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December 23, 2010  3:13 PM

i365 involved in New Orleans backup failure

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

New Orleans is no stranger to natural disasters that emphasize the need for a good disaster recovery plan. But people in the city are struggling to deal with a

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December 20, 2010  7:32 PM

Cloud storage gateway startup Nasuni gets a visit from Santa VCs

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

The multi-billion dollar acquisitions of 3PAR and Isilon this year made a lot of money for those vendors’...


December 15, 2010  6:24 PM

IBM, STEC seek to make MLC solid state an enterprise play

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

IBM is bringing STEC multi-level cell (MLC) solid state drives into the enterprise, and the word from STEC is that others will follow soon. SSD supplier STEC today said IBM is using its ZeusIOPS MLC flash...


December 13, 2010  9:30 PM

Sepaton prepares enterprise cloud backup model

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Backing up to the cloud started mainly as an option for smaller companies, but enterprise backup vendors see it moving up into the enterprise.

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December 13, 2010  1:02 PM

Dell wraps up Compellent deal, acquires storage array vendor

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Dell made it official today. It is buying Compellent for $820 million, and expects the deal to close early next year. Dell and Compellent said last Thursday that they were in advanced...

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December 9, 2010  3:15 PM

Dell says it wants Compellent for $876 million

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Dell today said it is serious about buying Compellent Technologies for $876 million. I guess it’s really serious if the companies already have a price. Any storage acquisition under $2 billion seems like a steal these days and Dell has clearly been shopping for another platform to go...


December 7, 2010  6:54 PM

Fusion-io sees comfort level rising in PCIe-based SSDs

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

While the enterprise solid state drive (SSD) is still growing slowly and no method of using SSDs has moved to the forefront, Fusion-io CEO David Flynn said his company’s Flash-based PCIe cards are making a...


December 3, 2010  5:41 PM

Storage revenues: NetApp, EMC, Ethernet on the rise

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

The latest external storage system revenue numbers are in from IDC and Gartner, showing that trends we saw in the first half of 2010 continued into last quarter. Those include the rise of Ethernet in networked storage at the expense of Fibre Channel, and market share gains by NetApp and EMC at...


December 2, 2010  8:27 PM

Forrester lists objections to object storage

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

While storage vendors are paying a lot of attention to object storage these days, a new report from Forrester Research points to limitations that make the technology the wrong choice for many...


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