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Content posted in December 2008
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Symwave: SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ready for Storage
News  |  12/31/2008  | 
Symwave is expected to show off the specification for transferring data to and from external storage devices at CES in January
TERiX Launches Storage Support Service
News  |  12/31/2008  | 
New tools and proactive services for mission critical data center
QNAP Turbo NAS Line Compatible With Seagate HD
News  |  12/30/2008  | 
QNAP Turbo NAS Series now compatible with Seagate 1.5TB hard drive
DataCore Introduces SAN Software Packages
News  |  12/30/2008  | 
DataCore announces new SMB SAN software solutions
Windows 7 Shows Up on the Web
News  |  12/30/2008  | 
Microsoft's next operating system is leaked to torrent sites
IceWeb Reports 2008 Results
News  |  12/30/2008  | 
Revenues reach $16.3M
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Prepped For Storage
News  |  12/30/2008  | 
Symwave is expected to show off the specification for transferring data to and from external storage devices at CES in January.
HP Unveils Next-Gen Home Server
News  |  12/30/2008  | 
The HP MediaSmart Server includes four times the memory and more storage capacity compared with last year's model
Tape Canceled, Part II
Commentary  |  12/29/2008  | 
The advantage tape has over disk has been in continual decline while tape's disadvantages have not been properly addressed
2008: The Year In Pictures
News  |  12/29/2008  | 
The year was notable for high-profile security breaches -- Obama, McCain, and Palin got hacked -- NASA's big news from Mars, and the comedic gifts of Bill Gates.
HP Launches Next-Generation Home Server
News  |  12/29/2008  | 
The HP MediaSmart Server includes four times the memory and more storage capacity compared with last year's model.
BroadSoft Acquires Sylantro To Beef Up VoIP Software
News  |  12/29/2008  | 
BroadSoft said it will continue to support Sylantro's Synergy platform and continue to utilize Sylantro's authorized partners.
More Laptops Shipped Than PCs in Q3
News  |  12/24/2008  | 
Laptop shipments rose by nearly 40% in the quarter compared with the same period last year
Vordel Partners With Dell for XML Networking Server
News  |  12/23/2008  | 
Dell's Industrial Solutions Group will preload Vordel's VX software in appliances assembled in Dell's manufacturing facilities
Paper Maker Taps DataCore
News  |  12/23/2008  | 
Paper Manufacturer Felix Schoeller Group implements high-performance storage for VMware using DataCore SAN software
What a Year
News  |  12/23/2008  | 
There was a lot of activity in the storage industry in 2008, and next year looks to be even more interesting
Intel Has 160-Gig SSDs for PCs
News  |  12/23/2008  | 
Computer manufacturers are offering SSDs in ultralight laptops and mini-notebooks, which are used primarily for email and Web browsing
GC Completes Group's Data Center Services
News  |  12/23/2008  | 
New communications network will provide visitors to the RPC's news portal greater speed, security, and reliability
Voltaire Ranked in Fast 500 EMEA
News  |  12/22/2008  | 
Voltaire ranked No. 19 fastest growing company on Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2008
Report: Practical Ways to Prepare Midsized Companies for Disaster
News  |  12/22/2008  | 
The latest InformationWeek Analytics report profiles new technologies that can protect the business without breaking the bank
Compellent Adds Powershell
Commentary  |  12/22/2008  | 
Microsoft is providing scripting access to all the functionality it exposes in its assortment of management GUIs and is using Powershell to do that
Email Archiving Grows in Popularity, But Apps Are Still Limited
News  |  12/19/2008  | 
The market for email archiving products is expected to more than double to $1.5B by 2011, says Osterman Research
Brocade Completes Foundry Acquisition
News  |  12/19/2008  | 
Brocade announced that it has completed its acquisition of Foundry Networks for $16.50 per share in cash
LaCie Adds NAS Device
News  |  12/19/2008  | 
LaCie Ethernet disk: up to 6TB in a rack-mounted backup appliance
Western Digital Cuts 2,500 Jobs, Scales Back Operations
News  |  12/19/2008  | 
Weak demand for hard drives is expected to continue into next year, the company says
PSO vs. ILM
Commentary  |  12/19/2008  | 
The economics of Information Lifecycle Management didn't make sense, but primary storage optimization is different
Toshiba Intros First 2.5-Inch, 512GB SSD
News  |  12/19/2008  | 
Company plans to showcase device at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January
Bell Canada Directors Exit In Wake Of Buyout Collapse
News  |  12/19/2008  | 
Board changes follow the collapse of a planned multibillion-dollar buyout. A group of private equity funds, banks, and pension funds are lining up to sort out breakup fees.
