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June 13, 2008  12:10 PM

Copan gives its MAID more cache



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

Copan has enhanced its Revolution 300 Series to beef up its virtual tape library capabilities (VTL) and try and keep distance between the MAID pioneers and those who have followed with disk spin-down products. The most interesting Revolution enhancements involve data deduplication that Copan added...

June 13, 2008  9:53 AM

Symantec to build clustered NAS for cloud computing



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

At a Storage Foundation and Veritas Cluster Server roadmap session at Vision on Thursday, a Symantec exec revealed it will be coming out with its own clustered NAS system, based on the next generation of its Storage Foundation Scalable File Server. This will be accomplished by layering a NAS...


June 13, 2008  9:44 AM

Q&A with Symantec about SwapDrive



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage

After Symantec confirmed its acquisition of backup SaaS partner SwapDrive on Wednesday, I sent out some questions to Symantec. Here are the responses I got back from a spokesperson: How will Symantec integrate SwapDrive into Symantec Protection Network? SwapDrive offerings are...


June 12, 2008  8:37 AM

Symantec execs talk strategy



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage conferences, Strategic storage vendors

Photobucket Symantec's keynote stage Warp...


June 11, 2008  4:51 PM

Symantec’s SwapDrive acquisition draws glares from EMC



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage

According to a statement issued by Symantec today,

Symantec has acquired SwapDrive, a privately-held online storage company to strengthen the services offerings in the Norton consumer portfolio and to help consumers manage data across their devices. This was a small, targeted...


June 11, 2008  11:22 AM

Incipient offers data migration without storage virtualization



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

While IBM is upgrading its SAN Volume Controller (SVC) virtualization platform, Incipient is taking one of the major features of its storage virtualization product -- data migration -- and spinning it...


June 6, 2008  11:50 AM

Dell moves to top of growing iSCSI SAN market



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

IDC confirmed Dell's claim that it has moved into the No. 1 spot in iSCSI SAN market share following its $1.4 billion acquisition of EqualLogic. According to the IDC quarterly storage numbers for...


June 6, 2008  8:05 AM

Storage Decisions: Questioning the FCoE hype



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage protocols (FC / iSCSI)

"Fibre Channel over Ethernet is like a fast car," said consultant Howard Goldstein of Howard Goldstein Accociates Thursday on his session about FCoE at Storage Decisions Toronto. "It looks great, but it probably won't run as well as you thought or be as cheap as they say it's going to...


June 4, 2008  4:09 PM

Disk vendors driving toward SAS in enterprise storage



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

Solid state isn't the only thing looming on the horizon in the enterprise storage drive space. Drive makers say small-factor (2.5-inch) SAS is poised to encroach on 3.5-inch Fibre Channel's turf in...


May 29, 2008  4:39 PM

EMC shifts Cisco WAAS to services group



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage managed service providers, WAN Optimization / WAFS

Despite rumors that pop up from time to time, Cisco has not taken its Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) product off the market. Cisco is still developing and selling WAAS, and its storage partner EMC sells it too, although there has been a change there. Instead of selling WAAS directly, EMC...


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