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Dell ditches EMC after 10 years

Dell has officially stopped reselling EMC kit and will instead push its own storage kit. Let battle be joined. This means Dell will not sell Dell-branded EMC OEM and resold EMC CLARiiON, Celerra, Data Domain and VNX products. However, Dell will support existing customers with these products. It will resell capacity upgrades ( …
Chris Mellor, 18 Oct 2011
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Disk-over-Ethernet startup trousers another $50m

A year after snagging $25m in venture capital funding Coraid has gone back to the cash well and scooped up another $50m. The VCs think Coraid is going places. Quick recap: Coraid is the networked storage startup using the ATA-over-Ethernet (AoE) protocol, a system simpler than iSCSI but with no cross-industry support and hence …
Chris Mellor, 04 Nov 2011
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Johns Hopkins and VMware forge medical records mega-cloud

Medical and IT researchers at Johns Hopkins University, healthcare application software supplier Harris Corp, and virtualization juggernaut VMware have teamed up to create a medical imaging cloud that they hope will become the central, secure repository for US citizens and the doctors who care for them. The desire to provide …
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CEO bloodbath in storage land - four bigshots gone in one week

Four storage supplier chief execs have taken a hike in the past week. CEOs at Amplidata, OCZ, STEC and Virident all spun the revolving door. It's slightly scary that three of the companies are in the flash storage business; their top bosses have gone in a flash, so to speak. Here's a round up of what happened. STEC At STEC …
Chris Mellor, 20 Sep 2012
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Sepaton recruits ex-Quantum CTO

Analysis No-tapes backup data storage company Sepaton (read it backwards) has recruited a new chief technology officer, who comes to it via Quantum and NetApp. Jeff Tofano joined Sepaton this month and runs the grandly-named Office of the CTO, in which resides Dennis Roland, who is the Director of Advanced Technology. Tofano left …
Chris Mellor, 21 Sep 2011
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Dell resells Bridgehead software with DX6000

Dell is reselling Bridgehead software with its DX6000 object storage array - the one using OEM'd Caringo software that competes with EMC's Centera. It's also integrating Enterprise Vault. UK software developer Bridgehead has snagged a worldwide reseller deal with Dell for its software, which helps hospitals manage their …
Chris Mellor, 10 Sep 2010
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ARM server hero Calxeda lines up software super friends

With Intel's top brass bad-mouthing ARM-based servers, upstart server chip maker Calxeda can't let Intel do all the talking. It has to put together an ecosystem of hardware and software partners who believe there's a place for a low-power, 32-bit ARM-based server platform in the data center. To that end, Calxeda, formerly known …
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HDS swaps out AMS for HUS file-block-and-object stuffed box

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has replaced its mid-range AMS storage array with the Hitachi Unified Storage (HUS) array that stores block, file and object data in one box. It is managed by the Hitachi Command Suite which is now a single software management facility for all HDS products. HDS claims "HUS stores multiple data types …
Chris Mellor, 24 Apr 2012
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Nirvanix storage cloud spills executive blood

Comment Nirvanix lost a few executives when its incoming CEO stripped out unwanted VPs and SVPs, and brought in his own team. What appears to have happened is that Scott Genereux became Nirvanix' CEO in November of last year, coming in from QLogic. Some $10m of C-round funding came in at the same time – which, with a B-round in 2009, …
Chris Mellor, 03 May 2011
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Rackspace: OpenStack beds Disney, NASA, Sony

The OpenStack cloud operating system is emerging as the main alternative to VMware because of its frenetic pace of development. So says Rackspace, OpenStack backer and internet hosting giant. OpenStack is an open-source cloud operating system platform that manages pools of virtualised server, storage and network resources for …
Chris Mellor, 15 Nov 2011
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How to tell if your biz will do a Kodak

Blocks and Files Disruptive or enhancing innovation? Kodak's descent into Chapter 11 hell is a tolling bell for all successful storage suppliers facing innovative technology from competitors. King Canute didn't reinvent himself: can you? Let's look at the tape market. Tape devices were backup devices; they were the target storage devices for …
Chris Mellor, 24 Jan 2012
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Compellent driven into datacentre by Dell

