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July, 2009


July 17, 2009  12:43 PM

HP acquires scale-out NAS vendor Ibrix



Posted by: Dave Raffo
scale-out NAS; storage vendors

Hewlett-Packard today acquired its clustered file system partner Ibrix, which is best known for selling its Fusion software through partners to studios that make animated movies. HP did not disclose financial terms of the deal. Its press release said the transaction will likely close within 30...

July 17, 2009  8:20 AM

07-16-2009 Storage Headlines



Posted by: Beth Pariseau

It's that time of the week again... [display_podcast] Stories referenced: (0:28) IBM adds thin provisioning to DS8000, asynchronous mirroring to XIV Storage System (2:26)


July 16, 2009  8:49 PM

Copan CEO spins out after rocky year



Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage vendors; archiving; disk arrays

Mark Ward has stepped down as CEO of Copan Systems after three-and-a-half year on the job, but the executive team says it’s “business as usual” for the MAID pioneer and archiving vendor. A Copan executive responded to calls about Ward’s status by delivering a statement from the board...


July 15, 2009  8:18 PM

Widespread IT staffing cuts this year, according to new survey



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage market research reports

A new survey of some 200 IT executives across a dozen vertical markets by IT research firm Computer Economics found that 46% of respondents plan to reduce headcount this year, while 27% plan to...


July 15, 2009  12:46 PM

3PAR blames poor sales on tight budgets



Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage vendors; disk arrays

If 3PAR’s results are an indication, storage spending failed to show any signs of a rebound last quarter. 3Par Tuesday afternoon said its revenue for last quarter was below its previous forecast, and down from the previous quarter. The storage systems vendor disclosed that it expects to report...


July 13, 2009  8:20 PM

EMC makes virtual provisioning free



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk arrays

Call it a Lutheran Reformation for the 21st century. This time, instead of 95 theses nailed to a church door to challenge the Catholic Church, EMC customer and blogger Martin Glassborow posted one thesis on his...


July 10, 2009  3:55 PM

Even without Data Domain, NetApp has backup dedupe options



Posted by: Dave Raffo

NetApp came up short to EMC in its bid for Data Domain, but people in the storage industry expect there will still be an acquisition in NetApp’s future. In the swirl of speculation, NetApp is...


July 9, 2009  9:07 PM

WhipTail claims superior SSD scalability, price



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
solid state drives

WhipTail Technologies, a spinoff from IT solutions provider TheAdmins, launched a 6 TB SSD appliance this week for a cost...


July 9, 2009  1:23 PM

Broadcom quits knocking on Emulex’s door *UPDATED*



Posted by: Dave Raffo
converged networks, Fibre Channel SANs, storage networking

It turns out Broadcom can take a hint after all. After Emulex repeatedly spurned its acquisition offers, Broadcom today threw in the towel and said it will walk away. However, the Ethernet-chip maker may not be giving up on buying a storage company altogether. "Although we were unable to...


July 9, 2009  8:04 AM

07-09-2009 Storage Headlines



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Podcasts

[display_podcast] Stories referenced: (0:23) EMC acquires Data Domain for $2.1B after NetApp drops bid


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