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July 22, 2008  1:23 PM

Amazon’s S3 crashes again; Web 2.0 goes Boom!



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
software as a service, Storage managed service providers

The biggest difference between the last time S3 crashed and this time, in my...

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 23, 2008  10:36 AM

Symantec’s SwapDrive: $500 a year for 2 GB?



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

I wasn't convinced at first when an alert blog reader flagged an error in my previous posts about Symantec and SwapDrive: a comment from  "kataar" pointed out that yearly, SwapDrive actually charges $500 (five hundred) for 2 GB, not $50 (fifty). That couldn't possibly be right, I thought. I...


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...


May 29, 2008  4:39 PM

EMC shifts Cisco WAAS to services group



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage managed service providers, WAN Optimization / WAFS

Despite rumors that pop up from time to time, Cisco has not taken its Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) product off the market. Cisco is still developing and selling WAAS, and its storage partner EMC sells it too, although there has been a change there. Instead of selling WAAS directly, EMC...


May 6, 2008  10:54 AM

Mosso in the cloud, Monosphere in the dark



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data storage management, Storage managed service providers, Strategic storage vendors

Two small vendors trying to make their way in markets dominated by storage giants made incremental yet interesting offerings this week.   Mosso, a division of Rackspace,  rolled out a cloud computing platform called the Hosting Cloud in February and followed with the release of MailTrust...


April 29, 2008  1:07 PM

Inside PiWorx



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

Until now, all we've known about Pi Corp., the startup EMC purchased in February, were that it was still in stealth, and that its software was meant to provide access to content on multiple types of Web-enabled devices. While that description makes sense, it also is vague enough to leave open the...


April 23, 2008  12:43 PM

Gloves come off in the storage cloud



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage managed service providers

HP Upline crashed this week, just a few days after it was launched. As Chris Rock once said, "Grand opening, Grand closing." The crash of such a brand-new service isn't as impactful on end users...


April 8, 2008  4:30 PM

HP unveils unlimited online storage for SOHO market



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

HP has taken the wraps off a new online storage service for consumers and small offices, called HP Upline. The service has three levels: Home and Home Office, Family Account and Professional Account. Home accounts include one license, unlimited storage, online backup and basic support for $59 per...


March 11, 2008  9:44 AM

EMC/IDC report: in storage, corporations are getting personal



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data storage management, Storage managed service providers, Storage Software as a Service

EMC and IDC have published an update to their Digital Universe report, which met with skepticism when it was originally published last March. We're generally skeptical of...


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