News & Commentary
Content tagged with Storage posted in January 2009
Footprints Of Google's GDrive Spotted
News  |  1/30/2009  | 
A reference to Google's long-rumored online storage service was spotted in a JavaScript localization file associated with Google Pack, Google's free software bundle.
Virtualization Set For Desktop Surge In 2009
News  |  1/30/2009  | 
The push for cost savings will sweep virtualization solutions from VMware, Microsoft, Citrix, and others past the server, onto the desktop and into the cloud.
Fannie Mae Contractor Indicted For Logic Bomb
News  |  1/29/2009  | 
Had the malicious script designed to wipe Fannie Mae's 4,000 servers not been discovered, the company could have lost millions of dollars and a week's worth of uptime.
Practical Analysis: Time For Some IT Self-Improvement
Commentary  |  1/29/2009  | 
It's time to hone best practices and position your organization for better days.
Multi-Core Processors Outpacing Key Business Software
News  |  1/28/2009  | 
The relentless doubling of cores per microprocessor chip will result in servers with far more horsepower than software can use, says Gartner.
Yahoo Reports Losses Related To Costs, Stock Rises
News  |  1/27/2009  | 
Without the one-time costs, the company's 4Q earnings were better than expected, given the state of the economy, its effect on advertising, and public perceptions of Yahoo's position.
Google Gmail Available Offline, Calendar Coming Soon
News  |  1/27/2009  | 
After clicking on the "Offline" link, most or all of the user's Gmail messages, depending on the size of the mailbox, will be synchronized to a local cache.
Western Digital Launches 2 TB Green Hard Drive
News  |  1/27/2009  | 
The WD Caviar Green consumes 7.4 watts in read/write mode and 4 watts at idle.
Cisco Beefs Up Switches Portfolio
News  |  1/27/2009  | 
The expanded line of switches and a Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender are optimized for virtualization and cloud computing.
Citrix Invests In Desktop Hypervisor Startup
News  |  1/26/2009  | 
Virtual Computer, a startup that has just released in beta its NxTop bare-metal hypervisor for desktops, acquired Citrix as a strategic investor.
HP Blurs Data Center Lines With Server/Switch
News  |  1/26/2009  | 
The ProCurve ONE embedded server blade and Data Center Connection Manager alter the roles various vendors and devices play in the data center.
Samsung Sees First-Ever Quarterly Loss
News  |  1/26/2009  | 
Plunging sales of appliances, liquid crystal displays, and memory chips led to Samsung reporting its first-ever quarterly loss of about $14.4 million.
Microsoft's Data Center Delay A Sign Of The Times
News  |  1/26/2009  | 
The work stoppage in Des Moines, Iowa, comes shortly after Microsoft announced plans last week to lay off 5,000 employees as part of a $1.5 billion spending cut.
HP Releases Software Update For MediaSmart Home Server
News  |  1/23/2009  | 
The server supports Windows PCs and Apple Macs running Leopard using Apple Time Machine software.
What's Next In Desktop Virtualization
News  |  1/23/2009  | 
Increased flexibility for users and improved security are expected benefits of a secure client virtual machine based on XenServer.
Seagate Posts Hard Drive Fix
News  |  1/22/2009  | 
The patch corrects a firmware problem that caused the company's hard drives to stop working.
HTC Updates Touch Cruise
News  |  1/22/2009  | 
The Windows Mobile smartphone will feature robust location-based services, enabling users to geotag photos as well as get turn-by-turn directions.
Seagate Offers Second Fix For Hard-Drive Firmware
News  |  1/21/2009  | 
The storage device company previously isolated the problem that affected the Barracuda drives and other drive lines based on the same platform.
Cloud Connect: IT Managers Remain Wary
News  |  1/21/2009  |, Google, and Amazon say their strategies and software help enterprises move virtualized and IT resources into a cloud computing model.
10 Cloud Computing Predictions For 2009
News  |  1/18/2009  | 
Vendors are rushing to join Amazon, EMC/VMware, IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Salesforce in the cloud, offering businesses new ways to do more with less.
Seagate Barracuda Hard Drives Plagued By Failures
News  |  1/16/2009  | 
The problems follow by about two months issues found with Seagate's 1.5-TB Barracuda 7200.11 drive.
Salesforce Offers Pricing For Cloud-Computing Services
News  |  1/16/2009  | 
The company's partnership with Amazon lets customers connect to the online retailer's Elastic Compute Cloud service and Simple Storage Service.
