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December 19, 2007  12:16 PM

Intel gets inside of FCoE

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

Fibre Channel vendors aren't the only ones pushing the new Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) standard designed to help Fibre Channel devices take advantage of 10-gig Ethernet.  Intel is also getting...

December 18, 2007  9:39 AM

Buying typical storage for video surveillance? Rethink that!

Posted by: Ndamour
Data storage management, SAN, Storage protocols (FC / iSCSI), Storage tips, Strategic storage vendors

Up until now you (corporate IT) have not had to worry about video surveillance. That job was up to the security guys, those guys that wore uniforms and pretty much kept to themselves. But be prepared. If you are not already deeply involved in video surveillance equipment RFP creation,...

December 17, 2007  3:49 PM

Consumer storage craze sweeps vendors

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

Update 12-19-07: Data Mobility Group's Robin Harris has a very interesting take of his own on this phenomenon over on his blog, StorageMojo.   Did you know...

December 17, 2007  3:36 PM

Sun and NetApp take their fight to California

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

For those of you still following the NetApp / Sun soap opera with popcorn at the ready, here's the latest: the whole case, including all suits and counter-suits between the two parties, will be heard not in Texas, where NetApp originally filed the suit, but by a "mutually agreed-upon judge" in...

December 12, 2007  6:28 PM

When it comes to storage, what’s in a name?

Posted by: Tskyers

When you buy a product or service how much of your purchasing decision is influenced by brand? And how much of that influence is because of that brand's size? I've taken a hard look at my purchasing habits and love to talk about brands w/ my friends. My eyes were opened as to how easily swayed I...

December 7, 2007  10:21 AM

Reporter’s Notebook: Storage Decisions San Francisco

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data storage management, Storage conferences, storage virtualization, Strategic storage vendors

Storage Decisions breakout session area This was our first Storage Decisions conference in the hilly city built on a fault line, and that meant a fresh crop of Storage Decisions...

December 5, 2007  9:58 AM

BlueArc waits until next year

Posted by: Dave Raffo

 Three months after filing to become a public company, NAS vendor BlueArc has pushed back its scheduled IPO until 2008 according to industry sources. Citing SEC regulations, BlueArc declined to comment on its IPO schedule. But several industry and financial analysts familiar with the company say...

November 30, 2007  12:12 PM

Tape is the only option

Posted by: mwright16
Data storage management, Storage backup

Just when I think that I have heard every reason for keeping data on tape, new arguments keep emerging. Now the latest is that tape is more energy efficient than disk.

My first real insight into this came a few weeks ago when I was speaking to Spectra Logic's director of technical...

November 20, 2007  9:54 AM

HP’s shopping list

Posted by: Dave Raffo

As Dell proved when it decided to drop $1.4 billion on EqualLogic earlier this month, large storage acquisitions have not gone away just because startups have found a lucrative IPO path and EMC is...

November 15, 2007  10:25 AM

Photos from EMC Innovation Day

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

It was a treat for natives of the Boston area to go to the Museum of Science--most of us who hail from Massachusetts agreed the place is a staple of our childhoods. I haven't been there in about 15 years, but was both surprised and delighted to find that most of the main exhibit areas I saw...

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