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Agami Does Storage on the Cheap

The startup unveils a high-end storage array for less than $20,000.

IBM Archives Princeton Softech

Big Blue looks to shore up application data with the acquisition of the database archiving specialist.

Symantec Supercharges SRM

Symantec's latest CommandCentral storage resource management software offers better utilization and reporting, among other features.

Cisco Branches Out

Cisco unveils new remote data management and security capabilities, along with new storage switches.

EMC Aims High with New Symmetrix

The storage giant overhauls its core storage platforms, starting with the new high-end Symmetrix DMX-4.

EMC Fights the Power

EMC's Centera, Celerra and Clariion platforms get a new emphasis on energy efficiency.

Tech Giants Join Forces on Government Security

Microsoft, Cisco and EMC are partnering to secure government IT systems and information.

Google Grabs Postini

The search giant acquires Postini for e-mail compliance.

NetApp Replicates Rivals

Network Appliance's replication software now works with storage arrays from any vendor.

Symantec Unifies Backup

Symantec has made a major step toward integrating backup technologies with the latest release of NetBackup.

Pivot3 Makes Video Storage a Snap

The startup unveils a new storage cluster aimed at the digital video surveillance market.

Sun Ships Compliance Across the Big Pond

Sun's latest storage appliance is targeted at telcos struggling to meet EU Data Retention Directive requirements.

HP, HDS Get New Storage Chiefs

HDS and HP played musical chairs at the top, and HDS also launched a new archiving platform.

HDS Puts Storage at Your Service

With its new high-end array, Hitachi is taking a new service-oriented approach to storage.

NetApp Dedupes Customers

Network Appliance has added de-duplication to its primary storage systems, with virtual tape slated for the feature at a later date.

HDS Aims High with New Array

Hitachi's new high-end storage array raises the stakes in its battle with EMC and IBM by boosting performance and adding thin provisioning and virtualization features.

EMC Researches Data Solutions

The storage giant has established a global community of company researchers and university partners to solve challenges posed by the information explosion.

Netgear Makes NAS Move

Seeing growth potential in storage, Netgear buys NAS specialist Infrant to accommodate SMBs.

Breaking Into the Storage Market

How startups break into a market dominated by a few giants.

Hitachi's Big Plans for Small Drives

Hitachi packs a lot of data into its new small form factor enterprise storage drives.

Tape Sticks Around

IBM and Dell roll out new LTO 4 offerings with encryption, and other vendors will soon follow.

Storage Vendors Descend on SNW

EMC, IBM, HP, Sun and Intel are just some of the vendors showing off new storage wares at this week's Storage Networking World.

HP Aims Low for SMBs

HP deepened its commitment to the small and mid-sized business (SMB) storage market this week with a new product and two new executives.

Sun Opens Up Storage

Sun Microsystems has donated data storage technologies to the OpenSolaris community, a move that will allow developers to run the software on storage arrays from competitors.

Quantum's Storage Leap Dumps Duplicate Data

The backup and recovery vendor adds data sharing over LANs and de-duplication to its core software platform.

Compellent Gives SANs the Boot

Compellent releases new software that saves time by automatically booting servers from its storage area networks.

NetApp Steps Up Midrange SAN Battle

The NAS vendor moves further into storage-area networking with two new storage arrays.

HP Lowers the Bar for Virtual Tape

HP is taking virtual tape technology way down market for small businesses.

Oracle Wades into Storage Management

The database giant is adding ILM tools to its product arsenal.

EMC, Dell Combine iSCSI with Fibre Channel

EMC and Dell are combining forces — and storage protocols — in a new midrange storage offering.

Could Big Blue Buy Bocada?

Buying partner Bocada could be an answer to EMC's OEM deal with WysDM, which is gaining traction.

IBM Moves Encryption into the Midrange

Big Blue claims to be the first to market with an encrypted midrange tape library.

EMC Puts RSA to Work

With new Symmetrix security, encryption partnerships and an acquisition, EMC is taking its new security division seriously.

HP Does Block and File

HP's latest storage offerings include unified SAN and NAS products, a new Cisco switch, and encryption.

Permabit Shifts Gears

Permabit sheds its storage hardware ambitions for a software approach.

IBM, NetApp Pace Storage Software Market

The duo gained share on EMC and Symantec with stellar third-quarter growth, according to IDC.

Dell, Microsoft Unify Storage

Dell unveils the first midrange storage server to run Microsoft's Unified Storage Server 2003, combining NAS and iSCSI in a single box.

