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November 5, 2007  12:52 PM

Dell-EqualLogic-EMC: three’s a crowd



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

For years, Dell has made noise about pushing deeper into storage outside of its partnership with EMC - all the while maintaining that partnership. Until now, that strategy consisted of baby steps with its

October 26, 2007  7:41 AM

Quantum’s balancing act



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

Of all the storage companies competing to sell data deduplication, Quantum is unique. That's because it is primarily a tape vendor and data deduplication was developed to replace tape. Look at some the other vendors involved in what Data Domain CEO Frank Slootman calls a "land grab" for...


October 24, 2007  3:57 PM

Another day, another unencrypted backup tape lost



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data storage management, Storage backup

I have yet to get a letter from an institution with which I do business that starts like this:

Dear Current or Former PEIA, WVCHIP, or AccessWV Member: We are writing to you...


October 24, 2007  2:48 PM

Hitachi GST claims 40 percent power reduction in desktop drives



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives, storage technology research

Hitachi GST is back at it again this week with another update to its disk drives, this time with a redesign of its desktop SATA and PATA drives for power...


October 24, 2007  8:24 AM

SNW’s winners and losers



Posted by: mwright16
Storage conferences

Last week, I met with more vendors and was briefed on more new technologies than I thought possible in a 3-day period at Storage Networking World (SNW) in Dallas, TX. However, now that I am back in the comforts of Omaha, NE, (if one can ever call Omaha comfortable), here are some of the briefings...


October 22, 2007  9:50 AM

SNW Notebook



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage conferences

Notes from last week's Fall Storage Networking World. . . . LSI's Engenio was the first systems vendor to make the jump from 2 Gbit to 4 Gbit Fibre Channel in late 2005. But LSI won't have 8-gig systems when HBAs become available from the likes of Brocade, Emulex and QLogic around the middle of...


October 12, 2007  8:33 AM

Xyratex subtracts power conversions from new array



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage

Xyratex might not be a company known to many end users -- their major business is selling storage subsystem hardware to OEMs. But, if you're concerned about the power draw on your storage system, you might want to start paying attention to who's under the covers. Xyratex has announced a new version...


October 11, 2007  9:02 AM

Carly Fiorina: FOX’s newest business anchor



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage

Do not attempt to adjust your sets -- former HP CEO Carly Fiorina will be coming to a FOX television news broadcast near you. FOX is launching a new business channel, FOX Business Network, and

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October 11, 2007  8:19 AM

Amazon S3 offers new SLA



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage managed service providers

Responding to pressure from newcomers to the storage SaaS market, Amazon announced yesterday that its S3 online storage service will offer a

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October 10, 2007  3:35 PM

Will dedupe get its day in court?



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

Data deduplication has been much discussed in the data center for the past year or so, and now is gaining attention in legal circles. Quantum announced Tuesday that it filed suit against Riverbed in...


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