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February, 2010

February 26, 2010  4:05 PM

EMC shifts Ionix data center management software to VMware

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

EMC has sold its Ionix data center management software to VMware -- which EMC owns controlling interest of -- for $200 million. The software VMware acquired includes Server Configuration Manager (formerly Configuresoft), FastScale, Application Discovery Manager (formerly nLayers), and Service...

February 26, 2010  9:30 AM

02-25-2010 Storage Headlines

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

(0:24) Iron Mountain Digital spends $112 million on Mimosa Systems for on-premise data archiving (1:54)

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February 24, 2010  4:16 PM

Deleted scenes from Q&A with EMC’s Frank Slootman

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data deduplication, disk-based backup, storage vendors

This morning we published a Q&A with EMC backup and recovery division president and former Data Domain CEO Frank Slootman on our site. However, not all of our conversation...

February 24, 2010  1:39 PM

SGI buys Copan for $2M

Posted by: Dave Raffo
archiving, disk arrays, storage vendors

Copan has finally found a buyer, at the fire-sale price of $2 million. SGI said Tuesday night it picked up Copan’s assets in a foreclosure sale, including its product portfolio and “select” employees, and will maintain the MAID vendor’s Longmont, CO, headquarters. Copan has been on...

February 23, 2010  11:37 PM

Data storage and computing history at the Museum of Science

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

This past Sunday, a friend of mine and I took a trip to a staple of most New England childhoods (mine included): Boston's Museum of Science. As we explored the exhibits, a surprising number of which remain unchanged since I was a kid, an exhibit called "

February 23, 2010  7:25 PM

Tandberg aims disk with deduplication at SMBs

Posted by: Dave Raffo
data deduplication, disk-based backup

Tandberg Data is getting into the data deduplication game for SMBs with a new application for NAS and removable disk systems, with the help of a little-known dedupe developer. Tandberg today...

February 23, 2010  1:34 PM

Brocade’s Foundry business flounders

Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage networking, storage vendors

It’s been a little over a year since Brocade completed its $2.6 billion acquisition of Foundry Networks, and the Ethernet thing isn’t working so well so far. Brocade reported $97.1 million in revenue from Ethernet switches last quarter, down 26% from the previous quarter. That caused...

February 22, 2010  9:21 PM

Iron Mountain and Mimosa — A canary in the cloud?

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

Iron Mountain's $112 million acquisition of Mimosa Systems today is an admission by Iron Mountain that the concept of cloud archiving is not yet ripe. Iron Mountain bought Mimosa as an on-premise...

February 22, 2010  2:43 PM

Iron Mountain to acquire Mimosa Systems for $112 million

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

Iron Mountain Inc. today said it intends to acquire data archiving software vendor Mimosa Systems for $112 million in cash, subject to closing adjustments. Iron Mountain already...

February 18, 2010  10:38 PM

HP adds QLogic switches; looks for storage rebound

Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage networking, storage vendors

It’s no secret that the relationship between Hewlett-Packard and Cisco has deteriorated now that Cisco is selling its own server product, the Unified Computing System (UCS). Like IBM and Dell, HP has been lining up other Fibre Channel and Ethernet switch partners, including a

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