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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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February 1, 2008  9:54 AM

NetApp pulls a fast one on EMC with SPC



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage

I don't refer to many things related to data storage as humorous, but I have to admit this is a hoot. Everybody knows by now that EMC hasn't submitted its products to the Storage Performance Council (SPC) for performance benchmarking,

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January 31, 2008  2:39 PM

Georgens next in line at NetApp



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

When Network Appliance hired Tom Georgens to run its enterprise storage systems group in 2005, many storage insiders suspected it was grooming him to succeed Dan Warmenhoven as CEO. NetApp sent a strong signal that was the case this week by promoting Georgens to president and COO. Georgens has...


January 31, 2008  11:02 AM

Recovering data from a crashed drive using VMware



Posted by: Tskyers
data backup, disk drives, VMware

I was talking with a friend the other day about the prospect of multi-terabyte hard drives and how painful it would be to lose that much data. My friend -- being my friend of course -- countered that it's not the amount of data, but where it resides and what the data is that's important. For...


January 30, 2008  10:26 AM

Who’s going to pay for digital preservation?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
storage technology research

I can hardly call myself a storage geek--I don't know a MAC address from a Macintosh and couldn't operate a CLI with a gun to my head. So it's rare I take a personal interest, the way Tory does, in most of the...


January 24, 2008  8:29 AM

Symantec shines spotlight on Backup Exec 12



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

Symantec updated its NetBackup enterprise backup product last year with version 6.5, and now is preparing to upgrade its Windows-based Backup Exec software. CEO John Thompson said Backup Exec 12 is...


January 16, 2008  4:54 PM

Reyes draws 21 months



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

 Former Brocade CEO Greg Reyes received a 21-month sentence and $15 million fine for his role in backdating options given employees of the SAN switch vendor. Reyes won't do jail time yet. U. S. District Judge Charles Breyer let Reyes go free pending an appeal. And it could've been worse;...


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