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May, 2011


May 31, 2011  7:36 PM

NetApp, CommVault forge OEM deal around SnapProtect, tape



Posted by: Dave Raffo

NetApp and CommVault today said they have signed an OEM deal that lets NetApp sell and brand CommVault’s SnapProtect to move replicated data to tape. SnapProtect is part of CommVault’s

May 31, 2011  1:28 PM

Don’t turn data archiving into data hoarding



Posted by: Randy Kerns
archiving, removable media

Archiving has the potential to change individual behavior, depending on how it is implemented and introduced to data owners. An


May 26, 2011  12:52 PM

NetApp CEO: server vendors can’t keep up with storage innovation



Posted by: Dave Raffo
netapp; emc; unified storage; flash

NetApp CEO Tom Georgens says the battle for storage supremacy is increasingly becoming a two-horse race between his company and EMC. During NetApp’s earnings conference call Wednesday, Georgens painted large acquisitions such as


May 20, 2011  12:58 PM

Symantec spends $390M for Clearwell, discovery



Posted by: Dave Raffo
symantec; clearwell; discovery; archiving

Symantec took a big plunge into the e-discovery market Thursday night when it acquired Clearwell Systems for $390 million, giving it technology that will...


May 18, 2011  4:13 PM

Storage purchasing decisions should focus on functionality, economics



Posted by: Randy Kerns
storage buying decisions; vendors shows; EMC World; Symantec Vision, storage efficiency

This is the season for vendors of storage systems, servers, software and networking equipment to hold events to show off their products and discuss their strategies.

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May 18, 2011  1:01 PM

Quantum plans source-side dedupe for DXi, StorNext on appliance



Posted by: Dave Raffo
archiving, data deduplication, Quantum, StorNext

Quantum is preparing to add source-side data deduplication to its


May 16, 2011  7:32 PM

SanDisk acquires Pliant to tackle enterprise SSD market



Posted by: Dave Raffo
ssd; mlc; slc; nand flash; sandisk; pliant technology

It’s no secret that there are more solid state drive (SSD) vendors in the market today than can possibly survive, and there is bound to be consolidation through acquisition and some companies folding. One step toward consolidation came today when SanDisk acquired startup


May 13, 2011  6:02 PM

EMC World notebook



Posted by: Dave Raffo
EMC World; FCoE; Isilon; big data; symmetrix vmax; centera; primary deduplication

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Notes, quotes and anecdotes from EMC World 2011: All of EMC’s talk about the cloud this week brought up the inevitable questions about public trust in the cloud, especially after high-profile outages like the one suffered by


May 11, 2011  12:04 PM

Free storage features



Posted by: Randy Kerns

For years, storage systems have evolved with the addition of high value features. The features have become differentiating characteristics between the storage systems in many cases. They’ve also become in many cases requirements for any sophisticated storage array. These include: •


May 9, 2011  6:40 PM

EMC flashes lofty SSD plans *UPDATED*



Posted by: Dave Raffo
solid state storage; PCIe flash

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The first big storage product launch at EMC World is “Project Lightning,” code-name for a PCIe flash-based server cache device to accelerate...


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