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Storage specialists giving way to IT generalists – Randy Kerns on Storage Soup Blog

By Randy Kerns, Monday, January 17th 2011

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When I meet with IT personnel or speak at events, I always try to find out what people are doing in their positions in IT. Finding out what their daily work entails gives a good barometer on what is happening...

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Storage spending: the big picture, Storage Soup blog by Randy Kerns

By Randy Kerns, Monday, January 10th 2011

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I’m always interested in reading stories about expectations for spending on storage. There are the continuing prediction stories where it is reported that next’s year’s spending will be x% up or down from last year. Those stories are interesting but...

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New Orleans backup snafu shows inefficient data protection, Storage Soup blog by Randy Kerns

By Randy Kerns, Monday, January 3rd 2011

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The recent loss of mortgage records in Orleans Parish in New Orleans shows how important it is to have an efficient data protection process and efficient use of storage resources, and how the two are related. Newspaper articles in the...

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Capellas led coalition making strides by the Vblock, John Webster Data-Driven blog

By John Webster, Monday, December 20th 2010

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VCE most closely resembles a nonprofit organization in that it is totally funded by capital and equity contributions from the four coalition members. All revenue from Vblock sales and services is turned over to the partners based on their product...

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Does ‘Big Data’ equal big opportunity for storage vendors? John Webster’s data-driven Blog

By John Webster, Monday, November 29th 2010

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Earlier this year, EMC surprised the storage community with its acquisition of Greenplum, a small producer of sophisticated software that can be used to both scale-out and accelerate data warehousing and business analytics applications. Its core technology is based on...

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EMC doubles down on the mainframe, CNET blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Friday, November 12th 2010

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I’ll bet that, until November 10, 2010, you’d never heard of a company called Bus-Tech. Now that EMC has made them yet another acquisition target, you’re wondering why. In a statement quoted in the announcement release, Frank Slootman, President of...

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Unified or Un-unified? John Webster’s Data-Driven Blog

By John Webster, Monday, October 11th 2010

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www.cnet.com/data-driven For years, storage vendors have been offering two types of disk storage: block and file. Block-based storage is commonly associated with SANs (storage area networks) while-file based storage is commonly referred to a NAS (network attached storage) and attached...

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How Hitachi’s Hu Yoshida Got the Last Word, blog post by John Webster

By John Webster, Wednesday, September 29th 2010

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www.cnet.com/data-driven If you're an Hitachi Data Systems storage customer, you by now know that HDS announcedits latest virtualized storage platform codemnamed Victoria, also known as the Virtualized Storage Platform or VSP. And if you were an HDS customer at the...

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From IBM Netezza to the human brain, CNET Data-driven blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Friday, September 24th 2010

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In a surprise move, IBM is acquiring a business analytics vendor named Netezza. I say "surprise" first because few in my line of work saw this one coming (IBM already has products in this space. Why buy another?), and second...

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David Scott of 3Par, take a victory lap, CNET Data-driven blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Tuesday, August 17th 2010

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It has been a long time coming, but virtualized storage is now a "must have" technology. Dell has announced its intent to acquire next-gen storage vendor 3Par for $1.15 billion, excluding 3Par's cash and other considerations. With this acquisition, Dell...

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