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October 17, 2014  7:22 AM

Symantec halts Backup Exec appliance, vultures circle

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Backup Exec, Storage, Symantec, Unitrends, Zetta.net

At least one Symantec backup product will no longer be in the lineup by time the vendor splits apart its security and backup businesses in a little more than a year from now. While...

October 16, 2014  10:34 AM

HP and Scality officially tie the knot

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Cleversafe, HP, Storage

Object storage vendor Scality has scored a reseller deal with Hewlett-Packard, which the private company’s CEO said will greatly expand its global reach. Scality and HP have worked...


October 10, 2014  4:26 PM

Druva moves from endpoint to server backup

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii
Cloud Backup, Storage

Druva is taking its enterprise endpoint backup software and moving it into backup for small businesses and remote and branch office backup. The company this week launched Druva Phoenix, a centralized management backup and archive product targeting companies that have tight budgets, limited local...


October 10, 2014  2:27 PM

A look at access methods for open systems and mainframes

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns
Storage

The term access method is frequently used to identify types of I/O in open systems. Many who use it probably don't understand the historical context for what has been known as an access method for over 50 years.  In open...


October 9, 2014  4:57 PM

Symantec follows HP down breakup path

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage, Symantec, Veritas

The divorce rate for IT vendors spiked this week. Hewlett-Packard and Symantec said they are separating into pieces, and it might take a marriage counselor to keep

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October 9, 2014  3:26 PM

EMC claims products work better together despite a call for breakup

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Pivotal, RSA, Storage, VMware

EMC has issued two responses to the letter that investor Elliott Management made public Wednesday calling for the vendor to spin off VMware and/or explore a merger...


October 3, 2014  9:56 PM

Red Hat faces long-term decisions on Gluster, Ceph in storage portfolio

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
Storage

While launching the latest version of Red Hat Storage Server yesterday, the vendor provided little insight into the long-term positioning of its storage software portfolio and the chances that it might combine its

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October 3, 2014  4:21 PM

EMC links arms with CloudLink for DRaas

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Disaster Recovery, DRaaS, EMC, Storage

EMC is aiming its new RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines at cloud DR, in partnership with cloud security vendor CloudLink Technologies. RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines is a hypervisor-based version of EMC’s

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October 3, 2014  2:45 PM

Nimble, Actifio show their Oracle chops

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Actifio, Oracle OpenWorld, Storage

Oracle wasn’t the only vendor to toot its own storage horn at Oracle OpenWorld this week. A couple of smaller vendors played up their budding relationship with the database...


September 30, 2014  4:04 PM

EMC’s XtremIO 3.0 adds compression with disruptive upgrade for existing users

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
Storage

EMC Corp. made available the 3.0 release of its XtremIO all-flash array today with new inline compression capabilities and performance improvements – but existing customers who...


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