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October 14, 2010  12:32 PM

Overland snaps up MaxiScale for mini-price

Posted by: Dave Raffo
MaxiScale, NAS, Overland Storage

Overland Storage today picked up the intellectual property of failed clustered file system startup MaxiScale, and Overland CTO Geoff Barrall said the technology will enable the vendor to deliver...

July 22, 2010  4:14 PM

Overland adds tape library, SnapServer NAS

Posted by: Dave Raffo
NAS, tape library

Overland Storage today took the next steps in its rejuvenation plan by rolling out larger versions of its LTO tape library and SnapServer multiprotocol storage system. The NEO 8000e scales to 3 PB of...

July 6, 2010  3:09 PM

Coraid pulls Z-Series NAS after NetApp threatens lawsuit

Posted by: Dave Raffo
file systems, NAS

Coraid has suspended its recently launched EtherDrive Z-Series NAS appliance after receiving a legal threat from NetApp, which claims the Z-Series infringes on NetApp's ZFS patents. In a letter to...

June 16, 2010  1:55 PM

Gear6 caches out; Violin Memory scoops up assets

Posted by: Dave Raffo
NAS, solid state storage, storage vendors

Flash memory appliance vendor Violin Memory today said it acquired the assets of failed caching startup Gear6 for an undisclosed price, and plans to add Gear6’s NAS and Memcached software to Violin arrays. Gear6 sold its

April 7, 2010  1:29 PM

NetApp buys Bycast for object storage

Posted by: Dave Raffo
Cloud storage, NAS, object storage, storage vendors

Two weeks after Dell revealed plans to develop an object storage system, NetApp today disclosed its object storage strategy by acquiring privately held Canadian vendor Bycast. Bycast’s

August 19, 2009  9:00 PM

NetApp passes CEO torch from Warmenhoven to Georgens

Posted by: Dave Raffo
NAS, storage vendors

After 15 years as CEO – practically an eternity in the storage business – NetApp’s Dan Warmenhoven stepped down today and named Tom Georgens his successor. The move was anticipated since

August 7, 2009  2:07 PM

SGI releases first post-acquisition product

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Cloud storage, NAS, storage vendors

SGI has launched its first enterprise data storage product since Rackable bought Silcon Graphics Inc. for $42.5 million and changed its name to SGI following the acquisition. The...

May 14, 2009  8:11 PM

Analyst: SMB NAS products should cozy up to the TV

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
NAS, small business storage

If you've been paying attention to recent storage product news, you may detect a distinctly consumer-ish flavor. Several vendors have recently redoubled efforts to reach the ever-elusive small business, home office and tech-savvy consumer. So far this year, the wave of...

May 5, 2009  8:40 PM

Windows Storage Server ’08 shows up

Posted by: Dave Raffo
iSCSI SAN, multiprotocol storage, NAS

Remember Windows Storage Server 2008, the OEM product from Microsoft built on its Widows Server 2008 file serving capabilities? Microsoft talked about it a bit last year before going quiet – the official Microsoft Windows Storage Server blog...

April 22, 2009  6:00 PM

Panasas adds solid state to NAS

Posted by: Dave Raffo
NAS, solid state drives


Parallel clustered NAS vendor Panasas is the latest vendor to put solid state drives (SSDs) in it storage...

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