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March, 2011

March 30, 2011  3:26 PM

Establishing data relevance can help archiving strategy

Posted by: Randy Kerns
data archiving; data relevance

As highlighted in many reports, the massive amounts of data being created today cause concerns for Information Technology pros – especially those who manage storage. These concerns involve how to process data, what to keep and where to put it. Issues include how to present the information,...

March 29, 2011  12:40 PM

Permabit aims its primary dedupe at low-end NAS market

Posted by: Dave Raffo
primary data deduplication; permabit; SMB NAS

Permabit is expanding its Albireo primary data deduplication application with the Albireo Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO), which can bring dedupe to Linux-based SMB NAS systems.

March 24, 2011  1:10 PM

DataDirect Networks ready to aim directly at NetApp NAS

Posted by: Dave Raffo
DataDirect Networks, high performance computing, NAS, netapp

When NetApp closes its $480 million acquisition of LSI’s Engenio storage division, it will move into head-to-head competition with high performance computing storage vendor DataDirect...

March 21, 2011  1:20 PM

Storage tiering draws interest, with good reason

Posted by: Randy Kerns
autotated storage tiering, solid state storage

Storage tiering has generated a good amount of interest lately, largely because of the performance improvements it can bring to organizations using

March 18, 2011  8:31 PM

Nirvanix says cloud can ease data concerns in Japan

Posted by: Dave Raffo
cloud storage; private clouds; public clouds; hybrid cloud; nirvanix

Cloud proponents look at the disasters in Japan and say even the most horrific incidents don’t have to cause people to lose data. By cloud proponents, I mean people who sell cloud products and services.

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March 18, 2011  12:21 PM

Dell set to roll out NAS, dedupe across storage platform

Posted by: Dave Raffo
clustered NAS, compellent, data deduplication, dell

Now that Dell has closed on its Compellent acquisition, the next steps in its storage product expansion will be to add Exanet scalable NAS and Ocarina primary data deduplication to its two...

March 16, 2011  8:36 PM

IT Pulse shows importance of storage in IT

Posted by: Randy Kerns
storage management; data center storage


March 15, 2011  8:17 PM

Better MLCs should help enterprise SSD adoption

Posted by: Dave Raffo
solid state drives; mlc; slc; seagate

When it became evident that solid state drives (SSDs) were still moving at a trickle into the enterprise about a year ago, industry experts said it would take two things to push their adoption. One was automatic...

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March 10, 2011  3:37 PM

Non-compliance = big fines, bad rep

Posted by: Randy Kerns
compliance; hippaa; hitech; healthcare IT

The Department of Health and Human Services has levied a hefty fine of $4.3 million against Maryland health care provider Cignet Health for HIPAA violations. This is a significant event for...

March 9, 2011  10:46 PM

NetApp bags LSI’s Engenio storage group for $480 million

Posted by: Dave Raffo
netapp; lsi; engenio

NetApp CEO Tom Georgens acquired his old company today, when he said NetApp will buy LSI Corp.’s Engenio storage business for $480 million.

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