Comment Compellent is now formally part of Dell and it is going to develop its technology so it can go deeper into the datacentre. Dell's Darren Thomas, its VP and general manager of storage, blogs: "Our storage vision has always been to make data management easier and more affordable ... The acquisition of Exanet technology provided a …
Chris Mellor, 23 Feb 2011
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Centera Belgian development centre to close

EMC intends to close down its Centera development centre in Belgium, putting 50 jobs at risk, but absolutely denies that the Centera product is coming to the end of its life. The intended layoffs are part of company wide cutbacks which surfaced earlier this month. They raise a question about the future of Centera and its object …
Chris Mellor, 15 Dec 2008
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Storage startup busts object location barrier

File system trees are inefficient and slow when locating files in a filespace occupied by billions of files and folders. Storing the data as objects in a flat storage space is becoming a recommended alternative. But, as soon as you go for object storage to defeat this file system tree traverse problem, you face a fresh problem: …
Chris Mellor, 02 Nov 2010
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NetApp buys small, large storage specialist

NetApp is buying Bycast, a relative unknown. But there's more to this privately-held object storage developer than meets the eye. Headquartered in British Columbia, Canada, Bycast makes the StorageGRID product for very large object-based, fixed-content archive vaults that can encompass petabytes of data. The software verifies …
Chris Mellor, 08 Apr 2010
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Where are the next storage startup stars?

Comment Have we witnessed the end of an era? Has the great storage company growth boom ended with a series of big bang acquisitions: 3PAR, Archivas, Compellent, Data Domain, Diligent, EqualLogic, Isilon, LeftHand Networks, Ocarina, Storwize and more? Over the last five years a whole swathe of up-and-coming storage companies has been …
Chris Mellor, 23 Feb 2011
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Which storage technologies and vendors will fly in 2011?

Questions At this turning point of the year, as Dell wraps up Compellent and InSite One, and Atrato slides under the waves, it's timely to look ahead at the storage world in 2011 and ask que sera? Data growth and storage demand is seemingly unstoppable, and new storage tech has advanced quite a bit in 2010. Things are looking good for the …
Chris Mellor, 24 Dec 2010
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Compellent plans to invest its way out of tailspin

Comment Previously impressive Compellent unveiled its results for the first quarter with lower sequential revenues and a loss. The firm intends to grow its way out of trouble with a better-managed sales process and new technology. Earlier this month Compellent surprisingly warned of lower revenues this quarter. In the last quarter of …
Chris Mellor, 30 Apr 2010
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Xiotech reloads Matrix

Comment Xiotech is aiming to build a Matrix eco-system of storage system app vendors linking its superdisk ISE enclosures with direct storage-controlling apps like VMware, Oracle and Exchange 2010. Matrix is not an HP-like integrated IT stack product set, but a dynamic set of storage resources coordinated by a Matrix controller doing …
Chris Mellor, 29 Jan 2010
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Has Symantec sprinkled Veritas developers with pink slips?

Comment The fate of hundreds of Veritas developers hung in the balance this week as parent Symantec was rumoured to have killed off its S4 object storage development effort. Last week ESG's Steve Duplessie blogged that up to 600 Veritas developers and engineers of Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM), file system (VxFS) and Cluster Server (VCS …
Chris Mellor, 26 Mar 2010
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Dell OEMs Data Domain and Celerra

Dell is broadening its storage product range by OEMing EMC's Celerra and Data Domain products, and developing its own object storage product. The background to this is the continuing and dramatic rise in the amount of semi- and unstructured information. This leads to a sheer storage capacity problem and to infrastructure …
Chris Mellor, 25 Mar 2010
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Storage start-ups fail to set the world on fire

Comment Try this point of view on for size: there is no general large scale file storage problem. Companies set up to deal with that problem have failed to set the world on fire and over-invested ones, like ONSTor and Copan, are facing difficulties. Meanwhile, block storage SAN re-invention companies, such as 3PAR and Compellent have …
Chris Mellor, 24 Jul 2009