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July 18, 2012  3:03 PM

NexGen turns its PCIe-based flash storage into a series

Posted by: Dave Raffo

Eight months after coming out of stealth with a storage system using solid-state PCIe cards and using its own type of quality of service,

July 17, 2012  4:35 PM

What does VMware CEO shuffle mean for EMC’s succession plans?

Posted by: Dave Raffo
emc, Storage

News that Pat Gelsinger will move into the VMware CEO job and his predecessor Paul Maritz will join EMC as chief strategist has EMC-watchers wondering what...

July 9, 2012  7:57 AM

Why Katie left Tom, and who gets the data?

Posted by: Randy Kerns
cloud backup, data backup, data management, data protection, data security, Storage

Like many people in the high tech world, I don’t usually pay attention to the latest entertainment gossip. But while watching the news recently at a hotel, I found myself barraged with information about

July 5, 2012  7:13 AM

Pros and cons of buying a one-vendor storage solution

Posted by: Randy Kerns
Storage, storage system, Storage tips, storage vendors; mergers and acquisitions; data deduplication

When buying storage, IT teams often wonder if it is worthwhile to buy a complete package of storage system, management software, data protection and other elements from a single vendor. Buying everything from one vendor has advantages and disadvantages. The advantages include: • The...

July 3, 2012  12:26 PM

CommVault exec says Dell-Quest ‘no big deal’

Posted by: Dave Raffo

Dave West said his phone has been ringing constantly since Monday morning when Dell revealed it reached a deal to acquire Quest Software. West is CommVault’s SVP of...

July 2, 2012  8:13 AM

Dell wins bidding war for Quest Software

Posted by: Dave Raffo
CommVault, dell, quest vranger, Storage

Dell said this morning that Quest Software has accepted its $2.4 billion acquisition, winning its weeks-long battle with Insight Venture Partners to grab Quest. Dell first entered the bidding at $2.15 billion before Insight countered at $2.27 billion. Dell made another offer last week of $2.32...

June 27, 2012  10:58 AM

HDS growing VSP and NAS array sales, cautious on flash

Posted by: Dave Raffo
hitachi data systems, Storage

Like other pure-play storage vendors, Hitachi Data Systems is growing revenue at double-digit rates despite the slow economy. But HDS is bucking industry trends with its growth. HDS grew disk storage revenue by 11% year-over-year during the first quarter of 2012, according to IDC. That’s a bit...

June 6, 2012  4:23 PM

EMC charges HP with duplicitous dedupe claims

Posted by: Dave Raffo
data deduplication, EMC Data Domain DD Boost, HP StoreOnce Catalyst

EMC’s backup and recovery team says Hewlett-Packard is playing games with its numbers in claiming its B6200 backup system with StoreOnce Cataylst software is significantly...

May 15, 2012  8:27 AM

Confusion over storage consolidation

Posted by: Randy Kerns

Storage consolidation seems to be a simple concept. If you reduce the number of storage systems, you benefit from fewer devices to manage, less space required, and less power/cooling demands....

May 6, 2012  8:31 PM

Advent of modern storage

Posted by: Randy Kerns
automated storage management, nand flash, storage system, thin provisioning, wide striping

Storage systems are undergoing important changes. New systems are becoming available that are both sophisticated and make storage “simple.” Simple is mainly a euphemism for automating many complicated tasks that administrators had to deal with before, but there’s a lot more to this than just...

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