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December, 2008


December 15, 2008  12:43 PM

Deduping slows but doesn’t stop data growth

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

While most organizations are likely planning to trim their IT budgets next year, a lot of them are also no doubt finding that cutting storage capacity will be difficult if not impossible. Take Victaulic...

December 15, 2008  9:41 AM

HDS adds solid-state drives to USP disk arrays

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Bringing up the rear among major vendors pledging support for solid-state drives (SSD), Hitachi Data Systems today said it would ship SSDs in its enterprise Universal Storage Platform and midrange USP-VM disk arrays in the first quarter of next year. HDS did not reveal any partners for the SSDs...


December 11, 2008  4:28 PM

Shoah Foundation tames 8 PB with tape and automation

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Add this as a point in the 'tape' column if you're scoring the ancient debate at home. The Shoah Foundation, founded by Stephen Spielberg to preserve Holocaust...


December 11, 2008  2:48 PM

The vagaries of disaster recovery, cont’d

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Last week, Tory Skyers wrote a post about the unforeseen complexities of disaster recovery after his PC's motherboard fried. This week, I had an interesting discussion...


December 9, 2008  4:26 PM

NetApp discontinues replication app

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

NetApp today quietly pulled the plug on its SnapMirror for Open Systems (SMOS) heterogeneous data replication software, acquired from startup Topio for $160 million in 2006. In a press release posted on...


December 9, 2008  1:55 PM

Pillar pledges SSD support in 2009

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Pillar's CEO Mike Workman dropped by our office today, and said that while Pillar retains its earlier reservations about SSDs not being best utilized behind a network loop, the company will support...


December 9, 2008  7:31 AM

EMC and Dell extend partnership, add NAS

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

With sales of EMC storage systems sold through Dell on the decline, EMC CEO Joe Tucci declared last October "there's a lot more we could and should be doing together" to strengthen the EMC-Dell...


December 8, 2008  6:05 PM

IDC report shows steady storage sales in third quarter, some warning signs

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

IDC's quarterly tracker numbers for the third quarter of 2008 show disk storage and storage software sales holding steady at a time when many industries are feeling the effects of recession. According to an IDC press...

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December 3, 2008  5:28 PM

Users look increasingly to storage virtualization as data grows, analyst says

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

I had an interesting conversation today with TheInfoPro's managing director of storage research Rob Stevenson about the results of his firm's latest survey of 250 Fortune 1000 and midsize enterprise storage users. Fortune 1000 users surveyed by TIP cited block virtualization as having the...


December 1, 2008  4:55 PM

Overland gets $9 million in financing, expects more

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Overland Storage's employees and partners received an early Thanksgiving present last Wednesday when the struggling tape and disk vendor secured financing for up to $9 million of its domestic accounts receivable. Marquette Commercial Finance will finance Overland's accounts receivable. Accounts...


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