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November, 2009

November 23, 2009  3:31 PM

Data Robotics rolls out self-healing iSCSI SAN for SMBs

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

Data Robotics, the brainchild of BlueArc founder Geoff Barrall, takes another step in moving from the consumer into the SMB networked storage space today with a self-healing iSCSI SAN that allows shared...

November 20, 2009  8:59 AM

11-19-2009 Storage Headlines

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

[display_podcast] (0:23) NetApp's Georgens reports improved revenue; shrugs off EMC-Cisco deal (3:17)

November 18, 2009  9:34 PM

Too much data center traffic throws off MozyHome clients

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Online Backup

Mozy says a high volume of traffic is to blame for a backup monitoring glitch flagged by a MozyHome user on his blog, but the online backup service says it has not lost any customer data. Dan Frith, a technical consultant in Australia, wrote on his blog

November 17, 2009  7:18 PM

Xiotech looks to ‘crank it up a few notches’ with ex-IBM exec

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
storage vendors

Another industry executive has defected to Xiotech Corp., this time from IBM, a little over a month after the company hired a former EMC executive as CEO. Xiotech issued a press release today announcing the appointment of Brian Reagan as senior vice president of marketing and business...

November 16, 2009  5:18 PM

SuperComputing shines spotlight on InfiniBand

Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage networking; high performance computing

SuperComputing 2009 is underway this week at Portland, and that means lots of InfiniBand news around products and OEM deals. QLogic said today it has scored a string of OEM deals for its 40 Gbps InfiniBand devices, bringing its 7300 Series...

November 13, 2009  8:02 AM

11-12-2009 Storage Headlines

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

[display_podcast] (0:23) Microsoft Exchange 2010 adds email archiving and high availability features (2:57)

November 12, 2009  7:08 PM

CA launches mainframe-based encryption key management software

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data security

Claiming its approach to enterprise data security key management will assure users of reliability, CA this week launched a new Encryption Key Manager (EKM) software offering that runs on z/OS mainframe and can manage keys for CA Tape Encryption as well as IBM tape formats. Stefan Kochishan,...

November 12, 2009  3:08 PM

HP buys 3Com, not Brocade

Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage networking

Although Hewlett-Packard spent $2.7 billion to buy 3Com Wednesday largely to make it more competitive with Cisco on the Ethernet switching front, the deal will also have implications for Cisco’s main storage competitor Brocade. First, the deal means HP won’t be buying Brocade – at least...

November 10, 2009  9:58 PM

3PAR, IBM upgrade provisioning features

Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage virtualization; thin provisioning

3PA actually beefed up its storage virtualization and provisioning features today without using the word “thin.” The vendor that pioneered thin provisioning rolled out three applications for automating storage management that work in connection with its

November 10, 2009  9:21 PM

STEC overstock raises red flag about SSD adoption

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
solid state drives, Strategic storage vendors

 SSD supplier STEC's stock price has taken a dive since the vendor reported last Tuesday that EMC will carry over its 2009 inventory of Flash drives into 2010. Shares have fallen almost $9.00 to $13.18 at today's close. According to a report from 

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