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January, 2011


January 12, 2011  12:34 PM

EMC finally ready to consolidate Clariion, Celerra midrange platforms



Posted by: Dave Raffo
unified storage; clariion; celerra; smb storage

As EMC counts down the seconds to its product launch set for next Tuesday, details have leaked about its upcoming and long-awaited unified storage system...

January 11, 2011  2:06 PM

Multiprotocol storage vendor Reldata changes CEOs



Posted by: Dave Raffo
multiprotocol storage; Reldata

Reldata has a new CEO, a little bit of new funding, and plans to expand its product platform and go-to-market channel. Former Sun VP Victor Walker is the new CEO. Walker worked on Sun’s open storage and 7000 Unified Storage line. He left Sun in 2009 to become COO of file system startup...


January 10, 2011  5:29 PM

Storage spending: the big picture



Posted by: Randy Kerns
storage spending; storage vendors

I’m always interested in reading stories about expectations for spending on storage. There are the continuing prediction stories where it is reported that next’s year’s spending will be x% up or down from last year. Those stories are interesting but not always illuminating. They remind...


January 7, 2011  1:34 PM

Panasas ponders iSCSI, looks to follow Isilon path



Posted by: Dave Raffo
clustered NAS; pnfs; panasas; isilon, scale-out NAS

Now that Isilon is part of EMC, the new management team at Panasas is looking to fill a gap in the market for an independent clustered NAS vendor. Panasas has concentrated on high performance...


January 3, 2011  2:06 PM

New Orleans backup snafu shows inefficient data protection



Posted by: Randy Kerns

The recent loss of mortgage records in Orleans Parish in New Orleans shows how important it is to have an efficient data protection process and efficient use of storage resources, and...


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