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Xsigo introduces card-free virtual I/O for Ethernet
At VMworld today, Xsigo introduced an Ethernet version of its virtual I/O directors.
Quantum Ships Mid-range FC VTL
Quantum's DXi6700 has a VTL interface and bundled data deduplication and replication software
How to tune RAID controllers for max performance
"Tuning RAID controllers is not as difficult as some vendors would have you believe"
HP to get 3PAR for $2.4 billion
HP to get 3PAR for $2.4 billion
Coraid upgrades AoE arrays
Coraid's new ATA-over-Ethernet (AoE) disk arrays include RESTful interfaces for cloud storage deployments.
Dell counters HP's bid for 3PAR
Dell beat HP's offer for 3PAR today by a slim $0.30 per share, or approximately $1.6 billion.
Recent announcements from:
Fusion-io, Dell, LSI, Unitrends, NetEx, Veeam, BakBone Software, Waterford Technologies, NTP Software, AutoVirt, and the SCSI Trade Association (STA)
HP, Dell, 3PAR: Bidding war or done deal?
HP, Dell, 3PAR: Bidding war or done deal?
EMC ships Unisphere, FAST Cache
Unisphere is a unified management platform for EMC's Clariion SAN and Celerra NAS systems.
3PAR DellPAR vs HPAR - a pair of pars, but are they at par?
3PAR DellPAR vs HPAR - a pair of pars, but are they at par?
HP’s bid for 3PAR not its first
HP’s bid for 3PAR not its first
Akorri upgrades SAN management software
Akorri has released the 3.5 version of its BalancePoint virtual infrastructure management software.
FalconStor adds VDI support to SAN Accelerator
The NSS SAN Accelerator leverages SSDs to boost performance.
HP outbids Dell, offers $1.6 billion for 3PAR
HP has offered to acquire 3PAR for $1.6 billion, a bid that is 33% higher than Dell's $1.15 billion offer last week.
Who will Oracle acquire next?
Who will Oracle acquire next?
McAfee Pentiums and Intel Inside - Channeling through stacks
McAfee Pentiums and Intel Inside - Channeling through stacks
Consider open source, often free, NAS
Options include FreeNAS, CryptoNAS, Openfiler, NASLite-M2 and NanoNAS.
Virtual Instruments: Early Incumbents in the VIO Market
Virtual Instruments: Early Incumbents in the VIO Market
Like Cisco, Brocade Falls Short
Like Cisco, Brocade Falls Short
Dell's EqualLogic revenue grows 63%
Dell reported earnings for its second fiscal quarter today with strong results across its server, storage and networking product lines.
NetApp hits a home run in Q1
NetApp hits a home run in Q1
Recent announcements from:
Intel, Micron, Samsung, Anobit, Pliant Technology, LSI, Avere Systems, Texas Memory Systems, Objective Analysis, DDN, Mezeo, StoredIQ, Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA)
EMC Unified Storage: Simplicity and Efficiency, Looking Beyond the 20% Guarantee
This ESG Lab report documents hands-on testing of EMC Unified Storage with a focus on major usability and efficiency upgrades, Unisphere integrated management, Enhanced VMware integration, FAST Cache, FAST Automated Storage Tiering, and Primary Data Compression.
SNIA forms Cloud Backup and Recovery SIG
The goal of the group is to promote end-user education and adoption of cloud storage.
Intel ships chips for SMB, SOHO NAS
Intel has introduced two new versions of its Atom processor aimed at NAS devices for SMBs and home offices.
Symantec partners with VMware for HA
Symantec announced two software products to improve high availability of applications in VMware environments: Symantec ApplicationHA and VirtualStore.
QLogic Enters Ethernet Switch Market
QLogic Enters Ethernet Switch Market
Actifio introduces data management virtualization
Startup Actifio came out of stealth mode today and introduced a set of products for data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity.
Dell to acquire 3PAR for $1.15 billion
One month after surprising the industry with the acquisition of Ocarina Networks, Dell again dropped a bomb today by announcing its intent to acquire 3PAR for approximately $1.15 billion in cash.
Fujitsu Scalable File Server Solution on ETERNUS
This report explores how the Fujitsu Scalable File Server Solution, known in North America as the Unified Data Solution (UDS), leverages Fujitsu PRIMERGY  x86 servers running Symantec FileStore software and Fujitsu ETERNUS storage systems.
Gluster's open source alternative to traditional scale-out
The Gluster Storage Platform pools and virtualizes storage resources under a unified global namespace managed as single entity,
Micron ships 6Gbps SATA SSDs; Seagate partners with Samsung
Micron today introduced enterprise-class solid-state disk (SSD) drives with 6Gbps SATA interfaces.
The Battle for OpenSolaris
The Battle for OpenSolaris
Top 10 storage acquisitions of 2010
Top 10 storage acquisitions of 2010
Data deduplication vs. data compression
It's not an either-or decision. Administrators should consider data deduplication, compression, thin provisioning and other methods for data reduction.
i365 expands cloud storage services
Seagate's i365 cloud storage business has integrated its online backup and recovery services with cloud server recovery.
Coraid EtherDrive SAN: Ethernet SAN Delivers Simple, Scalable, Cost-Efficient Storage
This ESG Lab report documents hands-on testing of Coraid EtherDrive SAN storage with a focus on usability, scalability, and price-performance efficiency.
Startup promises to solve distributed applications issues
Translattice launched today with the goal of changing the way enterprises provision distributed applications and data.
HP's Hurd resigns on harassment charges
August 9, 2010 -- HP chairman, CEO and president Mark Hurd resigned Friday in the wake of sexual harassment charges by a former HP contractor.
Earnings recap: ELX, QLGC, CVLT, SYMC, PAR, CML, STEC, HDS
Earnings recap: ELX, QLGC, CVLT, SYMC, PAR, CML, STEC, HDS
QLogic: Q1 2011 Results same as Q1 2008
QLogic: Q1 2011 Results same as Q1 2008
Unified Windows Storage Consolidation: NetApp Windows Consolidation in Virtual Server Environments
 This report documents the results of ESG Lab hands-on testing of a NetApp Unified Storage Architecture deployed in a VMware virtual server environment.
Recent announcements from:
Cisco, NetApp, VMware, Steeleye, SIOS, KOM Networks, Symantec, Moonwalk, QStar, Infortrend, LaCie, Accordance Systems, NTT America
Seven steps for a successful VDI implementation
Virtual desktop infrastructure lowers capital and operational expenses, while increasing productivity.
Pancetera optimizes I/O for VMware
Storage virtualization startup Pancetera's goal is to optimize I/O for backup, replication and WAN mobility in virtual machine (VM) environments.
What's so cool about Intel's Jasper Forest?
What’s so cool about Intel’s Jasper Forest?
Consider open source appliances for backup
Backup appliances based on open source software have potential advantages over traditional backup software or in-house scripts.
Geminare integrates cloud archive with public clouds
The 2.0 version of Geminare's Cloud Storage Assurance platform includes an indexing engine that can be integrated with major public cloud storage platforms, including