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January 14, 2010  4:26 PM

Something’s brewing with NetApp, VMware and Cisco



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

A website went up today taking registrations for a web conference being put on Jan. 26th by NetApp Inc., VMware Inc., and Cisco Systems Inc., a coalition that looks similar to the VCE alliance announced...

November 9, 2009  8:34 PM

HP looks to entice SMBs, hypes Hyper-V bundles



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

HP made some storage updates today as part of a larger announcement aimed at SMBs looking to cut costs, including new Hyper-V bundles. Storage-related updates include:

  • New application-integrated snapshot option for LeftHand iSCSI SANs. LeftHand already had...


September 2, 2009  11:43 PM

VMware CTO drops storage hints in futures keynote



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

Photobucket VMware Inc. CTO Steve Herrod (above) dropped...


May 11, 2009  6:53 PM

Remote data protection vendors cozy up to Microsoft



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

Microsoft's annual TechEd user conference kicks off today in Los Angeles, accompanied by the usual flurry of supporting news announcements from industry vendors. Today the theme seems to be remote data protection, whether file delivery to branch offices, or data backup and disaster...


March 10, 2009  6:17 PM

Analysts: demand more from your storage vendor in virtual environments



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage and server virtualization

A recent report by Andrew Reichman at Forrester Research showed that among 124 surveyed IT decision-makers, incumbent vendors and Fibre Channel still dominate the in-use storage systems supporting VMware deployments. But, according to Reichman and another analyst specializing in VMware, the Burton...


December 3, 2008  5:28 PM

Users look increasingly to storage virtualization as data grows, analyst says



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage and server virtualization, Storage market research reports

I had an interesting conversation today with TheInfoPro's managing director of storage research Rob Stevenson about the results of his firm's latest survey of 250 Fortune 1000 and midsize enterprise storage users. Fortune 1000 users surveyed by TIP cited block virtualization as having the...


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 14, 2008  10:07 AM

NetApp CEO is cool with new VMware boss



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage and server virtualization, Strategic storage vendors

NetApp has a strong working relationship with VMware, despite counting VMware's parent EMC as its storage archrival. So NetApp CEO Dan Warmenhoven didn't know what to make of the...


August 14, 2008  8:13 AM

The great storage chargeback debate



Posted by: Tskyers
Data storage management, small business storage, Storage and server virtualization, Storage tips

"You need HOW MUCH for storage?!" That question has been heard by many of us currently submitting budgets for the next calendar year, quickly followed by "Are you SURE you need that much disk? Didn't we just get disk last year? Where did they all go!? I want your house audited....


July 2, 2008  10:10 AM

More server virtualization benchmark drama



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage and server virtualization

Last time on As the Benchmark Turns, we saw NetApp pull a fast one on EMC. This week's episode brings us into the torrid realm of


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