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April 18, 2008  4:33 PM

Data dedupe dance cards filling up

Posted by: Dave Raffo
data backup

IBM's acquisition of Diligent Technologies today will alter several relationships of major vendors as they look to add

April 18, 2008  12:31 PM

Storage in high places

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Around the water cooler, storage technology research

Two press releases caught my eye this week that aren't exactly earth-shattering, but got me thinking about the way the storage market is changing and widening. First, SanDisk revealed that its flash cards are...

April 17, 2008  4:17 PM

Disk vs. tape, cont’d (ad nauseam)

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup

Disk vs. tape is not a new argument, but over time it takes on different permutations, especially as disk-based backup in its various forms gains popularity and new technologies get introduced like data deduplication that bring some of the economics of disk closer to those of tape. One theme I've...

April 16, 2008  1:17 PM

ExaGrid, Dell, EqualLogic partner on dedupe

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data deduplication, Strategic storage vendors

Dell's been so acquisitive in storage lately that every new announcement from them, especially about partnerships, has me paying attention. I don't believe that their buying spree is necessarily over. This week, Dell certified

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April 14, 2008  2:36 PM

More SaaS: distribution and the appeal of outsourced archiving

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

My previous post about the value-add of online backup got me thinking about another series of conversations I've had recently about data storage SaaS in general (more on the compliance and archiving side than in backup, per se).

One value prop I hadn't really thought about was suggested...

April 14, 2008  2:20 PM

Blog dialogue: Online vs. traditional backup

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup, software as a service, Storage backup

I was very happy to see one of my regular blog-stops, Anil Gupta's Network Storage, pick up on a recent post I wrote--the one about HP's new online storage services.

In his response...

April 8, 2008  4:30 PM

HP unveils unlimited online storage for SOHO market

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

HP has taken the wraps off a new online storage service for consumers and small offices, called HP Upline. The service has three levels: Home and Home Office, Family Account and Professional Account. Home accounts include one license, unlimited storage, online backup and basic support for $59 per...

April 8, 2008  9:25 AM

Still more followup about Atrato

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

After I covered the launch of Atrato's self-maintaining array of identical disks (SAID) product, there were some unanswered questions, which I blogged about last week. Shortly after that, I had a...

April 1, 2008  2:36 PM

Fact-checking Atrato

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

Soon after filing a story on storage newcomer Atrato and its Self-Maintaining Array of Identical Disks (SAID) product, I started getting little pokes here and there from my analyst...

March 31, 2008  1:01 PM

Startup Fusion-io flashes its card

Posted by: Dave Raffo

Fusion-io came out of stealth today with a PCIe flash card designed to give off-the-shelf servers SAN-like performance.

Fusion-io calls its product the ioDrive, and it's NAND-based storage that comes in 80 Gbyte, 160 Gbyte and 320 Gbyte configurations. Fusion-io CTO David Flynn says the...

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