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Symantec offers BIGGER, FASTER NetBackup appliance

Symantec is refreshing its NetBackup 5000 series appliance line with a new model that operates faster and holds more data. The firm's 5000 Series Purpose-Built Backup Appliance (PBBA) range has expandable storage and end-to-end (both client and target sides) deduplication for physical and virtual environments. The existing …
Chris Mellor, 3 Oct 2014

Database virtualisation outfit Delphix: Lotsa dosh, few competitors

Interview Production data copier and virtualiser Delphix says it makes the provision of largely structured data to non-production applications a heck of a lot easier, claiming it speeds it up from days or weeks to minutes. The company's software receives a copy of production data and stores it in server engines: servers with direct- …
Chris Mellor, 25 Sep 2014
Dance Central

Tall, dark, but no stranger: Quantum polishes its DXi range

Quantum has refreshed its dedupe box operating system and run up a fresh and faster hardware box. The DXi range before this announcement consisted of the V-Series software-only product and four hardware and software products: V-Series: 1 - 24TB of usable capacity and up to 4.9TB/hour 4700: 5 - 135TB and up to 5.9TB/hour …
Chris Mellor, 23 Jul 2014

How to grill an EMC division chief

Just the other day we managed to get an email interview with EMC’s president of Data Protection and Availability, Guy Churchward, so El Reg's storage desk took the opportunity to ask him some of the questions about Data Domain that had been bugging us. El Reg: Why has EMC never provided global deduplication across Data Domain …
Chris Mellor, 2 Jun 2014

EMC intros data protection-as-a-service: You shall D-PAAS

As the world is moving towards software-defined data centres with infrastructure components virtualised and delivered as a service, data protection appears to be going the same way. EMC has gone and boosted its offerings to do just this. The company says it is adding “new integrations with primary and protection storage …
Chris Mellor, 4 Apr 2014

Backup dedupe bods ExaGrid: We're 'cash-positive' this is our year

Deduplicating backup-to-disk startup ExaGrid is now cash-positive and thinks this could be its breakout year. ExaGrid is one of several suppliers trailing along behind EMC's Data Domain unit in the deduplicating backup-to-disk system market. Even with what they claim is arguably superior technology, they fail to grow faster …
Chris Mellor, 9 Jan 2014

The future of storage is a horror show - just ignore the biz strategists

Blocks and Files Storage was actually simple, before disk-to-disk backup came along and started spoiling the party. Now we need a storage magician to take the horror out of the storage horror show. Basically there were monolithic arrays at the high-end, dual controller arrays in the middle, and JBOD variations at the bottom; all disk drive …
Chris Mellor, 6 Nov 2013
Sepaton S2100-ES3

Sepaton launches super-duper big data-slurping deduper

Sepaton has updated its 16-node deduping disk-to-disk backup mill with hybrid dedupe methods and has planned a capacity jump to 16 petabytes. The S2100-ES2 generation is being followed by this new VirtuoSO product, which keeps the clustered node limit of 16 dedupe heads front-ending a disk drive array but bumps up the …
Chris Mellor, 16 Oct 2013

Pure Storage hoovers up $150m in funding, hires ex-Data Domain CEO

Flash array upstart Pure Storage aims to emerge from the herd and pull off a Data Domain, having secured $150m in E-round funding and hired former Data Domain head honcho Frank Slootman, who joins its board as "a key strategic advisor." Pure says the $150m is "the single largest private funding in the history of the enterprise …
Chris Mellor, 30 Aug 2013

Intel waves LONG TENT POLE, pokes Data Domain boxes with it

EMC has boosted the backup performance of its mid-range Data Domain boxes yet again by upgrading to Intel Sandy Bridge processors. Avamar, Mozy and NetWorker have all been revved up too. The news came at a hyped-up Backup and Recovery Systems launch in New York at which EMC claimed it had the longest pole in the tent for …
Chris Mellor, 12 Jul 2013

EMC jazzes up its archive offerings

EMC's released a spring boost for its Data Domain backup deduping package as well as updating its SourceOne file and email archiver. Data Domain stores deduplicated backups and archived files. SourceOne software discovers and indexes file and mail content and archives it to a storage setup, such as a Data Domain system. Data …
Chris Mellor, 18 Apr 2013
Quantum CEO Jon Gacek

Quantum backs up 156TB backup box over EMC's back lawn

Quantum has introduced its second-largest deduplicating hard-drive array the DXi6800, and refreshed its top-end tape library. First, disks: the firm's dedupe gear runs from the low-end DXi V1000 through the 4000 and 6700 and up to the high-end 8500. The 6800 fits between the 6700 and 8500 models. Its capacity ranges from 13TB …
Chris Mellor, 8 Feb 2013

Storage upstart polishes copied-data slurping tool

Storage startup Actifio has updated its data-copy killing software, which deduplicates data by preventing redundant copies from being made in the first place. The firm's software tech virtualises a data storage system so that copies of data are pointers to master data and changed blocks rather than full files or databases - …
Chris Mellor, 7 Feb 2013
Diver peers through sub window. credit: Alexander Rist

EMC bigwig jumps overboard and gets gobbled up by Barracuda

EMC has lost its backup and recovery systems executive head after BJ Jenkins jumped ship for a role heading up Barracuda Networks. Jenkins became the boss of EMC's BRS business in January this year, replacing Frank Slootman, the ex-CEO of acquired Data Domain. Jenkins reported to Pat Gelsinger, who was then EMC's Information …
Chris Mellor, 22 Oct 2012

Kissane to mould NetApp: Time to turn off the tap on ONTAP

Comment NetApp has sharpened its focus on corporate strategy by moving incumbent product strategist Jay Kidd to a chief technology officer role and recruiting Jonathan Kissane from CA to a new chief strategy officer role. Kidd, previously SVP for product strategy and development at the storage firm, and an ex-CTO at Brocade, now …
Chris Mellor, 12 Oct 2012

Last of the indie dedupe firms: We CAN fight off backup giants

Interview Bill Andrews, Exagrid's CEO, is a driven man, even though he's been at Exagrid for seven years. But Andrews still has a job of work ahead of him bringing Exagrid out from under Data Domain's massive market shadow. In these days of every mainstream storage vendor having deduping backup-to-disk arrays – with the notable …
Chris Mellor, 28 Sep 2012
Broken CD with wrench

Backups? Use disk. Archives? Disk. Particle accelerators? Fine, tape

What's EMC's attitude to tape? Who better to ask than William "BJ" Jenkins, the bigwig running the storage leviathan's backup and recovery systems business. So we did. Last year EMC said loud and proud that digital tape sucks, and featured the world's biggest ball of tape at marketing events. This year there is no such …
Chris Mellor, 18 Jul 2012

EMC unveils new Networker tool, thrusts it into clouds

EMC has caught on to the cloud computing trend across most of its product lines, and now it has cloudified its Networker backup product, adding multi-tenancy, three times more scalability, and better performance. With Networker 8.0, EMC's Networker customer base – which stands at just 23,000 worldwide, so it's not that large a …
Chris Mellor, 10 Jul 2012

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