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July 30, 2013  3:57 PM

NetApp, Cisco add FlexPod for Hadoop, make name changes

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

NetApp and Cisco expanded their FlexPod lineup today, re-naming their main and SMB reference architectures and adding a version specifically for Hadoop. The FlexPod lineup now consists of...

July 29, 2013  2:20 PM

STec goes Micro while counting the days to HGST pickup

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Western Digital/HGST’s planned acquisition of solid state drive (SSD) vendor sTec isn’t changing sTec’s product roadmap. While waiting for the deal to close, sTec today launched what it claims is the first Micro (1.8-inch) SAS SSD, which is available in 200 GB and 400 GB capacities. STec...


July 22, 2013  9:10 AM

Hand-me-down storage strategies evolve with solid state

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

When talking to clients about their IT needs and storage vendors about system development, I notice a change in the expected longevity of storage systems. This change is largely due to the rise of solid state storage...


July 9, 2013  12:56 PM

Appliances add options — and decisions — for storage purchasers

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

We’re seeing many different vendor initiatives for appliances or special purpose applications that run inside storage systems. In contrast to general purpose storage systems, these appliances consist of special purpose applications running on servers. The most common type of

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July 3, 2013  11:21 AM

Struggling FalconStor shuffles CEOs again

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

FalconStor has been looking for a buyer for seven months. Now it may be looking for a CEO, too. Jim McNiel suddenly resigned as CEO and president Monday and gave up his seat on the board. FalconStor named Gary Quinn interim CEO. The company did not say if it is conducting a search for a...


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