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April 16, 2009  3:39 PM

FCoE infrastructure coming together



Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage vendors

Cisco provided more details of its Unified Computing System today, including pieces of its FCoE strategy.

The UCS building blocks include 6100 Series Fabric Interconnects, which Cisco calls “FCoE capable.” The UCS Manager sits on the Fabric Interconnects, which can be clustered for...

April 6, 2009  4:02 PM

Isilon cuts staff, switches sales VPs



Posted by: Dave Raffo
NAS, storage vendors

Isilon Systems finally took Wall Street’s advice about slashing staff today, revealing it would reduce its worldwide workforce by approximately 10%.

Isilon had 394 employees at the end of 2008. The clustered NAS vendor is also changing its chief of sales, brining in NetApp and Quantum...


March 16, 2009  9:15 PM

Cisco pushes into servers; storage’s role undefined



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage protocols (FC / iSCSI), storage vendors, unifield storage

Cisco execs led by CEO John Chambers spent 90 minutes today on a webcast telling groups spread around the world what most of the IT world already knew – it is getting into the server business. But...


February 24, 2009  10:37 PM

Latest Sun/NetApp clash: SPEC SFS



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
storage vendors

While one vendor's blogger came to bury SPEC SFS, another came to defend it. The clash of vendors as yet seems unresolved.

The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) SFS benchmark measures file server throughput and response time. The latest version,


February 18, 2009  9:35 PM

iSCSI SAN software: riding the winds of change?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
iSCSI SAN, storage vendors

Last week, Hewlett-Packard launched its first iSCSI SAN product based on its acquisition last year of LeftHand Networks. As part of that announcement, HP made it official that LeftHand's days as a...


February 9, 2009  9:42 PM

NetApp confirms 6% layoffs



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
storage vendors

NetApp Inc. was at the center of some buzz over the weekend among publications that cover corporate financials, after a column in Barron's touched off speculation on Wall St. that NetApp might be about...


February 3, 2009  10:17 PM

A Q&A with NetApp founder Dave Hitz



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
storage vendors

NetApp founder and current "Chief Philosophy Officer" has been on a media tour this month following the publication of his book about NetApp's rise from startup to billion-dollar company, How to Castrate a Bull.

And yes, your first...


February 3, 2009  8:18 PM

NetApp V-Series supports Texas Memory SSDs; users yawn



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Flash storage, solid state drives, storage vendors, storage virtualization

NetApp blogger and chief technical architect Val Bercovici, leaked the news yesterday that NetApp's V-Series storage gateways can now front Texas Memory Systems' RamSan-500 solid-state storage arrays.

This is the...


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