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June 6, 2008  11:50 AM

Dell moves to top of growing iSCSI SAN market

Posted by: Dave Raffo
SAN, Storage protocols (FC / iSCSI)

IDC confirmed Dell's claim that it has moved into the No. 1 spot in iSCSI SAN market share following its $1.4 billion acquisition of EqualLogic. According to the IDC quarterly storage numbers for...

February 22, 2008  9:57 AM

Apple’s move away from hardware lock-in to low-cost generic arrays is a shrewd one

Posted by: Tskyers
SAN, small business storage, Strategic storage vendors

I've been seeing the scuttlebutt about Apple and Promise Technology and couldn't help but add my two cents about how many Promise arrays I've seen pop up lately. Last week, while installing our IBM...

December 19, 2007  12:16 PM

Intel gets inside of FCoE

Posted by: Dave Raffo
SAN, Storage protocols (FC / iSCSI)

Fibre Channel vendors aren't the only ones pushing the new Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) standard designed to help Fibre Channel devices take advantage of 10-gig Ethernet.  Intel is also getting...

December 18, 2007  9:39 AM

Buying typical storage for video surveillance? Rethink that!

Posted by: Ndamour
Data storage management, SAN, Storage protocols (FC / iSCSI), Storage tips, Strategic storage vendors

Up until now you (corporate IT) have not had to worry about video surveillance. That job was up to the security guys, those guys that wore uniforms and pretty much kept to themselves. But be prepared. If you are not already deeply involved in video surveillance equipment RFP creation,...

August 8, 2007  12:43 PM

QLogic “scoops” Emulex with 8 Gbps FC announcement

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
SAN, Strategic storage vendors

As a journalist, it's been interesting to see what went on in the HBA market today. Yesterday, Emulex was briefing press about its announcement of 8 Gbps Fibre Channel components scheduled for today. This morning when I checked the wires, however, there was a very similar announcement from...

August 6, 2007  9:03 AM

The Linux effect on storage

Posted by: cgibney
SAN, Storage backup

Linux is currently used in about 20% of the medium to large sized data centers, and according to some reports, it will be in some 33% of data centers before the end of the year. By 2011, it is expected that most data centers will have at least half of their environment running some flavor of the...

July 26, 2007  4:11 PM

Storage bloggers dig in on HDS and EMC product claims

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
SAN, Strategic storage vendors

Following EMC Corp.'s storage announcements last week, which included the introduction of a new Symmetrix array, the industry has been buzzing with the claims and counterclaims of EMC...

April 23, 2007  3:12 PM

Overland cuts jobs

Posted by: JoMaitland

As expected, Overland Storage has been forced to make some drastic cuts in the wake of losing two major OEM customers: HP and Dell. The company announced it has laid off 54 employees, or 14% of its workforce, in the second round of job cuts. Here's a

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