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February, 2009


February 17, 2009  7:19 PM

Fujitsu transfers hard drive, SSD business to Toshiba



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives, Strategic storage vendors

Toshiba Corp. and Fujitsu Limited today made official what has been long rumored -- Toshiba will take over Fujitsu's hard disk and solid state drive business.

Toshiba will first take an 80% stake in a new company to be created by Fujitsu, while Fujitsu will maintain a 20% stake. The...

February 17, 2009  2:14 PM

Copan archives $18.5M in funding



Posted by: Dave Raffo

Copan Systems won its race against the clock, adding $18.5 million in funding to prove talk of its impending demise was exaggerated. Copan late last year laid off 15% of its staff, gave...


February 13, 2009  5:28 PM

Storage Headlines for 02-12-2009



Posted by: Beth Pariseau

Here are some stories you may have missed this week: [display_podcast] Stories referenced:

  • NetApp feels recession’s sting

  • February 12, 2009  2:52 PM

    NetApp feels recession’s sting



    Posted by: Dave Raffo

    Judging by NetApp's results, the spending slowdown storage vendors feared this year hit hard in January.

    Because NetApp’s last quarter ended Jan. 23 instead of at the end of December, it became the first storage vendor to report earnings that included results from early 2009. And those...


    February 11, 2009  8:47 PM

    Obama stimulus plan offers funding for storage, IT industries



    Posted by: Beth Pariseau
    Storage market research reports

    Although the Senate and House are still hammering out details of the economic stimulus package, the current plan includes provisions that would bring funding to the storage and IT industries.

    Broadband networking investment is one big issue addressed by the stimulus. According to a...


    February 9, 2009  9:42 PM

    NetApp confirms 6% layoffs



    Posted by: Beth Pariseau
    storage vendors

    NetApp Inc. was at the center of some buzz over the weekend among publications that cover corporate financials, after a column in Barron's touched off speculation on Wall St. that NetApp might be about...


    February 9, 2009  8:51 PM

    Cleversafe powers up ‘Storage Internet’ service



    Posted by: Beth Pariseau
    storage service providers

    Startup Cleversafe Inc. is preparing to launch a new online storage service based on its dsNet product, with data centers on each of the three major power grids in the U.S.

    Since coming out of stealth two years ago,


    February 6, 2009  2:52 PM

    Storage Headlines for 02-05-2009



    Posted by: Beth Pariseau
    storage headlines

    Here are some stories you may have missed this week:

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    Stories referenced:

  • NetApp discontinues SMB storage line

  • February 5, 2009  7:55 PM

    EMC expands Iomega NAS platform



    Posted by: Beth Pariseau
    small business storage

    EMC Corp. rolled out a 4 TB home NAS box for the Iomega StorCenter line today, and an EMC official told Storage Soup about other software and hardware updates to come for EMC's SMB, SOHO and consumer products later this year. The Iomega StorCenter Pro ix4-100 is an upmarket successor to the...


    February 5, 2009  4:38 PM

    Apple founder Wozniak joins solid-state drive company



    Posted by: Beth Pariseau
    disk drives, solid state drives

    SSD maker Fusion-io announced today that Apple founder Steve Wozniak has joined it as Chief Scientist. According to a Fusion-io press release, "Wozniak will act as a key technical advisor to the Fusion-io research and development group. He will also work closely with the executive team of...


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