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May 12, 2009  6:09 PM

All eyes on NetApp as earnings report approaches



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
storage vendors

Because of how NetApp Inc.'s fiscal quarters fall, it was the first storage vendor to report results that included the month of January this year. As its second fiscal-quarter earnings call...

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...


May 11, 2009  6:02 PM

Sun discloses possible bribery, shareholder lawsuits



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
storage vendors

Nhere's never a dull moment with Sun Microsystems. Not even the final weeks before the troubled company gets acquired by Oracle can be drama-free.

Sun publicly disclosed two potentially thorny legal issues in a 10-Q SEC filing on Friday...


May 6, 2009  4:24 PM

3Par braces for V-Max



Posted by: Dave Raffo
disk arrays, SAN, storage vendors

3Par CEO Dave Scott spent a lot of time on his company’s earnings call Tuesday evening talking about EMC’s new Symmetrix V-Max. That makes sense, considering 3Par probably has the most to lose of all EMC rivals if V-Max is a hit with customers. The


May 1, 2009  8:52 PM

Compellent chips away, increases revenue



Posted by: Dave Raffo
iSCSI SAN, primary storage, storage vendors

Of all the storage companies that have reported their earnings for last quarter, only one has increased revenue from the previous quarter. And that was the smallest of the public storage systems vendors – Compellent. Compellent’s revenue of $28.1 million in the first quarter of 2009 ticked...


April 30, 2009  8:34 PM

Brocade cuts staff after Foundry integration *UPDATED*



Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage vendors

A week that started happily for Brocade will end with pink slips. Brocade’s OEM deal with IBM for its Foundry switches won’t save the company from laying off a chunk of its...


April 30, 2009  3:40 PM

Quantum survives rough fiscal year



Posted by: Dave Raffo
data backup, storage vendors

Quantum completed what its CEO called a “challenging” fiscal year at the end of March, and the fourth quarter was similar to the entire year for the backup vendor. Quantum continued to increase year-over-year disk backup and software sales around its deduplication products while its tape...


April 29, 2009  12:22 PM

HP poaches EMC’s Donatelli *Updated*



Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage vendors

You can scratch Dave Donatelli’s name off the list of possible successors to Joe Tucci at EMC.

There are no signs that Tucci’s departure as CEO is imminent, but people in the storage world occasionally play the “who’s next at EMC” guessing game and Donatelli’s name is almost...


April 28, 2009  2:04 PM

Brocade bags IBM deal for Foundry switches



Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage networking, storage vendors

IBM today confirmed one of the worst kept secrets in IT – it will begin rebranding Brocade’s Foundry Ethernet switches under an OEM arrangement next month. The move is seen as IBM retaliation...


April 24, 2009  4:16 PM

Storage shops vote for efficiency over capacity



Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage vendors

Fears of decreased storage budgets proved real in the first quarter of 2009, as EMC and IBM suffered large dropoffs from their 2008 revenue. Yet smaller and more focused vendors


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