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  • Blog Post: Data Deposit Box Launches Cloud Storage Service KineticD

    Data Deposit Box Launches Cloud Storage Service KineticD eWeek - April 13, 2010 KineticD is a cloud storage and remote access package for SMBs with a host of features designed to make data backup easier. Data Deposit Box is making KineticD available for a monthly fee of $2 per gigabyte, allowing for...
  • Blog Post: Toshiba Invests in Flash Storage Vendor Violin Memory

    Toshiba Invests in Flash Storage Vendor Violin Memory ChannelWeb - April 01, 2010 Violin Memory, which makes flash-based storage appliances, now counts Toshiba, a leading producer of flash memory, as its largest strategic investor and a primary memory supplier.
  • Blog Post: IBM Unveils Tape Storage's Future

    http://www.channelinsider.com/c/a/Storage/IBM-Unveils-Tape-Storages-Future-757248/
  • Blog Post: IBM Rolls Out Easy Tier-Automated Tiered Storage for DS8700

    IBM Rolls Out Easy Tier-Automated Tiered Storage for DS8700 SearchStorage.com - April 14, 2010 IBM this week disclosed a new automated tiered storage feature called Easy Tier for its DS8700 high-end disk array, designed to help customers move data more efficiently between tiers of spinning disk and solid...
  • Blog Post: New VelociRaptors Double Capacity, Boost Performance

    New VelociRaptors Double Capacity, Boost Performance CIO Today - April 07, 2010 Western Digital has doubled the capacity and improved performance with its new VelociRaptor hard drives. The latest enterprise-class VelociRaptors come in 450-GB and 600-GB versions for servers and high-performance PCs.
  • Blog Post: Appistry Brings Storage into Cloud Platform

    Appistry Brings Storage into Cloud Platform ChannelWeb - March 15, 2010 Cloud computing application platform Appistry on Monday added new storage capabilities to its CloudIQ offerings, giving solution providers a new cloud storage solution to use as a building block to a full-fledged cloud practice.
  • Blog Post: Intel Wins Top Spots in SSD Storage Drive Ranking

    Intel Wins Top Spots in SSD Storage Drive Ranking IDG News Service - March 12, 2010 Chip giant Intel won first place in a ranking of flash memory-based solid-state drives (SSDs), in which the researcher DRAMeXchange Technology pilloried the industry over the wide disparity of quality among the storage...
  • Blog Post: Start-up Links VMware with Amazon for Secure Cloud Storage

    http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/020810-nasuni-cloud-storage-security.html?hpg1=bn
  • Blog Post: Why Hyper-V VHD Files Are So Large – And How To Efficiently Copy Them

    While in Seattle for TR 10 I had an opportunity to meet up with an innovative startup called VMUtil.com ( www.vmutil.com ). Led by a Microsoft File System / Storage MVP, they have come up with some excellent tools to make Hyper-V more efficient with non-SAN storage solutions and add value when SAN storage...
  • Blog Post: NexentaStor Adds Primary Deduplication

    IDG News Service - March 02, 2010 Nexenta Systems is updating its NexentaStor open-source storage software with in-line deduplication, which increases the amount of data that can be stored on a server by storing it more efficiently, and support for three popular hypervisors.
  • Blog Post: Computer Storage Firm Files for $55 Million IPO

    Computer Storage Firm Files for $55 Million IPO EE Times - April 06, 2010 Nexsan, a provider of computer storage systems founded in 1999, has filed an S-1 document with the Securities & Exchange Commission advising of a plan to sell 5 million shares priced at between $10 and $12.
  • Blog Post: Storage Demand, Revenue on the Rise

    Storage Demand, Revenue on the Rise InformationWeek - March 12, 2010 Global revenue from hard disk drives and optical disk drives is expected to increase this year, driven mostly by rising shipments of PCs in the improving economy, a market research firm says.
  • Blog Post: New Marketing VP Leads STORServer Channel Program Revamp

    http://www.channelinsider.com/c/a/Storage/New-VP-Marketing-Leads-STORServer-Channel-Program-Revamp-694246/
  • Blog Post: Symantec Revamps Storage Line

    http://www.cbronline.com/news/symantec_revamps_storage_line_250110
  • Blog Post: NEC Announces HYDRAstor Integration with Symantec NetBackup OpenStorage

    NEC Announces HYDRAstor Integration with Symantec NetBackup OpenStorage eWeek - April 08, 2010 NEC, a provider and integrator of communications, networking, and IT solutions, has announced the availability of NEC HYDRAstor's OpenStorage (OST) Suite for Symantec NetBackup.
  • Blog Post: Are Storage Admins Getting Automated out of Their Jobs?

    Are Storage Admins Getting Automated out of Their Jobs? Computerworld - March 22, 2010 There's a crop of new storage automation technologies that promise to change the way storage administrators do their jobs and may even require them to share control of the storage kingdom.
  • Blog Post: Why Not iSCSI?

    Why Not iSCSI? Network World - April 15, 2010 Even though FibreChannel over Ethernet gets all the hype, iSCSI over Ethernet is just as capable of converging or unifying data center servers, storage, and networking, proponents say.
  • Blog Post: Businesses Aren't Buying Cloud Storage, Report Says

    http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/012510-cloud-storage-hype.html?hpg1=bn
  • Blog Post: Netgear Unveils NAS for SMBs

    InformationWeek - March 01, 2010 The refreshed ReadyNAS network-attached storage appliances support up to 500 users with data storage along with integrated replication and backup options.
  • Blog Post: Iron Mountain Fine-Tunes Cloud Storage for Medical Records

    eWeek - March 01, 2010 Iron Mountain's Digital Record Center for Medical Images is designed to back up and archive digital medical information, which often includes large, bulky X-ray files.
  • Blog Post: Supermicro Debuts Servers, Storage Bridge Bay

    Supermicro Debuts Servers, Storage Bridge Bay eWeek - April 13, 2010 Supermicro bills its dual-processor Storage Bridge Bay system as the world's first and also demonstrated its Twin architecture server solutions, optimized for cloud computing and high-performance computing, at IDF Beijing.
  • Blog Post: Free iSCSI SAN Software, Anybody?

    Free iSCSI SAN Software, Anybody? Virtualization Review - March 09, 2010 Starwind Software, which focuses on storage virtualization and iSCSI storage for SMBs, is giving its Starwind 5.0 High Availability SAN software free to any VMware vExpert, for non-production use, including course training, development...
  • Blog Post: Storage Software Market Marginally Up in Q4, Says IDC

    CBR - March 08, 2010 Global storage software market revenues experienced a slight increase of 0.5 percent to $3.09 billion for the fourth quarter of 2009, compared to $3.08 billion for the same quarter a year ago, according to IDC.
  • Blog Post: IBM Announces Massive NAS Array for the Cloud

    Computerworld - February 11, 2010 IBM has announced a clustered NAS file system today that is aimed at cloud-computing environments that can scale in size to 14 petabytes of capacity under a single global name space. http://www.cio.com/article/539064/IBM_Announces_Massive_NAS_Array_for_the_Cloud?taxonomyId...
  • Blog Post: Samsung Ships 32-GB DRAM Server Memory Module

    Samsung Ships 32-GB DRAM Server Memory Module Computerworld - March 29, 2010 Samsung has begun shipping samples of what it calls highest density memory module—32-GB DRAM—for servers to equipment manufacturers. The module doubles the capacity of Samsung's previous high-end module.