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November, 2010

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November 29, 2010  5:39 PM

Largest InfiniBand vendors merge; eye converged networks



Posted by: Dave Raffo
mellanox; voltaire; InfiniBand; converged networks

There is one less InfiniBand vendor following today’s merger of the market leaders Mellanox and Voltaire. There is also one larger player to watch in the

November 24, 2010  2:46 PM

Object storage newcomer Scality looks to conquer the cloud



Posted by: Dave Raffo
scality; object storage

A new object storage vendor has thrown its hat in the ring to compete as a cloud storage enabler. Actually, it’s thrown its Ring in the ring. Scality’s Ring technology is targeted at service...


November 23, 2010  7:20 PM

Embattled Overland offers free storage



Posted by: Dave Raffo
overland storage; NAS; tape

Overland Storage is giving customers extra disk and tape storage for no charge as part of a holiday season promotion, while Nasdaq is threatening to bring the vendor a lump of coal for Christmas. Overland initiated two promotions this week, offering customers an additional 4 TB when they...


November 22, 2010  5:20 PM

EMC had no serious rivals for Isilon



Posted by: Dave Raffo
isilon; emc; clustered nas; storage acquistions

Unlike Data Domain and 3PAR, clustered NAS vendor Isilon received a $2 billion-plus acquisition offer without benefit of a bidding way. EMC made the only offers for Isilon leading to the $2.25 billion deal...

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November 19, 2010  8:15 PM

IBM shares peek at shared-nothing cluster technology



Posted by: Dave Raffo
cloud, data warehousing, GPFS, hadoop, ibm

IBM won the Supercomputing 2010 HPC Storage Challenge this week with a technology designed for signifcantly improvement performance of running analytics and queries for large data sets as well as cloud applications. Developed at IBM Research Almaden, the General Parallel File System-Shared...


November 19, 2010  3:09 PM

Dell loses ground in storage, despite EqualLogic success



Posted by: Dave Raffo
dell, emc, iSCSI SAN

Last quarter was a rocky one for Dell’s storage business. Dell lost its protracted bidding war against Hewlett-Packard for 3PAR – upsetting its storage partner EMC – and its revenue growth for the...


November 16, 2010  10:40 PM

BridgeStor looks to optimize SMB storage



Posted by: Dave Raffo
SMB storage; deduplication; thin provisioning; storage virtualization

Startup BridgeStor came out of stealth today with a series of application-aware appliances that perform


November 16, 2010  5:00 PM

Violin adds NFS cache with Gear6 software



Posted by: Dave Raffo
nas acceleration; Flash cache; solid state drives

Violin Memory today rolled out caching software based on its acquisition of Gear6 assets, adding a NAS acceleration product to go with its Flash-based SAN memory arrays....


November 15, 2010  1:22 PM

EMC grabs Isilon for $2.25 billion



Posted by: Dave Raffo
emc, isilon, scale-out NAS

Following a month of speculation, EMC today said it has agreed to acquire Isilon for $2.25 billion and pegged the scale-out NAS vendor’s portfolio as a key addition to its cloud storage...


November 11, 2010  8:36 PM

Nirvanix CEO: We’re the cloudiest of them all



Posted by: Dave Raffo
cloud storage; Nirvanix; Amazon S3

Nirvanix picked up $10 million in funding this week and hired a new CEO, who said his new company’s biggest selling point is its sole focus is on cloud storage. Nirvanix CEO Scott Genereuxsaid unlike competitors such as Amazon, EMC Atmos, Iron Mountain Inc., Microsoft and Rackspace,...


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