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January, 2010

January 19, 2010  8:31 PM

EMC adds high-density Clariion configurations, ‘high end’ and ‘midrange’ distinctions blur

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk arrays, storage vendors

EMC launched a news midrange Clariion model today, the High Density Clariion CX-4. The new storage frame can hold up to 390 disks in three rack units and supports 2 TB 7200 RPM and 5400 RPM SATA drives, or a combination of SATA drives and up to 60 solid-state drives (SSD). The new Clariions...

January 15, 2010  4:12 PM

FalconStor suffers from OEM woes

Posted by: Dave Raffo

HBA vendors QLogic and Emulex say sales last quarter exceeded their expectations, and Wall Street analysts are predicting good numbers for storage systems vendors. But not every storage vendor finished 2009 strong. FalconStor Software said it finished 2009 below its forecast due to a poor fourth...

January 15, 2010  1:06 PM

Looking ahead to the Consumerization of IT and virtualization in 2010

Posted by: Tskyers
Cloud storage, small business storage, Storage and server virtualization

After enjoying the last couple of hours of 2009 with my family, I thought how fitting it would be to end the year with a post! I've been incredibly busy this year and my lack of posts really shows it, one would think I forgot my login or something. In that time, however, there has been no lack...

January 15, 2010  11:01 AM

Week of 01-11-2010 Storage Headlines

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

[display_podcast] Stories mentioned: (0:26) HP plans LeftHand iSCSI storage-area network virtual storage appliance for Microsoft Hyper-V (2:25)

January 14, 2010  4:26 PM

Something’s brewing with NetApp, VMware and Cisco

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage and server virtualization, storage vendors

A website went up today taking registrations for a web conference being put on Jan. 26th by NetApp Inc., VMware Inc., and Cisco Systems Inc., a coalition that looks similar to the VCE alliance announced...

January 13, 2010  6:59 PM

Google makes cloud storage move

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Cloud storage, storage vendors

There's been some commotion this week about the announcement from Google that you can now use Google Docs to upload and manage any file type, with support for uploads up to 250 MB in size, total free storage space of 1 GB, and additional storage for $0.25 per GB per year. With...

January 13, 2010  2:00 PM

Dell launches 6-gig SAS enclosures

Posted by: Dave Raffo
disk arrays, disk drives

Dell is taking a bottom-up approach to 6 Gbps SAS, beginning with its low-end PowerVault MDS1200 and MD1220 direct attached storage (DAS) systems. Dell launched the two 6-gig SAS systems today along with three 6-gig SAS controllers for storage and Dell servers. The new generation of SAS...

January 12, 2010  7:13 PM

Enterprise data storage and IT industries place more bets for 2010

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage market research reports


January 12, 2010  2:09 PM

Emulex, QLogic sales indicate splurge in storage spending *UPDATED*

Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage vendors; storage networking

Emulex offered the first hard evidence that storage spending picked up at the end of 2009, a year in which storage spending overall dropped significantly. And its HBA rival QLogic served up the second piece of evidence. Emulex Monday evening said revenue from the fourth quarter would be around...

January 8, 2010  1:37 PM

Dot Hill gives new software a hard sell

Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage arrays; storage management; data protection

Dot Hill Systems has ambitious plans for software it will acquire from Cloverleaf Communications for $12 million. Dot Hill executives discussed those plans during a conference call Thursday night. The short answer to what Dot Hill expects to do with Cloverleaf’s Intelligent Storage Network...

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