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October, 2008


October 23, 2008  3:07 PM

Plasmon to be taken private

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Several weeks after recommending to investors that they approve a bid by a private equity company to take over the struggling maker of optical storage...

October 23, 2008  11:34 AM

Sun denies reports that co-founder Bechtolsheim is leaving

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

The New York Times and BusinessWeek are reporting today that Sun...


October 22, 2008  3:21 PM

EMC CEO hints at trouble in paradise with Dell

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Although EMC executives said sales of midrange Clariion systems were strong last quarter -- up 12 percent from last year -- the Clariion discussion wasn't all hearts, roses and strong margins on its

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October 22, 2008  11:13 AM

No massive spending slowdown for storage. . .yet

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Early results are in, and they indicate no massive spending slowdown for storage last quarter but vendors are bracing for one this quarter. EMC hit expectations for last quarter while indicating...


October 21, 2008  10:36 AM

Sun flashes storage blade

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Sun is following Hewlett-Packard and IBM into the storage blade market with a disk module for the Sun Blade 6000. The disk module holds up to 1.2 TB of storage in the form of eight 73 GB or 146 GB SAS drives. The latest product rolled out by Sun under its Open Storage brand comes three weeks after...


October 20, 2008  7:20 PM

Will recession drive businesses to the cloud?

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Over the last few weeks, I've written a couple of stories about how the current global economic crisis is being projected to

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October 16, 2008  2:32 PM

FalconStor preannounces third quarter earnings shortfall

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

FalconStor Software today issued a press release saying it will miss its previous revenue estimates for the year, due to a bad third quarter.  FalconStor's new estimate for the quarter that ended Sept. 30...


October 15, 2008  11:45 AM

IBM shrinks SVC, prepares TSM dedupe

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

IBM spent some time last summer revamping its storage systems, with a new midrange DS5000 system and the first version of the XIV under its brand. Big Blue hasn't been neglecting software, though. Today...


October 14, 2008  4:29 PM

Symantec question marks: email archiving SaaS and VMware competition

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

There are some potential inferences that can be made from two moves Symantec Corp. made last week: the acquisition of MessageLabs and the launch of

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October 8, 2008  2:55 PM

Google offers long-term email archiving for $45

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Google's Message Discovery, based on its 2007 acquisition of email archiving services vendor Postini, has a new option for archiving messages for up to 10 years for a flat fee of $45 per user per year. According to the

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