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January, 2010

January 29, 2010  4:06 AM

Quantum reveals new OEM dedupe deal, keeps partner secret *UPDATED*

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

Quantum CEO Rick Belluzzo says his company has a new “significant” OEM partner for its data deduplication backup software. Belluzzo refused to name the new partner, saying the partner will make that announcement when it is ready. His revelation came on the same day Fujitsu made a...

January 27, 2010  2:06 PM

SolarWinds sweeps up SRM vendor Tek-Tools

Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage vendors; storage management

IT management software vendor SolarWinds today acquired storage management vendor Tek-Tools for $42 million in cash and stock. SolarWinds executives say by adding Tek-Tools Profiler software, ...

January 26, 2010  8:09 PM

TheInfoPro and Forrester say cloud storage is way overrated

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage market research reports

This will come as no surprise to many of you, some of whom I may have interviewed for my cloud storage feature published this month: two new analyst research reports show that despite the hype around...

January 26, 2010  6:14 PM

Symantec says VMware should update its VSS writer code

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup, Storage and server virtualization

In a followup to my post Monday about VMware and VSS integration issues as pointed out by W. Curtis Preston, Symantec emailed over the following statement from Peter Elliman,...

January 25, 2010  10:02 PM

Backup expert says VMware VSS integration falls short

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup, Storage and server virtualization

Among the updates Symantec announced today to its NetBackup 7.0 and Backup Exec 2010 backup applications are enhancements to the granular backup of applications running in virtual servers, in part...

January 25, 2010  4:21 PM

Coraid grabs CEO, $10 million in funding

Posted by: Dave Raffo
IP SANs; storage arrays

Coraid, which has stayed mostly under the radar with its ATA over Ethernet (AoE) storage systems, is looking to make some noise this year. Coraid today named a new CEO and said it closed a $10...

January 22, 2010  6:48 PM

IBM demonstrates denser tape

Posted by: Dave Raffo
tape backup

IBM wants everybody to know it is still advancing its tape storage systems, even as newer technologies such as

January 22, 2010  9:45 AM

01-21-2010 Storage Headlines

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

[display_podcast] (0:25) Nexsan and FalconStor gun for EMC Data Domain with Dedupe SG 2 data deduplication backup device (1:42)

January 21, 2010  7:45 PM

Seagate results continue optimistic trend for enterprise data storage sales

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
storage vendors

Disk drive maker Seagate Technologies last night reported its earnings for its fiscal second quarter of 2010 (ending on Jan. 10), and the results follow on IBM's storage sales upswing with continued reports of an enterprise storage spending rebound. "Over the course of calendar year 2009 the...

January 20, 2010  4:59 PM

IBM reports increase in storage sales, says it took share

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
storage vendors

During its conference call to report fourth-quarter earnings last night, IBM reported its storage sales were up 1% year-over-year, in line with the cautious optimism about storage sales that has been growing over the last few months. Specific product highlights in storage included Tivoli...

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