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Western Digital Acquires Hitachi GST for $4.3 Billion

Deal involves $3.5 billion in cash and 25 million Western Digital common shares.

Intel Opens Up FCoE, Offers Free Upgrades

Intel is ramping up its effort to expand Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE).

Whamcloud Building New Lustre Distro

Open source startup is gearing up to build a high-availability Lustre file system distribution, but it's not a fork from Oracle.

Nexenta Leverages OpenSolaris and ZFS for Enterprise Storage

What do you get when you put ZFS, OpenSolaris and Debian together? For open source storage vendor Nexenta, it's a new enterprise storage approach that's winning converts.

Brocade: We're Not For Sale

CEO Klayko refutes earlier claims and explains why a combined HP and 3Com is not a threat.

Brocade Prepares for 100 Gigabit Ethernet

Anyone wondering whether Ethernet might be the data storage fabric of the future should look no further than Brocade's plans to offer 100GbE next year.

Cleversafe Disperses Content Across the Cloud

The open source storage vendor says its new technology distributes content slices instead of full copies, providing massive new scalability for content in the cloud.

A Better File System for Linux?

Oracle's Better File System for Linux (BTRFS) is gearing up, but what will it do and who will use it?

Blue Coat Picks Up Packeteer

The acquisition will boost Blue Coat's WAN optimization and acceleration offerings and add WAFS technology too.

Cleversafe Disperses Data

Cleversafe unveils appliances based on its open source distributed storage technology.

Cisco Makes Ethernet, Fibre Channel Play Nice

On the heels of Brocade's new data center switching platform, Cisco has unveiled its own effort to unite Ethernet and storage traffic.

Intel Opens Up FCoE

In an effort to speed up Fibre Channel over Ethernet adoption, Intel has open sourced its FCoE initiator technology.

Big Blue Looks to Help You Understand Data

IBM's new DB2 Warehouse Performance Management Suite is designed to help you get a grip on how data is used.

Open Source Storage System Takes On RAID

Startup Cleversafe is set to challenge the decades-old RAID approach to distributing storage with its global Dispersed Storage Network.

VMware Gives Lab Manager Storage Options

VMware is making its Lab Manager virtual machine library more accessible with iSCSI and NAS options.

The Xen Way to iSCSI Virtualization

Does XenSource have the answer for businesses looking to advance storage needs using iSCSI virtualization? The company thinks so with its support for the technology in XenEnterprise 3.2.

Linux Networx Debuts 'Super' Storage

Linux Networx unveils storage aimed at the supercomputing crowd.

Driving Storage Growth

Disk drives continue to grow in capacity, allowing vendors to pack a petabyte into storage arrays. And drive manufacturers see no end to the trend.

InfiniBand Brings HPC Power to Enterprise Storage

Once limited to the realm of supercomputing, InfiniBand is beginning to catch on as an enterprise storage interconnect.

Backup Software Under Attack

A SANS report on top security vulnerabilities finds that backup and recovery software has become a favorite target of hackers.

New Optical Formats Hold Promise for Storage

Do next-gen optical formats have a place in the enterprise storage stack? At least a few vendors see promise.

Open Source Storage Takes on RAID

Open Source Storage is carving out a niche for itself by using open source technologies as a selling point.

SAS Promise Becomes Reality

After years of sightings and speculation, Serial Attached SCSI products are finally hitting the market.

Opening Up Clustered File Systems

Red Hat and Oracle have open sourced their clustered file systems. What does that mean for storage users, and will others follow?

A New Beginning for Backup

Storage vendors and analysts say continuous data protection technology is the future. So just what is CDP?

Sun Rises on StorageTek

Sun discusses its plans for StorageTek — including the future of the StorageTek name — and analysts weigh in.

Open Source iSCSI Gains Traction

The recent merger of two key open source iSCSI initiator projects could be the spark that ignites Linux iSCSI.

US-CERT: Veritas Vulnerability Exploited

The agency warns that Veritas Backup Exec is being actively exploited a week after a hole was disclosed.

RAID Revs for the Future

The technology may be turning 17 this month, but a number of new developments suggest that its best years may still lie ahead.

SATA Presence in Enterprises Growing

Serial ATA is catching on in enterprises, and may soon get an even bigger boost with the introduction of SAS products.

Linux's Growing Role in Storage

How much of an inroad has Linux made into the the storage market? The answer depends on who you talk to.

Sierra Logic Makes SATA Play Nicely with Fibre Channel

The storage chip maker unveils a bridge that makes serial ATA plug and play in Fibre Channel drives.

QLogic, Emulex Results Bode Well for Storage

The HBA bellwethers post financial results that suggest the industry may be doing better than expected.

SOX Deadline Arrives

After months of preparation and trepidation, Sarbanes-Oxley arrives Monday for U.S. publicly traded companies.

Linux Networx Launches Clustered Storage

And the company rakes in $40 million in funding for future efforts.

The State of iSCSI: What's Everyone Waiting for?

When will the promise of iSCSI turn into an enterprise reality? Cisco, EMC, IBM and Microsoft weigh in on where the IP-based storage network technology has been, where it is now, and where it's headed.

Sun Opens Storage to Others

The company expands storage device support for its Sun Cluster platform in cooperation with TSANet.

Cisco, Singapore to Team on Network Storage

Looking to advance IP-based SANs in Asia, Cisco cuts a deal with a government-sponsored R&D institute.

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