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September 20, 2012  8:35 AM

Dell says having one IT vendor simplifies storage

Posted by: Dave Raffo
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Despite recent market trends to the contrary, Dell storage executives maintain customers want to buy storage and servers from the same vendor. To make this case, they point to a recent survey conducted by Forrester Consulting and sponsored by Dell. That survey of around 800 IT leaders and...

July 25, 2012  3:42 PM

Dell combines object storage with the RainStor database

Posted by: Sonia Lelii
dell, Storage

Dell's strategy for dealing with "big data" is to shrink it. The shrinking tool Dell is using is partner RainStor's database packaged with the Dell DX

July 2, 2012  8:13 AM

Dell wins bidding war for Quest Software

Posted by: Dave Raffo
CommVault, dell, quest vranger, Storage

Dell said this morning that Quest Software has accepted its $2.4 billion acquisition, winning its weeks-long battle with Insight Venture Partners to grab Quest. Dell first entered the bidding at $2.15 billion before Insight countered at $2.27 billion. Dell made another offer last week of $2.32...

February 24, 2012  10:48 AM

Dell expands its backup plan with AppAssure

Posted by: Dave Raffo
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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...

October 24, 2011  3:28 PM

EMC changes the channel on Dell sales

Posted by: Brein Matturro
clariion, data domain, dell, emc, vnx

By Sonia R. Lelii, Senior News Writer EMC president Pat Gelsinger said EMC had already moved on by the time Dell officially ended their storage...

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October 12, 2011  7:06 PM

Dell adds Ocarina compression to object storage

Posted by: Dave Raffo
data reduction, dell, object storage

Dell today revealed the first product it will release using data reduction technology from its

July 20, 2011  4:14 PM

So much for Dell buying Brocade

Posted by: Dave Raffo
brocade, dell, fibre channel switching

Dell’s acquisition of Ethernet switch maker Force10 today should end the expectations that Dell will buy Brocade, which sells Fibre Channel and Ethernet gear. Financial analysts have

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June 2, 2011  6:29 PM

Is it time for Dell to scoop up Brocade?

Posted by: Dave Raffo
brocade, dell, Fibre Channel switches, storage networking

Whenever there is talk of storage acquisitions – which is just about all the time these days – the name of Brocade comes up. The switch vendor was believed to be high on

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March 18, 2011  12:21 PM

Dell set to roll out NAS, dedupe across storage platform

Posted by: Dave Raffo
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Now that Dell has closed on its Compellent acquisition, the next steps in its storage product expansion will be to add Exanet scalable NAS and Ocarina primary data deduplication to its two...

February 23, 2011  2:34 PM

Dell closes Compellent, opens new storage era

Posted by: Dave Raffo
compellent, dell, emc, storage systems

When Dell closed its $800 million acquisition of

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