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April, 2009

April 22, 2009  3:59 PM

Seagate boosts low-power RPM

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

Seagate is claiming the world’s first 5900-RPM low-power disk drive today with the 1 TB, 1.5 TB and 2 TB Barracuda LP series. Seagate claimts its internal tests show the series draws 3.0 watts of power when idle and 5.6 watts of power when operating.  Seagate positions the drive...

April 21, 2009  5:27 PM

LSI updates Engenio 7900, talks FCoE *Updated*

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage protocols (FC / iSCSI)

LSI Corp. has updated its Engenio 7900 storage system sold by IBM and others with new support for 8 Gbps FC, boosted capacity, and Seagate's full-disk encryption  encryption services that include key management and firmware features to take...

April 21, 2009  3:02 PM

Broadcom turns up the heat on Emulex

Posted by: Dave Raffo
fibre channel, storage networking

Storage insiders predicted the Oracle-Sun deal would kick off a series of acquisitions, and now today chipmaker Broadcom is making a move on HBA vendor Emulex. Broadcom’s unsolicited offer of...

April 17, 2009  8:24 AM

04-16-2009 Storage Headlines

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

All the news that's fit to read aloud for this week - [display_podcast] Stories referenced:

April 16, 2009  5:32 PM

Samsung adds encryption to consumer SSDs; Dell to ship in notebooks

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives

Samsung is claiming it's the first to ship a consumer solid state drive (SSD) with full-disk encryption (FDE) through a new partnership with security vendor Wave Systems Corp. The 256GB, 128GB, and 64GB SSDs will be available in both 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch form factors. Dell says it will ship the...

April 16, 2009  3:39 PM

FCoE infrastructure coming together

Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage vendors

Cisco provided more details of its Unified Computing System today, including pieces of its FCoE strategy.

The UCS building blocks include 6100 Series Fabric Interconnects, which Cisco calls “FCoE capable.” The UCS Manager sits on the Fabric Interconnects, which can be clustered for...

April 14, 2009  5:37 PM

EMC V-Max: V stands for bigger

Posted by: Dave Raffo
disk arrays

Long before today’s official launch, just about anybody who cares about enterprise storage knew EMC would roll out its new Symmetrix system today during a series of webcasts. Yet EMC never used the word Symmetrix in all its hype about the launch. According to EMC, it was all about the...

April 14, 2009  4:35 PM

EMC launches Symmetrix V-Max, may add spin-down

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk arrays

EMC Corp. had a virtual press conference this morning to announce the new Symmetrix V-Max high-end disk array. DMX-4 will remain on the market, but the new distributed architecture and software...

April 14, 2009  2:13 PM

NetApp to pay $128 million to settle GSA probe

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

In an SEC filing Monday, NetApp disclosed it has paid $128 million to the federal government to settle a Department of Justice probe into its contracting activity with the General Services Administration (GSA)....

April 13, 2009  7:06 PM

SpiderOak offers discount to Carbonite users, says SLAs on the way

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage Software as a Service

When consumer backup SaaS provider Carbonite sued its storage vendor, Promise, for systems Carbonite alleges lost customer data, ESG founder and analyst

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