Micxron, Sun Boost Flash Writes
News  |  12/19/2008  | 
Micron collaborates with Sun Microsystems to extend lifespan of flash-based storage, achieves 1 million write cycles
GlassHouse Unveils Capacity Reporting Service
News  |  12/19/2008  | 
GlassHouse Technologies unveils storage capacity reporting service to help IT organizations gain better cost control over storage management
PSS Upgrades Atlas Suite
News  |  12/19/2008  | 
New capabilities unite the enterprise to store and manage less data, proactively control discovery costs, and manage global discovery
Economic Downturn Hits Storage Spending
News  |  12/19/2008  | 
More than two thirds of large companies plan to spend less on storage in 2009, a survey by TheInfoPro suggests
ExaGrid Adds 'Instant' DR Features
News  |  12/18/2008  | 
ExaGrid announces customer-focused enhancements to disk-based backup system with data de-duplication
Rackable Shows MobiRack
News  |  12/18/2008  | 
Rackable Systems expands portfolio of data center solutions with new MobiRack enclosures
How Long Does NAND Flash Memory Last?
News  |  12/18/2008  | 
Manufacturers use 'wear-leveling' algorithms on NAND devices to achieve a three- to five-year lifecycle that comes close to matching hard drives
Do You Really Need a SAN Anymore?
Commentary  |  12/18/2008  | 
A Forrester analyst posits a new storage architecture for the enterprise with application-based silos of clustered DAS
Intel Joint Venture Intros Slate of Flash Memory Devices
News  |  12/18/2008  | 
The chipmaker's Numonyx partnership with STMicroelectronics aims its embedded hardware at cellphones, personal GPS, and set-tops
Robot Ethics Urged
News  |  12/18/2008  | 
As service robots become increasingly common, one AI expert worries that no international regulations or policy guidelines exist beyond laws designed to punish negligence.
Toshiba Unveils 512-GB Notebook SSD
News  |  12/18/2008  | 
The company said the product is the first 2.5-inch solid-state drive to achieve a capacity of 512 GB.
Sifting Through Online Backup Service Options
News  |  12/17/2008  | 
For businesses, finding the right mix of features and storage management tools can be difficult
PLX Tech to Buy Orford Semi
News  |  12/17/2008  | 
PLX Technology to acquire Oxford Semiconductor, a leading supplier of storage interconnect chips, software
Sepaton Releases IT Budget Survey
News  |  12/17/2008  | 
Sepaton survey shows large enterprises plan to maintain or increase data protection budgets in 2009 despite slow economy
NetApp Boosts SANscreen
News  |  12/17/2008  | 
NetApp enhances SANscreen to provide customers with increased data center efficiencies
Silicon Technology Cuts Jobs
News  |  12/17/2008  | 
SST updates Q4 2008 expectations and announces restructuring to reduce expenses
QLogic Offers FC Gear for BladeCenter
News  |  12/17/2008  | 
QLogic announces networking storage solutions for IBM BladeCenter
Why Optical Is Dead
Commentary  |  12/17/2008  | 
Optical can't keep up with the changes of the last 10 years
Patent Extend Video Compression
News  |  12/17/2008  | 
New patent extends Broadcast International's CodecSys video compression technology to storage market
NEI Adds SAN Subsystems
News  |  12/17/2008  | 
NEI expands storage product line with new high-capacity SAN subsystem that offers TEMs and ISVs unmatched flexibility and scalability
Fidelis Enhances Security Features
News  |  12/17/2008  | 
Newest release of award-winning Fidelis XPS further simplifies risk reduction for global enterprises
Numonnyx Adds Flash Memory
News  |  12/17/2008  | 
New devices target high-density eMMC and microSD solutions
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