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March, 2008


March 31, 2008  1:01 PM

Startup Fusion-io flashes its card

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Fusion-io came out of stealth today with a PCIe flash card designed to give off-the-shelf servers SAN-like performance.

Fusion-io calls its product the ioDrive, and it's NAND-based storage that comes in 80 Gbyte, 160 Gbyte and 320 Gbyte configurations. Fusion-io CTO David Flynn says the...

March 28, 2008  2:26 PM

CERN black hole flak headed to court?

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Last August I wrote about Swiss research facility CERN and its plan to store petabytes of data from its Large Hadron Collider (LHC) device on commodity NAS and in tape silos for scalability and cost savings. A month ago, it came to my attention that some people thought the collection of that data...


March 27, 2008  2:11 PM

Sun fires another shot at NetApp

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Although NetApp fired the first volley in its ZFS lawsuit against Sun Microsystems, Sun has been the aggressor since NetApp's initial strike. Following NetApp's lawsuit last September charging that...


March 27, 2008  12:42 PM

Joe Tucci’s game of catch

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

As a fanatical Red Sox fan and a storage reporter, the whole EMC-logo-on-Red-Sox-uniforms thing has been a matter of some, er, ambivalence for me. It's also been the source of...


March 26, 2008  10:12 AM

NetApp’s slogan snafu

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Oopsie. The UK's Channel Register broke the story yesterday that NetApp's new slogan, 'Go Further, Faster,' is kind of, um, already taken. By, er, Halliburton. Eh, no worries. Not like that...


March 25, 2008  9:32 AM

Another storage analyst defects to a vendor

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Barry Murphy, formerly of Forrester Research, has been named the new director of product marketing for Mimosa, tasked with "expanding the company's eDiscovery and content management partner ecosystem and...


March 24, 2008  2:47 PM

Tape is dead, long live tape

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Ever since I started covering storage, I've been hearing the disk vs. tape debate, usually including proclamations that tape is dead or dying. There are good reasons to make that assertion. Disk-based backup is catching on, particularly among SMBs, and data deduplication is evening out the...


March 24, 2008  12:09 PM

The economy and technology innovation

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

I love listening to NPR. I listen to, watch and read many news sources, but I find the stories they choose and the nuances they bring to their reporting refreshing. I was listening to NPR this morning when a very rare thing happened--I heard someone being interviewed that I've interviewed before...


March 20, 2008  9:28 AM

Mendocino Software, R.I.P.

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Not all storage startups either went public or got acquired for big bucks over the past two years. Mendocino Software sold little of its  continuous data protection (CDP) software and found no takers for its intellectual property, so Wednesday it sold whatever was left at

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March 19, 2008  12:40 PM

User response about NetApp and FC LUN snapshots – UPDATED

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Last week, I blogged about discussions I've recently had with NetApp and NetApp customers about the company's messaging and products. One of the focal points of the debate was...


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