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October, 2009


October 20, 2009  7:07 PM

Email archiving vendor sues Gartner over Magic Quadrant

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Claiming that Gartner's Magic Quadrant vendor-ranking reports constitute "disparaging, false/misleading, and unfair statements" about its email archiving product that have done damage to its sales prospects, ZL Technologies Inc. said today that it filed suit May 29 in US District Court in San...

October 20, 2009  3:35 PM

QLogic ‘swipes’ another FCoE win

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Another piece of the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) puzzle was put in place today when IBM said it will ship QLogic’s 8142 converged network adapters (CNAs) inside the Power Systems server platform for native FCoE connectivity. IBM’s p Series servers run Unix and Linux operating...


October 19, 2009  4:24 PM

Data Domain rolls out new midrange dedupe boxes

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Continuing its strategy of upgrading its data deduplication appliances with faster processors and larger drives, EMC’s Data Domain rolled out bigger and faster midrange boxes today. Data Domain’s...


October 16, 2009  6:13 PM

SNW chatter: primary dedupe, scale-out NAS, cloud offerings expanding

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Heard and overheard at SNW: Get ready for a mini-wave of block-based primary deduplication/compression products. Perhaps the most ambitious primary dedupe product is WhipTail Technologies new Racerunner solid state disk appliances, which will ship with Exar’s Hifn BitWackr deduplication...


October 16, 2009  3:54 PM

CommVault fires back at EMC’s Slootman

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Former Data Domain CEO Frank Slootman, now president of EMC's data backup and recovery division, sat down for a Q&A with SearchDataBackup.com that's been getting some attention from the...


October 16, 2009  7:25 AM

10-15-2009 Storage Headlines

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Another busy week, and I make my triumphant (if slightly raspy) return to the podcast. [display_podcast] (0:23)

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October 15, 2009  1:33 PM

Microsoft says it has recovered Sidekick data

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

The Sidekick data-loss debacle may be drawing to a close. According to a post on

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October 14, 2009  8:51 PM

New standards emerge for power consumption testing and SAS connectivity

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

In a week chock full of product news from Storage Networking World (SNW) and elsewhere, some new standards have slipped in under the radar that may become important once the dust settles. The first of these is the announcement of a new Storage Performance Council (SPC) benchmark for testing the...


October 14, 2009  8:40 PM

Quantum: EMC customers still want us

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Quantum’s chief marketing officer said it was news to her that EMC customer are swapping out Quantum’s deduplication software installed on EMC Disk Libraries, as EMC division president Frank...


October 13, 2009  8:28 PM

EMC denies blog claim that its SAN was involved in Sidekick outage

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

EMC officials are saying today that a new blog post, which cites an anonymous source as saying an EMC

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