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October 10, 2014  2:27 PM

A look at access methods for open systems and mainframes

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns
Storage

The term access method is frequently used to identify types of I/O in open systems. Many who use it probably don't understand the historical context for what has been known as an access method for over 50 years.  In open...

October 9, 2014  4:57 PM

Symantec follows HP down breakup path

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage, Symantec, Veritas

The divorce rate for IT vendors spiked this week. Hewlett-Packard and Symantec said they are separating into pieces, and it might take a marriage counselor to keep

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October 9, 2014  3:26 PM

EMC claims products work better together despite a call for breakup

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Pivotal, RSA, Storage, VMware

EMC has issued two responses to the letter that investor Elliott Management made public Wednesday calling for the vendor to spin off VMware and/or explore a merger...


October 3, 2014  9:56 PM

Red Hat faces long-term decisions on Gluster, Ceph in storage portfolio

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
Storage

While launching the latest version of Red Hat Storage Server yesterday, the vendor provided little insight into the long-term positioning of its storage software portfolio and the chances that it might combine its

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October 3, 2014  4:21 PM

EMC links arms with CloudLink for DRaas

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Disaster Recovery, DRaaS, EMC, Storage

EMC is aiming its new RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines at cloud DR, in partnership with cloud security vendor CloudLink Technologies. RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines is a hypervisor-based version of EMC’s

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October 3, 2014  2:45 PM

Nimble, Actifio show their Oracle chops

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Actifio, Oracle OpenWorld, Storage

Oracle wasn’t the only vendor to toot its own storage horn at Oracle OpenWorld this week. A couple of smaller vendors played up their budding relationship with the database...


September 30, 2014  4:04 PM

EMC’s XtremIO 3.0 adds compression with disruptive upgrade for existing users

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
Storage

EMC Corp. made available the 3.0 release of its XtremIO all-flash array today with new inline compression capabilities and performance improvements – but existing customers who...


September 30, 2014  2:28 PM

All those video cameras can be a boon for storage companies

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

Whenever Big Brother is watching, there is a storage vendor eager to store whatever Big Brother is seeing. And today, Big Brother is watching more places than ever before.

The video surveillance market consisting of cameras, software, DVRs, storage and other hardware is expected to reach...


September 29, 2014  11:44 AM

Oracle launches all-flash SAN, backup box for databases

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Flash Array, Oracle, Storage

Larry Ellison took aim at EMC when he introduced a flash storage array and disk backup product at his Sunday keynote at Oracle Open World. Never mind that the world is filled with

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September 29, 2014  6:30 AM

Nasuni tests storage volume with more than 1 billion files

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
Storage

Generating a billion files to prove a point is no trivial task. Nasuni Corp. claimed to have spent 15 months creating and testing a single storage volume within its service with...


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