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Stories by Lucas Mearian

Sony, LG, Samsung, Hitachi, Toshiba accused of price fixing

A home electronics retail store has filed a class-action lawsuit against Sony Corp., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Toshiba Corp., LG Electronics Inc., Hitachi Ltd. and several subsidiaries, accusing the electronics manufacturers of colluding to fix prices in the U.S. optical disc drive (ODD) market.

Written by Lucas Mearian27 Feb. 10 08:06

IBM offers de-duplication for mainframes

IBM announced today that it's bringing data de-duplication to its mainframes through an upgraded gateway appliance that has the ability to compress up to 25TB of tape application data into 1TB of disk space.

Written by Lucas Mearian24 Feb. 10 16:18

Cisco drops HP as certified reseller, service partner

Cisco Systems today said it will not renew its systems integrator contract with HP, meaning HP will no longer be a certified reseller or service partner after April 30.

Written by Lucas Mearian19 Feb. 10 08:25

HP upgrades entry level, mid-range arrays

Hewlett-Packard Co. today upgraded to its entry-level modular storage array, and added network failover features to its midrange array via its SAN/iQ SAN clustering software.

Written by Lucas Mearian17 Feb. 10 05:10

Dell looks to buy clustered storage vendor Exanet

Looking to extend its reach in the storage space, Dell has put a bid in to purchase clustered storage vendor Exanet for an as-yet undisclosed amount.

Written by Lucas Mearian09 Feb. 10 10:06

Gaming tech spurs development of hyperfast medical imaging systems

University and hospital researchers have taken a cue from the gaming industry by using 3D video graphics chips to develop a parallel software platform that can speed the processing times, in this case for medical digital imaging, by 10 to 1,000 times.

Written by Lucas Mearian28 Jan. 10 08:34

Storage spending focused on data consolidation, fast ROI

A study released today by research firm TheInfoPro showed that those in charge of IT dollars at corporations around the U.S. and Europe are focused on buying technology that can optimize systems they are already using.

Written by Lucas Mearian26 Jan. 10 09:38

Fujifilm, IBM tech could yield 35TB magnetic tape drives

Fujifilm Recording Media U.S.A and IBM today announced they were able to demonstrate a new particulate that can be used to create magnetic tape cartridges that are 44 times more dense than today's Generation 4 LTO Ultrium's cartridges.

Written by Lucas Mearian23 Jan. 10 07:51

EMC doubles density of Clariion, Celerra storage systems

EMC has announced a new higher-density configuration of its Clariion CX4 midrange storage array and Celerra network-attached storage (NAS) gateway device, offering twice the capacity of previous systems in half the floor space.

Written by Lucas Mearian20 Jan. 10 04:23

Kingston recalls some USB drives due to security flaw

Kingston Technology is recalling certain models of its DataTraveler secure USB flash drives in order to update firmware on the thumb drives after a security company found a flaw that could allow a hacker to gain access to the user's password.

Written by Lucas Mearian06 Jan. 10 05:11

U.S. e-health requirements a boon for IT lenders

As hospitals and physician practices wrestle with the technically daunting and expensive task of rolling out electronic medical records systems quickly enough to gain government reimbursement monies, the financing arms of IT giants such as IBM and GE Healthcare hope to profit by loaning money to jump start such projects.

Written by Lucas Mearian23 Dec. 09 13:50

Dell embeds Fibre Channel over Ethernet in server line

Dell will offer Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) network interface cards in all of its servers. The move by the world's largest server provider is sure to bolster adoption of the nascent data transport protocol in enterprise data centers.

Written by Lucas Mearian11 Dec. 09 07:44

Microsoft, NetApp ink three-year collaboration deal

Microsoft and data storage company NetApp, have announced a three-year agreement that cements what had already been years of product collaboration and technical integration. The deal also extends worldwide joint sales and marketing efforts.

Written by Lucas Mearian09 Dec. 09 06:55
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