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September, 2009


September 29, 2009  6:29 PM

Cisco: We’re not abandoning Fibre Channel for FCoE

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Despite its aggressive push of Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), Cisco executives say Fibre Channel will remain its main storage protocol for another five to 10 years and the vendor remains committed...

September 29, 2009  3:57 PM

HP drops roadmap nuggets at StorageWorks TechDay **Updated**

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

The storage blog-and Tweet-o-sphere was abuzz with details provided by HP execs at a private forum in Colorado Springs Monday about the direction of their midrange storage roadmap. Among the tidbits flying about online:

  • HP has added solid-state drive (SSD) support with its most recent...


September 28, 2009  6:41 PM

Symantec sounds alarm on SMB disaster recovery

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Symantec Corp. says the results of a recent worldwide survey of 1,653 small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and those who do business with them show a gap between how these companies perceive their 

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September 25, 2009  7:35 AM

09-24-2009 Storage Headlines

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

[display_podcast] Stories referenced: (0:23) Brocade expands battlefield with Cisco to encompass Data Center Ethernet and FCoE (2:10)

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September 22, 2009  3:24 PM

Data Domain adds cascaded replication

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Data Domain’s first product upgrade since it became part of EMC is a step in the same direction the deduplication specialist was heading before the acquisition. Data Domain today upgraded its operating system with an emphasis on improving its replication capabilities. Data Domain Replicator...


September 21, 2009  7:41 PM

Dell drops $3.9 billion on new services business

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

I realize I'm dating myself here, but I get a kick out of seeing H. Ross Perot Jr. surfacing in the news this morning with the announcement that Dell Inc. has bought his IT services company Perot Systems. Perot is the son of onetime US Presidential candidate H. Ross Perot Sr., who was a prominent...


September 21, 2009  7:32 PM

Backup expert takes issue with Mozy notifications

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Backup expert and Tech Target executive editor W. Curtis Preston Friday wrote on his Backup Central blog about a discovery he made regarding MozyHome online backup service – something he wasn't pleased with. When he switched laptops...


September 18, 2009  3:42 PM

HP adds Samsung SSD option for ProLiant servers

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) continues to play both the server and array sides of the SSD fence, today announcing Samsung SSDs will be supported in its ProLiant servers. According to a Samsung press...

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September 18, 2009  1:12 AM

09-13-2009 Storage Headlines

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

[display_podcast] Stories referenced: (0:24) Oracle aims Sun-based Exadata 2 for OLTP at IBM, Hitachi Data Systems (3:13)

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September 17, 2009  9:44 PM

Pillar insists it’s not putting Intel SSDs ‘in the ditch’

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

A Pillar executive responding to a Computerworld report that the vendor is "kicking Intel's SSD to the curb" says Pillar is still considering Intel as an SSD supplier...


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