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June 8, 2009  12:39 PM

Proofpoint buffs up email archiving SaaS



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data compliance and archiving, Storage Software as a Service

Email archiving SaaS vendor Proofpoint is adding compliance features to its services today in an effort to reach more enterprise users. The company that bought email archiving SaaS provider Fortiva last year is building new enterprise search and e-Discovery features into its service based on a...

June 4, 2009  8:43 PM

Scenes from a bidding war for Data Domain



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

NetApp and EMC have filed forms with the SEC detailing the timelines of their negotiations with Data Domain, which has accepted NetApp’s $1.9 billion offer while EMC’s $1.8 billion offer remains on the table. Some highlights of the negotiations: • Data Domain CEO Frank Slootman and...


June 3, 2009  12:19 PM

Data Domain accepts NetApp’s offer — again *UPDATED*



Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage vendors; data deduplication

Data Domain accepted NetApp’s latest offer worth $1.9 billion today, while EMC claimed its bid is still superior to NetApp’s. NetApp accelerated the bidding war over the data deduplication specialist this morning by increasing its original offer of cash and stock from $1.5 billion or $25 per...


June 2, 2009  10:38 PM

BakBone repackages Asempra



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup

Fresh from its fire-sale acquisition of Windows CDP partner Asempra Inc., BakBone Software Inc. has released a new series of software-only versions of Asempra's Business Continuity Appliance dubbed...


June 1, 2009  8:51 PM

EMC wants Data Domain for $1.8 billion



Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage vendors; data deduplication

EMC today moved to outbid NetApp for Data Domain, offering $30 per share for the data depulication backup specialist – less than two weeks after NetApp offered $25 per share. EMC’s offer is worth...


June 1, 2009  8:16 PM

GlassHouse Technologies looks to support cloud storage



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage managed service providers

Mark Shirman, CEO of consulting and managed services firm GlassHouse Technologies Inc., says his company is looking to incorporate cloud storage into its architectural and IT management offerings. New offerings haven't been formally rolled out yet, the CEO told me last Friday, but the firm already...


May 21, 2009  5:25 PM

NetApp looks to get one right



Posted by: Dave Raffo
data deduplication, storage vendors

Like all large acquisitions, NetApp’s $1.5 billion purchase of Data Domain leaves a few lingering questions in its wake. The first is, will this be another acquisition that blows up in NetApp's...


May 20, 2009  8:38 PM

NetApp drops $1.5 billion for Data Domain



Posted by: Dave Raffo
data deduplication, disk-based backup

Well, NetApp found a way to make money off data deduplication without charging for its primary deduplication licenses. NetApp acquired Data Domain today for $1.5 billion, giving it the top dedupe revenue-producing product platform after the deal closes in about two to four months. Earlier...


May 20, 2009  7:57 PM

Photos from EMC World



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage conferences

Photobucket The decor theme at the Welcome Reception Sunday...


May 20, 2009  2:05 PM

EMC World Reporter’s Notebook



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage conferences

A bear economy and drenching rainstorms raged on outside the Orange County Convention Center during EMC world this week. Inside, though, there were lively conversations in the hallways of the sprawling convention center, most looking forward to the future despite this year’s fiscal...


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