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February, 2008


February 28, 2008  12:40 PM

Hard drives coming to a theater near you

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

At a media event for BlueArc in Boston yesterday, I spoke to Tom Burns, director of post-production infrastructure for Technicolor, about an interesting project going on with movie studios and storage. It's called the Digital Cinema...

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February 27, 2008  9:07 AM

EMC serves up new pricing for Mozy

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

The Mozy online backup service has gotten considerably more expensive since EMC acquired it from Berkley Data Systems. After buying Berkeley Data Systems for $76 million last October, EMC placed Mozy...


February 22, 2008  9:57 AM

Apple’s move away from hardware lock-in to low-cost generic arrays is a shrewd one

Tskyers Tory Skyers Profile: Tskyers

I've been seeing the scuttlebutt about Apple and Promise Technology and couldn't help but add my two cents about how many Promise arrays I've seen pop up lately. Last week, while installing our IBM...


February 21, 2008  11:13 AM

New SSDs are on their way

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Or so says Pliant Technology, a new company that just received $8 million in Series A funding. It's comprised of former execs from storage companies including Maxtor, Quantum, Fujitsu and Seagate. The cast of characters is as follows:

  • Jim McCoy, Chairman - Co-Founder of Maxtor and...


February 19, 2008  12:03 PM

Open-source grid storage project goes commercial

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Some of you may have heard of Cleversafe, until now an open-source research project working to develop the prototype of a system that would automatically spread data over geographically dispersed grids while encrypting it. Cleversafe has been making slow but steady progress over the last year and...


February 15, 2008  3:25 PM

Another service-provider infrastructure gets the hiccups

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Amazon's S3 online storage service suffered an outage this morning for several hours, echoing the outage suffered by email service provider RIM last week. While RIM's outage affected CrackBerry addicts with alternatives to email, the Amazon outage may have affected Web-based companies relying on...


February 15, 2008  11:59 AM

A storage reporter’s shameful secret comes to an end

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

I feel the need to make a confession here. Up until yesterday, despite spending a generous portion of my waking hours covering data backup, disaster recovery and data protection, I myself did not have a backup plan. I do digital photography in my spare time, and creative writing outside work, and...


February 14, 2008  3:19 PM

Blackberry outage a storage issue?

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

As approximately the last person in the Western Hemisphere not to own a PDA, I escaped the Great Blackberry Outage of Aught Eight last week, and got to have that much more time to be smug about my lack of dependence on such a thing before I inevitably get one and grow so dependent on it I need...


February 14, 2008  2:49 PM

Of wizards and storage skills

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

After my posts on militant dolphins and black holes, you could be forgiven for taking that headline literally, but this time I'm referring to the software kind of wizard, not the pointy-hat/ Harry Potter kind. What prompted this post were two stories I saw this week. First, Reldata announced new...


February 12, 2008  2:03 PM

Dell keeps it in the family

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

When Dell purchased  email archiver MessageOne for $155 million today, the computer giant didn't have to welcome the small startup into the family. MessageOne has been in the Dell family from the start,...


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