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July, 2010


July 30, 2010  1:05 PM

Quantum still taking its lumps

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Quantum’s strategy for breaking its sales slump is to think small. That means a large steady stream of smaller deals rather than relying on a handful of big deals. Quantum CEO Rick Belluzzo says the vendor made some large deals with its

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July 29, 2010  2:48 PM

IBM grabs Storwize for primary compression

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IBM made its long-rumored acquisition of primary data compression vendor Storwize today. Word first got out more than a month ago that IBM would pay $140 million for the privately held...


July 28, 2010  1:17 PM

Startup targets laptop backup

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Druva Software is in the process of moving headquarters from India to the U.S. with designs on conquering the laptop backup world. Druva last week released its inSync 4.0 backup software, which the...


July 26, 2010  4:45 PM

Oracle makes first Sun tape library upgrade

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In April, Oracle executives promised their largest Sun StorageTek tape customers enhancements that would help them scale their enterprise libraries to keep up with rapid data growth. Today they...


July 22, 2010  4:14 PM

Overland adds tape library, SnapServer NAS

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Overland Storage today took the next steps in its rejuvenation plan by rolling out larger versions of its LTO tape library and SnapServer multiprotocol storage system. The NEO 8000e scales to 3 PB of...


July 21, 2010  12:46 PM

Zetta counts on replication driving cloud adoption

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Zetta added disaster recovery to its enterprise NAS on-demand service by opening a second data center and giving customers the option of replicating between the two. Zetta launched its On-Demand...

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July 20, 2010  4:48 PM

Newcomer Actifio targets ‘unified protection,’ data management

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Remember AppIQ, the SRM startup that Hewlett-Packard acquired in 2005? Well, AppIQ’s founders Ash Ashutosh and David Chang are back with another startup. This time, they’re looking to help manage...


July 20, 2010  1:09 AM

Dell buys Ocarina, plans dedupe across its storage portfolio

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Dell bought its primary deduplication OEM partner Ocarina Networks today before it even integrated Ocarina’s technology into Dell storage. Dell last month hinted at an OEM deal with Ocarina when a Dell storage executive was quoted in a press release Ocarina put out about its OEM product....


July 19, 2010  2:36 PM

Does Nimble dedupe?

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Nimble Storage Thursday came out of stealth with a storage system that the startup’s executives said combines primary storage with deduplication for backup in the same device. It makes sense that...


July 13, 2010  6:53 PM

CommVault says its sales took a hit last quarter

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

After a couple of strong quarters with its Simpana backup and storage management software fueled by data deduplication, CommVault sales tumbled last quarter. CommVault today gave preliminary revenue results for last quarter of approximately $66.3 million, below the approximately $71.7 million...


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