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October, 2011


October 31, 2011  7:30 PM

Mastering DR is a critical skill for storage pros

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

When working with storage professionals, I always try to understand where storage fits in their organization’s strategic initiatives. The business environment they work in and how they interact with the business owners of critical applications will explain a great deal about the opportunities and...

October 27, 2011  8:52 PM

LSI accelerates its move into flash

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

LSI, which left the storage systems business this year, is going full bore into the enterprise flash business. LSI acquired flash controller chip vendor SandForce for $322 million Wednesday, seven months...


October 27, 2011  12:55 PM

Index Engines revs its discovery appliance

Dave Raffo Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

By Todd Erickson, News and Features Writer Index Engines is giving its e-discovery platform a facelift with a new look and new features. Index Engines renamed its products, bringing them all under the new Octane brand. The latest version is Octane 4, and has a...


October 26, 2011  8:45 PM

Violin tunes up for Big Data analytics

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Violin Memory CTO of software Jonathan Goldick sees solid state playing a key role in storage for Big Data, and he’s not talking about scale-out NAS for large data stores.

Goldick says solid-state drives (SSDs) can help run analytics...


October 26, 2011  3:13 PM

Who makes the call on archiving?

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

Data archiving makes sense when primary storage gets filled up with data that is no longer active. Data growth on primary storage – the highest performing storage with the most...


October 25, 2011  8:06 AM

HDS rolls out private cloud services, eyes Big Data

Randy Kerns Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

By Sonia R. Lelii, Senior News Writer Hitachi Data Systems is putting technology from its BlueArc and Parascale acquisitions to work in its

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October 24, 2011  8:18 PM

Quantum adds SMB NAS and backup, eyes the cloud

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Quantum today took a break from upgrading its DXi data deduplication platform, and rolled out its first Windows-based NAS systems and expanded its...


October 24, 2011  3:28 PM

EMC changes the channel on Dell sales

Dave Raffo Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

By Sonia R. Lelii, Senior News Writer EMC president Pat Gelsinger said EMC had already moved on by the time Dell officially ended their storage...

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October 19, 2011  4:15 PM

Symantec expands FileStore’s dedupe, DR features

Dave Raffo Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

By Sonia R. Lelii, Senior News Writer Symantec Corp. today upgraded its FileStore N8300 clustered network-attached storage (NAS) appliance, adding deduplication for primary storage, metro-clustering and cascading replication, and cloning of VMware...


October 17, 2011  10:20 PM

Dell pulls the plug on EMC relationship

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Dell today officially ended its 10-year partnership with EMC, saying it would no longer sell EMC products after making a series of storage acquisitions over the past four years. Customers who purchased EMC storage from Dell will continue to receive support, Dell said in a statement, but it is...


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