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October, 2009

October 12, 2009  7:58 PM

Hitachi implicated in Sidekick outage

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Cloud storage

News broke this morning of an outage for users of the Sidekick mobile smartphone,  in which T-Mobile warned users of the device not to power down their phones, or personal data would be irretrievably lost...

October 12, 2009  3:32 PM

Oracle OpenWorld keynotes emphasize hardware

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

Oracle OpenWorld kicked off yesterday in San Francisco (at the Moscone Center, same place VMWorld was held). Sun Microsystems Chairman and co-founder Scott McNealy and Oracle founder and...

October 9, 2009  2:06 PM

10-08-2009 Storage Headlines

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

I am sick this week, with a croaky voice, so my colleague Chris Griffin kindly filled in for me on this podcast. It's a long'un this week -- plenty of news going out this time of year. [display_podcast] Stories referenced: (

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October 8, 2009  9:04 PM

Google DRAM study turns conventional wisdom on its head…again

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
storage technology research

Remember the research paper Google made a splash with two years ago on disk drive failure rates? The one that showed that most failed drives didn't raise significant SMART flags, failed to find a correlation between temperature and...

October 7, 2009  3:31 PM

Notes from IBM Information Infrastructure Analyst Summit

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
storage vendors

Photobucket An IBM executive panel discusses the changing IT market at...

October 5, 2009  2:34 PM

Will Hewlett-Packard and Brocade tie the knot?

Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage networking; storage vendors

There have been rumors for years that Hewlett-Packard might buy Brocade, and they intensified today after a Wall Street Journal report that Brocade has put itself up for sale. The WSJ cited unidentified sources and obviously none of the companies named would comment, but the article...

October 2, 2009  2:56 PM

10-02-2009 Storage Headlines

Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage vendors

[display_podcast] Stories referenced: (0:29) Xiotech names Alan Atkinson CEO (1:12) HP expands...

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October 1, 2009  3:51 PM

Zmanda spruces up Windows cloud backup

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Cloud storage, data backup

Open-source data backup software company Zmanda Inc. is releasing version 2.0 of its Zmanda Cloud Backup (ZCB) for Windows today. New features include:

  • Geography control - customers can tag data so that it's backed up to a cloud data center in a certain region. For...

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