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April, 2009

April 30, 2009  8:34 PM

Brocade cuts staff after Foundry integration *UPDATED*

Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage vendors

A week that started happily for Brocade will end with pink slips. Brocade’s OEM deal with IBM for its Foundry switches won’t save the company from laying off a chunk of its...

April 30, 2009  6:48 PM

Emulex: We’re about more than Fibre Channel

Posted by: Dave Raffo
converged networks, fibre channel, storage networking

We don’t know yet what Emulex’s board will do about the takeover offer from Broadcom, but Emulex management hardly seems resigned to becoming the Fibre Channel piece of a larger...

April 30, 2009  3:40 PM

Quantum survives rough fiscal year

Posted by: Dave Raffo
data backup, storage vendors

Quantum completed what its CEO called a “challenging” fiscal year at the end of March, and the fourth quarter was similar to the entire year for the backup vendor. Quantum continued to increase year-over-year disk backup and software sales around its deduplication products while its tape...

April 29, 2009  12:22 PM

HP poaches EMC’s Donatelli *Updated*

Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage vendors

You can scratch Dave Donatelli’s name off the list of possible successors to Joe Tucci at EMC.

There are no signs that Tucci’s departure as CEO is imminent, but people in the storage world occasionally play the “who’s next at EMC” guessing game and Donatelli’s name is almost...

April 28, 2009  2:04 PM

Brocade bags IBM deal for Foundry switches

Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage networking, storage vendors

IBM today confirmed one of the worst kept secrets in IT – it will begin rebranding Brocade’s Foundry Ethernet switches under an OEM arrangement next month. The move is seen as IBM retaliation...

April 27, 2009  6:13 PM

Tandberg files for bankruptcy

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

Tandberg Data, the Norwegian company that sells tape libraries and removable disk drives, filed for bankruptcy in Norway and has been taken over by one of its creditors. Day-to-day operations continue for Tandberg’s U.S. subsidiary, Tandberg Data Corp., and its other subsidiaries as the parent...

April 27, 2009  5:08 PM

Behind the scenes at Carbonite’s online backup service

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

Photobucket Carbonite CEO David Friend in his...

April 24, 2009  4:16 PM

Storage shops vote for efficiency over capacity

Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage vendors

Fears of decreased storage budgets proved real in the first quarter of 2009, as EMC and IBM suffered large dropoffs from their 2008 revenue. Yet smaller and more focused vendors

April 24, 2009  8:06 AM

04-23-2009 Storage Headlines

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

Is it just me, or has this been an insanely busy week in IT news? Here are some highlights in case you had some trouble keeping up with the fire hose. [display_podcast] Stories referenced: (0:25)

April 22, 2009  6:00 PM

Panasas adds solid state to NAS

Posted by: Dave Raffo
NAS, solid state drives


Parallel clustered NAS vendor Panasas is the latest vendor to put solid state drives (SSDs) in it storage...

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