HP Extends Orchestration Of Virtual, Physical Servers
News  |  1/15/2009  | 
With two additions to its Adaptive Infrastructure management products, HP is upping the ante in the race to manage physical and virtual data center servers from the same console.
Seagate Cuts Jobs, Slashes Executive Salaries
News  |  1/14/2009  | 
The company this week also announced a management shakeup in which it replaced CEO William Watkins with chairman Stephen Luczo, who served as CEO for six years before Watkins.
LG, SanDisk Create Mobile Content Protection
News  |  1/14/2009  | 
The content-protection technology lets carriers preload multimedia content on a handset and authenticate user credentials via data on the SIM card.
Yahoo Picks Bartz To Lead Effort At Turnaround
News  |  1/13/2009  | 
President Sue Decker announces plans to resign after an undefined transition period.
Google Woos Allies With Apps Reseller Program
News  |  1/13/2009  | 
Google is offering support, training, and tools for sales, marketing, reporting, and customer integration, while allowing resellers to manage billing and the customer relationship.
Yahoo Getting Strong Track Record, Leadership In Carol Bartz
News  |  1/13/2009  | 
A Bartz appointment could also signal that Yahoo sees itself as a software company, not just a company providing online services.
52% Of Developers Expecting SaaS Projects This Year
News  |  1/12/2009  | 
In Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, fewer developers are currently working on SaaS applications, but more than half of those surveyed expect to be doing so within 12 months, Evans Data said.
Adobe Launches Dev Tools In Amazon's Cloud
News  |  1/12/2009  | 
The Amazon-hosted version of Adobe's LiveCycle offers a self-contained application development environment for building rich Internet applications.
AMD Unveils Supercomputer In The Cloud
News  |  1/9/2009  | 
Dubbed the AMD Fusion Render Cloud, the system is expected to process a million compute threads across more than 1,000 graphics processors.
There's No Such Thing As A Private Cloud
Commentary  |  1/9/2009  | 
I talked to two cloud startups today, but to my mind only one of them should get to use the term "cloud" in how it positions itself.
SanDisk Drops Price On Solid-State Drives For Laptops
News  |  1/8/2009  | 
The storage maker claims corporate customers could extend by two years the life of existing Windows XP laptops by replacing their HDDs with the SSDs.
Sony Unveils Pricey Netbook
News  |  1/8/2009  | 
The Vaio P Series Lifestyle PC is small enough to slip into a jacket pocket or handbag, while still delivering full PC functionality.
SAP CEO: SaaS Won't Work As A Core Platform
News  |  1/8/2009  | 
But Bill McDermott admits his company is forging ahead with Business ByDesign and expects to update customers at the Sapphire Conference in May.
Samsung Unveils First Camcorders With Solid-State Drives
News  |  1/7/2009  | 
The camcorders feature a 2.2-megapixel CMOS imaging sensor, a 10x optical zoom, and a Schneider Kreuznach Varioplan HD lens.
Sun Acquires Cloud Computing Software Supplier, Q-Layer
News  |  1/7/2009  | 
The company's NephOS -- data center modeling and orchestration system product -- works with VMware's ESX, open source Xen, or Sun's xVM VirtualBox.
Asustek Light Laptop Sports Large Solid-State Drive
News  |  1/7/2009  | 
The 3-pound, 12-inch S121 notebook boasts a 512-GB SSD and an eight-hour battery life.
6 Things SaaS Needs To Do In 2009
News  |  1/7/2009  | 
Software as a service is making headway, but can't yet be called a game-changer in the enterprise software market. Here's what must happen for SaaS to gain wider acceptance in 2009.
Toshiba Unveils Half-Terabyte External Hard Drive
News  |  1/6/2009  | 
The storage capacity is sufficient for up to 142,000 photos, 131,000 music files, and 222 hours of DVD-quality video or 58 hours of high-definition video.
Samsung Develops 100 GB SSD For Servers
News  |  1/6/2009  | 
Samsung claims its new 2.5-inch single-level cell solid state drive is 10 times faster than the typical SAS hard drive used for transactional data workloads.
Amazon Web Services Intros Business Model For Content Owners
News  |  1/6/2009  | 
Requester Pays allows data owners to charge users for the data transfer and request costs, rather than paying those costs themselves.
Verbatim Unveils Quad-Interface Desktop Hard Drives
News  |  1/2/2009  | 
The latest products' multi-interface support simplifies file sharing for designers collaborating on projects from different systems.

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