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  • Brace yourself for storage announcement season

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 18 Aug 2011
  • Starting in late August, storage vendors will be making more product announcements than usual. These launches represent updates, next generations, or completely new products. Some announcements are ...

  • 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 ...

  • Does Brocade slump mean a drop in storage sales?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 08 Aug 2011
  • Brocade last Friday said its earnings last quarter fell short of its forecast, leading to questions about whether this is a sign of an overall slump in storage sales. Brocade is the market leader ...

  • 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 ...

  • VDI benchmarks for storage

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 01 Aug 2011
  • As we see more companies begin Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployments, we spend more time explaining storage issues related both to server virtualization and VDI. VDI deployments depend ...

  • Quantum sputters, looks to new DXi launch for lift

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 28 Jul 2011
  • Quantum has a lot riding on its new DXi Accent deduplication software and DXi6701 and 6702 backup appliances that launched Wednesday. During the vendor’s earnings conference call Wednesday night, ...

  • 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 ...

  • EMC big sellers: Isilon, FAST, flash

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 20 Jul 2011
  • EMC’s earnings today revealed few surprises with revenue of $4.85 billion and income of $793 million at or slightly above expectations, but the results include a few interesting product trends: • ...

  • So much for Dell buying Brocade

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 20 Jul 2011
  • Dell’s acquisition of Ethernet switch maker Force10 today should end the expectations that Dell will buy Brocade, which sells Fibre Channel and Ethernet gear. Financial analysts have speculated and ...

  • 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 ...

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