Feeds

Colonel EMC...in the data center...with a Quantum software?

The Cluedos appear to follow

Security for virtualized datacentres

EMC will soon reveal a new OEM partner for data de-duplication in its boxes, according to several industry reports.

It's believed that the storage firm tapped Quantum to help get a data redundancy-busting edge over market leader, Data Domain.

Quantum's kit uses de-dupe software picked up from the acquisition of ADIC in 2006. Quantum later approached Data Domain over alleged patent infringements and was granted company shares in compensation.

Quantum currently uses its de-dupe software for its own DXi-series, but its technology isn't being put into anyone else's boxes. Curiosities were first piqued about Quantum opening up when the company filed an 8-K form with the US Securities and Exchange Commission in January, stating that it entered into an agreement with a "major OEM" to license its software.

Financial analyst Thomas Curlin of RBC Capital Markets divulged in a note to clients yesterday that his sources expect EMC to announce the OEM partnership with Quantum in the near future.

"We suspect this is a move by EMC to compete more effectively versus Data Domain," wrote Curlin. "And while contacts believe they have chosen a technically inferior solution, we suspect EMC and sales and marketing muscle will at least be able to disrupt some of Data Domain's muscle."

News of the OEM partnership was also confirmed by news sites SearchStorage and Byte and Switch.

EMC already has an OEM agreement with FalconStor to retail its de-duplication software with CLARiiON gear. Whisperings indicate that EMC plans to put Quantum technology into a different system.

Both Quantum and EMC declined to comment on the alleged OEM agreement. ®

Corrective Bootnote

We incorrectly stated that Quantum sued Data Domain over patent infringement. Quantum actually approached Data Domain over the allegations and was compensated with a license agreement to avoid the legal action.

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Docker's app containers are coming to Windows Server, says Microsoft
MS chases app deployment speeds already enjoyed by Linux devs
IBM storage revenues sink: 'We are disappointed,' says CEO
Time to put the storage biz up for sale?
'Hmm, why CAN'T I run a water pipe through that rack of media servers?'
Leaving Las Vegas for Armenia kludging and Dubai dune bashing
Facebook slurps 'paste sites' for STOLEN passwords, sprinkles on hash and salt
Zuck's ad empire DOESN'T see details in plain text. Phew!
Windows 10: Forget Cloudobile, put Security and Privacy First
But - dammit - It would be insane to say 'don't collect, because NSA'
Symantec backs out of Backup Exec: Plans to can appliance in Jan
Will still provide support to existing customers
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.