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August, 2008


August 14, 2008  10:07 AM

NetApp CEO is cool with new VMware boss

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

NetApp has a strong working relationship with VMware, despite counting VMware's parent EMC as its storage archrival. So NetApp CEO Dan Warmenhoven didn't know what to make of the...

August 14, 2008  8:13 AM

The great storage chargeback debate

Tskyers Tory Skyers Profile: Tskyers

"You need HOW MUCH for storage?!" That question has been heard by many of us currently submitting budgets for the next calendar year, quickly followed by "Are you SURE you need that much disk? Didn't we just get disk last year? Where did they all go!? I want your house audited....


August 13, 2008  10:36 AM

Brocade increases revenue, market share

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Brocade's earnings report today made it clear it is gaining market share in the Fibre Channel switch competition against Cisco. No surprise there. Cisco's earnings last week disclosed its SAN director and switch revenue dropped 14 percent year over year. Brocade today said its switch revenue grew...


August 12, 2008  11:28 AM

VMware glitch locks up servers, fix won’t be available until tomorrow – Updated

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Don't you hate it when you go into iTunes and try to play a purchased song, and it won't let you until it authenticates...again? Well, take away the authentication step and leave things hanging, multiply it by hundreds of enterprise virtual servers that cost far more than $0.99 each, and you've got...


August 11, 2008  2:53 PM

The power of the Web in dealing with vendors

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

This story isn't specifically about storage vendors - it's about airline carrier JetBlue - but I think it's a great example of the power of the Internet and populist publishing when it comes to getting the news of your experience with a vendor across to other potential customers and etting that...


August 8, 2008  3:45 PM

Rackspace racks up IPO

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Rackspace Holdings became the first company to complete an IPO since March when it priced its shares at $12.50 Thursday (the price fell to $10.01 Friday on the first day of trading). The hosting company doesn't specialize in storage, but is beta testing its

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August 6, 2008  11:52 AM

Small guys rap EMC on innovation

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

 While EMC generally received high marks in the storage industry for brining thin provisioning, MAID, and solid state disk into its midrange arrays, the CEOs of smaller competitors 3Par and Compellent...


August 6, 2008  9:22 AM

Google Search Appliance bulks up

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Google has revamped the hardware and some aspects of the software for the Google Search Appliance, which can now support 10 million files in a single box, up from 3 million in the previous version. Google has also added new biasing features which allow corporate administrators to weight search...


August 5, 2008  1:36 PM

Law firm settles backdating suit with Brocade for $9.5 million

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Former Brocade outside counsel Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has agreed to pay Brocade $9.5 million to settle a lawsuit the company is bringing against 11 of its former board members and executives in an attempt to recoup what it says are $830 million in costs relating to options backdating...


August 5, 2008  10:17 AM

EMC plans SSDs for Celerra

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

On EMC's conference call this morning officially launching the CX4, storage division president Dave Donatelli told analysts that SSDs will also be qualified for Celerra NAS systems over the next six months. The CX4-960 will support SSDs in October, and Symmetrix DMX systems are already available...


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