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  • Seagate readies its first 2TB enterprise hard drive

    Less than a week after Western Digital's 2TB Caviar Green WD20EASD hard drive hit stores in the US, Seagate launched its own rival hard drive family featuring a 2TB storage titan. The company's new Constellation series of enterprise drives will arrive in 2.5- and 3.5-inch varieties.

    Written by David Murphy04 Feb. 09 05:51
  • 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
  • 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
  • Google Docs to allow storage of any type of file

    Google is opening up its Docs hosted office productivity suite so that users can store any type of file in it, giving the popular software-as-a-service product an important online storage component.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez13 Jan. 10 04:39
  • Best practices for benchmarking SAN performance

    Storage-area network complexity can mask what might seem to be relatively benign issues that have the potential to build up and cause an outage or brownout. To identify trouble early, you need to create a SAN performance benchmark, an essential first step to setting up metrics to gauge infrastructure performance.

    Written by Craig Foster21 Dec. 09 17:34
  • Elpida sees DRAM prices rising next year, lifts spending

    The global DRAM industry will see higher prices per chip next year than in the past three because the global recession has forced many chip makers to reduce spending on new factories, the head of Japan's Elpida Memory has said.

    Written by Dan Nystedt09 Dec. 09 07:04
  • Gluster extends file system into Storage Platform, VM failover

    Open source file system vendor Gluster released its Storage Platform, integrating a file system, an operating system and a management UI to create a cluster that can store petabytes of information and provide failover for virtual machines.

    Written by John Fontana09 Dec. 09 02:59
  • Symantec enhances Veritas Storage Foundation

    Symantec has announced that it has enhanced three of its flagship products – Veritas Storage Foundation, Veritas Cluster File System and Veritas Cluster Server – with support for migrating data into and out of solid state drives and the ability to reclaim unused storage. In addition, the company has enhanced the failover capabilities of Veritas Cluster File System to work with structured data in Oracle, Sybase or IBM DB2 applications.

    Written by Deni Connor08 Dec. 09 02:37