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June 18, 2008  8:02 AM

Xiotech dumps Daticon to embrace Emprise



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives, Strategic storage vendors

I had a technology demo Tuesday with Xiotech, where they showed off their new baby, the Emprise storage system. A technology demo might seem like a worse fate than death to most, but I appreciate the...

June 13, 2008  9:53 AM

Symantec to build clustered NAS for cloud computing



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

At a Storage Foundation and Veritas Cluster Server roadmap session at Vision on Thursday, a Symantec exec revealed it will be coming out with its own clustered NAS system, based on the next generation of its Storage Foundation Scalable File Server. This will be accomplished by layering a NAS...


June 12, 2008  8:37 AM

Symantec execs talk strategy



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage conferences, Strategic storage vendors

Photobucket Symantec's keynote stage Warp...


June 4, 2008  2:52 PM

EMC doles out fewer refunds now that Insignia website is Google-improved



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

Google has revamped its business search site, and rechristened it Google Site Search (it was previously called Custom Search Business Edition). It's the SaaS version of the Google Search Appliance, but it's limited to website data because the hosted software can only see public data. So...


May 27, 2008  10:15 AM

How should tech companies do business in China?



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

The Chinese technology market isn't up-and-coming anymore, it's already here. And with a billion-plus people looking to participate in a capitalist experiment, combined with cheap (though rising) labor costs and a less regulated manufacturing industry, it's a force to be reckoned with. American...


May 20, 2008  12:00 PM

Another approach to self-healing storage



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

Over the last several weeks, I've been writing about the self-healing storage arrays announced by startup Atrato Inc. and a more seasoned company, Xiotech Corp. Seeing this, another company stuck its hand up to say, "Hey, we have that too!" This other company is Data Direct Networks, and their...


May 20, 2008  9:41 AM

EMC’s Maui “conspicuous by its absence” at EMC World



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

Photobucket Celerra Man: just one of the many...


May 13, 2008  11:20 AM

EDS acquisition makes HP Avis to IBM’s Hertz



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

HP announced this morning that it will pay $13.9 billion for IT services company Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in a transaction expected to close in the second half of the...


May 7, 2008  3:44 PM

IT angst



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

Is it just me, or is there a bit of a sour mood going around? Must be the economy. But angst makes for good blogging - it's a time-honored formula. Below is a grab bag of some of edgy IT blog posts from the last week or so.


May 6, 2008  10:54 AM

Mosso in the cloud, Monosphere in the dark



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data storage management, Storage managed service providers, Strategic storage vendors

Two small vendors trying to make their way in markets dominated by storage giants made incremental yet interesting offerings this week.   Mosso, a division of Rackspace,  rolled out a cloud computing platform called the Hosting Cloud in February and followed with the release of MailTrust...


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