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November 17, 2008  4:43 AM

CA goes SaaS route with DR



Posted by: Dave Raffo
data backup, Data center disaster recovery planning, small business storage, Storage backup, Storage Software as a Service

CA jumped into the software as a service (SaaS) game by launching three offerings at CA World. The SaaS offerings include a disaster recovery/business continuity service called CA Instant Recovery On Demand, which...

October 20, 2008  7:20 PM

Will recession drive businesses to the cloud?



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

Over the last few weeks, I've written a couple of stories about how the current global economic crisis is being projected to

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October 8, 2008  2:55 PM

Google offers long-term email archiving for $45



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

Google's Message Discovery, based on its 2007 acquisition of email archiving services vendor Postini, has a new option for archiving messages for up to 10 years for a flat fee of $45 per user per year. According to the

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October 7, 2008  8:04 AM

EMC rolls out MozyPro for Mac



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

EMC's Mozy online backup has added a new Mac edition of MozyPro to its product line. This news follows the introduction of Mozy's first Home edition Mac client in May. The MozyPro for Mac product, which...


September 25, 2008  11:18 AM

Staples to rebrand Mozy online backup service, EMC drops Fortress name



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup, small business storage, Storage managed service providers, Storage Software as a Service

Office supplies giant Staples is adding a rebranded version of EMC's Mozy online backup service to its Thrive online backup services, which already include a rebranded version of i365's EVault for...


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...


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 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...


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