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December, 2008

December 22, 2008  1:08 PM

NetApp brushes up change management tool

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data storage management

On the heels of the addition of a change management tool to Symantec's CommandCentral SRM software, NetApp last week released version 5.0 of SANScreen, the change management application it acquired by buying Onaro. Among the updates, according to an email from Steve Cohen, Product Marketing...

December 19, 2008  4:40 PM

W. Curtis Preston let go by GlassHouse

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

I have just spoken with backup guru Curtis Preston, who confirmed that GlassHouse let him go at 9:30 this morning.  He said there was talk of a drive toward profitability and cutting costs. But I'm wondering if there's something else behind it. I'm amazed GlassHouse would let someone of Preston's...

December 19, 2008  2:08 PM

Avid’s approach to video storage

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

Photobucket Bill Moren, senior product manager, storage for...

December 19, 2008  1:58 PM

NFSv4.1 approved as proposed standard

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

NFS 4.1, which contains the specs for parallel NFS (pNFS), has officially been approved as a proposed standard, according to a blog post by

December 19, 2008  11:54 AM

Brocade acquires Foundy, but not its CEO

Posted by: Dave Raffo

Brocade finally closed on its $2.6 billion acquisition of Foundry Networks today, and added more Ethernet expertise by hiring a new CTO and senior VP of products and offerings from outside Foundry. Dave...

December 18, 2008  10:48 AM

Sun repackages data center products and services

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

Yesterday I met with Amy O'Connor, who has recently been named VP of services for Sun Microsystems. She told me about new product and services packages Sun would launch today. We also had an interesting discussion about the state of Sun and its services division. The announcement made today was...

December 18, 2008  10:24 AM

Storage spending slowing already

Posted by: Dave Raffo

The spending slowdown most storage industry people are expecting to hit in 2009 has already begun, according to new research from TheInfoPro...

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December 17, 2008  4:21 PM

Brocade set to close Foundry acquisition

Posted by: Dave Raffo

Brocade cleared its final hurdle to its $2.6 billion acquisition of Ethernet networking firm Foundry Networks today when Foundry's shareholders approved the deal. In Brocade's release announcing the approval, the Fibre Channel switch vendor said it expects to close the deal Thursday. Brocade also...

December 16, 2008  3:30 PM

Everything you always wanted to know about data backup but were afraid to ask

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup

Who you gonna call...

December 15, 2008  2:23 PM

Latest addition to the storage swag collection

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Around the water cooler

A while back I did a riveting post for this blog covering my collection of storage s.w.a.g. (stuff we all get) picked up in my travels through the storage industry. I thought I'd follow up with a...

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