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Go green by monitoring storage environmentals
June 26, 2009 -- Data center operations are undergoing a "sea change" driven by virtualization, converged storage and server networks, and the emergence of environmental sustainability as a key consideration for IT.
HDS service reclaims storage capacity
June 18, 2009 -- Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) this week extended its use of thin provisioning technology and began offering software and services designed to reclaim underutilized storage capacity.
VDI-optimized storage: Unleashing the potential of virtual desktops
June 12, 2009 -- <font face="Arial">Client computing - in all its many forms - is ripe for virtualization. Just as virtualization technology has increased the utilization, manageability and cost effectiveness of server and storage infrastructure, it can also provide benefits for user desktops and laptops.
Dell sheds light on dedupe strategy, adds appliances
June 8, 2009 -- In an effort to clarify its stance on data deduplication, Dell is answering questions about its dedupe partnerships with EMC and Quantum, shipping a new disk-based backup appliance based on CommVault's Simpana 8.0 software, and offering details on an upcoming Dell/EMC system based on Quantum's deduplication architecture.
NEC makes deduplication application-aware
June 3, 2009 -- NEC this week announced the availability of application-aware deduplication, a new feature of its HYDRAstor grid storage platform that squeezes inefficiencies out of the data stream and boosts data reduction ratios.
EMC ups the ante with $1.8 billion bid for Data Domain
June 2, 2009 -- EMC has thrown a wrench into NetApp's plans to acquire disk-based backup and data deduplication vendor Data Domain by upping the price to $1.8 billion in an attempt to outbid NetApp.