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Content posted in November 2008
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Backup Problems Prompt Switch to Online Service
News  |  11/26/2008  | 
When a virus messed up the computers at Cameron Consulting, the firm discovered its backup system had not been working properly. That resulted in a shift to an online backup
Is Green IT Dead?
Commentary  |  11/26/2008  | 
In many cases it costs money to go green, and the return on that power efficiency investment takes time
Cisco, HP Join on New Year's Cost-Cutting Shutdown
News  |  11/26/2008  | 
Cisco will close shop later this year, except for some critical teams
Samsung Offers New Enterprise SSDs
News  |  11/26/2008  | 
New Samsung enterprise SSDs for high-performance applications enable low-power consumption and high IOPS rates
Crossroads Settles Patent Suits
News  |  11/26/2008  | 
Crossroads successfully settles outstanding patent litigation
Sonnet Cuts Prices
News  |  11/26/2008  | 
Sonnet offers significant savings on award-winning Fusion F2 portable storage systems
Peak 10 Expands Backup Services
News  |  11/26/2008  | 
Peak 10 expands specialized backup services offering for high-volume data customers
EMC Advances Data Protection Portfolio
Commentary  |  11/25/2008  | 
EMC upgrades a wide range of products within its backup and archiving portfolio
LA County Locks Down Removable Storage
News  |  11/25/2008  | 
Encrypting information isn't enough. You have to be able to prove it is encrypted, says LA County's chief information security officer, Robert Pittman
Quantum Cuts Staff, Expenses
News  |  11/25/2008  | 
Quantum cuts workforce and other expenses while continuing to increase investment in data de-duplication and replication
ProofPoint Adds Mobile Users to Archiving
News  |  11/25/2008  | 
Proofpoint extends email archiving search capability to mobile users
BitMicro Ships 4 GB FC SSD
News  |  11/25/2008  | 
BiTMICRO Networks announces shipment of E-Disk Altima 4GB Fibre Channel solid state drive
SecurStar Upgrades DriveCrypt
News  |  11/25/2008  | 
SecurStar presents its 'Digital Data Safe' DriveCrypt 5.0
Plextor Shows Optical Drives
News  |  11/25/2008  | 
Plextor announces new lineup of optical drives with PlexUTILITIES advanced burning software
Intel & Micron Begin Mass Producing 34-nm Memory Chips
News  |  11/25/2008  | 
The product can fit 4 GB of memory on a core and eight cores on a layer for a total of 64 GB of memory on a two-layer stack
Nanotubes & Memory
Commentary  |  11/25/2008  | 
University researchers are trying to develop a nanodevice for data storage by using carbon nanotubes
StoredIQ Expands E-Discovery Options
News  |  11/25/2008  | 
StoredIQ introduces expanded e-discovery solution to include Legacy Archived Media
Is Your IP PBX Secure?
News  |  11/25/2008  | 
VoIP faces net threats and internal malfeasance, but there steps you can take to lock things down.
Reldata Offers DR System
News  |  11/24/2008  | 
Reldata announces cost-effective disaster recovery storage solution
School Deploys QLogic Network
News  |  11/24/2008  | 
University of Oklahoma deploys InfiniBand network from QLogic
Data Centers Consolidate on Ethernet
News  |  11/24/2008  | 
New Current Analysis report: The data center will consolidate on a single network technology - Ethernet
IBM Launches Services to Push 'New Paradigm' of Clouds
News  |  11/24/2008  | 
Big Blue will offer business and technology consulting services to businesses and validate cloud infrastructures for service providers
WebEx Explains The REAL Value Of Virtual Meetings -- Or How Can You Be In Two Places At Once If You're Not Anywhere At All?
Commentary  |  11/24/2008  | 
Everyone know that saving money on travel costs is the whole point of Web meetings. Could everyone be wrong?
DigiTar Uses Hybrid SSD-Hard Drive Storage to Boost Performance
News  |  11/21/2008  | 
The cost per IOPS dropped from $6 to $1 by adding an SSD front end to a Sun storage system, the company's CTO says
Is Disk Backup Green?
