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May, 2013


May 24, 2013  8:09 AM

Scale-out NAS becoming an enterprise fixture

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

Enterprise systems with scale-out capability have been making an impact in IT environments and are almost always a consideration in every evaluation of client storage strategies. Although there are scale-out implementations...

May 23, 2013  9:46 AM

NetApp CEO: We invented software-defined storage

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Software-defined storage is gaining a lot of attention these days, especially after EMC revealed plans for

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May 17, 2013  7:28 AM

Brocade still bullish on Fibre Channel, despite sales plunge

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Brocade executives said they expect the Fibre Channel (FC) SAN slump to be temporary and predict a rebound in the second half of the year. As Brocade announced earlier this...

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May 16, 2013  2:38 PM

Atlantis gains $20 million to spread more ILIO

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Atlantis Computing closed a $20 million funding round this week, and will put a chunk of that money into bringing out a new storage management application for virtual infrastructures. Atlantis’ previous funding round was $10 million in 2010. In the three years since, the company has had enough...


May 13, 2013  1:30 PM

New Cleversafe CEO aims at holes in storage status quo

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Object storage startup Cleversafe switched CEOs today. Founder Chris Gladwin gives up the CEO post and becomes vice chairman while continuing to set Cleversafe’s technical vision. John...


May 10, 2013  4:04 PM

EMC World wrap-up: Isilon, VNX, Syncplicity future directions

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

LAS VEGAS – EMC World was short on product upgrades this year with the exception of the new ViPR platform, but the vendor did enhance a few products while...


May 9, 2013  4:53 PM

Fusion-io’s new CEO addresses ‘misconceptions’

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

One day after a surprising CEO shakeup, the new boss of PCIe flash leader Fusion-io denied the change came because of a failure of the outgoing chief, problems at the company or because it is looking for a buyer. Shane Robison, a former long-time Hewlett-Packard executive who replaced Fusion-io...


May 9, 2013  12:09 PM

Keeping all data is a dangerous policy

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

There is a prevalent problem in Information Technology today – too much data. Most of the data is in the form of files and called

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May 8, 2013  8:54 AM

EMC rivals’ venomous reactions to ViPR

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

LAS VEGAS -- Hitachi Data Systems and NetApp wasted little time sending reviews of EMC’s new ViPR software. Both sent e-mails panning EMC’s attempt at software-defined...

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May 3, 2013  10:09 AM

EMC’s RecoverPoint, SRDF shake hands

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

EMC will make a bunch of product launches next week at its annual EMC World conference in Las Vegas. But there were upgrades the vendor couldn’t wait to announce, so it revealed a handful of data protection changes this week. The changes centered on EMC’s RecoverPoint replication software,...


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