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January, 2008

January 31, 2008  2:39 PM

Georgens next in line at NetApp

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

When Network Appliance hired Tom Georgens to run its enterprise storage systems group in 2005, many storage insiders suspected it was grooming him to succeed Dan Warmenhoven as CEO. NetApp sent a strong signal that was the case this week by promoting Georgens to president and COO. Georgens has...

January 31, 2008  1:20 PM

Xiotech predicts storage crisis, will tell us how to solve it later

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Xiotech put out an intriguing press release yesterday, headlined "IT MANAGERS EXPRESS CONCERN ABOUT STORAGE SCALABILITY AND CAPACITY." It discusses survey results from end users establishing that reliability is a key feature when considering storage systems (I personally prefer the ones that crash...

January 31, 2008  11:02 AM

Recovering data from a crashed drive using VMware

Tskyers Tory Skyers Profile: Tskyers

I was talking with a friend the other day about the prospect of multi-terabyte hard drives and how painful it would be to lose that much data. My friend -- being my friend of course -- countered that it's not the amount of data, but where it resides and what the data is that's important. For...

January 30, 2008  10:32 AM

Slowdown could push VMware into storage market

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

It seems crazy, and in many ways it is. The company that essentially created the hottest market in IT has said it will grow 50% over the next year, and the company that owns it has projected $15 billion in revenues for 2008. And yet as of this morning, Company #1, VMware, has seen its stock drop...

January 30, 2008  10:26 AM

Who’s going to pay for digital preservation?

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

I can hardly call myself a storage geek--I don't know a MAC address from a Macintosh and couldn't operate a CLI with a gun to my head. So it's rare I take a personal interest, the way Tory does, in most of the...

January 28, 2008  4:19 PM

EMC slaps its logo on the Boston Red Sox

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

As a storage reporter who's also a fanatical Red Sox fan, I'm in good position to comment on EMC's latest marketing move: the agreement with the Boston...

January 24, 2008  8:29 AM

Symantec shines spotlight on Backup Exec 12

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Symantec updated its NetBackup enterprise backup product last year with version 6.5, and now is preparing to upgrade its Windows-based Backup Exec software. CEO John Thompson said Backup Exec 12 is...

January 16, 2008  5:52 PM

If EMC releases solid-state drives in a forest…

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

As soon as EMC's announcement that it had added support for solid-state drives (SSDs) to Symmetrix crossed the wire, guess who called? If you've been watching the storage space, you know it had to be Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), whose high-end USP array has been do-si-doing around Symmetrix in the...

January 16, 2008  4:54 PM

Reyes draws 21 months

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

 Former Brocade CEO Greg Reyes received a 21-month sentence and $15 million fine for his role in backdating options given employees of the SAN switch vendor. Reyes won't do jail time yet. U. S. District Judge Charles Breyer let Reyes go free pending an appeal. And it could've been worse;...

January 16, 2008  11:05 AM

Storage and VMware walk virtual tightropes

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

It all started with a pretty run-of-the-mill partnership agreement. FalconStor announced its storage virtualization, snapshot and replication software will support Virtual Iron's virtual servers last week, and my colleague Alex Barrett and I agreed to take...

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