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November, 2011


November 11, 2011  3:36 PM

DataDirect Networks re-architects HPC storage

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

DataDirect Networks has added performance to its top-end high-performance computing (HPC) platform. DDN this week launched its SFA12K series, which will replace the SFA10K product that the vendor has had success selling to HPC shops. DDN CEO Alex Bouzari said the biggest improvements over the...

November 10, 2011  1:39 PM

Virident ready to make flash move with MLC card, funding

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

PCIe flash startup Virident Systems released its first multi-level cell (MLC) solid state card today and hauled in $21 million in funding. Virident,...


November 8, 2011  9:42 PM

Nexsan adds petabyte NAS

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Nexsan today launched its E5510 Network Attached Storage (NAS) system that can scale to just over a petabyte. That makes it the highest capacity member of the vendor's...

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November 7, 2011  10:42 PM

Atkinson steps down as X-IO CEO

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Less than three months after changing its name, X-IO is changing its leader. Alan Atkinson is leaving as CEO after two years on the job to become chairman, and Oak Investment Partners general partner John Beletic will take over as CEO.  Oak is X-IO’s major investor. X-IO will officially...


November 7, 2011  6:51 PM

CommVault considers backup on the edge the next frontier

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Among the sales last quarter that helped CommVault surpass its revenue expectations was a large organization that became the first production customer for CommVault’s mobile backup technology. CommVault launched its

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November 6, 2011  6:46 PM

Think business when measuring storage efficiency

Dave Raffo Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

By Francesca Sales and Rachel Kossman, Assistant Site Editors The best way to approach storage efficiency is to measure storage from a business perspective, Jon Toigo, CEO and managing principal of Toigo Partners International consultancy, told attendees last week at a...


November 4, 2011  6:56 PM

Retrospect backup looks ahead to new era

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

After going through two ownership changes since mid-2010, the Retrospect SMB backup software team re-launched this week as an independent company. Most of the team for the newly private Retrospect, Inc., goes back to when Dantz Development Corp. owned the software before

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November 3, 2011  4:26 PM

Fusion-io CEO: EMC’s Project Lightning will cost too much

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Fusion-io showed there is a hunger for server-based PCIe solid-state drive (SSD) accelerator cards by beating Wall Street estimates for sales last quarter, and CEO David Flynn said he’s not worried about EMC cutting into his success when the storage vendor comes out with its server-based flash...


November 2, 2011  3:53 PM

Cloud vision still unclear

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

During the EMC Forum 2011 hosted by the storage giant a few weeks ago, EMC president Pat Gelsinger described the still-young cloud computing era as "the most disruptive we have seen in the last 40 years." He was talking about disruption for customers, but watching storage vendors deal with...


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