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August 1, 2008  12:43 PM

Storage Swagapalooza!

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

NetApp's gift of a T-shirt the other day made me think about all the other s.w.a.g. I've collected during my time in the storage industry - I've become something of a collector of odd trade-show...

July 30, 2008  3:51 PM

Sepaton promises 40:1 dedupe, or your next disk’s on them

Posted by: Dave Raffo
data backup, data deduplication

Just about all data deduplication vendors make claims about the dedupe ratios their systems provide, with the caveat that the ratios vary by data type and backup frequency. Sepaton today says it's willing to guarantee its ratio for Exchange. The VTL vendor said if customers don't get a 40:1 ratio...

July 28, 2008  1:35 PM

Bad week for cloud storage

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup, small business storage, software as a service

Last week, we saw a good bit of rain falling on cloud storage's parade. First there was another Amazon outage. Then it came to light that a cloud storage site called

July 22, 2008  1:23 PM

Amazon’s S3 crashes again; Web 2.0 goes Boom!

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
software as a service, Storage managed service providers

The biggest difference between the last time S3 crashed and this time, in my...

July 2, 2008  10:10 AM

More server virtualization benchmark drama

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage and server virtualization

Last time on As the Benchmark Turns, we saw NetApp pull a fast one on EMC. This week's episode brings us into the torrid realm of

July 1, 2008  10:36 AM

QLogic boss says he’s too busy to quit

Posted by: Dave Raffo
SAN, Storage protocols (FC / iSCSI)

 QLogic CEO H.K. Desai had planned to step down this year, but says there is too much going on in the storage industry for him to leave now. That's why his heir apparent left QLogic in March, and...

June 25, 2008  4:01 PM

Nirvanix readying cloud-based NAS

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data compliance and archiving, NAS, Storage managed service providers, Storage Software as a Service

Startup Nirvanix today unveiled CloudNAS, which will combine Nirvanix software agents with Linux or Windows servers at the customer site to offer standard NAS storage in the cloud. Until now, Nirvanix and most other cloud storage services such as Amazon's S3 required API integration between...

June 23, 2008  10:36 AM

Symantec’s SwapDrive: $500 a year for 2 GB?

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
software as a service, Storage backup, Storage managed service providers, Storage Software as a Service, Strategic storage vendors

I wasn't convinced at first when an alert blog reader flagged an error in my previous posts about Symantec and SwapDrive: a comment from  "kataar" pointed out that yearly, SwapDrive actually charges $500 (five hundred) for 2 GB, not $50 (fifty). That couldn't possibly be right, I thought. I...

June 16, 2008  10:35 AM

Dell says 2.5-inch SAS drives will reinvigorate DAS

Posted by: Dave Raffo

The march of 2.5-inch SAS drives into networked storage took another step today when Dell launched its PowerVault MD1120 storage expansion enclosure. The enclosure is designed with the small form factor drives. The MD1120 expansion closure isn't a SAN, but a JBOD that connects to Dell's PowerEdge...

June 13, 2008  2:23 PM

Photos from Robotics Competition at Symantec Vision

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage conferences

It never ceases to amaze me how easy it is sometimes to turn grown men into kids again. IT geeks gathered at the robotics competition at Symantec Vision actually giggled with delight at the mechanical violence.

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