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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;...

January 11, 2008  10:18 AM

The eBay effect on storage



Posted by: Tskyers
Storage

Have you ever heard of the "butterfly effect"? In essence, it is a way to conceptualize the possibility that the flapping of butterfly wings in the Amazon Jungle can be the...


January 10, 2008  9:33 AM

What’s up with CDP for 2008



Posted by: mwright16
Storage backup

Some analysts touted CDP as being the dark horse technology for corporate adoption in 2007. As we all know, that didn't occur and the multitude of CDP technologies ended up confusing analysts, press and IT alike as they each tried to sort out the differences between available CDP products and what...


January 8, 2008  9:55 AM

EMC overshoots SMBs again



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

If EMC set out to improve its Clariion AX150, then it succeeded with the AX4 it launched today. But if it wants to offer a system optimized for SMBs, then it still has some work to do. The AX4...


January 4, 2008  4:04 PM

Storage analyst goes to the Dell Side



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage

The industry's been abuzz this week with rumors that ESG analyst Tony Asaro is headed to Dell, and today Asaro confirmed that's the plan. He's going to join Dell as a director of product marketing; today is his last official day as an analyst. Asaro said his new role will be in creating Dell's...


January 4, 2008  3:34 PM

A cluster of clusters to begin the year



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage

Storage vendors are always looking for the next big thing, and they bang the drums loudly when they think they've found it -- often long before customers are ready to buy. Now they are making a lot of noise around clustered systems, particularly when it comes to selling to new types of businesses...


January 3, 2008  10:53 AM

2008 recommendations for deduplication, encryption and VMware



Posted by: mwright16
Storage backup

As 2007 draws to a close, there are three technologies that appear near the top of many storage managers' priority lists going into 2008.

· Deduplication · Tape encryption · VMware The mix of old and new technologies is intriguing. One would think that as...


December 31, 2007  11:01 AM

IBM to invest in grid storage



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage

According to a report from an Israeli news source, Globes, IBM is set to pay between $300 and $350 million for an Israeli startup, XIV, which is still in stealth mode and reportedly...


December 21, 2007  12:25 PM

GlassHouse ready for IPO



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

 You can count GlassHouse Technologies among the companies expecting storage spending to increase - or at least hold steady - in 2008. The storage consultant firm filed for an IPO this week, which means it plans to go pubic early next year during a time when many large storage and IT vendors are...


December 21, 2007  10:25 AM

Buffalo unleashes 100 GB Flash drive



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives, storage technology research

Even my friends who don't normally follow the storage business are atwitter over an Engadget report that Buffalo has unleashed a 100 GB behemoth flash drive upon the world. Geeks everywhere are...


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