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May, 2008


May 5, 2008  10:23 PM

Even more Riverbed news



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage

While it might seem like we're about to change our site name to SearchWANOptimizationVendorsFighting.com, I assure you it's just coincidence. Riverbed and its rivals have had a lot to say lately, and that's at least in part because of greater competition in their market space, though it's not...

May 5, 2008  11:56 AM

Silver Peak objects to tests by Riverbed



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
WAN Optimization / WAFS

I have yet another story up today about the AutoCAD issue with WAN optimization products. This time, Riverbed did some testing and had Taneja Group validate it. That story is here. In...


May 5, 2008  10:51 AM

Vendors are buddying up in the cloud



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
software as a service

So I come back from a day off and what do I find? IBM and Google, Sun and...

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May 5, 2008  9:06 AM

QLogic switching direction on directors?



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Data storage management

Comments by CEO H.K. Desai on QLogic's last week raised questions about the future of QLogic's SANbox 9000 Fibre Channel director switch. Several times on the company's earnings conference call, Desai said QLogic was changing the focus on its switching business to edge and blade switches. That...


May 2, 2008  10:39 AM

Sun still going down in storage



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

When Sun revealed its open source storage push this week, some industry observers wondered about its business model. In other words, how can Sun make money on open source storage products? Then Sun reported its...


May 2, 2008  8:12 AM

The Storage Admin, DR, and the Down Market



Posted by: Tskyers
Data center disaster recovery planning

The economy has been on the mind of just about everybody recently, and with good reason. Gas at near record highs, unemployment rising, housing values reportedly dropping, the credit crunch and foreclosures numbering in the bazillions it is easy to see why people are not exactly upbeat about the...


May 1, 2008  9:26 AM

CEO says Compellent benefits from Dell / EqualLogic fallout



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

Compellent joined other storage companies including EMC and Data Domain in reporting a strong first quarter despite a down economy. The company's revenues more than doubled year over year to $18.3 million, growth of 107% over the first quarter of 2007 and 9% over the previous quarter. The company...


May 1, 2008  8:17 AM

Symantec CEO: Nothing’s for sale



Posted by: Dave Raffo
data backup

John Thompson must have known the question was coming. The Symantec CEO certainly heard the rumors. So when he was asked Wednesday night during his company's earnings conference call about selling off parts of his company, Thompson couldn't have been clearer. "Contrary to popular rumor, we have no...


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