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June, 2010


June 30, 2010  4:10 PM

Oracle gives Sun 7000 storage a Fibre Channel option

Posted by: Dave Raffo
Fibre Channel SAN, multiprotocol storage

Oracle upgraded its flagship disk storage platform this week, adding Fibre Channel host connectivity to the Sun Storage 7000 multiprotocol series while doubling down on its SAS disk interface support. Sun originally launched the

June 23, 2010  7:07 PM

HP beefs up convergence, solid state storage with partners

Posted by: Dave Raffo

After two days of trumpeting its own new product launches at HP TechForum, Hewlett-Packard today disclosed new deals with storage and networking partners. Besides its sworn enemy Cisco, all the major...

June 17, 2010  2:27 PM

FalconStor signs up Hitachi Data Systems as dedupe partner

Posted by: Dave Raffo
data deduplication, primary data deduplication, virtual tape library

FalconStor made its virtual tape library and data deduplication partnership with Hitachi Data Systems official today, disclosing that HDS will resell FalconStor’s VTL with dedupe and its File-interface Deduplication Software (FDS) integrated with the HDS Adaptable Modular Storage (AMS) 2000...

June 16, 2010  1:55 PM

Gear6 caches out; Violin Memory scoops up assets

Posted by: Dave Raffo
NAS, solid state storage, storage vendors

Flash memory appliance vendor Violin Memory today said it acquired the assets of failed caching startup Gear6 for an undisclosed price, and plans to add Gear6’s NAS and Memcached software to Violin arrays. Gear6 sold its

June 14, 2010  8:21 PM

Let the primary reduction deals begin

Posted by: Dave Raffo
primary data reduction

IBM is looking to grab primary data reduction vendor Storwize for $140 million, according to Israeli financial news websites Globes and TheMarker. ...

June 11, 2010  5:27 PM

Moving On

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Around the water cooler

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June 8, 2010  8:11 PM

Riverbed: cloud data storage products will come ‘from the ashes’ of Atlas

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Cloud storage

I had a brief conversation last week with Ed Chapman, Riverbed's VP of cloud storage acceleration products, hired away from Cisco in May. Chapman (and senior vice president of marketing and business...

June 7, 2010  10:22 PM

Emulex marries its 10-GigE partner; acquires ServerEngines

Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage networking, storage vendors

Emulex today acquired its 10-Gigabit Ethernet silicon partner ServerEngines for $78 million in cash and eight million shares of Emulex stock to be issued at closing, which could bring the price to around $160 million. The deal is expected to close next month. The Emulex shares would be worth $81...

June 3, 2010  2:47 PM

Symantec addresses concerns and re-org rumors

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
storage vendors

The reorganization of the Storage and Availability Management group within Symantec was the source of widespread speculation in April that the vendor was preparing to divest entirely from the storage busines. Layoffs in the first quarter affected engineers working on


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