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December, 2009


December 23, 2009  3:18 PM

Exanet gets money, seeks buyer



Posted by: Dave Raffo

Clustered NAS vendor Exanet has received a lifeline of cash intended to keep it alive long enough to get acquired, according to Israeli business newspaper Globes. Globes reports Exanet’s shareholders put up...

December 22, 2009  4:50 PM

Overland’s woes continue



Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage vendors; backup, storage vendors; data backup; NAS

Struggling tape vendor Overland Storage is battling to keep its listing on the Nasdaq Stock Market despite missing its Dec. 14 deadline to get its minimum value of shares above $15 million. Overland last Friday night requested an appeal before a Nasdaq Hearings Panel, automatically delaying the...


December 21, 2009  4:33 PM

The storage industry’s holiday wish list



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data storage management

Last Friday we published our annual "What to buy a geek for the holidays" story, which included advice from a panel of geek experts on what types of gadgets non-technical types can impress them with this...


December 18, 2009  9:22 PM

Rumblings about problems with Dell/MessageOne — UPDATE 2



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data compliance and archiving, Storage Software as a Service, storage vendors

This morning, analyst David Ferris of Ferris Research sent out a note to subscribers of his Ferris News Service relating rumors that "something is rotten in Denmark" with Dell's SaaS email archiving subsidiary MessageOne. According to Ferris's note--

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December 18, 2009  5:02 PM

Adaptec’s on the block



Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage vendors

After more than two years of trying to push out Adaptec CEO Sundi Sundaresh, minority investor Steel Partners finally succeeded Thursday. Sundaresh resigned and Steel Partners installed its managing directors John Quicke as acting CEO and president with the intention of selling Adaptec. The...


December 18, 2009  8:07 AM

12-17-2009 Storage Headlines



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Podcasts

[display_podcast] Last podcast before the holiday break. Hope everybody has a safe and happy holiday and a great New Year! (0:24)EMC upgrades Symmetrix V-Max arrays, thin provisioning


December 15, 2009  8:39 PM

Virtual Instruments offers SOS-4-SAN service



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Fibre Channel SANs

Virtual Instruments, a spinoff from optic communication and test and measurement equipment maker Finisar, is packaging its VirtualWisdom and NetWisdom tools into an "emergency SAN troubleshooting service" called SOS-4-SAN. Virtual Instruments created the NetWisdom software (along with...


December 14, 2009  8:13 PM

Broadcom jumps into FCoE fray, without Emulex



Posted by: Dave Raffo

Broadcom, which failed in its bid to buy Emulex for its Fibre Channel over Etherenet (FCoE) stack earlier this year, is planning to demonstrate FCoE functionality on its...


December 11, 2009  9:21 PM

HP and HDS say automated tiered storage is on the way in 2010



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data storage management, disk arrays, solid state drives

It's that time of year again, the time when we take stock of the past 12 months and look ahead to what's coming in the New Year. This week, a topic on many minds was automated tiered storage in the wake of EMC's shipment of version 1 of its long-awaited


December 11, 2009  9:41 AM

12-10-2009 Storage Headlines



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Podcasts

[display_podcast] (0:22) EMC releases first version of FAST for automated tiered storage (1:21) Seagate's...

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