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February, 2010


February 18, 2010  3:32 PM

NetApp’s Georgens: Mulitprotocol storage hot, tiering not so



Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage management, storage vendors, unified storage

NetApp appears to be the big winner in storage sales at the end of 2009 as spending picked up after a slow year. NetApp Wednesday reported $1.01 billion in revenue for last quarter. Its product revenue increased 17% over the last year, while larger rivals EMC and Hewlett-Packard had year-over-year...

February 16, 2010  10:21 PM

New Seagate and Toshiba SAS drives push further into FC territory



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives

Toshiba today rolled out the first product to come from the hard drive business it acquired from Fujitsu last year: a 600 GB 2.5-inch SAS hard disk drive. Last week,


February 16, 2010  3:50 PM

HP refreshes and renames MSA, LeftHand platfroms



Posted by: Dave Raffo
disk arrays, Fibre Channel SANs, iSCSI SAN

This should be a busy year for Hewlett-Packard storage, with upgrades expected to each of its major SAN array platforms. HP started that process today by launching two new systems at the low-end of its storage portfolio – the Modular Smart Array (MSA) platform for SMBs, workgroups and branch...


February 12, 2010  5:45 PM

What to Buy a Geek — Valentine’s Day Edition



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Around the water cooler

Geek Love, originally uploaded by Foxy Kitsuneko Each year around the holidays, we put...


February 12, 2010  9:59 AM

02-11-2010 Storage Headlines



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Podcasts

[display_podcast] (0:24) Dell wants Exanet; deal not done yet (1:47)


February 8, 2010  7:51 PM

Dell wants Exanet; deal not done yet



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
clustered NAS, storage vendors

Dell today confirmed it has made an offer to acquire the assets of bankrupt scale-out NAS vendor Exanet and is waiting for approval from a court in Isreal, where Exanet is based. The Israeli financial newspaper


February 5, 2010  6:28 PM

Isilon makes it into the (light) black



Posted by: Dave Raffo
clustered NAS, storage vendors

NAS vendor Isilon recorded its first profitable quarter to end 2009, three years after becoming a public company. It didn’t make it by much, but it was a milestone nonetheless. Isilon reported net income of $140,000 for the quarter, or income of $1.6 million on a non-GAAP basis with...


February 5, 2010  11:37 AM

02-03-2010 Storage Headlines



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Podcasts

[display_podcast] (0:25) NetApp discontinues development on NearStore virtual tape library (3:10)


February 4, 2010  5:49 PM

CommVault plans to go further with deduplication, cloud features



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Cloud storage, data deduplication, storage vendors

CommVault added block-level data deduplication to its Simpana data protection and management suite at the start of 2009, and introduced


February 3, 2010  10:20 PM

Nexenta CEO: It doesn’t matter what Oracle does with ZFS



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
storage vendors

Oracle laid out its strategy for Sun's product lines last week, following the approval of the $7.4 billion deal by European regulators. It was met with dismay in some corners of the IT world, including some


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