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June, 2011


June 30, 2011  1:03 PM

Scale-out NAS purchasing considerations

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

Scale-out NAS is becoming popular, with most major vendors offering these types of products. As a reminder, scale-out NAS systems will increase performance and capacity...

June 29, 2011  1:12 PM

Oracle buys Ellison’s storage company, Pillar

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison today answered the question of what he will do with Pillar Data Systems, which he has invested hundreds of millions of dollars of his own money into.

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June 28, 2011  1:45 PM

IDC: data’s rapidly increasing, staffing isn’t

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

IDC today released the results of its annual EMC-sponsored Digital Universe study, which confirms what storage...


June 27, 2011  3:00 PM

BlueArc files for IPO, again

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Following a year of large storage acquisitions, it looks like 2011 might be more IPO-friendly for storage vendors. Two weeks after solid-state storage vendor

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June 23, 2011  1:24 PM

Xiotech’s SSD strategy: beat Fusion-io

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

The people who run Xiotech are closely watching Fusion-io these days. That’s because the rollout of its Hybrid ISE

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June 21, 2011  4:32 PM

Misconcpetions about storage tiering in the mid-tier

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

During many of my discussions with IT managers and directors who would be classified in the mid-tier enterprise space (over 1,000 employees), it has become clear that few have deployed storage systems using

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June 17, 2011  2:40 PM

Too much air time for Tucci?

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

EMC CEO Joe Tucci isn’t publicity shy, but he almost certainly wishes he could have avoided his front-page exposure in the Wall Street Journal this week. The Journal...


June 16, 2011  2:28 PM

Lustre as a real storage system

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

In the high performance computing (HPC) world, Lustre serves as a...


June 15, 2011  3:51 PM

Vendors’ Battling Business Units hurt customers most

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

Understanding storage technology can be difficult enough without vendors adding to the problem with odd product positioning. Yet vendors often make things worse when talking to customers or prospective customers. I recently had conversations with two IT professionals that brought to light this...


June 14, 2011  7:18 PM

Quantum pockets Pancetera for virtual server backup

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Quantum acquired startup Pancetera Software today, giving it virtual server backup for its

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