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December 9, 2009  5:05 PM

NetApp and Microsoft buddy up



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

Continuing a trend of alliances among large IT vendors this year, NetApp Inc. and Microsoft Corp. this week revealed a "formalization" of their strategic partnership, with a strong focus on integrating Microsoft's Hyper-V server virtualization software with NetApp storage systems. The two...

November 10, 2009  9:21 PM

STEC overstock raises red flag about SSD adoption



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
solid state drives, Strategic storage vendors

 SSD supplier STEC's stock price has taken a dive since the vendor reported last Tuesday that EMC will carry over its 2009 inventory of Flash drives into 2010. Shares have fallen almost $9.00 to $13.18 at today's close. According to a report from 


November 5, 2009  4:53 PM

Dell and EMC: OEM vs. reseller



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

There's been some head-scratching around the storage industry after EMC CEO Joe Tucci and CFO David Goulden said on EMC's earnings call last week that EMC would discontinue its reseller relationship with...


November 2, 2009  8:43 PM

Reports resurface of EMC/Cisco joint venture



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

Rumors began swirling around the time of VMWorld in September that EMC and Cisco would be creating a joint venture to sell infrastructure to support VMware. Last week, two stories...


October 12, 2009  3:32 PM

Oracle OpenWorld keynotes emphasize hardware



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

Oracle OpenWorld kicked off yesterday in San Francisco (at the Moscone Center, same place VMWorld was held). Sun Microsystems Chairman and co-founder Scott McNealy and Oracle founder and...


June 30, 2009  5:30 PM

Industry watchers place bets on EMC-NetApp-Data Domain love triangle



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data deduplication, Strategic storage vendors

Other than the extension of EMC's bid for Data Domain last Friday, the NetApp / Data Domain / EMC drama has begun to simmer along at a more muted pitch than we saw during the initial bid and counter-bid process. For...


June 30, 2009  4:19 PM

Broadcom raises tender offer for Emulex



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

The saga of Broadcom and Emulex continues. Broadcom has upped the ante to $11.00 per share of Emulex ($9.25 per share was the previous offer), and dropped litigation against Emulex in a Delaware court, according to an


June 18, 2009  6:24 PM

Symantec and CommVault tussle over TheInfoPro results



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup, Strategic storage vendors

Nothing like a good vendor fight to keep the week interesting. This time, it's Symantec and CommVault who have been going at it in press releases and statements after TheInfoPro released its Wave 12...


June 10, 2009  11:26 AM

HDS says it beat up EMC in 2008



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

As a subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) earnings and revenue numbers often get lost in its parent company’s extensive reports. But HDS execs strutted their financial stuff for press at the BD Event in Boston Tuesday, saying fiscal 2008 financial results show HDS taking market...


June 9, 2009  2:18 AM

VCs and IT execs discuss IT’s brave new world in Boston



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage conferences, Strategic storage vendors

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