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Stories by Lucas Mearian

Symantec upgrades for SSD, Hyper-V

Symantec Corp. today announced several enhancements to its storage management suite, its cluster file and cluster server system, including the ability to recognize solid state drives used in tiered storage as well as integration with Hyper-V.

Written by Lucas Mearian08 Dec. 09 06:03

IronKey S200 1GB USB drive

It has been more than a year-and-a-half since I last reviewed an IronKey secure USB flash drive, so when the company sent one my way with a few new features I jumped at the chance to see if there had been any major improvements over the last version I tested.

Written by Lucas Mearian13 Nov. 09 11:30

Intel to roll out new low-cost and high-end SSDs

Intel Corp. will release a $120 solid-state disk (SSD) drive positioned as a server "boot drive" with only 40GB of capacity, but the drive could also be used in low-end laptops PCs and netbooks.

Written by Lucas Mearian11 Nov. 09 11:27

Cisco, EMC, VMware partnership is a long shot

Cisco, EMC and VMware today joined forces to sell products as a private cloud offering to enterprises. Called the Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition, the announcement was called "unprecedented," something destined to lead to "greater IT infrastructure flexibility."

Written by Lucas Mearian04 Nov. 09 10:47

Intel, Numonyx create breakthrough in phase-change memory

Intel and Numonyx B.V. announced a breakthrough in the development of phase-change memory today that has the potential to allow developers to stack multiple layers of chips atop each other, thereby greatly increasing the density of the nonvolatile memory medium.

Written by Lucas Mearian29 Oct. 09 06:08

DRAM sales highest in five years, says iSuppli

The DRAM industry in the second and third quarters of 2009 posted the strongest sequential growth in revenue and pricing seen in at least five years, according to market research firm iSuppli. The record sales figures indicate that the market recovery is real and will likely continue into next year.

Written by Lucas Mearian23 Oct. 09 07:05

Q&A: Why Apple's co-founder is hot on solid state storage

Earlier this year, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak <a href="http://www.fusionio.com/PressDetails.php?id=67">accepted the position of chief scientist</a> at start-up solid state drive company Fusion-io. It's the first time since 1972, when he worked in Hewlett-Packard Co's calculator division, that he's held a technologist's position for a company that wasn't his own.

Written by Lucas Mearian14 Oct. 09 03:59

Report: Brocade puts itself up for sale

Brocade Communications Systems Inc. has hung a "for sale" sign on its door, according to a report today in the Wall Street Journal. Brocade declined to comment on the report.

Written by Lucas Mearian06 Oct. 09 06:16

HP offers SSDs in ProLiant server line

HP has announced it will offer 60GB and 120GB solid-state disk (SSD) drives as an option across the full range of HP ProLiant G6 servers, as well as in select ProLiant G5 servers.

Written by Lucas Mearian18 Sept. 09 07:23

Mozy online backup fixes Time Machine bug

Decho Corp. said today the latest release of 1.4.3 Mac for MozyHome and MozyPro online backup service fixes a problem it was having associated with saving backups sent to it by Apple Inc.'s Time Machine backup tool, which works with Apple's Time Capsule network-attached storage device.

Written by Lucas Mearian17 Aug. 09 04:49

EMC gets Data Domain, now what?

NetApp Inc. said "uncle" yesterday after EMC Corp. outbid it for a second time in its quest to acquire Data Domain Inc, but some industry observers believe EMC, in its zeal to acquire the deduplication vendor, may have overpaid for the prize and could have a difficult time realizing a return on its investment.

Written by Lucas Mearian10 July 09 07:18

With pandemic alert, firms urged to review disaster recovery

With the first flu pandemic in 41 years officially declared today by The World Health Organization (WHO), companies are again being urged to make sure that business continuity plans are in place and they're prepared for the outbreak.

Written by Lucas Mearian12 June 09 07:53
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