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May, 2010


May 28, 2010  5:27 PM

Reports indicate we’ll see no more Seanodes; is Parascale next?

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

According to a press release circulated this morning by Storage Newsletter, storage software startup Seanodes has sold off its assets to a French VMware distributor called Deletec after filing for bankruptcy last December. The report says...

May 28, 2010  1:11 PM

05-27-2010 Storage Headlines

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

[display_podcast] (0:25) Violin 3000 series pushes SSD capacity pricing toward Fibre Channel SAN (2:45)

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May 27, 2010  1:05 PM

An open source clustered NAS deep dive

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Yesterday I met with execs from a company called Gluster, which is developing an open-source, software-only, scale out NAS system for unstructured data. As we discussed their market, products and competitors, we got into the nitty gritty of their technical differentiation as well – pasted...


May 26, 2010  2:24 PM

HDS: storage sales up, USP down

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Hitachi Data Systems’ latest earnings results show a modest year-over-year increase as the recession fades. They also show an interesting shift in HDS sales towards services and software. Remember when HDS was known as a high-end storage array vendor with little software or services? That’s...


May 25, 2010  7:48 PM

EMC pays up to settle Justice Dept. lawsuit

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

The Justice Dept. today said EMC paid $87.5 million to settle a lawsuit that charged the vendor with false pricing claims and taking part in a kickback scheme with consulting firms who do business with government agencies. The Justice Dept. claims EMC committed fraud by inducing the General...


May 25, 2010  4:10 PM

Iron Mountain boosts LiveVault scalability with version 7

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Saying it's looking to appeal to larger shops with its online data backup service, Iron Mountain Digital released version 7.0 of its LiveVault SaaS product today with new support for multithreaded applications and larger data sets. Previously, LiveVault's "sweet spot" was protecting servers up...


May 21, 2010  7:46 PM

HP to resell DataDirect Networks for HPC

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Hewlett-Packard Co. added another scale-out NAS system to its portfolio yesterday when it announced DataDirect Networks (DDN)'s S2A9900 disk array will be bundled with the Lustre File System resold by the Scalable Computing and Infrastructure (SCI) group within HP. HP began collecting...


May 21, 2010  12:06 PM

05-20-2010 Storage Headlines

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

[display_podcast] (0:26) EMC MozyPro 2.0 adds local backup, remote data backup performance improvements (2:50)

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May 20, 2010  4:21 PM

S3 adds Tier 2 for 10 cents per GB

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Amazon Web Services today added a new offering for its Simple Storage Service (S3) called Reduced Redundancy Storage (RRS). RRS offers users the ability to choose fewer "hops" of object replication among Amazon's facilities for a lower cost per gigabyte. With RRS, objects would survive one complete...


May 19, 2010  2:46 PM

Coraid picks up ZFS NAS trail

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Coraid today added a ZFS-based NAS to its platform of Ethernet SANs. Coraid’s base product is a non-iSCSI IP SAN called EtherDrive based on ATA over Ethernet (AOE), but the vendor has been looking...


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