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October, 2010


October 29, 2010  5:27 PM

Oracle makes Virtual Storage Manager bigger, SAS-friendly

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Oracle this week made its first enhancement to the StorageTek Virtual Storage Manager (VSM) since it acquired Sun, adding a second disk tier option to the mainframe virtual tape library (VTL). The StorageTek Virtual Library Extension (VLE) is a tier of 7,200 RPM SAS drives that lets the VTL...

October 28, 2010  3:34 PM

Quantum still digging out of dedupe hole left by EMC

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Quantum has aggressively chased the data deduplication disk backup market over the past year with a complete product refresh of systems beginning with SMBs and stretching to the

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October 27, 2010  2:15 PM

Compellent plans to pump up Storage Center

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Compellent is preparing a major refresh of its SAN systems by the end of the quarter, CEO Phil Soran said Tuesday on the vendor’s earnings report conference call. Soran didn’t give specifics on the launch, but called it “the largest, most comprehensive hardware and software release in our...


October 21, 2010  7:34 PM

Isilon reports strong quarter, perhaps its last

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

If Isilon is for sale as many believe, then the scale-out NAS vendor’s most recent financial...


October 19, 2010  7:10 PM

CommVault looks to go beyond backup with Simpana 9

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

While Simpana 9 gained attention mostly for its source data deduplication and array-based snapshot...


October 18, 2010  3:08 PM

Is Isilon the next acquistion target?

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Nobody knows if Isilon Systems will be the next storage vendor to get acquired, but it’s clear that Isilon executives want to be the next. The scale-out NAS vendor has hired a firm to explore a sale, and has been linked with just about every large storage vendor since Hewlett-Packard gobbled up...


October 15, 2010  3:19 PM

Iomega plans SSDs for NAS

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Iomega is getting into high-performance Flash. The first step is a portable drive for consumers and SMBs it will begin shipping next month. The next step is adding solid state drives (SSDs) to its

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October 15, 2010  2:56 PM

Oracle-EMC deal unlikely

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

EMC and Oracle shared a lot of headlines this week. Two days ago, EMC brought out its Greenplum Data Computing Appliance that will take on

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October 14, 2010  12:32 PM

Overland snaps up MaxiScale for mini-price

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Overland Storage today picked up the intellectual property of failed clustered file system startup MaxiScale, and Overland CTO Geoff Barrall said the technology will enable the vendor to deliver...


October 8, 2010  1:32 PM

QLogic flexes its converged network muscles

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

QLogic this week sought to raise the bar for network convergence products. The vendor launched its third-generation 10-Gigabit Ethernet converged network adapter (CNA) and NIC, and its first converged LAN-on-motherboard (cLOM) chip. The products can help nudge the industry toward

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