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March 25, 2010  9:06 PM

Atrato tweaks SSD features



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives, storage vendors

Editor's note: After this blog was initially published, Atrato alerted us to a misunderstanding about the GA date of certain features. The corrected text is below.   Self-healing array maker Atrato Inc. is finally...

March 24, 2010  1:34 PM

CommVault cozies up to Dell EqualLogic, continues rivalry with Data Domain



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data deduplication, storage vendors

Dell is trying to stay vendor neutral in its data deduplication strategy, which isn't always easy to do when partnering with data deduplication backup rivals EMC, CommVault and Symantec.


March 18, 2010  9:50 PM

Sources: Symantec dumping Veritas file system development team



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
storage vendors

Enterprise Strategy Group president Steve Duplessie blogged Wednesday about information he'd received that Symantec Corp. has laid off 600 engineers who worked on VxFS (Veritas File System), VxVM...


March 18, 2010  8:09 PM

EMC sues ex-employees over alleged violation of non-compete agreement



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
storage vendors

EMC Corp. is taking two founders of a consulting company to court, claiming they violated an agreement not to compete with EMC after they sold their BusinessEdge company to the vnedor for a reported $200 million in 2007. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts earlier this...


March 9, 2010  5:52 PM

Storspeed — heading for a speedy exit? *Updated*



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
caching devices, storage vendors

We are hearing from sources that NAS caching and monitoring startup Storspeed is already closing its doors, just six months after coming out of stealth. Reached for comment today, Storspeed founder and vice president of business development Greg Dahl declined comment but said the company may...


March 3, 2010  7:56 PM

Nexenta adds ZFS data deduplication to scale-out NAS systems



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
primary data reduction; file-based storage, storage vendors

Sun/Oracle is back in the news this week because of the demise of the HDS partnership, leaving Oracle's portfolio stocked mainly with Sun's ZFS-based open storage...


March 1, 2010  9:41 PM

Pivot3 grabs $25M funding, prepares to spin into new markets



Posted by: Dave Raffo
IP SANs, storage vendors

Pivot3 just closed a $25 million funding round, which the serverless IP storage system vendor plans to use to beef up its international sales channel for the video surveillance market as well as add new features to make the platform better suited for more conventional IT environments. Chief...


February 26, 2010  4:05 PM

EMC shifts Ionix data center management software to VMware



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
management software, server virtualization, Storage and server virtualization, storage vendors

EMC has sold its Ionix data center management software to VMware -- which EMC owns controlling interest of -- for $200 million. The software VMware acquired includes Server Configuration Manager (formerly Configuresoft), FastScale, Application Discovery Manager (formerly nLayers), and Service...


February 24, 2010  4:16 PM

Deleted scenes from Q&A with EMC’s Frank Slootman



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data deduplication, disk-based backup, storage vendors

This morning we published a Q&A with EMC backup and recovery division president and former Data Domain CEO Frank Slootman on our SearchDataBackup.com site. However, not all of our conversation...


February 24, 2010  1:39 PM

SGI buys Copan for $2M



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

Copan has finally found a buyer, at the fire-sale price of $2 million. SGI said Tuesday night it picked up Copan’s assets in a foreclosure sale, including its product portfolio and “select” employees, and will maintain the MAID vendor’s Longmont, CO, headquarters. Copan has been on...


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