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November, 2011


November 28, 2011  4:39 PM

NetApp’s backup plan examined again



Posted by: Dave Raffo
CommVault, data deduplication, data domain, netapp, Quantum

NetApp’s failed attempt to buy Data Domain in 2009 brought a lot of speculation that the storage systems vendor would shift its attention to another backup vendor. NetApp executives played down the speculation. They said they didn’t need a backup platform, but they wanted Data Domain because...

November 23, 2011  8:46 AM

Efficient storage systems and data management add value



Posted by: Randy Kerns
data management, storage efficiency

Although IT professionals and vendors often think of


November 22, 2011  8:45 AM

Brocade: 16-gig Fibre Channel switches moving fast



Posted by: Dave Raffo
16 Gbps Fibre Channel, brocade, fcoe

Brocade executives say the 16 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) switches they rolled out earlier this year have been an immediate hit in the market, with...


November 17, 2011  10:17 AM

Thailand floods have NetApp treading water



Posted by: Dave Raffo
hard-drive shortage, netapp, Thailand floods

NetApp executives admit they are concerned about how the hard drive shortage caused by floods in Thailand will affect their sales over the next few months. Those...


November 16, 2011  6:26 PM

Crossroads launches LTFS StrongBox



Posted by: Sonia Lelii
Crossroads Systems, LTFS, StrongBox

Crossroads Systems this week said in December it will start shipping its NAS-based StrongBox data vault that supports Linear Tape File System (LTFS)...


November 16, 2011  11:41 AM

Dell storage revenue tumbles after changes



Posted by: Dave Raffo
dell storage

Dell CEO Michael Dell likes to refer to his company as a hot storage startup because it is overhauling its storage technology through acquisitions and internally...


November 16, 2011  8:32 AM

Making storage simple isn’t easy



Posted by: Randy Kerns
storage management, storage systems

IT managers want storage systems that are simple to administer. They measure ease of installation in time and the number of steps it takes. Ongoing administration is viewed as a negative – “Just alert me when there is a problem and give me choices of what to do about it” is a familiar...


November 15, 2011  2:58 PM

TwinStrata delivers cloud SANs



Posted by: Sonia Lelii
DAS, NAS, private cloud, public cloud, SAN, twinstrata

TwinStrata is extending the capabilities of its CloudArray gateway device, adding support for on-premise SAN, NAS , direct attached storage devices and private clouds. TwinStrata


November 15, 2011  2:17 PM

Fusion-io braces for competition with bigger, faster PCIe flash device



Posted by: Dave Raffo
fusion-io, PCIe flash, solid state storage

Fusion-io has been one of the early successes in solid-state storage, turning its early lead in PCIe flash cards into an


November 14, 2011  7:51 PM

Symantec speeds up failover for Windows apps



Posted by: Sonia Lelii
high availability, Veritas Storage Foundation 6.0 Windows, virtual business services

Symantec Corp. today launched Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability 6.0 for Windows, designed for faster failover of Windows server...


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