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January 14, 2010  4:26 PM

Something’s brewing with NetApp, VMware and Cisco

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

A website went up today taking registrations for a web conference being put on Jan. 26th by NetApp Inc., VMware Inc., and Cisco Systems Inc., a coalition that looks similar to the VCE alliance announced...

January 13, 2010  6:59 PM

Google makes cloud storage move

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Cloud storage, storage vendors

There's been some commotion this week about the announcement from Google that you can now use Google Docs to upload and manage any file type, with support for uploads up to 250 MB in size, total free storage space of 1 GB, and additional storage for $0.25 per GB per year. With...

January 6, 2010  6:08 PM

Dot Hill acquires Cloverleaf

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
storage vendors, storage virtualization

Storage systems vendor Dot Hill acquired privately held storage virtualization software maker Cloverleaf Communications Inc. this week for $12 million in cash and stock as part of its plan to focus more on the management of its arrays. Cloverleaf's Intelligent Storage Network (iSN) products are...

January 4, 2010  9:13 PM

EMC kicks off 2010 tech M&A with Archer buy

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
storage vendors

EMC today became the first storage company to make an acquisition in 2010, although its acquisition of Archer Technologies falls mostly outside the storage space. EMC will sell Archer's IT governance software as part of its RSA security division. The vendor...

January 4, 2010  6:53 PM

Ex-Seagate employee drops bombshell in 10-year patent dispute

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives, storage vendors

According to a court filing uncovered last week by the New York Times, an ex-Seagate employee has delivered significant new testimony in...

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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December 18, 2009  5:02 PM

Adaptec’s on the block

Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage vendors

After more than two years of trying to push out Adaptec CEO Sundi Sundaresh, minority investor Steel Partners finally succeeded Thursday. Sundaresh resigned and Steel Partners installed its managing directors John Quicke as acting CEO and president with the intention of selling Adaptec. The...

November 17, 2009  7:18 PM

Xiotech looks to ‘crank it up a few notches’ with ex-IBM exec

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
storage vendors

Another industry executive has defected to Xiotech Corp., this time from IBM, a little over a month after the company hired a former EMC executive as CEO. Xiotech issued a press release today announcing the appointment of Brian Reagan as senior vice president of marketing and business...

November 9, 2009  8:34 PM

HP looks to entice SMBs, hypes Hyper-V bundles

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
small business storage, Storage and server virtualization, storage vendors

HP made some storage updates today as part of a larger announcement aimed at SMBs looking to cut costs, including new Hyper-V bundles. Storage-related updates include:

  • New application-integrated snapshot option for LeftHand iSCSI SANs.¬†LeftHand already had...

October 16, 2009  3:54 PM

CommVault fires back at EMC’s Slootman

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup, data deduplication, storage vendors

Former Data Domain CEO Frank Slootman, now president of EMC's data backup and recovery division, sat down for a Q&A with that's been getting some attention from the...

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