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Week in review podcast: Dell-EMC relationship ends; more headlines

Listen to the top headlines of the week from the Storage Media Group, beginning with news that the Dell-EMC relationship of 10 years is coming to an end.

In this weekly podcast, featuring a roundup of headlines from TechTarget's Storage Media Group,’s executive editor Ellen O’Brien and senior news director Dave Raffo discuss the Dell-EMC relationship coming to a close after 10 years of partnership. Although Dell will continue to give support for all of its customers, it will no longer sell EMC products.

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From, learn about Pivot3 and GreenBytes extending their iSCSI SAN product lines with systems that are optimized for VDI storage systems. Also in the headlines this week was startup company Trinti upgrading its VMware storage appliance to a larger capacity, dual-controller system. The system includes a reporting tool that identifies latency from the guest operating system in addition to a VM auto-alignment feature. has news of Coraid acquiring cloud orchestration company Yunteq. In the first half of 2012, the storage vendor plans to incorporate the Yunteq software with its ATA over Ethernet (AoE)-based EtherDrive SANs.

The Storage Soup blog has an announcement regarding Symantec upgrading its FileStor N8300 clustered, scale-out NAS appliance. The upgrade includes deduplication for primary storage and file-level cloning.

Senior news writer Sonia R. Lelii reported from Storage Networking World (SNW), which took place last week in Orlando, Fla., about SAN company Brocade showcasing its new 1860 Fabric Adaptor. Despite the upgrade, which includes the option to implement 16 Gbps Fibre Channel, 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) or Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connectivity, Brocade product marketing manager James. D. Myers told Lelii he doesn’t see many companies implementing FCoE right now.

Lastly, for those looking for a freebee, the Data Defenders blog has the scoop on Tandberg Data offering a free version of Altaro Software’s Hyper-V Backup software that comes included with the RDX QuikStor removable disk system.

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