CEOs today. Rick Belluzzo stepped down after nine years and Jon Gacek stepped up from his role as COO and president to replace him. Belluzzo remains chairman of ...

  • Establishing data relevance can help archiving strategy

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 30 Mar 2011
  • As highlighted in many reports, the massive amounts of data being created today cause concerns for Information Technology pros – especially those who manage storage. These concerns involve how to ...

  • DataDirect Networks ready to aim directly at NetApp NAS

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Mar 2011
  • When NetApp closes its $480 million acquisition of LSI’s Engenio storage division, it will move into head-to-head competition with high performance computing storage vendor DataDirect Networks in ...

  • Dell set to roll out NAS, dedupe across storage platform

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 18 Mar 2011
  • Now that Dell has closed on its Compellent acquisition, the next steps in its storage product expansion will be to add Exanet scalable NAS and Ocarina primary data deduplication to its two main ...

  • Better MLCs should help enterprise SSD adoption

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 Mar 2011
  • When it became evident that solid state drives (SSDs) were still moving at a trickle into the enterprise about a year ago, industry experts said it would take two things to push their adoption. One ...

  • Non-compliance = big fines, bad rep

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 10 Mar 2011
  • The Department of Health and Human Services has levied a hefty fine of $4.3 million against Maryland health care provider Cignet Health for HIPAA violations. This is a significant event for ...

  • NetApp bags LSI's Engenio storage group for $480 million

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 09 Mar 2011
  • NetApp CEO Tom Georgens acquired his old company today, when he said NetApp will buy LSI Corp.’s Engenio storage business for $480 million.   No storage acquisition should be considered a surprise ...

  • Fusion-io flashes IPO filing

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 09 Mar 2011
  • NAND flash start-up Fusion-io is looking to go public, thanks to early success that it owes in a large part to Facebook. Fusion-io filed a registration form for an initial public offering (IPO) ...

  • What's next for unified storage?

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 01 Mar 2011
  • Unified storage has gone from a specialty item to something offered from nearly every storage vendor in recent years. In the beginning, vendors such as NetApp took added block capability to their ...

  • Scale-out vs. scale-up: the basics

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 23 Feb 2011
  • There's been a lot of talk about scale-out and scale-up storage lately, and I get a sense that a lot of people don't understand that these terms are not synonymous. And that causes confusion among ...

  • Dell closes Compellent, opens new storage era

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 23 Feb 2011
  • When Dell closed its $800 million acquisition of Compellent Tuesday, it also closed the books on a year of deals that will transform Dell’s storage portfolio. Dell first said it wanted to buy ...

  • Alternatives available for HPC shops lacking Lustre support

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 Feb 2011
  • With Oracle showing a lot less love for open source storage software than Sun did, high performance computing (HPC) shops are nervous about the future of Lustre and HPC hardware vendors are taking ...

  • Take a hard (and soft) look at storage project ROI benefits

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 10 Feb 2011
  • While working on a project for the IT organization of a large company recently, I began questioning the information it included in its Return On Investment (ROI) calculations. The organization used ...

  • Violin gets funding from Toshiba, Juniper; HP too?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 07 Feb 2011
  • Flash memory array startup Violin Memory today said it received $35 million in funding, naming NAND flash maker Toshiba America and networking vendor Juniper Networks as investors. There were other ...

  • New WhipTail CEO anticipates rise of solid state, demise of spinning disk

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 03 Feb 2011
  • Solid state storage startup WhipTail Technologies is looking to move into its next phase of development after hiring a new CEO this week. Dan Crain, whose 27 years in the IT business includes five ...

  • Mozy customers balk at cloud backup price increase

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 02 Feb 2011
  • When EMC’s Mozy told customers this week it was raising prices on its home cloud backup service, company execs said the hike for most customers would be $1 per month. That would come to $5.99 for ...

  • Cloud storage gateway startup Cirtas gets funding, new CEO

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 25 Jan 2011
  • Three multi-billion dollar storage acquisitions over the past two years have made storage a hot target for venture capitalists, especially startups who deal with moving data to the cloud. Cirtas ...

  • Hosts vs. servers in open systems storage

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 24 Jan 2011
  • While working on a product analysis for the recently launched EMC VNX multiprotocol storage systems, I picked up on something I’ve also seen in other recent vendor presentations. I’m seeing the ...

  • EMC beefs up VMAX and Data Domain while launching VNX

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 18 Jan 2011
  • EMC made its big product launch today, and while the VNX and VNXe systems were no surprises, the vendor did roll out a few other new products that had been kept secret. Those included new Data ...

