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July 23, 2008  12:44 PM

Did Brocade buy the right company in Foundry?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Around the water cooler, Strategic storage vendors

That's the question I've heard asked in the wake of Brocade's blockbuster $3 billion acquisition of Foundry this week. Some have suggested that Juniper Networks, which is much more competitive with Cisco in the Internet router market, might have been a better choice. To get a better sense of where...

July 22, 2008  1:24 PM

EDS shareholders to HP: not so fast



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Around the water cooler, Strategic storage vendors

The news today was about a huge storage networking acquisition by Brocade, but another

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July 21, 2008  1:24 PM

EMC gives LifeLine consumer storage product a facelift



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
NAS, small business storage, Strategic storage vendors

In the course of observing the festivities on NetApp and EMC blogs, I came across a sneaky little blog post/announcement from EMC about its LifeLine consumer storage product. According to The Storage Anarchist...


July 21, 2008  12:25 PM

NetApp bug-blog flap hits Jerry Springer proportions



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Around the water cooler, data compliance and archiving, Strategic storage vendors

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July 16, 2008  3:22 PM

NetApp Plasmon’s Trojan Horse for Enterprise Data Centers



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data compliance and archiving, NAS, Strategic storage vendors

Since he sold Softek to IBM and was appointed CEO of British-based optical storage vendor Plasmon last November, Steven Murphy has had a tough row to hoe. Plasmon is one of the few survivors--if not the only survivor--of the optical storage market, which historically has been stunted by usability...


July 15, 2008  3:35 PM

Sexism or lack of execution? Rumbles continue in Greene’s wake



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Around the water cooler, Strategic storage vendors

Perhaps her greatest accomplishment has been to not only survive, but thrive, in the macho male world of EMC. Joe Tucci is an intelligent, honorable human being - I know firsthand - but it will take a long time before sexism no longer exists in this industry. Diane Greene beat the...


July 1, 2008  10:33 AM

Ibrix gets a new leader



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

Yesterday I met with Ibrix, a company I haven't caught up with in a while. They seem to be doing well with movie production studios, and our meeting featured a screening of Wall-E, the latest picture from Ibrix customer Pixar. Along the way, I was told that while his business cards...


June 26, 2008  1:53 PM

Litigation update: Sun 1, NetApp 0



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

According to a blog posted today by Sun's general counsel Mike Dillon, at least one of the patent-infringment counts is off the table in court, after the US Patent Office (PTO) granted a re-examination request filed by...


June 25, 2008  12:17 PM

The enterprise and open-source storage



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

Jesse at SanGod wrote an interesting post the other day entitled "Enterprise storage vs....not."

I have a cousin. Very well-to-do man, owns a company that does something with storing and providing stock data to other users....


June 23, 2008  10:36 AM

Symantec’s SwapDrive: $500 a year for 2 GB?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
software as a service, Storage backup, Storage managed service providers, Storage Software as a Service, Strategic storage vendors

I wasn't convinced at first when an alert blog reader flagged an error in my previous posts about Symantec and SwapDrive: a comment from  "kataar" pointed out that yearly, SwapDrive actually charges $500 (five hundred) for 2 GB, not $50 (fifty). That couldn't possibly be right, I thought. I...


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