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April 6, 2009  4:02 PM

Isilon cuts staff, switches sales VPs

Posted by: Dave Raffo
NAS, storage vendors

Isilon Systems finally took Wall Street’s advice about slashing staff today, revealing it would reduce its worldwide workforce by approximately 10%.

Isilon had 394 employees at the end of 2008. The clustered NAS vendor is also changing its chief of sales, brining in NetApp and Quantum...

April 1, 2009  1:35 PM

Rackable snaps up SGI in $25 million fire sale

Posted by: Beth Pariseau


Rackable Systems acquired he assets of high-performance computing (HPC) systems vendor Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI) for just $25 million today, coinciding with SGI's filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

According to a press release put out by

January 28, 2009  7:30 PM

Overland puts Snap veteran Kelly in charge

Posted by: Dave Raffo

It took him awhile, but Eric Kelly is running the Snap Appliance business again. Kelly today became CEO of Overland Storage, which acquired the Snap business from Adaptec last June. He replaces...

December 19, 2008  1:58 PM

NFSv4.1 approved as proposed standard

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

NFS 4.1, which contains the specs for parallel NFS (pNFS), has officially been approved as a proposed standard, according to a blog post by

October 29, 2008  12:26 PM

IDC: Unstructured data will become the primary task for storage

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
NAS, software as a service, Storage managed service providers, Storage market research reports, storage technology research

According to a new IDC Enterprise Disk Storage Consumption Model report released this week, transaction-intensive applications are giving way as the main segment of enterprise data to an expanded range of apps as well as a tendency to create more copies of data and records for business analytics...

September 12, 2008  9:34 AM

Rackable to replace RapidScale with NetApp

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

On August 14, Rackable disclosed it was selling its RapidScale clustered NAS business, which was derived from its acquisition of Terrascale last April. Company executives said they were trying to...

August 18, 2008  1:48 PM

EMC’s Maui surfaces, then disappears

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
NAS, Storage and server virtualization, Storage managed service providers, Strategic storage vendors

EMC blogger Storagezilla posted an interesting Flash animated video this morning about Maui, titled CloudFellas, in a post that has since been whacked. In the original post, 'zilla alluded to 'getting too far out in front of the boss', so maybe that's what happened (the post has been deleted...

August 15, 2008  9:57 AM

NetApp expert says pNFS not necessarily VMware solution

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

After my article the other day about storage pros hoping for a VMware performance boost from pNFS, part of the new NFS 4.1 standard currently being ratified by IETF, I came across a response from

July 21, 2008  1:24 PM

EMC gives LifeLine consumer storage product a facelift

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
NAS, small business storage, Strategic storage vendors

In the course of observing the festivities on NetApp and EMC blogs, I came across a sneaky little blog post/announcement from EMC about its LifeLine consumer storage product. According to The Storage Anarchist...

July 16, 2008  3:22 PM

NetApp Plasmon’s Trojan Horse for Enterprise Data Centers

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data compliance and archiving, NAS, Strategic storage vendors

Since he sold Softek to IBM and was appointed CEO of British-based optical storage vendor Plasmon last November, Steven Murphy has had a tough row to hoe. Plasmon is one of the few survivors--if not the only survivor--of the optical storage market, which historically has been stunted by usability...

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