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May 10, 2010  5:14 PM

EMC’s Tucci: “we’re taking a virtualized approach”



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage and server virtualization, Storage conferences, storage vendors

Photobucket Joe Tucci vs. the paparazzi in the...

May 10, 2010  1:33 PM

EMC releases VPlex “active-active” storage



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data center disaster recovery planning, Storage and server virtualization, storage vendors

This morning's big announcement at EMC World is called VPlex, which EMC says will allow for federation of data over geographic distance. VPlex was first publicly discussed at last year's VMWorld conference. At the time, EMC officials referred to it as "active-active" storage to support


May 4, 2010  7:22 PM

NetEx gets VMware seal of approval



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage and server virtualization

As certification announcements go, this one is more interesting, I think, than most others, if only because it harkens back to one of the most interesting product announcements/demonstrations I saw last year. At last year's VMWorld in San Francisco,


April 1, 2010  6:03 PM

Will EMC’s new Clariion add “artificial intelligence”?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage and server virtualization, storage vendors

It's pretty much an open secret by now that EMC is getting ready to refresh its Clariion midrange disk arrays this month. Among the details leaked so far about what the new product will...


March 9, 2010  7:42 PM

EMC claims NFS advantage in integration of Celerra and VMware Site Recovery Manager



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage and server virtualization

EMC Corp. Monday sent out a release saying its Celerra multiprotocol storage systems now officially have a plug-in available for VMware Inc.'s vCenter management console and Site Recovery Manager (SRM) failover and failback. At first, this seemed like a ho-hum announcement. Plug-ins that...


March 1, 2010  10:50 PM

Ding dong, VCB is gone



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage and server virtualization

That's the happy tune VMware backup pros are likely singing today, after VMware officially sent out a statement to customers announcing that


February 26, 2010  4:05 PM

EMC shifts Ionix data center management software to VMware



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
management software, server virtualization, Storage and server virtualization, storage vendors

EMC has sold its Ionix data center management software to VMware -- which EMC owns controlling interest of -- for $200 million. The software VMware acquired includes Server Configuration Manager (formerly Configuresoft), FastScale, Application Discovery Manager (formerly nLayers), and Service...


January 26, 2010  6:14 PM

Symantec says VMware should update its VSS writer code



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup, Storage and server virtualization

In a followup to my post Monday about VMware and VSS integration issues as pointed out by W. Curtis Preston, Symantec emailed over the following statement from Peter Elliman,...


January 25, 2010  10:02 PM

Backup expert says VMware VSS integration falls short



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup, Storage and server virtualization

Among the updates Symantec announced today to its NetBackup 7.0 and Backup Exec 2010 backup applications are enhancements to the granular backup of applications running in virtual servers, in part...


January 15, 2010  1:06 PM

Looking ahead to the Consumerization of IT and virtualization in 2010



Posted by: Tskyers
Cloud storage, small business storage, Storage and server virtualization

After enjoying the last couple of hours of 2009 with my family, I thought how fitting it would be to end the year with a post! I've been incredibly busy this year and my lack of posts really shows it, one would think I forgot my login or something. In that time, however, there has been no lack...


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