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November 12, 2009  3:08 PM

HP buys 3Com, not Brocade

Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage networking

Although Hewlett-Packard spent $2.7 billion to buy 3Com Wednesday largely to make it more competitive with Cisco on the Ethernet switching front, the deal will also have implications for Cisco’s main storage competitor Brocade. First, the deal means HP won’t be buying Brocade – at least...

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 29, 2009  3:27 PM

Emerging vendors take a SaaS approach to storage reporting

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
software as a service, Storage Software as a Service

Two startups are taking a software-as-a-service (SaaS) approach to reporting on storage assets. Storage Fusion Ltd, a UK company spun off by a private investment firm last year, claims to be reporting on storage environments of up to 60 PB, and signed...

October 27, 2009  7:15 PM

Emulex leads its convergence strategy with Ethernet

Posted by: Dave Raffo
fcoe, storage networking

Emulex used its analyst day today to officially roll out its OneConnect Universal Converged Network Adapters (UCNAs) and underscore its strategy of taking a 10-Gigabit Ethernet path to converged Fibre Channel and Ethernet networks. Emulex said the

October 27, 2009  1:50 PM

Industry bloggers debate dedupe to tape

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data deduplication, tape data storage

It just wouldn't be the storage industry if there weren't technical debates popping up on a daily basis. One that caught my eye today is an ongoing conversation between some storage bloggers about data deduplication to

October 27, 2009  10:37 AM

LiveDrive looks to hop across the pond with online data backup

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Online Backup

U.K.-based LiveDrive, a competitor to consumer online backup services like MozyHome and Carbonite, is getting U.S. distribution thanks to a new partnership with LifeBoat Distribution. Online marketing...

October 20, 2009  3:35 PM

QLogic ‘swipes’ another FCoE win

Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage networking

Another piece of the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) puzzle was put in place today when IBM said it will ship QLogic’s 8142 converged network adapters (CNAs) inside the Power Systems server platform for native FCoE connectivity. IBM’s p Series servers run Unix and Linux operating...

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...

October 8, 2009  9:04 PM

Google DRAM study turns conventional wisdom on its head…again

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
storage technology research

Remember the research paper Google made a splash with two years ago on disk drive failure rates? The one that showed that most failed drives didn't raise significant SMART flags, failed to find a correlation between temperature and...

October 1, 2009  3:51 PM

Zmanda spruces up Windows cloud backup

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Cloud storage, data backup

Open-source data backup software company Zmanda Inc. is releasing version 2.0 of its Zmanda Cloud Backup (ZCB) for Windows today. New features include:

  • Geography control - customers can tag data so that it's backed up to a cloud data center in a certain region. For...

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