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October, 2012


October 16, 2012  7:02 AM

Gridstore adds $12.5M to funding grid

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Startup Gridstore today closed a $12.5 funding round to build out its sales channel and accelerate development of its scale-out NAS system.

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October 15, 2012  7:41 AM

Amplidata adds denser, faster object storage nodes

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Fresh off of a CEO change and funding round, object storage vendor Amplidata today...


October 12, 2012  10:29 AM

Astute takes early lead in VDI benchmark scores

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Astute Networks this month became the second vendor to publish VDI-IOmark benchmarking numbers, and the vendor promptly proclaimed itself the lowest-cost-per-virtual-desktop-storage option in the industry.

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October 10, 2012  9:54 AM

NetApp, Cisco steer reference architectures into ‘express’ lane

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

NetApp and Cisco are expanding their FlexPod reference architecture concept to SMBs with the introduction of ExpressPod. The best way to think of ExpressPod is as FlexPod’s little brother. FlexPod, which has been on...


October 8, 2012  3:14 PM

HP debuts news Ibrix scale-out NAS system

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Hewlett-Packard Co. recently announced a new enterprise scale-out network attached storage (NAS) system – the HP

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October 8, 2012  7:50 AM

Estimating required storage capacity proves tricky

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

Buying storage is an ongoing process that may be periodic in some environments and seemingly continuous in others. There are several primary reasons given for storage purchases:

  • New application deployments that require storing significant amounts of data.
  • Performance or...


October 3, 2012  2:46 PM

IBM delivers new enterprise array powered by Power7

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

IBM today upgraded its flagship storage system, the DS8870 high-end enterprise array. The big additions are the use of 16-core Power7 controllers and support for 1 TB of usable system cache,...


October 3, 2012  10:49 AM

Riverbed’s enhanced remote-office appliances include vSphere support

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Riverbed Technology today announced that the Steelhead EX remote-office WAN acceleration appliances now come with VMware vSphere 5 support, while introducing a new version of its Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS) operating system. The company also introduced two new Steelhead core WAN...


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