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June 25, 2008  4:01 PM

Nirvanix readying cloud-based NAS

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data compliance and archiving, NAS, Storage managed service providers, Storage Software as a Service

Startup Nirvanix today unveiled CloudNAS, which will combine Nirvanix software agents with Linux or Windows servers at the customer site to offer standard NAS storage in the cloud. Until now, Nirvanix and most other cloud storage services such as Amazon's S3 required API integration between...

June 13, 2008  9:53 AM

Symantec to build clustered NAS for cloud computing

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
NAS, Storage conferences, Storage managed service providers, Storage Software as a Service, Strategic storage vendors

At a Storage Foundation and Veritas Cluster Server roadmap session at Vision on Thursday, a Symantec exec revealed it will be coming out with its own clustered NAS system, based on the next generation of its Storage Foundation Scalable File Server. This will be accomplished by layering a NAS...

June 3, 2008  3:11 PM

Linux file system ‘firestorm’ fizzles

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

I was intrigued when a colleague sent me a link to an article by Henry Newman referring to a "firestorm" touched off by some remarks he recently made in

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October 4, 2007  3:33 PM

Sun has more ZFS visions

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
NAS, Strategic storage vendors

Sun's campus in Burlington, Mass. Photo by Beth Pariseau.

Today found me at Sun's campus in Burlington, Mass., one of three cities across the world where Sun was...

September 10, 2007  1:03 PM

NetApp vs. Sun debate rages on the Web

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Editorial process, NAS, Strategic storage vendors

In case you haven't heard, NetApp has filed suit against Sun, saying Sun's ZFS violates its patents. And it's clear we've reached a new age in media when one high-profile company sues...

September 6, 2007  7:38 AM

1 TB on your desk for $350?

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
NAS, Storage backup

First, a disclaimer: no one here has personally evaluated this product, tested its features, or been able to talk to someone who has (yet). But at face value, an announcement recently...

June 4, 2007  7:54 AM

Cross correlation engines reaching into primary storage

Posted by: Ndamour
Data storage management, NAS, Storage backup

You have seen my writings on (and may even have heard me speak about) Cross Correlation (CC) analytics engine as a necessary part of a Data Protection Management (DPM) product. DPM products make your backup and restore environment work more efficiently. Recently, I have seen the application of CC...

April 6, 2007  2:30 PM

Are you a FAN fan?

Posted by: JoMaitland

FAN or File Area Network is the latest buzz word for file virtualization, coined by Brad O'Neill, senior analyst at The Taneja Group. (He has some big clients in...

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