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May 18, 2009  9:00 AM

Hifn adds speed and software to data reduction cards



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data deduplication, data reduction

Hifn (now part of Exar Corp.) is taking another crack at getting major OEMs to ship products integrated with its DR line of compression, encryption and deduplication hashing acceleration cards, which...

May 15, 2009  3:22 PM

Deja vu: Emulex rejects Broadcom



Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage networking, storage vendors

Emulex rebuffed Broadcom again today, advising its shareholders to reject the cash tender offer Broadcom made May 5 in its latest attempt to acquire Emulex.

If you've been...


May 14, 2009  1:03 PM

CommVault sales slip, looks to cloud for sunnier days



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Cloud storage, data deduplication, data protection

Even with the sales expectation bar lowered due to the economy, CommVault still failed to clear it by a long way last quarter. Now CommVault CEO Bob Hammer is looking for data deduplication and management of storage clouds to pull his company out of its slump.

CommVault’s revenue of...


May 11, 2009  7:23 PM

Tandberg hitches hopes to new VTL



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup

Tape backup company Tandberg is battling to establish a new foothold in the disk-based data protection market following the bankruptcy of its parent holding company in Europe. Late last month Tandberg...

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May 11, 2009  6:53 PM

Remote data protection vendors cozy up to Microsoft



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage and server virtualization, storage vendors

Microsoft's annual TechEd user conference kicks off today in Los Angeles, accompanied by the usual flurry of supporting news announcements from industry vendors. Today the theme seems to be remote data protection, whether file delivery to branch offices, or data backup and disaster...


May 5, 2009  8:40 PM

Windows Storage Server ’08 shows up



Posted by: Dave Raffo
iSCSI SAN, multiprotocol storage, NAS

Remember Windows Storage Server 2008, the OEM product from Microsoft built on its Widows Server 2008 file serving capabilities? Microsoft talked about it a bit last year before going quiet – the official Microsoft Windows Storage Server blog...


May 5, 2009  8:59 AM

Broadcom takes another shot at Emulex *UPDATED*



Posted by: Dave Raffo
stoage vendors, storage networking

Broadcom fired its counter salvo at Emulex today – taking its $764 million offer directly to shareholders. A day after the Emulex board turned down Broadcom’s offer to buy the HBA vendor, Broadcom...


May 4, 2009  5:27 PM

Voltaire to branch into “FCoE-ready” 10 GbE switches



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
storage networking

The more conversations I have about FCoE, the blurrier the distinctions get between its value prop and InfiniBand's. The declaration today that InfiniBand switch maker Voltaire plans to get in to the Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) game with a new line of "FCoE-ready" Ethernet switches just...


May 1, 2009  8:52 PM

Compellent chips away, increases revenue



Posted by: Dave Raffo
iSCSI SAN, primary storage, storage vendors

Of all the storage companies that have reported their earnings for last quarter, only one has increased revenue from the previous quarter. And that was the smallest of the public storage systems vendors – Compellent. Compellent’s revenue of $28.1 million in the first quarter of 2009 ticked...


April 30, 2009  6:48 PM

Emulex: We’re about more than Fibre Channel



Posted by: Dave Raffo
converged networks, fibre channel, storage networking

We don’t know yet what Emulex’s board will do about the takeover offer from Broadcom, but Emulex management hardly seems resigned to becoming the Fibre Channel piece of a larger...


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