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October 22, 2008  3:21 PM

EMC CEO hints at trouble in paradise with Dell



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

Although EMC executives said sales of midrange Clariion systems were strong last quarter -- up 12 percent from last year -- the Clariion discussion wasn't all hearts, roses and strong margins on its

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October 16, 2008  2:32 PM

FalconStor preannounces third quarter earnings shortfall



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

FalconStor Software today issued a press release saying it will miss its previous revenue estimates for the year, due to a bad third quarter.  FalconStor's new estimate for the quarter that ended Sept. 30...


October 14, 2008  4:29 PM

Symantec question marks: email archiving SaaS and VMware competition



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data center disaster recovery planning, data compliance and archiving, Strategic storage vendors, VMware

There are some potential inferences that can be made from two moves Symantec Corp. made last week: the acquisition of MessageLabs and the launch of

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October 7, 2008  9:21 AM

Sun claims lead in patent infringement suit vs. NetApp



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

The NetApp/Sun patent infringement lawsuit that started roughly 10 years ago (or so it seems) continues on, first with this latest dispatch from Sun's general counsel, Mike Dillon, who was gleeful over...


October 3, 2008  11:25 AM

HDS: Something self-healing and disk-based is coming. . .



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage conferences, Strategic storage vendors

And if I had to guess, I'd say it's a new disk array. A self-healing, dynamically performance-optimized disk array. For one thing, the latest fad is for new disk arrays to be promoted in what public relations pros call a "rolling thunder" fashion, where deliberately mysterious statements are made...


October 2, 2008  10:02 AM

IBM virtual desktop storage update – sort of



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data reduction, Data storage management, Strategic storage vendors, VMware

Last week I wrote about some confusion I had regarding IBM's virtual storage optimizer (VSO) for VMware Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), especially after I was told by a VMware official that the IBM product, credited to an internally-developed algorithm,

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September 24, 2008  9:22 AM

Last stand for NetApp’s DataFort?



Posted by: Dave Raffo
data security, Strategic storage vendors

 In his latest blog, NetApp chief marketing officer Jay Kidd waxes enthusiastic about Brocade’s new encryption...

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September 23, 2008  9:58 AM

Seagate lets its services stand alone



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage managed service providers, Strategic storage vendors

Seagate is creating a new umbrella company for the services businesses the disk drive vendor has been accumulating over the last few years. In 2006, Seagate acquired ActionFront Data Recovery Labs, which became Seagate Recovery Services. Last year Seagate added backup and recovery software and...


September 18, 2008  2:34 PM

Further news and reading from VMWorld



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

A couple of additional storage announcements not captured in our VMWorld preview wrap: EMC Corp. said EMC Control Center (ECC)  6.1 will now support reporting on...


September 15, 2008  11:00 AM

Sun’s “Thor” finds a new green friend



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

A startup called greenBytes emerged from stealth today, bringing with it modifications to Sun Microsystems' ZFS file system that will add power-saving features to the SunFire X4540 "Thor" storage server. greenBytes calls its proprietary enhancements to the file system ZFS+. The software bundles in...


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