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February 19, 2008  12:03 PM

Open-source grid storage project goes commercial



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
storage technology research

Some of you may have heard of Cleversafe, until now an open-source research project working to develop the prototype of a system that would automatically spread data over geographically dispersed grids while encrypting it. Cleversafe has been making slow but steady progress over the last year and...

February 15, 2008  3:25 PM

Another service-provider infrastructure gets the hiccups



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage

Amazon's S3 online storage service suffered an outage this morning for several hours, echoing the outage suffered by email service provider RIM last week. While RIM's outage affected CrackBerry addicts with alternatives to email, the Amazon outage may have affected Web-based companies relying on...


February 15, 2008  11:59 AM

A storage reporter’s shameful secret comes to an end



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

I feel the need to make a confession here. Up until yesterday, despite spending a generous portion of my waking hours covering data backup, disaster recovery and data protection, I myself did not have a backup plan. I do digital photography in my spare time, and creative writing outside work, and...


February 14, 2008  3:19 PM

Blackberry outage a storage issue?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data center disaster recovery planning, Storage managed service providers

As approximately the last person in the Western Hemisphere not to own a PDA, I escaped the Great Blackberry Outage of Aught Eight last week, and got to have that much more time to be smug about my lack of dependence on such a thing before I inevitably get one and grow so dependent on it I need...


February 12, 2008  2:03 PM

Dell keeps it in the family



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

When Dell purchased  email archiver MessageOne for $155 million today, the computer giant didn't have to welcome the small startup into the family. MessageOne has been in the Dell family from the start,...


February 11, 2008  4:43 PM

Okay, so where’s the SMB data migration already?



Posted by: Tskyers
Data storage management, small business storage, Storage tips

Don't know if I can compete with militant dolphins and black holes that eat...

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February 8, 2008  12:30 PM

Pillar’s funny, but will storage admins take it seriously?



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

For a company known primarily for spending hundreds of millions of Larry Ellison's Oracle bucks, the folks at Pillar Data have a good sense of humor.Take this video Pillar put together for its Application-Aware Storage release this week:

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February 6, 2008  3:28 PM

HP’s new SMB system … for remote offices



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

 Why is it when storage vendors hawk a system below a certain price point - say $10,000 - it automatically becomes an SMB product? Take HP's MSA upgrade launched today. According to HP's press release,

"The easy-to-use, enterprise-class systems are designed for small and mid-size...


February 5, 2008  3:25 PM

Human element will be key for Dell/EqualLogic



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage

So far, I'd have to say Dell has done just about everything it can to make its acquisition of EqualLogic go right. The question now, though, is whether or not it will be enough. Dell has said all the right things, gone through all the right motions, to address user and channel partner concerns....


February 1, 2008  11:23 AM

Hello Tony, Goodbye Tony



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage

This has to be some kind of record. I haven't gotten hold of him directly yet, but sources close to the situation confirmed today that Tony Asaro has left Dell, less than a month after

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