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July 28, 2011  2:17 PM

Quantum sputters, looks to new DXi launch for lift

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Quantum has a lot riding on its new DXi Accent deduplication software and DXi6701 and 6702 backup appliances that launched Wednesday. During the vendor’s...

July 26, 2011  12:13 PM

Automated tiering: Enabler for storage consolidation

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

Storage tiering, where data is automatically placed and migrated between different storage media, improves the performance of a system by exploiting the access...


July 22, 2011  1:00 PM

Gluster combines object and file storage

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Object storage has been hailed as a better way to store files than traditional NAS, and perhaps even a long-term replacement for file storage. Now open-source...


July 20, 2011  6:28 PM

EMC big sellers: Isilon, FAST, flash

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

EMC’s earnings today revealed few surprises with revenue of $4.85 billion and income of $793 million at or slightly above expectations, but the results include a few interesting product trends: • Isilon

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July 20, 2011  4:14 PM

So much for Dell buying Brocade

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Dell’s acquisition of Ethernet switch maker Force10 today should end the expectations that Dell will buy Brocade, which sells Fibre Channel and Ethernet gear. Financial analysts have

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July 19, 2011  2:24 PM

Technical innovation and the Department of Revenue Prevention

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

All new storage technology doesn’t come from startups, although you might get that impression by reading about industry acquisitions. The reasons most often listed for acquisition of a start-up company are: • Technical infusion (technology acquisition) • Expansion into a new business...


July 15, 2011  2:38 PM

IBM unveils next-gen XIV

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

While EMC formally launched its VMAXe enterprise storage system to compete with IBM’s XIV (as well as Hewlett-Packard’s 3PAR) this week, IBM was...


July 14, 2011  1:02 PM

Nimble adds storage system, grabs $25M in funding

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Nimble Storage today added a smaller model of its combination primary storage/backup platform and $25 million in fresh funding. Nimble launched...


July 13, 2011  1:19 PM

VMware gets deeper into storage with vSphere 5

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Storage played a big part in VMware’s vSphere 5 launch Tuesday, as the vendor introduced a new software product called vSphere Storage Appliance and...


July 11, 2011  1:05 PM

How CIOs obtain information – observations from the field

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

When talking to CIOs, IT directors and managers, I’m sometimes surprised by what they know – and don’t know – about industry developments. During an education session I held recently, the IT people told me they had not heard of

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