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October, 2009


October 30, 2009  9:11 AM

10-29-2009 Storage Headlines



Posted by: Beth Pariseau

[display_podcast] (0:23) Signs point to licensing problems as Apple discontinues ZFS development (2:18)

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October 29, 2009  4:03 PM

FalconStor expands cloud hype with HyperFS



Posted by: Dave Raffo
file systems; cloud storage

FalconStor Software is preparing its cloud strategy around a new file system it developed in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Executives on the vendor’s earnings call Wednesday evening described HyperFS as a storage...


October 29, 2009  3:27 PM

Emerging vendors take a SaaS approach to storage reporting



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

Two startups are taking a software-as-a-service (SaaS) approach to reporting on storage assets. Storage Fusion Ltd, a UK company spun off by a private investment firm last year, claims to be reporting on storage environments of up to 60 PB, and signed...


October 28, 2009  5:13 PM

Thales launches key manager, gets support from Brocade and HDS



Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage security

The encryption technology from defunct Neoscale is alive and well, and – after winding its way about Europe – shipping in a key management appliance that Hitachi Data Systems has started reselling. A few years back, Neoscale, Decru (now part of NetApp) and a few others were part of what was...


October 28, 2009  2:12 PM

Quantum: ‘Our strategy is working’



Posted by: Dave Raffo
data backup; data deduplication; storage vendors

Quantum execs are using their results from last quarter as evidence that the vendor can survive – and perhaps thrive – without EMC as a data deduplication partner. Quantum reported a strong increase in disk and data deduplication revenue last quarter, the first since EMC’s $2.1 billion...


October 27, 2009  7:15 PM

Emulex leads its convergence strategy with Ethernet



Posted by: Dave Raffo
fcoe, storage networking

Emulex used its analyst day today to officially roll out its OneConnect Universal Converged Network Adapters (UCNAs) and underscore its strategy of taking a 10-Gigabit Ethernet path to converged Fibre Channel and Ethernet networks. Emulex said the


October 27, 2009  1:50 PM

Industry bloggers debate dedupe to tape



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data deduplication, tape data storage

It just wouldn't be the storage industry if there weren't technical debates popping up on a daily basis. One that caught my eye today is an ongoing conversation between some storage bloggers about data deduplication to


October 27, 2009  10:37 AM

LiveDrive looks to hop across the pond with online data backup



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Online Backup

U.K.-based LiveDrive, a competitor to consumer online backup services like MozyHome and Carbonite, is getting U.S. distribution thanks to a new partnership with LifeBoat Distribution. Online marketing...


October 23, 2009  7:38 AM

10-22-2009 Storage Headlines



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Podcasts

[display_podcast] Stories referenced: (0:22) Cloud storage provider Zetta looks to replace production network-attached storage (3:30)


October 21, 2009  8:58 PM

TIP: 2010 storage spending outlook slightly optimistic



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage market research reports

A report released this week by TheInfoPro says 2010 storage spending will probably be an improvement over 2009, but that's not saying much. The numbers released this week are the result of interviews with Fortune 1000 storage professionals, according to the TIP report. Out of 252...


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