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November, 2008


November 17, 2008  4:43 AM

CA goes SaaS route with DR

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

CA jumped into the software as a service (SaaS) game by launching three offerings at CA World. The SaaS offerings include a disaster recovery/business continuity service called CA Instant Recovery On Demand, which...

November 12, 2008  6:31 PM

Recommended reading about EMC Atmos

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Since I've been in the storage industry, I can't think of another product that generated as much hype and interest for as long as EMC's "Maui," now rechristened Atmos for its general release. Now that...


November 11, 2008  11:02 AM

Startup looks to become ‘lingua franca’ of the cloud

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Most of the time when concepts come along like the cloud, they're discussed first from a 30,000 foot, theoretical point of view. As they take shape, though, pragmatic nuances come into play. After looking at a map, you still have to get from point A to point B. The wider economy is dampening some...


November 6, 2008  2:26 PM

Harvard Law School offers clarifications on lost backup tape

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

The Boston Globe reported this morning that an unencrypted backup tape containing personal information on some 21,000 clients of the school's legal clinic has been...


November 6, 2008  1:41 PM

What if the cloud is really a brain?

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

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The idea that the human race has a...


November 5, 2008  12:41 PM

Self-healing disk array maker Atrato names new CEO

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Atrato Inc. made a splash earlier this year with its no-maintenance disk array (which was quickly followed to market by Xiotech's somewhat similar ISE product) and has been relatively...


November 5, 2008  11:55 AM

HP jumps into storage virtualization with midrange arrays

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

HP rolled out the StorageWorks SAN Virtualization Services Platform (SVSP)  this morning, described in a press release as "a network-based storage platform that pools capacity across HP and non-HP storage...


November 4, 2008  4:45 PM

You know things are bad for Sun when…

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

...someone goes to the trouble of creating puppet theater to express the depths of their angst about the company's most recent...

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November 4, 2008  10:25 AM

Overland’s backed up against the wall

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

 Overland Storage is running out of time in its attempt to transform itself from a tape vendor to a disk system vendor.  Overland has been losing money for years, and last quarter's loss of $6.9 million left it with $5.4 million in cash. The vendor is betting its future on the

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November 3, 2008  12:52 PM

ESX and SATA: So happy together?

Tskyers Tory Skyers Profile: Tskyers

I'm a big fan of SAS. I've professed my undying love and devotion to it (at least until solid-state disk becomes just a little more affordable). So why on earth would I be writing about putting VMware's ESX Server on SATA disks?

I was poking around on the...


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