LSI, Agere Get Together

With the acquisition of Agere, LSI aims to become a top storage chip provider for the enterprise and consumer gadget space.

Storage Built IBM Tough

Big Blue unveils a midrange array built with natural disasters in mind.

NetApp Goes Long

NetApp acquires long-distance data protection specialist Topio for $160 million.

NetApp Steps Up the Midrange Battle

With its latest storage arrays for mid-sized businesses, Network Appliance is targeting HP and EMC.

EMC Annexes Avamar for De-Dupe

The storage giant beefs up its de-duplication technology with the $165 million purchase of Avamar Technologies.

HP Sharpens Its Storage Approach

HP beats IBM to the punch with its first storage blade, and unveils a virtual tape gateway too.

EMC Gets Into Recovery

The storage giant refreshes its RecoverPoint CDP offering and adds new backup management tools.

EMC Overhauls Its Assets

EMC has unveiled a number of changes to its core storage systems, including a new high-end Symmetrix and refreshes for its midrange, NAS and disk library systems.

IBM and Microsoft Want Your E-mail

In what could be the first of many joint moves in the storage space, the two IT giants will resell IBM's e-mail archiving system.

EMC Back on Track, Wields Ax

EMC reported solid results Tuesday, but also announced layoffs to help digest recent acquisitions.

Microsoft and EMC Collaborate on Content

The two tech giants have banded together to help corporations get a handle on their SharePoint data.

Fujitsu Makes Storage Secure

Hoping to make its mark on the high end, Fujitsu unveils the first storage servers with built-in encryption.

Big Blue Takes Tape to the Next Level

IBM takes the wraps off a high-end mainframe virtual tape offering.

HP Aims Low for SMBs

HP's new arrays combine NAS and iSCSI and start at $5,000.

EMC Takes Aim at Files

The storage giant moves into the data classification space, closes its acquisition of RSA — and buys another security company too.

Dell, EMC Sign On for Five More Years

Much has changed in the last five years, but the two vendors remain close.

Brocade Bulks Up

With new products and a pending merger with McData, Brocade hopes to maintain its lead over Cisco in the storage switch market.

Sun, StorageTek Services Become One

Sun's integration of StorageTek took another step forward Tuesday with combined storage services.

Big Blue Pushes Performance

IBM hopes that speed will be the thing that separates its storage products from rivals like EMC and Hitachi Data Systems.

Sun Goes Modular

Sun has unveiled two new modular storage systems, the first under the new Sun StorageTek brand.

Brocade, McData to Merge

The SAN switch makers will combine operations to better compete with Cisco Systems.

EMC Combines Content Management, Security

The storage giant combines its Documentum and Authentica acquisitions to protect files outside the firewall.

Packeteer Thinks Remotely

Packeteer's first post-Tacit release takes aim at file backup and data synchronization.

HP Plans Storage for Small Biz

HP will introduce a new family of devices designed to make networked storage easy for small- and mid-sized businesses.

Pillar Turns Soft

Pillar Data Systems will soon introduce a new software suite to fortify its Axiom server.

EMC Warns Again

But one analyst sees good times ahead.

NetApp Goes Big For Small Biz

Network Appliance launches a new appliance to celebrate its new small business division.

NetApp Sheds Web Appliance Unit

The NetCache sale allows the company to focus on data management.

EMC Gets ProActive

The storage giant acquires ProActivity for managing business processes.

NetApp Puts High Performance OnTap

NetApp's Data OnTap GX operating system is aimed squarely at HPC storage environments.

EMC Thinks Big

In an exclusive interview, EMC chief Joe Tucci discusses the company's evolution, acquisitions and future plans.

EMC Maps Apps For Analyst Day

EMC highlighted its annual analyst meeting by acquiring application discovery and mapping startup nLayers.

VMware Takes Aim at Storage

The latest version of EMC's VMware virtualization software contains a number of features aimed squarely at storage users.

BlueArc Scores Another Round

The NAS vendor picks up another $29 million to raise its total haul to $200 million.

IBM Taps NetApp for Gateways

IBM and Network Appliance celebrate their first year together with appliances that bridge the gap between SAN and NAS.

IBM Dials Up Long-Distance Recovery

Big Blue gives SAN Volume Controller the ability to virtualize and reproduce data across almost unlimited distances.

Big Blue Takes Tape Density to New Heights

IBM and Fuji combine to increase tape density by a factor of 15.

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