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June, 2009

June 5, 2009  8:08 PM

IDC: Storage spending fell off a cliff in first quarter

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

This had been apparent from the earnings reports of the major storage vendors, but it's still startling to see the numbers all lined up at once: analyst firm IDC released its worldwide quarterly disk tracker for the first quarter of 2009 today, and the numbers are not pretty. Worldwide external...

June 4, 2009  8:43 PM

Scenes from a bidding war for Data Domain

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

NetApp and EMC have filed forms with the SEC detailing the timelines of their negotiations with Data Domain, which has accepted NetApp’s $1.9 billion offer while EMC’s $1.8 billion offer remains on the table. Some highlights of the negotiations: • Data Domain CEO Frank Slootman and...

June 4, 2009  7:13 AM

06-03-2009 Storage Headlines

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Early podcast this week for scheduling reasons. There's already been plenty of news, anyway. [display_podcast] Stories referenced: (0:25) EMC wants to buy Data Domain for $1.8 billion to...

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June 3, 2009  10:29 PM

Broadcom to Emulex investors: Let’s meet

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Broadcom today again called on Emulex shareholders to call a special meeting, where they can discuss Broadcom’s unsolicited $764 million offers to buy the HBA vendor. Broadcom CEO Scott McGregor made the appeal in a press release, after Emulex management and directors have repeatedly s

June 3, 2009  12:19 PM

Data Domain accepts NetApp’s offer — again *UPDATED*

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Data Domain accepted NetApp’s latest offer worth $1.9 billion today, while EMC claimed its bid is still superior to NetApp’s. NetApp accelerated the bidding war over the data deduplication specialist this morning by increasing its original offer of cash and stock from $1.5 billion or $25 per...

June 2, 2009  10:38 PM

BakBone repackages Asempra

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Fresh from its fire-sale acquisition of Windows CDP partner Asempra Inc., BakBone Software Inc. has released a new series of software-only versions of Asempra's Business Continuity Appliance dubbed...

June 2, 2009  10:33 PM

Google beefs up Search Appliance – will e-Discovery search follow?

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Google Inc.'s Search Appliance (GSA) got a facelift today with the release of version 6.0. The focus of the release was adding scalability. Google claims that racks full of the modular appliances can now centrally search up to a billion files (between four and five racks, to be exact). In support...

June 1, 2009  8:51 PM

EMC wants Data Domain for $1.8 billion

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

EMC today moved to outbid NetApp for Data Domain, offering $30 per share for the data depulication backup specialist – less than two weeks after NetApp offered $25 per share. EMC’s offer is...

June 1, 2009  8:16 PM

GlassHouse Technologies looks to support cloud storage

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Mark Shirman, CEO of consulting and managed services firm GlassHouse Technologies Inc., says his company is looking to incorporate cloud storage into its architectural and IT management offerings. New offerings haven't been formally rolled out yet, the CEO told me last Friday, but the firm already...

June 1, 2009  6:06 PM

Emulex: Broadcom’s not an ‘honest enterprise’ UPDATED

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

It’s been clear from the start that Emulex management was dead set against accepting Broadcom’s $764 million to acquire the HBA and converged adapter vendor. But now it’s clear that Emulex considers any offers from Broadcom unacceptable, regardless of the price. Emulex filed suit in Orange...

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