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Week in review podcast: EMC acquisitions strategy aims at Big Data; more headlines

Listen to the top headlines of the week from the Storage Media Group, starting with news of EMC’s plan to aim its acquisitions strategy at Big Data over mainstream storage.

In this weekly podcast, editor Andrew Burton talks with Senior News Director Dave Raffo about EMC’s acquisitions strategy to focus on Big Data technology over mainstream data storage. In an EMC Forum last week, company president Pat Gelsinger said that the vendor would continue with an aggressive acquisitions strategy, and that its spending would focus largely on the data analytics market.

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Our Storage Soup blog had news this week on how Hitachi Data Systems plans to use its latest cloud acquisitions-- BlueArc NAS and Parascale Cloud Storage-- in its infrastructure, content and information clouds. Hitachi’s strategy is to make its content cloud a single platform for data indexing, search and discovery.

The Storage Soup blog also had the scoop on EMC’s shifting channel strategy following the recent termination of its 10-year storage partnership with Dell. EMC will build up this strategy with launches of channel-only products, including the SMB VNXe and the Data Domain DD160 SMB system to compete with Dell’s products. reported that cloud NAS startup Nasuni added multisite capabilities to its Nasuni Filer appliances. These features would allow users based in different locations to have live access to the same storage volume and to share files simultaneously.

And lastly, learn what the Storage Soup blog reported about Quantum’s addition of Windows-based NAS systems and expanded RDX removable hard drives to its storage portfolio. These SMB products include a new backup deduplication application.

This was last published in October 2011

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