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  • Scale-out NAS purchasing considerations

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 30 Jun 2011
  • Scale-out NAS is becoming popular, with most major vendors offering these types of products. As a reminder, scale-out NAS systems will increase performance and capacity at the same time – although ...

  • 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 ...

  • IDC: data's rapidly increasing, staffing isn't

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 28 Jun 2011
  • IDC today released the results of its annual EMC-sponsored Digital Universe study, which confirms what storage professionals see first-hand every day: data keeps growing unchecked and resources to ...

  • 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 ...

  • Too much air time for Tucci?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 17 Jun 2011
  • EMC CEO Joe Tucci isn’t publicity shy, but he almost certainly wishes he could have avoided his front-page exposure in the Wall Street Journal this week. The Journal Thursday led a story on ...

  • Lustre as a real storage system

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 16 Jun 2011
  • In the high performance computing (HPC) world, Lustre serves as a clustered file system meeting needs for extremely large numbers of files and extremely large file sizes. The problem is, Lustre has ...

  • 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 ...

  • Is it time for Dell to scoop up Brocade?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 02 Jun 2011
  • Whenever there is talk of storage acquisitions – which is just about all the time these days – the name of Brocade comes up. The switch vendor was believed to be high on Hewlett-Packard’s shopping ...

  • 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 ...