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July 15, 2009  12:46 PM

3PAR blames poor sales on tight budgets

Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage vendors; disk arrays

If 3PAR’s results are an indication, storage spending failed to show any signs of a rebound last quarter. 3Par Tuesday afternoon said its revenue for last quarter was below its previous forecast, and down from the previous quarter. The storage systems vendor disclosed that it expects to report...

July 9, 2009  1:23 PM

Broadcom quits knocking on Emulex’s door *UPDATED*

Posted by: Dave Raffo
converged networks, Fibre Channel SANs, storage networking

It turns out Broadcom can take a hint after all. After Emulex repeatedly spurned its acquisition offers, Broadcom today threw in the towel and said it will walk away. However, the Ethernet-chip maker may not be giving up on buying a storage company altogether. "Although we were unable to...

July 8, 2009  4:51 PM

Carbonite a guinea pig for Sun’s Java “app store”?

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Online Backup

Carbonite made a big splash in the consumer space this week with the announcement that Sun Microsystems Inc. (soon to become part of Oracle Corp.) will offer a free 30-day trial of its online backup service to Sun...

June 30, 2009  5:30 PM

Industry watchers place bets on EMC-NetApp-Data Domain love triangle

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data deduplication, Strategic storage vendors

Other than the extension of EMC's bid for Data Domain last Friday, the NetApp / Data Domain / EMC drama has begun to simmer along at a more muted pitch than we saw during the initial bid and counter-bid process. For...

June 24, 2009  6:29 PM

New DR SaaS startup buddies up with Data Domain, offers SLA

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage managed service providers

A new private-cloud SaaS player launched this week, with plans to combine VMware and Data Domain products into an off-site disaster recovery service with a money-back recovery time service level guarantee. Simply Continuous, based in San Francisco, is offering two services: Data Recovery Vault...

June 18, 2009  6:24 PM

Symantec and CommVault tussle over TheInfoPro results

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup, Strategic storage vendors

Nothing like a good vendor fight to keep the week interesting. This time, it's Symantec and CommVault who have been going at it in press releases and statements after TheInfoPro released its Wave 12...

June 15, 2009  2:20 PM

Data Domain tells EMC to take a hike (or make a better offer) *UPDATED*

Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage vendors; data deduplication

Not surprisingly, Data Domain management today recommended its shareholders reject EMC’s offer to buy the deduplication vendor “at this time” in favor of an offer from NetApp. The reason it’s not surprising is that EMC’s June 1 cash bid of $30 per Data Domain share was

June 9, 2009  3:23 PM

EMC’s Tucci to Data Domainers: You’ll like it here

Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage vendors; mergers and acquisitions; data deduplication

EMC CEO Joe Tucci reached out again to Data Domain today – not to increase his company’s offer but in an open letter telling Data Domain employees they are better off with EMC than rival NetApp. EMC sought to outbid NetApp for dedupe specialist Data Domain last week with a

June 9, 2009  2:18 AM

VCs and IT execs discuss IT’s brave new world in Boston

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage conferences, Strategic storage vendors

Panel moderator Andrew Williamson of Alexander...

June 8, 2009  1:03 PM

Voltaire unveils new 10 GbE switch

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data center, storage networking

There's a new Ethernet switch vendor on the market as lines are being drawn in the sand about the future of data center networks. Voltaire, previously focused mainly on InfiniBand switches, today unveiled its entree into the data center Ethernet market, the Voltaire Vantage 8500. The Layer 2...

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