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September, 2008


September 30, 2008  10:58 AM

Let’s manage data, not just storage

Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

 (Ed. Note: this guest blog comes from Siemens Medical Solutions storage administrator Jim Hood in response to the editorial in the July Storage magazine, Dedupe and virtualization don't solve the real...

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September 26, 2008  1:08 PM

Financial forecast calls for gloom

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Until now, the storage industry has held up well this year in the face of any economic slowdowns - even those affecting the financial services sector.

But with the economy's problems taking...


September 25, 2008  11:18 AM

Staples to rebrand Mozy online backup service, EMC drops Fortress name

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Office supplies giant Staples is adding a rebranded version of EMC's Mozy online backup service to its Thrive online backup services, which already include a rebranded version of i365's EVault for...


September 24, 2008  9:22 AM

Last stand for NetApp’s DataFort?

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

 In his latest blog, NetApp chief marketing officer Jay Kidd waxes enthusiastic about Brocade’s new encryption...

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September 23, 2008  9:58 AM

Seagate lets its services stand alone

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Seagate is creating a new umbrella company for the services businesses the disk drive vendor has been accumulating over the last few years. In 2006, Seagate acquired ActionFront Data Recovery Labs, which became Seagate Recovery Services. Last year Seagate added backup and recovery software and...


September 22, 2008  1:00 PM

Much ado about virtual desktop data storage

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Last week at VMWorld, IBM announced the Virtual Storage Optimizer (VSO), ESX-based software that reduces virtual desktop storage by creating a "golden image" of the desktop's operating...


September 18, 2008  2:34 PM

Further news and reading from VMWorld

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

A couple of additional storage announcements not captured in our VMWorld preview wrap: EMC Corp. said EMC Control Center (ECC)  6.1 will now support reporting on...


September 18, 2008  2:32 PM

VMWorld in Pictures

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Photobucket As far as I could tell, they did not actually serve liquid genius...


September 16, 2008  10:06 AM

Riverbed preps primary storage dedupe device

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Riverbed took the wraps off what it previously described as its "data center product" Monday, unveiling its Atlas primary data deduplication device at its financial analyst conference well before it will be available for customers. Atlas will use the deduplication technology Riverbed employs in...


September 15, 2008  11:00 AM

Sun’s “Thor” finds a new green friend

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

A startup called greenBytes emerged from stealth today, bringing with it modifications to Sun Microsystems' ZFS file system that will add power-saving features to the SunFire X4540 "Thor" storage server. greenBytes calls its proprietary enhancements to the file system ZFS+. The software bundles in...


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