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Honey, I BLEW UP the International SPACE STATION - in full 3D

A few years ago the idea of accelerating a BlueArc filer would have seemed bizarre; it's got its own hardware acceleration. But now media special effects processing can be so mind-blowingly intensive that the hardware accelerated filer itself needs accelerating. The case that's illustrating this point is the new George Clooney …
Chris Mellor, 17 May 2013
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Spy romp Zero Dark Thirty: The tech behind the special effects

High capacity and fast data access is vital in the world of digital film processing, and its IT bods are always on the look out for their next speed and capacity fix. Networked storage biz Avere worked with post-production house Image Engine to feed its need for speed in rendering spy thriller Zero Dark Thirty - directed by The …
Chris Mellor, 16 Jan 2013
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HUS dual-controller array muscles into the mid-range

Not your average dual-controller array: that's the conclusion after a canter through HDS's new HDS Unified Storage (HUS) 100 series array controller architecture. There are three different controllers in the series for block access and two for file access – NAS heads. Both types use non-commodity hardware. For block access …
Chris Mellor, 26 Apr 2012
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Gridstore shafts rival Overland over a Barrall

Overland Storage has lost its guiding technology visionary, Geoff Barrall, to a stealthy startup and an exec chairman role at rival Gridstore. Gridstore produces grid-based scale-out filer storage for small and medium business (SMB). At Gridstore Barrall replaces now ex-chairman Dr Chris Horn, the co-founder of Iona …
Chris Mellor, 13 Jan 2012
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Hitachi unveils roadmap for cloudy offerings

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has come up with a cloud strategy roadmap featuring three cloud tiers, but with precious little product detail fleshing out the strategy. The strategy involves BlueArc and ParaScale's scale-out file system being added to its existing storage products. It's also providing three cloud services either …
Chris Mellor, 26 Oct 2011

Big Blue 'made a move to buy BlueArc'

Blocks and Files: HDS was prompted to buy BlueArc because IBM was making a move against the fast filer firm, or so a source says. Recall that big storage array shipper Hitachi Data Systems had a reseller agreement with BlueArc for some time, and that BlueArc uses HDS disk shelves as backing store behind its hardware-accelerated NAS heads. Then …
Chris Mellor, 12 Oct 2011
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Hitachi Data Systems on the acquisition trail again

Hitachi Data Systems has announced its intention to buy Shoden Data Systems. Data systems companies have to stick together, right? Shoden, a systems integration supplier to data centres, is based in South Africa and has a UK operation as well as others across sub-Saharan Africa. It has been an HDS partner for 11 years, …
Chris Mellor, 5 Oct 2011
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Overland Storage preps private cloud rescue

Troubled tape and disk storage vendor Overland Storage has seen revenues drop and losses rise over its last fiscal year, but fared better in its final quarter. A clustered filer product and private cloud offering is coming, hopefully lifting Overland out of the prolonged hole it has been in. The fourth quarter (Q4 2011), ending …
Chris Mellor, 14 Sep 2011
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Hitachi Data Systems gobbles BlueArc

At last. Hitachi Data Systems is buying hardware-accelerated filer supplier BlueArc for an undisclosed cash sum, leaving NetApp as the last significant man standing from the filer side of the industry and giving HDS a powerful file storage capability. An OEM relationship has been in place between HDS and BlueArc since 2006, …
Chris Mellor, 8 Sep 2011
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Filer maker BlueArc refiles for IPO

Filer maker BlueArc has refiled for an IPO and wants to raise a hundred million bucks. It first filed for an IPO in 2007, looking for just over $100m, but the recession struck and market conditions stopped it. BlueArc was founded in 1998, and is on the cusp of becoming somewhat long in the tooth for a start-up. It sells …
Chris Mellor, 27 Jun 2011
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NetApp duplicates deduplication

Comment By buying Engenio, NetApp gets engineers working with Permabit's Albireo deduplication technology to increase the effective capacity of Engenio's arrays. Trouble is it looks better than NetApp's in-house A-SIS dedupe. Oops. What does NetApp do now? A-SIS works with Data ONTAP, the software driving NetApp's FAS arrays, and is …
Chris Mellor, 4 May 2011
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BlueArc barges into the black

Hardware-accelerated and scale-out filer supplier BlueArc has made a profit for the first time in its history, on the back of record quarterly and full year revenues. The company recorded undisclosed but record revenues for its fourth quarter, which finished at the end of January, being 40 per cent higher than the year-ago …
Chris Mellor, 1 Mar 2011
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Lawsuit loot helps Overland cut loss

Overland Storage has reported a reduced quarterly loss, helped by a $3m gain from a lawsuit. Overland, which supplies NEO physical and REO virtual tape libraries and Snap iSCSI SAN, filer and unified storage products, has reported its second quarter fiscal 2011 results, ending 31 December 2010; both revenue and net loss …
Chris Mellor, 18 Feb 2011
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Overland's top tech guy: Great things ahead

We had the chance to talk to Geoff Barrall, the founder of BlueArc and Data Robotics, about his work at Overland Storage, where he is charge of product engineering. He came into Overland after having been his own boss for two decades but "realised that the challenges are very similar and found my feet". CEO Eric Kelly and …
Chris Mellor, 11 Feb 2011
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BlueArc puts replication on a diet

Hardware-accelerated filer supplier BlueArc has stopped replicating useless data with its latest software release. Replication involves sending copied storage data to a nearby or remote storage array for disaster-recovery protection. The JetMirror feature of version 8 of BlueArc's System Software is claimed to replicate large …
Chris Mellor, 7 Feb 2011
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The unceasing storage rush

A flood doesn't even begin to describe the unceasing rush of storage news. In recent days Dell has inked a closer deal with CommVault and bought Compellent; Bocada has introduced Prism Lite to provide backup reporting for SMBs; BlueArc is partnering with WAN accelerating Aspera to get files to and from BlueArc's hardware- …
Chris Mellor, 22 Dec 2010
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BlueArc wants IPO for Christmas next year

Comment BlueArc is hoping to have an IPO in early next year, and wants it to be known that no one reseller represents anything like half of its revenues. We suggested BlueArc reseller HDS, which says it has sold more BlueArc products than BlueArc itself, might account for more than half of BlueArc's revenue. But this isn't the case. …
Chris Mellor, 2 Dec 2010
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HDS sells 'more BlueArc than BlueArc'

According to a person who should know, Hitachi Data Systems is now selling more BlueArc systems than BlueArc itself. HDS sells its BlueArc-sourced high-performance NAS (Network-attached Storage) products through its channel, and has done for four years. HDS's channel has little overlap with BlueArc's own channel, we're told, …
Chris Mellor, 1 Dec 2010

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