  • HP dumps EVA Cluster, SVSP storage virtualization

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 17 Jan 2011
  • Hewlett-Packard has scrapped the StorageWorks SAN Virtualization Services Platform (SVSP) that it sold through an OEM deal with LSI, as well as the EVA Cluster SAN system that used the SVSP to ...

  • Slootman leaves as EMC backup boss for Greylock VC firm

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 12 Jan 2011
  • Today marked the end of an era in storage when Frank Slootman stepped down as president of EMC’s Backup Recovery Systems (BRS) division to join Greylock Partners venture capitalist firm as a ...

  • DataDirect Networks called No. 1 among private storage vendors

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 12 Jan 2011
  • After all the acquisitions of 2011, which is the largest private storage vendor still standing? According to IDC, it’s DataDirect Networks. An IDC report issued last month ranked DDN as the largest ...

  • EMC finally ready to consolidate Clariion, Celerra midrange platforms

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 12 Jan 2011
  • As EMC counts down the seconds to its product launch set for next Tuesday, details have leaked about its upcoming and long-awaited unified storage system combining the Clariion and Celerra ...

  • Multiprotocol storage vendor Reldata changes CEOs

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 11 Jan 2011
  • Reldata has a new CEO, a little bit of new funding, and plans to expand its product platform and go-to-market channel. Former Sun VP Victor Walker is the new CEO. Walker worked on Sun’s open ...

  • Panasas ponders iSCSI, looks to follow Isilon path

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 07 Jan 2011
  • Now that Isilon is part of EMC, the new management team at Panasas is looking to fill a gap in the market for an independent clustered NAS vendor. Panasas has concentrated on high performance ...

  • New Orleans backup snafu shows inefficient data protection

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 03 Jan 2011
  • The recent loss of mortgage records in Orleans Parish in New Orleans shows how important it is to have an efficient data protection process and efficient use of storage resources, and how the two ...

  • Largest InfiniBand vendors merge; eye converged networks

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 29 Nov 2010
  • There is one less InfiniBand vendor following today’s merger of the market leaders Mellanox and Voltaire. There is also one larger player to watch in the converged storage and networking space. The ...

  • Object storage newcomer Scality looks to conquer the cloud

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Nov 2010
  • A new object storage vendor has thrown its hat in the ring to compete as a cloud storage enabler. Actually, it’s thrown its Ring in the ring. Scality’s Ring technology is targeted at service ...

  • EMC had no serious rivals for Isilon

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 Nov 2010
  • Unlike Data Domain and 3PAR, clustered NAS vendor Isilon received a $2 billion-plus acquisition offer without benefit of a bidding way. EMC made the only offers for Isilon leading to the $2.25 ...

  • EMC grabs Isilon for $2.25 billion

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 Nov 2010
  • Following a month of speculation, EMC today said it has agreed to acquire Isilon for $2.25 billion and pegged the scale-out NAS vendor’s portfolio as a key addition to its cloud storage strategy. ...

  • Quantum still digging out of dedupe hole left by EMC

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 28 Oct 2010
  • Quantum has aggressively chased the data deduplication disk backup market over the past year with a complete product refresh of systems beginning with SMBs and stretching to the high end of the ...

  • Isilon reports strong quarter, perhaps its last

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 21 Oct 2010
  • If Isilon is for sale as many believe, then the scale-out NAS vendor’s most recent financial results likely made it more valuable to a suitor. The third quarter of 2010 was Isilon’s most profitable ...

  • Is Isilon the next acquistion target?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 18 Oct 2010
  • Nobody knows if Isilon Systems will be the next storage vendor to get acquired, but it’s clear that Isilon executives want to be the next. The scale-out NAS vendor has hired a firm to explore a ...

  • Overland snaps up MaxiScale for mini-price

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 14 Oct 2010
  • Overland Storage today picked up the intellectual property of failed clustered file system startup MaxiScale, and Overland CTO Geoff Barrall said the technology will enable the vendor to deliver ...

  • IBM brings out new midrange, enterprise storage arrays

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 07 Oct 2010
  • IBM launched two new storage systems today. The Storwize V7000 is a brand new midrange array and the DS8800 is an upgrade from its DS8700 high-end enterprise SAN system. IBM will hold a live event ...

  • 3PAR's Scott to head HP storage

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 06 Oct 2010
  • Hewlett-Packard picked up a new storage leader as well as a new lead storage platform from its $2.35 billion 3PAR acquisition. HP today named former 3PAR CEO Dave Scott senior vice president and ...

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