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February, 2011


February 23, 2011  7:08 PM

Scale-out vs. scale-up: the basics

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

There's been a lot of talk about scale-out and

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February 23, 2011  2:34 PM

Dell closes Compellent, opens new storage era

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

When Dell closed its $800 million acquisition of

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February 22, 2011  3:11 PM

Alternatives available for HPC shops lacking Lustre support

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

With Oracle showing a lot less love for open source storage software than Sun did, high performance computing (HPC) shops are...


February 17, 2011  12:19 PM

NetApp can’t keep up with FAS3200 demand

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

 

If you want to buy a NetApp

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February 15, 2011  4:38 PM

Anatomy of poor IT buying decisions

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

 

I had an interesting conversation about IT decision-making while attending an education foundation meeting that was...


February 10, 2011  5:28 PM

Take a hard (and soft) look at storage project ROI benefits

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

While working on a project for the IT organization of a large company recently, I began questioning the information it included in its Return On Investment (ROI) calculations. The organization used ROI as a measurement to buy storage as part of a

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February 9, 2011  2:10 PM

EMC prepares block-level primary deduplication

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Although it may have seemed like it, EMC didn’t actually upgrade its entire product portfolio during its much-hyped product launch last month. During an investors’ event...


February 7, 2011  7:49 PM

Violin gets funding from Toshiba, Juniper; HP too?

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Flash memory array startup Violin Memory today said it received $35 million in funding, naming NAND flash maker Toshiba America and networking vendor Juniper Networks as investors. There were other investors not...


February 3, 2011  6:36 PM

New WhipTail CEO anticipates rise of solid state, demise of spinning disk

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Solid state storage startup

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February 2, 2011  6:34 PM

Mozy customers balk at cloud backup price increase

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

When EMC’s Mozy told customers this week it was raising prices on its home cloud backup service, company execs said the hike for most customers would be $1 per month. That would come to $5.99...


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