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January 8, 2009  10:50 AM

Sun to meld identity management with storage



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Cloud storage

Sun's Chief Identity Strategist Sachin Nayyar and I had an interesting discussion today about Sun's plans to bring together role-based access management with storage provisioning this year. Nayyar, who was CEO of identity management software maker Vaau when Sun acquired it in late 2007, said that...

November 17, 2008  12:43 PM

Nirvanix lands on The Planet



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Cloud storage, Storage managed service providers

The Planet, which hosts servers and applications for its customers, is adding a cloud-based storage service to its offerings based on a new partnership with cloud storage provider Nirvanix. Nirvanix came out of stealth last fall, claiming it could offer better performance than established cloud...


November 17, 2008  12:13 PM

EMC forms new subsidiary to house Mozy, Pi



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Cloud storage, Strategic storage vendors

Can you hear the Decho? That's what EMC's calling its newly launched subsidiary, Decho (short for Digital Echo) Corp. Decho will be a combination of two formerly separate EMC businesses: Mozy Inc. and Pi Corp. Decho will continue to offer consumers and businesses Mozy-branded online backup...


November 12, 2008  6:31 PM

Recommended reading about EMC Atmos



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Cloud storage

Since I've been in the storage industry, I can't think of another product that generated as much hype and interest for as long as EMC's "Maui," now rechristened Atmos for its general release. Now that...


November 11, 2008  11:02 AM

Startup looks to become ‘lingua franca’ of the cloud



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Cloud storage

Most of the time when concepts come along like the cloud, they're discussed first from a 30,000 foot, theoretical point of view. As they take shape, though, pragmatic nuances come into play. After looking at a map, you still have to get from point A to point B. The wider economy is dampening some...


November 6, 2008  1:41 PM

What if the cloud is really a brain?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Around the water cooler, Cloud storage

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The idea that the human race has a...


October 30, 2008  4:31 PM

Rackable to build cloud hardware to order



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Cloud storage

Rackable Systems added another prong to its storage line today, after revealing its intention to divest in the RapidScale clustered file system it bought with TeraScale in 2006 and


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