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February, 2012


February 29, 2012  5:55 PM

Amplidata gets funding from Intel, others for object storage

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Object-storage startup Amplidata picked up $8 million in funding and a new strategic investor today. New investor Intel Capital joins previous Amplidata investors Swisscom Ventures, Big Bang Ventures and Endeavour Vision to bring the vendor’s total funding to $14 million. Amplidata CEO Wim De...

February 28, 2012  9:22 AM

Data protection in transition

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

The increase in data capacity demand makes it difficult for Information Technology to continue with existing data protection practices. Many organizations have realized their protection methods are unsustainable, mainly because of...


February 24, 2012  5:23 PM

Backup vendors take cloud cover

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Backup vendors are paying especially close attention to the cloud these days. Asigra, Imation and CA launched backup products and services...


February 24, 2012  10:48 AM

Dell expands its backup plan with AppAssure

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Dell made its fifth storage acquisition in a little over four years today when it acquired AppAssure and its backup and replication software for virtual and physical machines. Dell did not...


February 23, 2012  9:00 AM

For HP storage, there’s 3PAR and subpar

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Despite good results with its 3PAR SAN arrays, Hewlett-Packard (HP)’s storage sales are sinking. HP’s earnings report Wednesday was filled with poor results, and storage was no exception. HP...


February 22, 2012  4:19 PM

Symantec set to hop on Hadoop, tackle ‘big data’

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Symantec will jump into the “big data” market this year with an application designed to make Hadoop

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February 21, 2012  9:07 AM

Organization structures need optimization

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

One of the most important parts of optimizing the data center involves improving storage efficiency. And that requires more than implementing the latest technologies. While...


February 17, 2012  5:26 PM

HDS enhances non-disruptive data migration to VSP

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Hitachi Data Systems Corp. has added a non-disruptive data migration capability to its flagship Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) that...


February 17, 2012  3:57 PM

Actifio banks on IBM giving it a PAS with service providers

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

IBM and Actifio struck up a partnership this week that startup Actifio hopes will bring its Protection and Availability (PAS) platform to the...


February 16, 2012  4:42 PM

HP goes all-flash with new LeftHand iSCSI system

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Hewlett-Packard today quietly launched an all solid-state drive (SSD) version of its LeftHand iSCSI SAN array. Unlike the server and services announcements HP made at its Global Partner Conference, HP made its storage news with little fanfare on a company

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