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March, 2012


March 29, 2012  8:01 AM

Cloud can be game-changer for DR

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Disaster recovery in the cloud is improving by the day. At least three vendors upgraded services in the past week, concentrating on faster recovery for small enterprises and...

March 27, 2012  5:54 PM

Atlantis unveils ILIO for Citrix XenApp

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Atlantis Computing today launched Atlantis ILIO for Citrix XenApp, which helps reduce I/O and latency problems often associated with application virtualization. The product runs on...


March 27, 2012  3:11 PM

Startup Basho heads for the cloud

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Basho today launched an object storage application for service providers and large organizations who want to build Amazon S3-type

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March 27, 2012  8:07 AM

DataDirect adds ‘mini’ array for big data

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

DataDirect Networks (DDN) launched two storage systems for people who want to start small in their approach to “big data.”

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March 26, 2012  7:59 AM

Why storage has a short lifespan

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

How long does an organization keep a storage system? That depends on a few things. For disk systems, there are several driving factors: • The length of the warranty period and the cost of a service contract after the warranty period. • The depreciation period on the system. These...


March 20, 2012  2:57 PM

Which storage cloud is fastest?

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Do you ever wonder how long it would take to move a dozen terabytes from one cloud provider to another, or even between two accounts in the same cloud? Probably not, if you’re sane. But maybe you do if you have data in the cloud and think you might want to switch one day for performance or...


March 19, 2012  7:57 AM

TCO vs. ROI: Remember transition costs

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

While talking to value added resellers (VARs) recently about selling storage systems, I noticed their presentations about vendor products featured return on investment (ROI) calculations. These ROI calculations focused...


March 14, 2012  8:43 AM

Dell offers deals for EMC, NetApp customers

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Dell is trying to bolster flagging storage sales with a trade-in program that offers cash credits and improved lease terms to EMC and NetApp customers.

The Dell Storage Swap program launched today promises price breaks for organizations willing to...


March 12, 2012  9:56 AM

Amazon, Google, Microsoft slash storage cloud prices

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

When Microsoft Windows Azure dropped pricing for its cloud service last Friday, it marked the third cloud price cut of the week.

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March 9, 2012  8:33 AM

Western Digital, Hitachi GST make it official

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Western Digital’s $4 billion-plus acquisition of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) officially closed today – a year and two days after the hard drive vendors first declared their intention...

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