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May 11, 2010  12:18 PM

EMC World Day 2: Backup and Unisphere



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup, data deduplication, disk arrays, Storage conferences, storage vendors

Big day on tap at EMC World -- we were just given press releases for several announcements going out today: Data Domain software called DD Boost, integrated today with NetBackup and Backup Exec and in the second half of this year with EMC Networker; Unisphere unified management between Clariion and...

March 26, 2010  6:39 PM

EMC’s cooking up a new Clariion



Posted by: Dave Raffo
disk arrays, storage vendors; unified storage

EMC watchers are well aware the vendor is due for a Clariion refresh, and industry sources say that is coming early next month. Sources say details on the next generation Clariion will be disclosed in April with the systems going GA in June although some features won’t make it until the...


February 24, 2010  1:39 PM

SGI buys Copan for $2M



Posted by: Dave Raffo
archiving, disk arrays, storage vendors

Copan has finally found a buyer, at the fire-sale price of $2 million. SGI said Tuesday night it picked up Copan’s assets in a foreclosure sale, including its product portfolio and “select” employees, and will maintain the MAID vendor’s Longmont, CO, headquarters. Copan has been on...


February 16, 2010  3:50 PM

HP refreshes and renames MSA, LeftHand platfroms



Posted by: Dave Raffo
disk arrays, Fibre Channel SANs, iSCSI SAN

This should be a busy year for Hewlett-Packard storage, with upgrades expected to each of its major SAN array platforms. HP started that process today by launching two new systems at the low-end of its storage portfolio – the Modular Smart Array (MSA) platform for SMBs, workgroups and branch...


January 19, 2010  8:31 PM

EMC adds high-density Clariion configurations, ‘high end’ and ‘midrange’ distinctions blur



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk arrays, storage vendors

EMC launched a news midrange Clariion model today, the High Density Clariion CX-4. The new storage frame can hold up to 390 disks in three rack units and supports 2 TB 7200 RPM and 5400 RPM SATA drives, or a combination of SATA drives and up to 60 solid-state drives (SSD). The new Clariions...


January 13, 2010  2:00 PM

Dell launches 6-gig SAS enclosures



Posted by: Dave Raffo
disk arrays, disk drives

Dell is taking a bottom-up approach to 6 Gbps SAS, beginning with its low-end PowerVault MDS1200 and MD1220 direct attached storage (DAS) systems. Dell launched the two 6-gig SAS systems today along with three 6-gig SAS controllers for storage and Dell servers. The new generation of SAS...


December 11, 2009  9:21 PM

HP and HDS say automated tiered storage is on the way in 2010



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data storage management, disk arrays, solid state drives

It's that time of year again, the time when we take stock of the past 12 months and look ahead to what's coming in the New Year. This week, a topic on many minds was automated tiered storage in the wake of EMC's shipment of version 1 of its long-awaited


September 17, 2009  9:44 PM

Pillar insists it’s not putting Intel SSDs ‘in the ditch’



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk arrays, solid state drives, storage vendors

A Pillar executive responding to a Computerworld report that the vendor is "kicking Intel's SSD to the curb" says Pillar is still considering Intel as an SSD supplier...


July 13, 2009  8:20 PM

EMC makes virtual provisioning free



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk arrays

Call it a Lutheran Reformation for the 21st century. This time, instead of 95 theses nailed to a church door to challenge the Catholic Church, EMC customer and blogger Martin Glassborow posted one thesis on his...


May 22, 2009  11:28 AM

Xiotech resizes Emprise self-healing disk array, says SSDs on roadmap



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk arrays

Xiotech has rolled out a smaller entry-level configuration of its Emprise 7000 array, targeting branch offices and the midmarket. The single-controller Emprise 7000 Edge supports up to 10 of what Xiotech calls


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