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October, 2008


October 8, 2008  9:26 AM

Brocade bags a billion-plus for Foundry



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

Brocade apparently became the first storage company to see positive effects of last week’s financial bailout when it received $1.1 billion loan to help finance its $3 billion acquisition of Foundry...

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October 7, 2008  9:21 AM

Sun claims lead in patent infringement suit vs. NetApp



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

The NetApp/Sun patent infringement lawsuit that started roughly 10 years ago (or so it seems) continues on, first with this latest dispatch from Sun's general counsel, Mike Dillon, who was gleeful over...


October 7, 2008  8:04 AM

EMC rolls out MozyPro for Mac



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup, Storage managed service providers, Storage Software as a Service

EMC's Mozy online backup has added a new Mac edition of MozyPro to its product line. This news follows the introduction of Mozy's first Home edition Mac client in May. The MozyPro for Mac product, which...


October 6, 2008  2:42 PM

For all who have ever wanted to throw things at a vendor…



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Around the water cooler

Witness the carnage at VMWorld of a booth giveaway gone bad...(VMblog)


October 3, 2008  11:25 AM

HDS: Something self-healing and disk-based is coming. . .



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage conferences, Strategic storage vendors

And if I had to guess, I'd say it's a new disk array. A self-healing, dynamically performance-optimized disk array. For one thing, the latest fad is for new disk arrays to be promoted in what public relations pros call a "rolling thunder" fashion, where deliberately mysterious statements are made...


October 2, 2008  10:43 AM

iSCSI’s $360M vote of confidence



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

All the talk about Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) over the last year has raised questions about the future of iSCSI storage once the convergence of FC and Ethernet takes place. But...


October 2, 2008  10:02 AM

IBM virtual desktop storage update – sort of



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data reduction, Data storage management, Strategic storage vendors, VMware

Last week I wrote about some confusion I had regarding IBM's virtual storage optimizer (VSO) for VMware Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), especially after I was told by a VMware official that the IBM product, credited to an internally-developed algorithm,

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October 2, 2008  8:20 AM

Quantum-Riverbed bout ends with $11M handshake



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

Backup vendor Quantum and WAN optimization specialist Riverbed Technology dropped their respective data deduplication patent lawsuits against each other this week, with Riverbed agreeing to pay Quantum $11 million. Both sides dropped all claims and agreed not to file more data deduplication patent...


October 1, 2008  3:23 PM

Unitrends unites backup, DR management



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup, Data center disaster recovery planning, small business storage

SMB backup and DR vendor Unitrends has released version 4.0 of its RapidRecovery management software for its Data Protection Unit disk-to-disk backup hardware. The new version completes a yearlong effort from Unitrends to bring together what were once separate GUIs for managing backup and offsite...


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