Commentary  |  11/21/2008  | 
The challenge is that adding disk in almost any form is going to require additional power consumption when compared to backing up to tape
Brocade Reports Q4 Results
News  |  11/21/2008  | 
Q4 revenues of $398.5M, GAAP net income of $38M, or $0.10 per share, and net income of $75.8M, or $0.20 per share on a non-GAAP basis
Aruba Posts Loss, Will Cut Staff
News  |  11/21/2008  | 
The wireless LAN vendor posted increased revenue, but its $6.4 million loss is making it join the long list of companies that will be cutting jobs.
Interconnect Wars: InfiniBand Fights Back
News  |  11/21/2008  | 
A wave of new products and a branding campaign by the InfiniBand Trade Association should raise the profile of the high-speed interconnect technology
Online Backup Moves Out of the Data Center
News  |  11/20/2008  | 
Many of today's online backup services can't handle the requirements of an enterprise deployment or the needs of an IT department
Mellanox, Dell Demo 40 Gbit/s InfiniBand
News  |  11/20/2008  | 
Mellanox, Dell demonstrate worlda euro (TM)s first 40 Gbit/s InfiniBand blade server architecture
Samsung Offers 256 GB SSDs
News  |  11/20/2008  | 
Substantial performance gains make it best overall performing SSD for PCs
Smart Adds SATA SSDs
News  |  11/20/2008  | 
Smart Modular Technologies introduces industry-leading embedded SATA SSD
Kanguru Shows eSata-USB Flash Drive
News  |  11/20/2008  | 
Kanguru Solutions releases first of its kind eSATA + USB flash drive
Google CEO: We Need an 'Innovation Bailout'
News  |  11/20/2008  | 
Eric Schmidt tells US companies to apply the technological principles that created the Internet economy to the nation's energy infrastructure
WLAN Mesh Moves Into New Territory
News  |  11/20/2008  | 
Enterprise mesh boosts connectivity and network resiliency.
Storage Density & Kryder's Law
News  |  11/20/2008  | 
Improvement in hard-drive storage density has been slow, but there are developing technologies that may overcome current physical limitations
EMC Refreshes Document Capture, Data De-Dupe, Backup Products
News  |  11/20/2008  | 
Storage industry leader rolls out upgrades to several of its key data protection products and enterprise document capture software
Exanet Names CEO
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
Industry stalwart to head clustered NAS leader
BOSaNOVA Upgrades Encryption
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
New model of Q3 storage encryption appliance available from BOSaNOVA
Mosso Releases Cloud Files
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
Mosso, Rackspace's cloud division, enables cloud files with Limelight Networks's content delivery service
Chelsio Shows 8-Node Cluster
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
Chelsio shows complete cluster solution for $29,999
EMC Upgrades Document Capture
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
EMC Captiva InputAccel 6 and EMC Captiva Dispatcher 6 deliver improvements in speed, ease of use, and service-oriented architecture
Capgemini Partners With Amazon
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
The company also launched a new group, the Cloud Computing Center of Excellence, to help businesses evaluate and implement cloud services
Spectra Logic Enhances Backup
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
Spectra Logic releases new BlueScale features for backup and archive reliability
Datacastle Raises Funds
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
Datacastle announces Series A financing and new leadership to drive growth of Seattle-based PC data protection company
Asigra Offers I/O Tool
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
Asigra unveils storage I/O and data validation tool to optimally architect storage infrastructure
OnSite, Clearwell Team on E-Discovery
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
ONSITE and Clearwell enable clients to strike the right balance between in-house and hosted e-discovery solutions
Akorri Adds Plug-In for VMware
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
Akorri adds plug-in for VMware vCenter to BalancePoint performance management software
Microsoft Throws Switch On New Xbox Experience
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
The service will offer streaming movies from Netflix and other digital goodies.
Yahoo Shares Plunge As Microsoft Says No Deal
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
Steve Ballmer claims he's no longer interested in buying the troubled Web portal.
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