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Data Domain debuts dedupe system

Data Domain, which has been acquired by EMC, recently introduced the DD880, a deduplication storage system with approximately double the capacity and speeds of previous models and a new version of the company's management GUI with more granular system controls.

Dell launches entry-level iSCSI arrays, software included

Dell added a new member to its EqualLogic family of iSCSI disk arrays, at a starting price of $10,000 with all of the software features found in its enterprise-class SAN arrays.

EMC revamps management software

EMC has brought all of its IT management software together under a new brand called Ionix as the c ompany attempts to streamline the process of moving from physical to virtualized data centers and, eventually, to the cloud.

Fujitsu addsentry-level arrays

Fujitsu has unveiled a pair of entry-level disk arrays and consolidated its storage portfolio under the Fujitsu Eternus brand as part of the company's global restructuring project.

HDS service reclaims capacity

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has extended its use of thin provisioning technology and is offering software and services designed to reclaim underutilized storage capacity.

Is virtualization a strategy or a tool?

Strategy is defined by Miriam Webster dictionary as the art of devising or employing a plan to achieve a goal.

Symantec to expand deduplication

Symantec plans to build native data deduplication into its NetBackup and Backup Exec software by early 2010, as the company attempts to wrest mindshare from appliance-based deduplication vendors by bringing the technology closer to information sources.


Is FCoE the future of data center networks?

For technology veterans, the old adage "The more things change, the more they stay the same" rings true.

SSDs require new array architectures

Solid-state technologies have long been in play on the periphery of the storage market, where end users with specialized storage needs have demanded performance capabilities far beyond those of spinning disks.

SNIA On Storage

iSCSI cuts costs in virtual environments

IP SANs enable a relatively low-cost fusion of server virtualization and storage virtualization.

Special Report

Managing tape is no longer an oxymoron

Tape administrators are realizing that "you can't manage what you can't measure."


New Products

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Volume 13
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August 2009