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Redstor liked software developer Attix5 so much...

Specialist storage reseller-cum-provider-of-clouds Redstor has played the Victor Kiam card in buying Attix5, a South African software developer it has outsourced work to for the past decade. Attix5 specialises in data protection, managed back-up and disaster recovery services. It provided the “underlying” tech that comprises …
Paul Kunert, 14 Sep 2015
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Revenue jumps, but FalconStor still wobbly on its feet

The sickly software-defined storage child that was FalconStor is not yet a strapping adolescent, but is at least on the way back to full health. First quarter 2015 revenues were a startlingly high $19.9 million, coming from a quarterly revenue band of $12-$15 million over the previous eight quarters. The year-ago quarter’s …
Chris Mellor, 24 Apr 2015
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It's all got complicated: The costs of data recovery

Data protection companies have multiplied in the past 10 years and they are locked in a bitter battle for market share. Before Amazon arrived on the scene, the main options were owning all links in the data protection chain or renting or leasing appliances, with or without attached offsite services. Thanks to Amazon-style …
Trevor Pott, 6 Apr 2015
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HP, Symantec PAIR UP to fight off disaster cloud rivals

HP and Symantec are partnering to develop a cloud-based Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offering using Symantec software and HP's Helion cloud. This DRaaS software will run on HP's Helion OpenStack-based cloud environment with HP providing the end-to-end service based on underlying disaster recovery facilities, …
Chris Mellor, 21 Nov 2014

Backup software bods tempt users with hot new (pricing) model

Canadian backup software provider Asigra has introduced the first backup pricing model with a pay-for-recovery element, effectively - so it says - introducing a price cut. Asigra says its new pricing model is intended to push customers into paying less for the backup capacity licence and more for the recovery part of the data …
Chris Mellor, 11 Jul 2013
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Forrester calls time on IT downturn

Forrester Research today upped its forecasts for spending on IT wares this year, thanks in large part to a slightly faster recovery in the United States than the market prognosticators expected when they did their initial projections back in January. At the time, Forrester called an "unofficial" end to the technology downturn …
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UK manufacturing getting worse more slowly

UK manufacturing is showing some signs of improvement in export orders, thanks to the weak pound, but total orders remain low. Export orders are higher than normal at 14 per cent of firms but below normal at 38 per cent of companies, according to a CBI survey. That gives a balance of -23 per cent - which is the least negative …
John Oates, 19 Feb 2010
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Seagate foresees monster 2011

Seagate CEO Stephen Luczo thinks there could be monster hard disk drive sales in 2011 following better than 15 per cent growth this year. As reported in Barrons, Luczo's pitch is that recovery from the recession started for the hard disk drive (HDD) industry in 2009 but outside the USA. He sees demand in the USA accelerating …
Chris Mellor, 11 Jan 2010
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US warships to get plane-snatching robot arms?

The US military has decided to spend $1.4m developing a robotic arm which will be mounted on the deck of a warship in order to pluck robot aeroplanes out of the sky, so permitting them to land safely on vessels without large flight decks. The "SeaCatcher" system is under development by Advanced Technology & Research Corp of …
Lewis Page, 16 Dec 2009
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Application recovery: Whose job is it anyway?

When it comes to supporting business activities, the primary role of IT is to ensure that the applications on which the organisation depends are available and operating at an acceptable level of service. Beyond this there is the unsung, but absolutely essential, matter of protecting both the application and the data it collects …
Tony Lock, 7 Oct 2009
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EMC dishes what it will do with Data Domain

Data Domain, which has today announced its top-end DD880 product, will become the foundation of a new backup, recovery and archive division inside EMC. EMC has announced it now controls Data Domain's destiny. Data Domain stockholders have tendered approximately 78.2 per cent of the outstanding Data Domain shares (not including …
Chris Mellor, 20 Jul 2009
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Brainscan boffins build blunder-warning hat

Brain brainboxes in America and the Netherlands have come up with two significant pieces of research this week. Doubt is cast on any hopes for an early recovery from the present global economic crisis: but then a ray of light appears from another direction. Magnetoencephalogram (MEG) scanner in action A clue as to why the …
Lewis Page, 24 Mar 2009
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Obama taps Silicon Valley bigwigs for economic advisory board

President Obama tapped two Silicon Valley notables today as members of his new Economic Recovery Advisory Board. The 15-member board is charged with advising Obama on decisions about the US economy and announced to spur Congress into passing legislation for his $700bn+ stimulus spending package. Obama said he created a panel …
Austin Modine, 7 Feb 2009
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Backup firm sues Intel, Microsoft, HP, Dell, Acer...

A computer backup recovery firm claims Intel, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Acer, and others have aped its patent for quickly restoring a PC after data corruption. Xpoint Technologies is headed by David Wang, credited for the allegedly infringed upon US patents and claimed member of the original team that developed the …
Austin Modine, 14 Jan 2009
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ISS urinal/drinks-machine combo still buggy

Tanks aboard the International Space Station are filling up fast with urine, according to reports, as efforts to repair the orbital outpost's troublesome piss-recycling plant over the weekend failed. The current boss of the space station, US airforce colonel Michael Fincke, showed he wasn't afraid to get his hands dirty as he …
Lewis Page, 24 Nov 2008

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