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July 9, 2012  7:57 AM

Why Katie left Tom, and who gets the data?

Posted by: Randy Kerns
cloud backup, data backup, data management, data protection, data security, Storage

Like many people in the high tech world, I don’t usually pay attention to the latest entertainment gossip. But while watching the news recently at a hotel, I found myself barraged with information about

June 18, 2012  7:20 AM

Fundamental changes in data protection underway

Posted by: Randy Kerns
backup software, data protection, disaster recovery, replication, snapshots

Data protection is probably the most fundamental requirement in Information Technology (IT), and is generally aligned with storage overall. But, data protection is perceived as overhead -- a tax on IT operations. Because of...

February 28, 2012  9:22 AM

Data protection in transition

Posted by: Randy Kerns
data protection, storage efficiency

The increase in data capacity demand makes it difficult for Information Technology to continue with existing data protection practices. Many organizations have realized their protection methods are unsustainable, mainly because of...

February 24, 2012  10:48 AM

Dell expands its backup plan with AppAssure

Posted by: Dave Raffo
AppAssure, data protection, dell

Dell made its fifth storage acquisition in a little over four years today when it acquired AppAssure and its backup and replication software for virtual and physical machines. Dell did not...

February 17, 2012  3:57 PM

Actifio banks on IBM giving it a PAS with service providers

Posted by: Dave Raffo
actifio, data protection, ibm storage

IBM and Actifio struck up a partnership this week that startup Actifio hopes will bring its Protection and Availability (PAS) platform to the...

July 20, 2010  4:48 PM

Newcomer Actifio targets ‘unified protection,’ data management

Posted by: Dave Raffo
data management, data protection

Remember AppIQ, the SRM startup that Hewlett-Packard acquired in 2005? Well, AppIQ’s founders Ash Ashutosh and David Chang are back with another startup. This time, they’re looking to help manage...

July 7, 2009  6:13 PM

Overland bundles up InMage in Business Continuity Appliance

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data protection

Because the Snap Server acquisition prompted questions about its ability to protect application data, Overland Storage Inc. today introduced a new Business Continuity Appliance for server and...

June 16, 2009  4:28 PM

Bocada resurfaces, plans backup reporting updates

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data protection, Data storage management

I'm still digesting all the vendor meetings I had last week at the BD Event. One of the company executives I met with last week was Nancy Hurley, CEO of Bocada Inc. for a little over a year...

May 15, 2009  7:27 PM

BakBone broadens its message

Posted by: Dave Raffo
Add new tag, compliance, data protection

Ten days after picking up Exchange CDP vendor Asempra, BakBone Software Thursday grabbed an entire message management division. BakBone acquired ColdSpark for $15.9 million in cash and stock, and...

May 14, 2009  1:03 PM

CommVault sales slip, looks to cloud for sunnier days

Posted by: Dave Raffo
Cloud storage, data deduplication, data protection

Even with the sales expectation bar lowered due to the economy, CommVault still failed to clear it by a long way last quarter. Now CommVault CEO Bob Hammer is looking for data deduplication and management of storage clouds to pull his company out of its slump.

CommVault’s revenue of...


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