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December, 2007


December 31, 2007  11:01 AM

IBM to invest in grid storage



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage

According to a report from an Israeli news source, Globes, IBM is set to pay between $300 and $350 million for an Israeli startup, XIV, which is still in stealth mode and reportedly...

December 21, 2007  12:25 PM

GlassHouse ready for IPO



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

 You can count GlassHouse Technologies among the companies expecting storage spending to increase - or at least hold steady - in 2008. The storage consultant firm filed for an IPO this week, which means it plans to go pubic early next year during a time when many large storage and IT vendors are...


December 21, 2007  10:25 AM

Buffalo unleashes 100 GB Flash drive



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives, storage technology research

Even my friends who don't normally follow the storage business are atwitter over an Engadget report that Buffalo has unleashed a 100 GB behemoth flash drive upon the world. Geeks everywhere are...


December 19, 2007  12:16 PM

Intel gets inside of FCoE



Posted by: Dave Raffo
SAN, Storage protocols (FC / iSCSI)

Fibre Channel vendors aren't the only ones pushing the new Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) standard designed to help Fibre Channel devices take advantage of 10-gig Ethernet.  Intel is also getting...


December 18, 2007  9:39 AM

Buying typical storage for video surveillance? Rethink that!



Posted by: Ndamour
Data storage management, SAN, Storage protocols (FC / iSCSI), Storage tips, Strategic storage vendors

Up until now you (corporate IT) have not had to worry about video surveillance. That job was up to the security guys, those guys that wore uniforms and pretty much kept to themselves. But be prepared. If you are not already deeply involved in video surveillance equipment RFP creation,...


December 17, 2007  3:49 PM

Consumer storage craze sweeps vendors



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage

Update 12-19-07: Data Mobility Group's Robin Harris has a very interesting take of his own on this phenomenon over on his blog, StorageMojo.   Did you know...


December 17, 2007  3:36 PM

Sun and NetApp take their fight to California



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage

For those of you still following the NetApp / Sun soap opera with popcorn at the ready, here's the latest: the whole case, including all suits and counter-suits between the two parties, will be heard not in Texas, where NetApp originally filed the suit, but by a "mutually agreed-upon judge" in...


December 12, 2007  6:28 PM

When it comes to storage, what’s in a name?



Posted by: Tskyers
Storage

When you buy a product or service how much of your purchasing decision is influenced by brand? And how much of that influence is because of that brand's size? I've taken a hard look at my purchasing habits and love to talk about brands w/ my friends. My eyes were opened as to how easily swayed I...


December 12, 2007  12:12 PM

EMC Clariion firmware upgrades include hidden gems



Posted by: mwright16
Data storage management, disk drives

The glitz and glamour of new product releases tend to overshadow the rather mundane task of performing firmware upgrades on storage systems. However, administrators who take the time to keep their storage systems up-to-date with the latest and greatest patches for their storage system may find they...


December 12, 2007  12:12 PM

Kiss storage heterogeneity goodbye if HP-Symantec merger occurs



Posted by: mwright16
Around the water cooler, Data storage management

Over the last few weeks, storage insiders have been abuzz with speculation that a merger between HP and Symantec is imminent. Whether such talks are occurring, I can not definitively say, but if it does occur, the whole corporate world might as well kiss goodbye any hopes it had of creating and...


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