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February 22, 2010  9:21 PM

Iron Mountain and Mimosa — A canary in the cloud?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Cloud storage, data compliance and archiving, Storage Software as a Service

Iron Mountain's $112 million acquisition of Mimosa Systems today is an admission by Iron Mountain that the concept of cloud archiving is not yet ripe. Iron Mountain bought Mimosa as an on-premise...

February 22, 2010  2:43 PM

Iron Mountain to acquire Mimosa Systems for $112 million



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data compliance and archiving, Storage Software as a Service

Iron Mountain Inc. today said it intends to acquire data archiving software vendor Mimosa Systems for $112 million in cash, subject to closing adjustments. Iron Mountain already...


December 18, 2009  9:22 PM

Rumblings about problems with Dell/MessageOne — UPDATE 2



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data compliance and archiving, Storage Software as a Service, storage vendors

This morning, analyst David Ferris of Ferris Research sent out a note to subscribers of his Ferris News Service relating rumors that "something is rotten in Denmark" with Dell's SaaS email archiving subsidiary MessageOne. According to Ferris's note--

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October 29, 2009  3:27 PM

Emerging vendors take a SaaS approach to storage reporting



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
software as a service, Storage Software as a Service

Two startups are taking a software-as-a-service (SaaS) approach to reporting on storage assets. Storage Fusion Ltd, a UK company spun off by a private investment firm last year, claims to be reporting on storage environments of up to 60 PB, and signed...


June 8, 2009  12:39 PM

Proofpoint buffs up email archiving SaaS



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data compliance and archiving, Storage Software as a Service

Email archiving SaaS vendor Proofpoint is adding compliance features to its services today in an effort to reach more enterprise users. The company that bought email archiving SaaS provider Fortiva last year is building new enterprise search and e-Discovery features into its service based on a...


April 27, 2009  5:08 PM

Behind the scenes at Carbonite’s online backup service



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

Photobucket Carbonite CEO David Friend in his...


April 13, 2009  7:06 PM

SpiderOak offers discount to Carbonite users, says SLAs on the way



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage Software as a Service

When consumer backup SaaS provider Carbonite sued its storage vendor, Promise, for systems Carbonite alleges lost customer data, ESG founder and analyst


March 31, 2009  9:49 PM

Kodak: Buy dead trees, or get off our SaaS



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage Software as a Service

As someone who once upon a time signed up to become a Kodak EasyShare Gallery Member (probably in order to view someone's photos), I got an interesting message yesterday from Kodak regarding their online photo storage terms of service. According to the notice, those who store their photos on...


February 26, 2009  9:23 PM

Online services bite the dust



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup, Storage Software as a Service

Two online data sharing services failed this week -- one from a computing giant, and the other a small social bookmarking website. That's the trouble in this wild and wooly world of the cloud--especially in its early days. Not every service is going to make it, and then you're going to have to...


January 28, 2009  7:51 PM

The Internet cries foul over Carbonite Amazon reviews



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Online Backup, Storage Software as a Service

A story from a New York Times blog by David Pogue has ignited the tinderbox that is the Internet, and the flames are being directed at...


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